Vadakkan Pattukal

VadakkanpattuBallads of North MalabarVadakkan Pattu
Puthooramputhri Unniyarcha (2002). Veeram (2017).

Oru Vadakkan Veeragatha

Oru Vadakkan VeeragadhaOru Vadakkan Veera Gaadha
Suresh Gopi as Aromal Chekavar: son of Kannappan Chekavar. Madhavi as Unniarcha: A succubus and vixen warrior, sister of Aromal Chekavar and fiancée of Chandu Chekavar. Captain Raju as Aringodar Chekavar: A master of northern Kalari known as "Thulunadan" and Chandu's second teacher in his lifelong learning discipline. Geetha as Kunji (Voice dubbed by Anandavally). Rajalakshmi as Kuttimani. Jomol as young Unniarcha. Vineeth Kumar as young Chandu. Vishal menon as young Kunhiraman. Biyon as Child Artist. Ramu as Unnichandror. Devan as Unnikonnar. Oduvil Unnikrishnan as the king. Chithra as Kunjinooli. Soorya as blacksmith's daughter. Sanjay Mitra as Aromalunni. Rasheed Ummer as Kanappanunni.

Puthooramputhri Unniyarcha

Puthooram Puthri Unniyarcha
Now Aromal has to fight with Aringodar who is an experienced fighter. Aromal Chekavar's father calls back Chandhu as second hand for Aromal for the fight even though it was objectied by Aromal and Unniyarcha. Aringodar encourage Chandhu to make a defective sword for Aromal. During the fight between Aromal and Aringodar, the sword of Aromal brakes into two pieces. Aromal ask Chandhu to give his sword but Chandhu tells he has not taken. Then Aromal throws the broken bigger sword piece at Aringodar which cuts the head of Aringodar. Now at Puthuram Tharavadu, everyone sees a fatally wounded Aromal come out of the palanquin and tells that Chandhu had cheated by stabbing him while sleeping.

North Malabar

MalabarNorth Malabar Muslims
North Malabar refers to the geographic area of southwest India covering the state of Kerala's present day Kasaragod and Kannur Districts, the Mananthavady taluk of Wayanad District, the taluk of Vatakara in the Kozhikode District of Kerala and the entire Mahé Sub-Division of the Union Territory of Puducherry.


Kerala stateKerala, Indiastate of Kerala
Kerala is a state on the southwestern Malabar Coast of India. It was formed on 1 November 1956, following passage of the States Reorganisation Act, by combining Malayalam-speaking regions. Spread over 38863 km2, Kerala is the twenty-third largest Indian state by area. It is bordered by Karnataka to the north and northeast, Tamil Nadu to the east and south, and the Lakshadweep Sea to the west. With 33,387,677 inhabitants as per the 2011 Census, Kerala is the thirteenth-largest Indian state by population. It is divided into 14 districts with the capital being Thiruvananthapuram. Malayalam is the most widely spoken language and is also the official language of the state.

List of Ezhavas

*Thilakan Aromal Chekavar – 16th century warrior. Kuroolli Chekon - 19th century warrior. Unniyarcha – 16th century warrior. Narayana Guru. Bodhananda Swamikal. Nataraja Guru. Karunakara Guru. Nitya Chaitanya Yati. Vagbhatananda Gurudevar. Kumaran Asan – also known as Mahakavi Kumaran Asan. Muloor S. Padmanabha Panicker – poet and a prominent social reform activist. C. V. Kunhiraman – founder of Kerala Kaumudi, journalist. O. V. Vijayan, Indian author (Khasakkinte Itihasam) and cartoonist. C. Kesavan – Former Chief Minister of former princely state of Travancore-Cochin. R. Sankar – former Chief Minister of Kerala. V. M. Sudheeran.


VadakaraBadagaraVadakara (Badagara)
In legend, Vatakara is the birthplace of Unniyarcha, Aromal Chekavar, and Thacholi Othenan, the heroes of the Vadakkanpattu (ballads of North Malabar). The Thacholi family home, Thacholi Tharavadu, is still preserved and the anniversary of Thacholi Othenan's birth is celebrated in the Thacholi Manikkothu Kavu temple. Notable temples in the area include Lokanarkavu and Kottakkal Bhagavathi Temple, the second richest temple in North Malabar. Kalari Ullathil Temple is also situated near Vatakara town. The martial art Kalaripayattu originated in Vatakara. Most of Vatakara's inhabitants are labourers and farmers, while some are government employees.

Veeram (2016 film)

VeeramVeeram 2016Veeram'' (2016 film)
Shivajith Padmanabhan as Aromal Chekaver. Himarsha Venkatsamy as Unniyarcha. Satheesh Menon as Raman Chekaver (Kunhiraman). Ashraf Gurukkal as Kannappachekavar. Ketaki Narayan as Kunjuneeli. Divinaa Thackur as Kuttimani. Aaran as Aringodar Chekaver. Bilas Nair as Komappan. Gopan Mavelikkara (Gopakumar) as Vazhunor. Justin Antony 'Jetta' as Aromalunni. Monichan as Malayan. Atul as Paanan. Jayadeep.V.Nair as Chandappan.

Chandu Chekavar

Chandu Chekaver
According to the ballads, Chandu was a Chekavar (warrior), like his cousins Aromal Chekavar and Unniyarcha. Chandu Chekavar secretly hated Aromal's family because his love for Unniyarcha was spurned. This leads to him taking part as Aromal's helper in a duel ("Ankam") with Aringodar Chekavar. Chandu chekavar allies with Aringodar chekavar and sabotages Aromal's sword by replacing the metal rivets holding the blade to the hilt with wooden ones.During the duel the blade get separated but Aromal picks up the blade and throws it at Aringoder killing him. After that Aromal won, Chandu takes matters into his own hands and unexpectedly stabs his cousin to death.

Single combat

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Some prominent warriors who took part in such ankam (duels) were Thacholi Othenan, Unniarcha, Aromal Chekavar, whose legends are described in the Vadukkan Pattukal (Northern Ballads). The Mamankam Festival held by the Zamorin ruler in the kingdom of modern-day Kozhikode, was a ritual which glorified the martial traditions of warrior families in the Malabar. The ritual ended after the Zamorin was overthrown. The Kerala practice was discontinued in the 19th century under the British Raj. In personal combat, fought on the backs of war elephants, during a war between Burma and Siam, Siamese King Naresuan slew Burmese Crown Prince Mingyi Swa in 1593.


Tharavad is a Malayalam word for ancestral home, usually used by Namboothiri, Thiyyar, Ezhava, Nair and Ambalavasi castes as the common house for the joint family system practised by people of Kerala, India. Tharavadi was also related to the matrilineal system of Marumakkathayam or Makkathayam (Patrilineal lineage) in Kerala which is similar to gotras. Hermann Gundert in his Malayalam—English dictionary published in 1872, lists tharavad as "ancestral residence of land-owners" and also as "a house, chiefly of noblemen". Contemporary usage of the word is more generic to all social classes.


IndianRepublic of IndiaIND
India (Hindi: ), officially the Republic of India (Hindi: ), – "Official name: Republic of India."; – "Official name: Republic of India; Bharat Ganarajya (Hindi)"; – "Official name: Republic of India; Bharat."; – "Official name: English: Republic of India; Hindi:Bharat Ganarajya"; – "Official name: Republic of India"; – "Officially, Republic of India"; – "Official name: Republic of India"; – "India (Republic of India; Bharat Ganarajya)" is a country in South Asia. It is the seventh-largest country by area, the second-most populous country, and the most populous democracy in the world.


folk talefolktalefolk
Folklore is the expressive body of culture shared by a particular group of people; it encompasses the traditions common to that culture, subculture or group. These include oral traditions such as tales, proverbs and jokes. They include material culture, ranging from traditional building styles to handmade toys common to the group. Folklore also includes customary lore, the forms and rituals of celebrations such as Christmas and weddings, folk dances and initiation rites. Each one of these, either singly or in combination, is considered a folklore artifact.

Unniyarcha (film)

. * Ragini as Unniyarcha. Prem Nazir as Attumanamel Kunjiraman. Sathyan as Aromal Chekavar. Thikkurissi Sukumaran Nair as Kannappa Chekavar. Hari. Mavelikkara Ponnamma. Manavalan Joseph as Konor. Bahadoor as Kittu. Jagathy N. K. Achari. Kanchana. Kottayam Chellappan as Chandu. Nanukkuttan. Paravoor Bharathan. Reetha. S. J. Dev. K. P. A. C. Sunny. S. P. Pilla as Pananar. Ammini.


The film is a sequel to the 1961 film Unniyarcha. This film was a huge commercial success. The music was composed by G. Devarajan and the lyrics were written by Vayalar Ramavarma. * Prem Nazir as Aromalunni/Kunjiraman. Ravichandran as Kannappanunni/Chandrappan. Vijayasree as Kanni. Sheela as Makkam. K. P. Ummer as Thampikkutti. Ragini as Unniyarcha. Kaviyoor Ponnamma as Thumbolarcha. Adoor Bhasi. Thikkurissi Sukumaran Nair as Puthooram Veettil Kannappa Chekavar. N. Govindan Kutty. Manavalan Joseph. Adoor Pankajam. Alummoodan. G. K. Pillai. Kaduvakulam Antony. Paravoor Bharathan as Thirumeni. S. P. Pillai as Paanan.


. * Prem Nazir as Aromal Chekvar. Sheela as Thumbolarcha. Srividya as Kunjuneeli. Thikkurissi Sukumaran Nair as Kannappa Chekavar. Adoor Pankajam as Ponni. G. K. Pillai as Udayappan. K. P. Ummer as Elamannur Madathil Chandu. Kanchana. N. Govindankutty as Thumbolarcha's uncle. Pala Thankam as Paanathi. Premji. Rajakokila as Theyi. S. P. Pillai as Panar. Sumithra as Thamara. Adoor Bhasi as Bidanthan. Pankajavalli as Thumbolarcha. Paravoor Bharathan as Kunjuneeli's father.


CalicutKozhikkodeKozhikode City
Kozhikode also known as Calicut, is the second largest urban agglomeration in Kerala and 20th largest in India with a population of 2 million as of 2011.


CannanoreKannur townKannur City
Kannur (also known by its former anglicized name Cannanore and Portuguese name Cananor) is a city and a Municipal Corporation in Kannur district, state of Kerala, India. It is the administrative headquarters of the Kannur District and situated 518 km north of the state capital Thiruvananthapuram. During British rule in India, when Kannur was a part of the Malabar District (Madras Presidency), the city was known as Cannanore. Kannur is the largest city of North Malabar region. As of 2011 census population of Kannur was 232,486. Kannur is one of the million-plus urban agglomerations in India with a population of 1,642,892 in 2011.

Culture of Kozhikode district

The most popular songs celebrate the exploits of Thacholi Othenan and Unniyarcha. An intellectual debate for Vedic scholars, where winners receive the title of Pattathanam, takes place at Thali temple during the month of Thulam. Kozhikode also has a strong associations with ghazals and football. Many prominent writers of Malayalam literature hail from Kozhikode. Among them are S. K. Pottekkatt, Thikkodiyan, Sanjayan, Punathil Kunjabdulla, U. A. Khader, K. T. Muhammed, Akbar Kakkattil, N. V. Krishna Warrier, N. N. Kakkad, M.P.Veerendra Kumar, P. Valsala and M. N. Karassery. Literary stalwarts Vaikom Muhammad Basheer and M. T. Vasudevan Nair spent most of their life in the city. S. K.

Madhavi (actress)

MadhaviMadhavi, Hema Chowdhary
Her portrayal of Unniyarcha in the National Award-winning movie Oru Vadakkan Veeragadha was critically appreciated and is often recognized as one of the best roles in her acting career. Her portrayal as a mother who met her end with leukemia in Akashadoothu won her the Kerala State Film Award for Second Best Actress and Filmfare Award for Best Actress for 1993. Other notable films include Ormakkayi, Changatham, Novemberinte Nashtam and Nombarathi Poovu. Most of her author-backed roles were in Malayalam films. She has won three Kerala State Film Awards, one for Best Actress and two for Second Best Actress.

Shivajith Padmanabhan

Shivajith Padmanabhan is an Indian actor from Kerala who made his debut in Malayalam movie with renowned director Jayaraj's Veeram 2016

Kedamangalam Sadanandan

Another one was Unniarcha, the Ezhava dame who humbled the repacious Jonaka gang with mastery over sword fight. Sadanandan ruled the stage for 64 years as a Kadhaprasangam artiste and he presented over 40 stories for over 50,000 hours on 15,000 stages. He also acted in 40 films, scripted 12 films and wrote songs for about 100 movies. Despite age related infirmities, he continued his vocation till his last years.

Udaya Pictures

Udaya StudiosUdaya StudioK&K Combines
. * Navodaya Studio * Udaya Studios at Wikimapia Unniyarcha (1961). Palattukoman (1962). Othenante Makan (1970). Aromalunni (1972). Ponnapuram Kotta (1973). Thumbolarcha (1974). Kannappanunni (1977). Palattu Kunjikannan (1980).


Aromal Chekaver. Chandu Chekaver.

List of programs broadcast by Asianet

Unniyarcha (2007). Vasundhara Medicals (2001-2003). Vajram (2000). Vellanakalude Naadu (season 1-2) (2014-2016). Venalkalam (2001). Vezhambal (2017-2018). Vrindavanam (2012-2013). Vigraham (2009). Vishudha Thomasleeha (2008). Vikramadithyan (2005-2006). Vivahita (2002). Unnimaya(2019). Badai Bungalow. Bharthakkanmarude Shradhakku. Bigg Boss Malayalam 1. Chill Bowl. City Girls. Fastest Family First - Adi Mone Buzzer (2015-2016). Comedy Nagar second street. Comedy Show (2002-2004). Comedy Stars (Season 1) (2009-2013). Comic Cola. Cinemala (1993-2013). Dare the Fear : Aarkundu ee Chankootam? (2017-2018). Filmy Thamasha (2003). Jagadish TV. Little Champion. Kannadi (1993-2016). Kerala Cafe.