Sundara Purushan (2001 film)

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Sundara Purushan
Directed by Jose Thomas
Written by Udayakrishna-Siby K. Thomas
Produced by Baiju Ezhupunna
Starring Suresh Gopi
Cinematography Saloo George
Edited byBhoominathan
Music bySongs- Mohan Sithara Background Score- C Rajamani
Release date
  • 12 October 2001 (2001-10-12)
Country India
Language Malayalam

Sundara Purushan (transl.Handsome man) is a 2001 Indian Malayalam-language comedy-drama film directed by Jose Thomas and written by Udayakrishna-Siby K. Thomas. It is a remake of the 1994 Telugu film Subhalagnam . The film stars Suresh Gopi, Mukesh, Devayani, and Nandini. [1]



The story is about Suryanaranan (Suresh Gopi) who is a musician and is not-well-to-do. One day, he gets a job at a mental hospital and the owner, Jyothika (Devayani) agrees to give him a high pay. But she becomes violent when Surya refuses to sing. Then, Gevargesese (Mukesh), the doctor at the hospital reveals that she is mentally ill.

As part of the treatment Surya decides to act as he loves Jyothika. Upon hearing that he is rejected payment by the doctor, Surya runs away to his hometown to see his wife, and daughter, Manjima Mohan. After a few days, Devayani's father Ramachandra Menon (N F Vargeses) and Mukesh visit Suresh Gopi and explains that Devayani has become violent when her father refuses to allow them to marry. They need Surya to marry Devayani so that she can be treated further.

Initially, he is hesitant but Devayani's father convinces his wife Sridevi (Nandini) by rewarding her wealth as much as they wanted. They couldn't resist the offer and Surya agreed to 'act' to marry Devayani. Surya thinking the marriage ceremony is fake marries Jyothika but her father has arranged for a real marriage to take place. Overcome by wealth Nandini forgets her duties as a mother which angers Surya and he slaps her. She vows to take revenge. Later Surya gets a divorce petition sent to him. Surya agrees to go to Austria with Jyothika.

When the divorce letter arrives at Nandini's house she realises she can't live without Surya and goes to see him. Menon reveals to Nandini that she had signed the divorce petition herself when he asked her to sign some papers after her receiving a large amount of cash she had blackmailed him into giving. Nandini pleads with the doctor for help and he goes to see Menon but Menon tells him that all he wants is his daughter's good health. At the airport, Jyothika learns everything and returns to a normal mental state.



The film features original soundtrack composed by Mohan Sithara for the lyrics by Kaithapram

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