Bhagyadevatha

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Bhagyadevatha
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Malayalam: ഭാഗ്യദേവത
Directed by Sathyan Anthikkad
Produced by M.M. Hamsa
Written by Sathyan Anthikkad
Rajesh Jayaraman
Starring Jayaram
Narain
Kanika
Innocent
Venu Nagavalli
Nedumudi Venu
Music by Ilaiyaraaja
Cinematography Venu
Edited by K. Rajagopal
Distributed by Kalasangam Films
Release dates
  • 1 April 2009 (2009-04-01)
Country India
Language Malayalam

Bhagyadevatha (English: The Goddess of Luck) is a 2009 Malayalam film directed by Sathyan Anthikkad. It features Jayaram, Kanika, Narain, and Innocent in major roles. The film was mainly shot around Kuttanad region in Kerala.[1]

Plot[edit]

Benny Chacko (Jayaram), a cable operator is ambitious about earning wealth and getting rich. His friend (Nedumudi Venu) gives him the idea of getting married so he can use the dowry to fulfill his dreams. Benny marries Daisy (Kanika). To his dismay, he realizes that his father-in-law has not been able to arrange for the dowry, as agreed. This angers Benny but he decides to be patient and wait a few months before taking any further step. Meanwhile he informs Daisy that until the dowry is received, their relationship would remain unconsummated. Three months pass but Daisy's father is unable to give the entire dowry. Benny is angered, and he drops Daisy at her home. He tells her parents that she can return home after the dowry has been arranged for. Daisy and her family are greatly saddened by his behavior but they are unable to say or do anything. Benny's family is equally disappointed but they are helpless as well.

One day, Benny comes to know that Daisy has won a lottery for two crore rupees. He tries to woo Daisy back since she is now a rich woman. However, she spurns all his attempts. Benny develops a suspicion that she is thinking of remarriage. Meanwhile, Benny's sister begins a relationship with a colleague Roshan. The two families learn about the relationship. After initial resistance, Roshan's mother agrees to the couple getting married. However, she asks for a dowry of ten lakh rupees. Benny tries hard to arrange for the sum but he is unsuccessful. On the day of the marriage, he flees home, unable to face anyone. Finally, Benny's friend Kunjabdulla (Mamukkoya) finds him. They return home to find everyone readying for the wedding. The dowry has been arranged for and given to Roshan's family. Benny learns that Daisy has given the dowry for the marriage. He realizes how generous Daisy was, in spite of the shabby way he treated her and her family. He is deeply repentant and asks Daisy for forgiveness. They reunite.

Cast[edit]

Soundtrack[edit]

Bhagyadevatha's songs and background score are composed by Ilaiyaraaja. The lyrics were written by Vayalar Sarathchandra Varma. The music album has 3 songs:

Track Song Title Singer(s)
1 "Allipoove Mallipoove" Vijay Yesudas, Swetha Mohan
2 "Swapnangal Kannezhuthiya" Rahul Nambiar, K. S. Chitra
3 "Aazhi Thira Thannil" Karthik

Reception[edit]

Sify gave a three star-rating and the verdict "good".[2] The music score by Illayaraja was appreciated by Indiaglitz.com.[3]

The film had a successful run at the box office.[1]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b "Bhagyadevatha". BizHat.com. Retrieved 2011-04-09. 
  2. ^ "Movie Review: Bhagyadevatha". Sify Movies. Retrieved 2011-04-09. 
  3. ^ "Bhagyadevatha Music Review". IndiaGlitz. Retrieved 2011-04-09. 

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