Anil Panachooran (20 November 1969 – 3 January 2021) was an Indian poet and lyricist best known for his work in Malayalam film and poetry.
Panachooran, a lawyer by profession, rose to prominence in 2007 with the well-received Arabikkadha songs ‘Chora Veena Mannil ninnu…’ and ‘Thirike Njan varumenna..’. ‘Chora Veena Mannil..’, sung with revolutionary zeal by the poet himself, grew beyond the film and is now frequently heard at Left cultural events.
‘Thirike Njan varumenna..’, with lines expressing the anguish of expatriates living apart from their families, became a huge hit with non-resident Keralites.
With poems like “Anadhan,” penned in the 1990s, he gained recognition among poetry enthusiasts in the State long before he made his cinematic debut.
The poem, which tells the story of a mentally challenged lady who gives birth to a child on the street, was later turned into a song for the film Makalkku, which deals with a same issue.
“Valayil Veena Kilikal,” “Pranayakalam,” “Oru Mazha Peythengil,” and “Kanneerkanalukal” are a few of his other well-known poems.
After Arabikkadha, he released the humorous song “Vyathyasthanam oru barber…” from Kadha Parayumbol, which spent a lot of time at the top of the pop charts.
He continued to routinely write lyrics for Malayalam movies for the following 10 years, covering a wide range of topics in his songs.
Anil Panachooran Kavithakal
oru mazha peythenkil, Rakthasakshikal, Nidradanathile Swapnabamgam, Pravasiyude Pattu (Thirike njan varumenna), Chandrayanam, Kaavadikkaran, Anadhan, Ente Yaminiku, Parvathy, Akshethriyude Aathmageetham (Pookatha mullaku), Vilkkuvaan Vachirikkunna Pakshikal (Valayil veena kilikal), Pranayakalam (oru kavitha koodi njan)