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Directed by Jose Thomas
Written by A. K. Lohithadas
Produced byN. Krishnakumar (Kireedam Unni)
Music by Johnson
Kripa Films
Distributed byKireedam Release
Release date
Running time
150 minutes

Saadaram (also spelled as Sadaram) is a 1995 Malayalam [1] film directed by Jose Thomas and stars Suresh Gopi, Lalu Alex, Geetha, Suvarna Mathew, Chithra, Sreenath, Kaviyoor Ponnamma and Sukumari main roles. [2] The script was written by A. K. Lohithadas. [3] The film was big hit at Box office. The film was dubbed into Tamil as Mr. Deva.



Though a lawyer by profession, Raghunandan Menon finds happiness in farming. He leads a happy life along with his family consisting of mother, elder brother, and his family. Raghunandan's fiancee Lekha is a research student in literature. One night, on a usual walk through his farm, Raghu saves a severely wounded girl. On the next morning, she introduces herself as Seethalakshmi and informs him that she was brutally raped by gang of men, who later dumped her. Raghu offers her shelter in his farmhouse for next couple of days. Lekha, who happened to make a surprise visit finds Sethu in the farmhouse, whom she mistakes to be having an affair with Raghu. His explanations fail to convince her. Up on knowing about a girl staying at the farmhouse, Harinandan Menon, the elder brother, who is also a senior police officer arrives at the farmhouse. He is shocked to see Seethalakshmi and returns suddenly without saying anything. Seetha explains Raghu that Hari was one among those men who raped her. On reaching home to know more about the incident, Hari confesses of his mistake and tries to justify that he was in an inebriated condition. But Raghu is adamant of giving justice to Seetha. Raghu in attempt of bringing justice to Seetha faces severe opposition from within his house including his mom, fiancee and sister-in law. Upon knowing that Seetha is a rape victim, Madhavan her fiance shows his unwillingness to accept her. In order to give a new life to her, Raghu marries Seetha and brings her to his house. But at home, he is asked by his sister-in law not to bring Seetha inside. Raghu takes Seetha and drives away.



Box office

This film was big hit at box office. It ran more 100 days successfully in theatres.

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