Balyakalasakhi is a Malayalam romantic tragedy novel written by Vaikom Muhammad Basheer. Published in 1944, it is considered by many as Basheer's best work. The story revolves around Majeed and Suhra, who are in love with each other from childhood.
Mammootty portray's the role of Majeed and that of his father in the film. In 1967, a film adaptation starring Prem Nazir as Majeed and Sheela as Suhara had been launched by Sasikumar. Basheer had written the script and dialogues of the film.