Bodyguard (2010 film)

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Promotional poster
Directed by Siddique
Written by Siddique
Produced byJohny Sagariga
Starring Dileep
Mithra Kurian
CinematographyS. Kumar
Edited byK. R. Gowri Shanker
Music by Ouseppachan
Johnny Sagariga Film Company
Distributed byJohnny Sagariga Film Company
Release date
  • January 23, 2010 (2010-01-23)(India)
Running time
157 minutes

Bodyguard is a 2010 Indian Malayalam-language romantic comedy action film written and directed by Siddique. It stars Dileep with Nayanthara and Mithra Kurian in the lead. This film was Nayanthara's comeback to Malayalam cinema after a gap of four years, and it is the first time that Dileep had worked with Siddique. The music was composed by Ouseppachan with popular choreographer-director Prabhu Deva choreographing the song sequences. [1] [2] [3] Bodyguard is considered by many critics as one of the best films ever made in Malayalam cinema and developed a cult following in the years after its release even when many compared it to Hindi film Kuch Kuch Hota Hai. Dileep's performance was highly praised by other actors for this film.


The film released on 22 January 2010. It has been remade in four other Indian languages: in Tamil, Hindi, Kannada and Telugu. The Tamil and Hindi versions were directed by Siddique himself.


The film revolves around young Jayakrishnan, who has a very strange habit: he adulates anyone with a trace of heroism. Whenever he develops an admiration towards a person, he prefers to move with that person as a sort of bodyguard. He starts admiring Ashokan, a former liquor tycoon and leading businessman. Jayakrishnan wants to be Ashokan's bodyguard, but Ashokan does not need one. Later, Jayakrishnan approaches Ashokan with a recommendation from someone he cannot refuse. He achieves his luck after saving Ashokan from danger. Jayakrishnan thus becomes the bodyguard of Ashokan's daughter Ammu. Jayakrishnan follows Ammu to her college as her bodyguard. Ammu and her friend Sethulakshmi get irritated with him following them all day.

Jayakrishnan takes his role as a bodyguard very seriously and follows the two girls around constantly. In an attempt to get rid of him, the girls make up a "fake lover", hoping to distract Jayakrishnan from his duties as a bodyguard, and their plan works. Jayakrishnan falls in love with a "Private Number" and is constantly looking for this girl, but he has no idea that his lover is Ammu. Ammu, as a joke, calls Jayakrishnan and speaks badly about Ammu. Jayakrishnan gets a little angry and disagrees with her. He believes Ammu is a good-hearted person. That is when the viewer is able to tell that Ammu is really falling in love with Jayakrishnan.

Ammu later tells Jayakrishnan to run away with her and meet her at a railroad station. Jayakrishnan agrees, not knowing that the girl is Ammu herself. Ashokan finds out, and he believes that Jayakrishnan and Ammu are planning to run away together. In order to save Jayakrishnan's life, Ammu lies that it is not her. Jayakrishnan is meeting another girl at the station. Ashokan lets Jayakrishnan go but tells others to kill Jayakrishnan if a girl does not show up. Terrified, Ammu sends Sethulakshmi to the station and tells her to tell Jayakrishnan that Ammu is the lover and she will not be able to make it to the station. Sethulakshmi, seeing Jayakrishnan, falls in love and admits that she is the lover and not Ammu. Ammu calls her twice, but Sethulakshmi throws the cellphone out, trying to erase Ammu out of their love life completely.

Years later, after Jayakrishnan's and Sethulakshmi's marriage, she bears a son Siddharth but unfortunately dies. Before her death, she leaves a diary for her Siddharth telling the whole story between the phone calls and his father and Ammu. Siddharth later goes to Ammu's house with Jayakrishnan to visit Ashokan. Jayakrishnan is shocked that Ammu is not married. Siddharth asks Ammu to become his mother, and Jayakrishnan is shocked and angry at Siddharth for saying something so blunt and rude. Ashokan begs Jayakrishnan to take Ammu as his wife. They go onto the train together, but Siddharth runs and throws the diary into a trash can nearby. Jayakrishnan finds the diary and realizes that his real lover, the girl who has waited for him for so many years faithfully, was Ammu. The film ends with Jayakrishnan, Ammu, and Siddharth hugging each other.



YearAward CategoryWinnerResultRef.
2011 Asianet Film Awards for Best Actress Nayanthara Won [4]


Soundtrack album by
Released10 January 2010
Genre Feature film soundtrack
Label Johny Sagariga Music Company
Producer Ouseppachan
Ouseppachan chronology

Track listing

1."Kozhi Chingara" Kaithapram Afsal, Anitha 4:57
2."Arikathayaro"Anil Panachooran Ranjith K Govind 4:03
3."Enneyano" Anil Panachooran MG Sreekumar, Biju Narayanan, Rimi Tomy 4:09
4."Perilla Rajyathe"Anil Panachooran, Kaithapram Karthik, Elizabeth Raju4:55
5."Machilamma"Kaithapram Pradeep Palluruthy, Jyotsna 4.31
6."Arikathayaro"Anil Panachooran, Kaithapram Ranjith K Govind, Elizabeth Raju4:02


2011 Kaavalan Tamil Siddique
2011 Bodyguard Hindi Siddique
2011 Bodyguard Kannada Isaiah Gama
2012 Bodyguard Telugu Gopichand Malineni

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