Narayam is a 1993 Indian Malayalam-language film, directed by Sasi Sankar and starring Murali and Urvashi in lead roles.


Gayathri (Urvashi) born into an impoverished Hindu Namboothiri family in Palakkad takes up the post of teaching Arabic in a school in Kozhikode. There she is supported in her decision by writer and social activist Shekharan (Murali) a widower with an only child and the manager of the school, Hajiyar (V. K. Sreeraman). The prospect of a Hindu woman teaching Arabic to Muslim students leads to communal problems mainly led by three people, Menon (Prathapachandran) who wants to take over the school management; by Hajiyar's son-in-law Azeez (Vijayaraghavan) who happened to take bribe for appointing a Muslim as Arabic teacher at the school; and the shrewd politician Chelakkadan (N. F. Varghese) who is waiting for an opportunity to unleash a communal riot and thereby reap electoral votes.