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Best of Onam Songs from Malayalam Movies


Onam is one of the biggest festival celebrated by Malayalees. Music has a special importance in this festival. Onam songs can be seen as a unique Malayalam music genre. Here is the list of some Onam songs from Malayalam movies.


1. Onapattin Thalam Thullum – Quotation

Best of Onam Songs from Malayalam Movies onappattin

‘Onapattin Thalam Thullum’ is one of the most popular Onam songs nowadays. The song is a part of the 2004 movie ‘Quotation’ directed by Vinod Vijayan. Even though the film went unnoticed, this song composed by Sabish George and sung by Kalyani was a Chartbuster. This song is one of the most frequently played songs through the media during the Onam season.

Watch the song here.

2. Poovili Poovili Ponnonamayi – Vishukkani

Best of Onam Songs from Malayalam Movies poovili poovili

‘Poovili Poovili Ponnonamayi’ is one other popular Onam song from the 1978 movie ‘Vishukkani’ directed by Sasi Kumar starring Prem Nazir and Sharada. The song is penned by Sreekumaran Thampi and composed by Salil Chowdhury. This nostalgic song was sung by Yesudas.

Watch the song here.

3. Thiruvona Pularithan – Thiruvonam

Best of Onam Songs from Malayalam Movies - thiruvona pulari than

‘Thiruvona Pularithan’ is one of the beautiful Onam songs sung by Vani Jairam for the 1975 movie ‘Thiruvonam’ directed by Sreekumaran Thampi. The song is written by the director himself and composed by MK Arjunan. The movie features Prem Nazir and Sarada in lead roles.

Watch the song here.

4. Onam Vanne – Velluvili

Best of Onam Songs from Malayalam Movies onam vanne

‘Onam Vanne’ from the 1978 movie ‘Velluvili’ is one such song, which brings us the sweet Onam memories of past times. This song is penned by Bichu Thirumala and composed by M.S. Viswanathan. The  song is sung by P. Jayachandran and Ambili. The movie is directed by K.G. Rajasekharan and has an ensemble star cast of Soman and Jayabharathi.

Watch the song here.

5. Maveli Thampuraan – Ashtabandham

Best of Onam Songs from Malayalam Movies maveli thampuran

‘Maveli Thampuraan’ from the 1986 movie ‘Ashtabandham’ directed by Askar is a Thiruvathirakali song. Thiruvathirakali is a dance form, which is related to Onam festival. The lyrics were penned by Chowalloor Krishnankutty and composed by AT Ummer. The song is sung by KJ Yesudas, Ashalatha and Chorus.

Watch the song here.

6. Vembanaattu Kaayalinnu - Randu Lokam

Best of Onam Songs from Malayalam Movies randu lokam

‘Vembanaattu Kaayalinnu’ from the 1977 movie ‘Randu Lokam’ directed by Sasikumar is based on Uthruttathi boat race, usually held during Onam season. The song features Prem Nazir and Jayabharathi. The lyrics were written by Yusafali Kecheri and music is given by G. Devarajan. The song is rendered by K. J. Yesudas.

Watch the song here.

7. Onappoove Poove omal Poove - Ee ganam marakkumo

Best of Onam Songs from Malayalam Movies ee ganam marakkumo

 ‘Onappoove poove Omal poove’ from 1978 movie ‘Ee ganam marakkumo’ is one of the beautifully shot and evergreen Onam songs. The video features Prem Nazir and sung by K. J. Yesudas. Renowned Malayalam poet ONV Kurup wrote the lyrics and Salil Chowdhari composed the music.

Watch the song here.

8. Kannanthali Muttam - Njanonnu Parayatte

Best of Onam Songs from Malayalam Movies njanonnu parayette

 ‘Kannanthali Muttam’ is a beautiful Onam song from the movie 1982 ‘Njanonnu Parayatte’ directed by K A Venugopal. This thiruvathirakali based song had sung by Vani Jayaram. Lyrics are penned by famous poet Mullanezhi. The music is composed by K Raghavan.

Watch the song here.

9. Maveli Nadu Vaneedum – Mahabali

Best of Onam Songs from Malayalam Movies maveli naadu

‘Maveli Nadu Vaneedum’, the famous folk song about Onam was included in 1983 movie ‘Mahabali’ directed by Sasikumar. The movie featured Prem Nazir, Jayabharathi and MG Soman in lead roles. The song is composed by MK Arjunan and sung by P Leela.

Watch the song here.

10. Thiruvaavaniraavu - Jacobinte Swargarajyam

Best of Onam Songs from Malayalam Movies thiruvavani raavu

‘Thiruvaavaniraavu’ is this year’s Chartbuster from the super hit movie ‘Jacobinte Swargarajyam’ directed by Vineeth Sreenivasan. The song depicts the celebration of Onam in Dubai. The Song features Nivin Pauly, Renji Panicker and Lakshmy Ramakrishnan. The song is composed by Shaan Rahman and sung by Unni Menon and Sithara.

Watch the song here.

11. Maveli Naadu Vaneedunna Kaalam - Ra Ra Krishnayya

Best of Onam Songs from Malayalam Movies ra ra krishnayya

Last, but not least an Onam song from a Telugu movie. Yes, Telugu movie titled as ‘Ra Ra Krishnayya’ directed by Mahesh P. The song shows the culture and traditions of the Kerala people. The movie stars Sundeep Kishan, Regina Cassandra, Jagapathi Babu and Kalyani in lead roles.

Watch the song here.

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