Last updated

Dvd Film Cover
Directed by A. K. Lohithadas
Written by A. K. Lohithadas
Produced by Milan Jaleel
Starring Dileep
Meera Jasmine
Bindu Panicker
Kalabhavan Mani
Cinematography Alagappan N
Edited by Don Max
Music by Raveendran (Songs) S.P.Venkitesh (Background music)
Release date
  • 15 December 2001 (2001-12-15)
Running time
162 minutes
Country India

Soothradharan (transl.Strategist) is a 2001 Indian Malayalam-language film written and directed by A. K. Lohithadas. The film stars Dileep and Meera Jasmine, while Bindu Panicker, Kalabhavan Mani and Cochin Haneefa play other important roles. Music of the movie was done by Raveendran master. This was the debut film of actress Meera Jasmine. Bindu Panicker and Haneefa won Second Best Actress and Second Best Actor Awards at the Kerala State Film Awards of India. [1] [2]



Ramesan who supports the five member family by selling pickles and other eatables, reaches a border town named Pandavapuram under certain circumstances where he finds the conditions to be truly stark and dreary. Director dwells upon the ordeals of life in Pandavapuram. Ramesan is trying in vain to find his friend Leelakrishnan who acts as a hijada to eke out a living.

Devumma who runs a brothel gives him shelter. Seemingly oblivious of the impending doom, Sivani a teenage girl lives with Devumma and Raniamma She falls in love with Ramesan. Bharathiyakka, an old inmate of the whorehouse fills her wallet with money earned by selling virgins to infamous pimps. She persuades Devumma to sell Sivani to a rich and pompous Zamindar. Trapped between dreams of hard cash for sustenance and her affection for Sivani, Devumma is trying to save the lives of prostitutes by getting as much money as she can through this ordeal. Sivani's aspirations bite the dust leaving her emotionally shattered, when Devumma decides to sell her. But then matters are put in their proper perspective and the director opts for the usual happy ending.



Film had notable songs composed by Raveendran Master and lyrics penned by S. Rameshan Nair.

"Perariyam"SujathaS. Rameshan Nair Shuddha Dhanyasi
"Ravil Aaro Vennilavin" K. J. Yesudas, Sujatha Mohan S. Rameshan Nair Kanada
"Madhumayee"K. J. YesudasS. Rameshan Nair Desh
"Irulunnu"K. J. YesudasS. Rameshan Nair
"Hari Ohm"Viswanath, Gayathri AshokanS.Rameshan Nair
"Dheem Thanana" M. G. Sreekumar S. Rameshan Nair Aarabhi, Shree ragam
"Darshan"Dr. S. P. Balasubrahmanyam Dr. S. P. RameshRagamalika (Desh, Brindabani Sarang)


Kerala State Film Awards Second Best Actor Cochin Haneefa
Second Best Actress Bindu Panicker

Related Research Articles

<span class="mw-page-title-main">Meera Jasmine</span> Indian actress

Jasmine Mary Joseph, known professionally as Meera Jasmine, is an Indian actress who appears primarily in Malayalam, Tamil, Telugu and Kannada language films.

<i>Perumazhakkalam</i> 2004 Indian film

Perumazhakkalam is a 2004 Indian Malayalam-language romantic drama film directed by Kamal and written by T. A. Razzaq. It stars Meera Jasmine, Kavya Madhavan, Dileep, Vineeth and Biju Menon. Notable associate director Salim Padiyath produced the film under the banner of Rasikar Films and it was distributed by Valiyaveettil Movies.

<span class="mw-page-title-main">Cochin Haneefa</span> Indian actor, film director, and screenwriter

Muhammed Haneefa, better known by his stage name Cochin Haneefa, was an Indian actor, film director, and screenwriter. He started his career in the 1970s mainly portraying villainous roles, before going on to become one of the most popular comedians of Malayalam cinema. He acted in more than 300 films in Malayalam and Tamil.

<i>Thilakkam</i> 2003 Indian film

Thilakkam (transl. Glitter) is a 2003 Indian Malayalam-language comedy-drama film directed by Jayaraj and written by Rafi Mecartin. Dileep, Kavya Madhavan and Thiagarajan play the lead roles. The rest of the cast include Nedumudi Venu, K. P. A. C. Lalitha, Nishanth Sagar, Jagathy Sreekumar, Cochin Haneefa, Harisree Ashokan, Salim Kumar and Bindu Panicker. It was remade in Kannada as Nandeesha in 2012, starring Komal.

<i>Twenty:20</i> (film) 2008 film by Joshiy

Twenty:20 is a 2008 Indian Malayalam-language action thriller film written by Udayakrishna-Siby K. Thomas and directed by Joshiy. The film stars Mohanlal, Mammootty, Suresh Gopi, Jayaram and Dileep. The film was produced and distributed by actor Dileep through Graand Production and Manjunatha Release. The film was produced on behalf of the Association of Malayalam Movie Artists (AMMA) as a fundraiser to financially support actors who are struggling in the Malayalam film industry. All the actors in AMMA worked without payment in order to raise funds for their welfare schemes.

<i>Calcutta News</i> (film) 2008 Indian film

Calcutta News is a 2008 Indian Malayalam-language romantic thriller film written and directed by Blessy. The film stars Dileep, Meera Jasmine, Indrajith and Vimala Raman. The music is by Debojyoti Mishra. The film deals with the issue of trafficking in women and how an Orphan girl from Kerala gets caught in it. It showcased Blessy's yet another different genre film and successfully provided Dileep a different character unlike his usual comic characters.

<i>Meesa Madhavan</i> Malayalam movie

Meesha Madhavan is a 2002 Indian Malayalam-language action comedy film directed by Lal Jose and written by Ranjan Pramod. The film stars Dileep in the title role, while Kavya Madhavan, Indrajith Sukumaran, Jagathy Sreekumar, Harisree Asokan and Cochin Haneefa play supporting roles. It was the highest-grossing Malayalam film of the year. Meesha Madhavan raised Dileep's stardom to a whole new level and developed a cult following in Malayalam cinema. It was remade in Telugu as Dongodu (2003) starring Ravi Teja and in Kannada as Hori (2010) starring Vinod Prabhakar and in Tamil as Kollaikaran starring Vidharth.

<i>Vellithira</i> (2003 film) 2003 Indian film

Vellithira is a 2003 Indian Malayalam-language comedy-drama film written and directed by Bhadran. It stars Prithviraj Sukumaran and Navya Nair. The story is about a young man who is working hard to raise his sister. The music was composed by debutant Alphons Joseph. The songs were charbusters at that time, particularly the song "Pachamanga Pachamanga".

<i>Sadanandante Samayam</i> 2003 film directed by Akbar

Sadanandante Samayam is a 2003 Malayalam satirical film directed by Akbar-Jose and starring Dileep and Kavya Madhavan. It was a failure at the box office.

<i>Vettam</i> 2004 Indian film

Vettam (transl. Light) is a 2004 Indian Malayalam-language screwball comedy film directed by Priyadarshan based on a screenplay he had co-written with Udayakrishna-Siby K. Thomas from his story. It was produced by Menaka through Revathy Kalamandhir and distributed by Swargachitra Release. The film stars Dileep and Bhavna Pani with Kalabhavan Mani, Innocent, Janardhanan, Nedumudi Venu and Jagathy Sreekumar in supporting roles. It has over the years attained a cult status.

<i>Kunjikoonan</i> (2002 film) 2002 Indian film

Kunjikoonan is a 2002 Indian Malayalam-language romantic comedy film directed by Sasi Shanker and produced by Milan Jaleel. The film's script was written by Benny P. Nayarambalam, based on his own stage play Vikalanga Varsham. Starring Dileep, Navya Nair and Manya with Saikumar, Cochin Haneefa, Salim Kumar, Spadikam George, Nedumudi Venu and Bindu Panicker. Dileep played dual roles in this movie. Dileep won Asianet Film Awards for Best Actor. The film was later remade into different indian Languages such as Odia as Rasika Naagara (2003), Tamil as Perazhagan (2004), in Kannada as Manmatha (2006).

<i>The Car</i> (1997 film) 1997 Indian film

The Car is a 1997 Malayalam film directed by Rajasenan, and starring Jayaram, Janardhanan, Kalabhavan Mani, and Sreelakshmi. This movie is about two men whose car gets mistaken for another car being followed. This was the last movie appearance of veteran actor K. P. Ummer.

<i>Pulliman</i> (2010 film) 2010 Indian film

Pulliman is a 2010 Indian Malayalam-language drama film written and directed by Anil K. Nair. The film stars Kalabhavan Mani and Meera Nandan in the lead roles. The music for the film was composed by Sharreth.

<i>Rakshasa Rajavu</i> 2001 Malayalam film directed by Vinayan

Rakshasa Rajavu is a 2001 Indian Malayalam-language action crime film written and directed by Vinayan and starring Mammootty in the lead role along with Dileep, Meena, Kalabhavan Mani, Vijayakumar, Rajan P. Dev, Cochin Haneefa and Sukumari. The film was released on 31 August 2001, and was subsequently dubbed in Telugu and Tamil as Commissioner Rudrama Naidu and Commissioner Eeswara Paandiyan.

<i>Independence</i> (1999 film) 1999 film directed by Vinayan

Independence is a 1999 Malayalam-language fantasy film directed by Vinayan, starring Vani Viswanath, Khushbu, Kalabhavan Mani and Indraja.

<i>Bamboo Boys</i> 2002 Indian film

Bamboo Boys is a 2002 Indian Malayalam-language comedy film written and directed by Ramasimhan. It stars Kalabhavan Mani, Cochin Haneefa, Harishree Ashokan, and Salim Kumar. The film was released on 11 October 2002.The film was unexpected box office success.

Sreekrishnapurathe Nakshathrathilakkam is a 1998 Indian Malayalam-language comedy drama film, directed by Rajasenan. It is a remake of the Tamil film Bama Vijayam (1967). The film features Innocent, Jagathy Sreekumar, Cochin Haneefa, Oduvil Unnikrishnan, K. P. A. C. Lalitha, Kalaranjini, Bindu Panicker and Nagma in her debut malayalam film, although her previous Malayalam film, “Anna” was officially unreleased to date. It was produced by Highness Arts and was distributed by Kavyachandrika Release. The story and screenplay of the movie were designed by Mani Shornur, to which Rajan Kizhakkanela added the dialogues.

<i>Sagaram Sakshi</i> 1994 Indian film

Sagaram Sakshi is a 1994 Malayalam film directed by Sibi Malayil. It stars Mammootty in the lead role, with Sukanya and Thilakan in supporting roles. A. K. Lohithadas wrote the screenplay for this film. This was the last film of Sibi Malayil-Lohithadas combination.

Vismayam is a 1998 Indian Malayalam film, directed by Raghunath Paleri and produced by CC Cine Vision. The film stars Dileep, Innocent, Sreedurga, and K. P. A. C. Lalitha in lead roles. It features music composed by Johnson. This film is the first in Malayalam to have a magical realism element in narration.

Bharthaavudyogam is a 2001 Indian Malayalam comedy drama film, directed by Suresh Vinu, starring Jagadish and Jagathy Sreekumar in the lead roles. The film had musical score compossed by M Jayachandran.


  1. "Suthradharan". Archived from the original on 12 March 2022.
  2. "Meera Jasmine wraps up the shoot for her upcoming Sathyan Anthikkad film | Malayalam Movie News - Times of India". The Times of India .