Bhagyadevatha

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Bhagyadevatha
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Malayalam: ഭാഗ്യദേവത
Directed bySathyan Anthikkad
Written bySathyan Anthikkad
Rajesh Jayaraman
Produced byM. M. Hamsa Saifudeen AR
StarringJayaram
Narain
Kanika
Innocent
Venu Nagavalli
Nedumudi Venu
CinematographyVenu
Edited byK. Rajagopal
Music byIlaiyaraaja
Distributed byKalasangham Films
Release date
  • 1 April 2009 (2009-04-01)
CountryIndia
LanguageMalayalam
Budget2.5 crore[1]

Bhagyadevatha (The Goddess of Luck) is a 2009 Malayalam romantic comedy-drama 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.

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

Box office[edit]

The movie was commercially successful.[4][5][6][7][8][9]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "KBO- Summer Box- Office ( May 1 to June 11)". Sify. 24 June 2009. Archived from the original on 5 January 2017.
  2. ^ "Movie Review: Bhagyadevatha". Sify Movies. Archived from the original on 28 June 2013. Retrieved 9 April 2011.
  3. ^ "Bhagyadevatha Music Review". IndiaGlitz. Retrieved 9 April 2011.
  4. ^ "KBO- Summer Box- Office ( May 1 to June 11)". Sify. 24 June 2009. Archived from the original on 5 January 2017.
  5. ^ "A Jayaram double whammy!". Rediff.com. 29 March 2009.
  6. ^ "Jayaram, Mamta in Kadha Thudarunnu". Rediff.com. 30 March 2010.
  7. ^ Moviebuzz (2 January 2010). "2009- A Flashback!". Sify. Archived from the original on 26 November 2016.
  8. ^ "Meet Mammootty's queen in Pazhassi Raja". Rediff.com. India. 29 September 2009.
  9. ^ "Jayaram, the man of this Onam". Rediff. 9 September 2009.

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