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Ramanan Malayalam Kavitha: How to Download and Read the PDF Version

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If you are a fan of Malayalam literature, you must have heard of Ramanan Malayalam Kavitha, one of the most celebrated works of Malayalam poet Changampuzha Krishna Pillai. It is a play written in the form of verse, based on a real-life tragic love story that happened in Kerala in the 1930s. It tells the story of Ramanan, a young poet who falls in love with Chandrika, a beautiful girl from a rich family, but their romance is doomed by fate and society. The poem has been hailed as a masterpiece of Malayalam literature, and has influenced generations of writers and artists. In this article, we will explore the plot, style, impact and legacy of Ramanan Malayalam Kavitha.

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The Plot of Ramanan Malayalam Kavitha

The poem consists of four acts, each with several scenes. The main characters are:

  • Ramanan: A young poet who works as a clerk in a government office. He is passionate, idealistic and romantic.

  • Chandrika: A beautiful girl from a rich family who lives in a nearby village. She is gentle, innocent and loyal.

  • Madhavan Nair: Chandrika's father, who is a wealthy landlord and a strict patriarch. He is opposed to Ramanan and Chandrika's love.

  • Kunjulakshmi: Chandrika's mother, who is kind and sympathetic to Ramanan and Chandrika's love.

  • Govindan Nair: Ramanan's friend and colleague, who is supportive and helpful to Ramanan.

  • Thampi: Chandrika's cousin, who is jealous and scheming. He wants to marry Chandrika for her wealth.

  • Kunjamma: Thampi's mother, who is greedy and cunning. She supports Thampi's plan to marry Chandrika.

  • Vasudevan Nair: A famous poet and Ramanan's mentor. He encourages Ramanan to pursue his poetic talent.

  • Saraswathi Amma: A widow who lives near Ramanan's house. She is kind and motherly to Ramanan.

  • Kuttappan Nair: A drunkard who lives near Ramanan's house. He is rude and abusive to Ramanan.

The summary of the story is as follows:

  • In Act 1, Ramanan meets Chandrika at a temple festival and falls in love with her at first sight. He writes a love letter to her and sends it through Govindan Nair. Chandrika reads the letter and reciprocates his feelings.

  • In Act 2, Ramanan visits Chandrika's house with Govindan Nair and meets her parents. Madhavan Nair dislikes Ramanan for his poor status and poetic profession. He insults him and orders him to leave. Chandrika secretly meets Ramanan outside her house and pledges her love to him.

  • In Act 3, Thampi plots to marry Chandrika with the help of Kunjamma. He bribes Kuttappan Nair to spread false rumors about Ramanan's character. He also sends a fake letter to Ramanan, pretending to be Chandrika's father, inviting him to come to their house for marriage talks. Ramanan falls for the trap and goes to Chandrika's house with Govindan Nair. There he finds out that Thampi is going to marry Chandrika instead. He confronts Thampi and Madhavan Nair, but they mock him and beat him up. Chandrika tries to stop them but fails. She faints in shock.

  • In Act 4, Ramanan returns to his house with Govindan Nair. He is heartbroken and depressed. He decides to end his life by drinking poison. He writes a farewell letter to Chandrika and gives it to Govindan Nair. He also writes a poem expressing his love for Chandrika. He drinks the poison and dies. Govindan Nair takes the letter and the poem to Chandrika's house. He meets Kunjulakshmi, who tells him that Chandrika has also died due to grief. She gives him Chandrika's last letter to Ramanan, which reveals that she had also taken poison before dying. Govindan Nair reads both letters aloud in front of Madhavan Nair, Thampi, Kunjamma and Vasudevan Nair, who have come for Chandrika's funeral. They all realize their mistakes and regret their actions. They mourn for Ramanan and Chandrika's tragic fate.

The Style and Form of Ramanan Malayalam Kavitha

The poem also uses various rhyme schemes (prasa) such as aabb, abab, abba etc. The poem is rich in imagery and symbolism, using metaphors, similes, personifications, allusions etc. to convey the emotions and situations of the characters. For example, Ramanan compares Chandrika to a lotus flower, a moonbeam, a cuckoo bird etc. He also compares his love to a river, a flame, a dream etc. The poem also uses musicality and rhythm, using alliterations, assonances, repetitions etc. to create a melodious and harmonious effect. For example, Ramanan sings a song in praise of Chandrika in the first act, using words that rhyme with her name.

The Impact and Legacy of Ramanan Malayalam Kavitha

Ramanan Malayalam Kavitha was first published in 1936 and became an instant hit among the readers. It sold more than 100,000 copies in the first year and has been reprinted several times since then. It is considered as one of the best-selling books in Malayalam literature. The poem has been praised for its artistic excellence, emotional appeal and social relevance. It has been hailed as a masterpiece of Malayalam literature and a landmark in the history of Malayalam poetry. It has also been criticized for its sentimentalism, melodrama and idealization of love.

The poem has been adapted and translated into various forms and languages. It has been made into a movie in 1967, starring Prem Nazir and Sheela as Ramanan and Chandrika respectively. It has also been made into a radio drama, a television serial, a ballet and a musical. It has been translated into English, Hindi, Tamil, Telugu and other languages. It has influenced and inspired many writers and artists in Malayalam and other languages. For example, M.T. Vasudevan Nair's novel Naalukettu (1958) has references to Ramanan Malayalam Kavitha. O.N.V. Kurup's poem Ujjayini (1965) is based on the life of Changampuzha Krishna Pillai.


In conclusion, Ramanan Malayalam Kavitha is a remarkable work of Malayalam literature that tells the story of a tragic love affair between Ramanan and Chandrika. It is written in the form of verse, using various meters, rhyme schemes, imagery, symbolism and musicality. It is widely popular and influential among the readers and critics alike. It has been adapted and translated into various forms and languages. It has left a lasting impact and legacy on Malayalam literature and culture.

If you are interested in reading Ramanan Malayalam Kavitha, you can download the pdf version from this link. You can also watch the movie version on YouTube. You can also listen to the songs from the movie on this playlist. I hope you enjoyed this article and learned something new about Ramanan Malayalam Kavitha.


  • Q: Who wrote Ramanan Malayalam Kavitha?

  • A: Changampuzha Krishna Pillai wrote Ramanan Malayalam Kavitha.

  • Q: When was Ramanan Malayalam Kavitha published?

  • A: Ramanan Malayalam Kavitha was published in 1936.

  • Q: What is the genre of Ramanan Malayalam Kavitha?

  • A: Ramanan Malayalam Kavitha is a play written in the form of verse.

  • Q: What is the theme of Ramanan Malayalam Kavitha?

  • A: The theme of Ramanan Malayalam Kavitha is the tragic love affair between Ramanan and Chandrika.

  • Q: How many acts are there in Ramanan Malayalam Kavitha?

  • A: There are four acts in Ramanan Malayalam Kavitha.


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