Gandharvam

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Gandharvam
Gandharvam poster.jpg
Directed by Sangeeth Sivan
Produced by Suresh Balaje
Written by Dennis Joseph
Starring Mohanlal
Kanchan
Music by S. P. Venkatesh
Cinematography Santosh Sivan
Edited by Sreekar Prasad
Release date(s) 1993
Running time 155 min
Country India
Language Malayalam

Gandharvam (Malayalam : ഗാന്ധര്‍വ്വം) (1993) is an Indian film in Malayalam language directed by Sangeeth Sivan and Mohanlal and Kanchan appearing in lead roles along with Jagathi Sreekumar, Devan, Vijayakumar, Premkumar and Kaviyoor Ponnamma. A romantic film packed with fun and adventure, this film was a super hit in theaters.

Plot[edit]

Sam Alexander (Mohanlal), a fun loving automobile workshop cum garage owner is more keen in scripting and directing plays than running his business. A theater addict, Sam, along with his friends, Pappu Mesthiri (Jagathi Sreekumar), Mammoonju (Kunjan), and Preman (Premkumar), is now working on Shakuntahlam, the famous play by Kalidas. Gracy Kutty (Kaviyoor Ponnamma), his mother is too worried with his easy going and careless attitude towards life. With one day, the main actress (Kalpana) who was supposed to play the role of Shakunthala eloping with Krishnan Kutty (Nandu), a fellow artist, Sam is busy searching for a new face to enact Shakunthala. Accidentally, one day, he meets up with Sridevi Menon (Kanchan), with whom he fell in love with. He attempts all methods to woo her and finally she falls in. Sam casts her as Sahkunthala in his drama and she unwillingly agrees for it without the knowledge of her parents. Sreedevi, daughter of Meledath Vishwanatha Menon, of the rich businessman in the city, thus acts in the drama, but on way back home, both Sam and Sreedevi are caught red handed by Vishnu Menon (Devan), her brother. Ravindran Nair (Vijayakumar), the I.G.of police, and friend of Menon had plans of getting his son Rajkumar (Kasan Khan) married to Sreedevi, so that he could own up a huge part of the business empire. With the help of Ravindran Nair, Sam is beaten up by police. Once out of jail, both Sam and Sreedevi elopes away and spend a few days away from the worries. In mean time, the duo are again caught by Menon. Sam is arrested for kidnapping Sreedevi and is jailed. At jail, he comes to know that Sreedevi is pregnant with his kid, but has no way to save the kid. Upon knowing that Sreedevi is pregnant, she is transferred to a distant place. Once, she gives birth to a baby boy, the attitude of Menon and Vishnu changes and they started looking upon him as their heir. But, sensing danger, Ravindran Nair sends Rajkumar to kidnap and kill the kid. Vishnu realizes the plan of Rajkumar and tries to save his sister and kid. In meantime, Sam escapes from jail and reaches out the house where Sreedevi stays. She attempts to commit suicide in bid to escape from Kumar, but is saved miraculously by Sam, who makes a dramatic entry. He defeats Kumar and saves the kid. Menon and Vishnu happily get both united.

Trivia[edit]

  • This was fourth film by Sangeeth Sivan. He had earlier done Vyooham in 1990 and Yodha and Daddy in 1992.
  • Gandharvam was produced by Suresh Balaji, the brother-in-law of Mohanlal. He had earlier produced Ulladakkam in 1991. Later he again produced Nirnayam in 1995.
  • Though several heroines were considered as heroine, Kanchan was finalized. This is the only Malayalam film in her career.
  • Popular Tamil actor Vijayakumar also made his debut in Malayalam with Gandharvam.
  • Actor Shankar played a guest role as Chandran

Cast[edit]

Actor Role
Mohanlal[1] Samuel Alexander/ Sam
Kanchan Sreedevi Menon
Devan Meleveetil Vishnu Menon
Kaviyoor Ponnamma Graceykutty
Shanthi Krishna Lakshmi
Vijayakumar IG Ravindran Nair
Jagathi Sreekumar Pappu Mesthiri
Kunchan Mammunju
Premkumar Preman
Shankar Chandran
Mukesh Rishi Rangan
Subair Police Inspector Soman
Geetha Vijayan Sony
Nischal[2]

Soundtrack[edit]

Song Playback Lyrics Duration
Athire Ninmukham...[3] K. S. Chithra Kaithapram
Maliniyude Theerangal... M. G. Sreekumar, Sujatha Kaithapram
Omane Ninmukham... Yesudas Kaithapram
Pranaya Tharangam... Yesudas, K. S. Chithra Kaithapram
Nenjil Kanjabanam... S. P. Balasubrahmanyam Kaithapram

Reception[edit]

The film had a tremendous initial, and ended up as a boxoffice hit.[citation needed]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Memory galore". The Indian Express ( Screen India). 10 October 2003. Retrieved 2009-07-25. 
  2. ^ "Kavya Madhavan to tie the knot on Feb 5". Oneindia.in. Retrieved 2009-07-25. 
  3. ^ "Gandharvam (1993)". Devaragam.com. Retrieved 2009-07-25. 

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