Kochu Kochu Santhoshangal

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Kochu Kochu Santhoshangal
Kochu Kochu Santhoshangal.jpg
Directed by Sathyan Anthikkad
Produced by Shantha Nair
Suku Nair
Screenplay by Sathyan Anthikkad
Story by C. V. Balakrishnan
Starring Jayaram
Lakshmi Gopalaswamy
Kalidas Jayaram
Kavya Madhavan
Bhanupriya
Innocent
Music by Ilaiyaraaja
Release date
  • 2000 (2000)
Country India
Language Malayalam
Budget 1.76 crore (US$270,000)
Box office 9.25 crore (US$1.4 million)

Kochu Kochu Santhoshangal (English: Small Small Bouts of Happiness) is a 2000 Malayalam film by Sathyan Anthikkad starring Jayaram and his son Kalidas Jayaram. It won the National Film Award for Best Feature Film in Malayalam.This Movie was the fourth highest grossing film along with Narasimham Thenkasipattanam Valyettan.

Plot[edit]

Gopan (Jayaram) is living with his 6-year-old son Ashok (Kalidas Jayaram). His neighbor Celin (Kavya Madhavan) falls in love with him. But he reveals that Ashok's mom is alive and he narrates his story.

Asha Lakshmi (Lakshmi Gopalaswamy) is Ashok's mother. Gopan and Asha were in love before they got married. Asha is from a rich family but Gopan is just a videographer at a local studio. Asha, an admired classical dance artist prior to her marriage, left her career to lead a life with Gopan, becoming a simple housewife. Maya Varma (Bhanupriya), a famous classical dance artist, learns of Asha's talent and asks her to join her dance troupe. Asha's aspiring career starts to conflict with the peaceful life she had with Gopan and their child; this, fueled by tensions between Gopan and Asha's father, results in Gopan leaving with his son, Gopan thinks she has a change of heart after dancing with Maya Varma. After that he keeps his child away from Asha. He thinks she is in peace without a family. After he explains the story Celin understands his feelings and one day she brings Asha. She meets her Gopan and Ashok after many years. She also said that she had not even danced after her husband had left her. At last they both reunite and live together happily.

Awards[edit]

National Film Awards

Production[edit]

Jayaram signed into play the male lead along with his son Kalidas Jayaram marking his debut in Malayalam Cinema.Female lead character has similarities with Manju Warrier who was a dancer and left her career after marriage. Meenakshi Sheshadri was considered for the role but Lakshmi Gopalaswamy who made her debut with Arayannangalude Veedu in the same year signed into play the female lead. Bollywood actress Hema Malini signed into play another important role marking her comeback but was replaced by South Indian actress Bhanupriya. Samyuktha Varma signed into play the role of Celine but opted out due to prior commitments. Sukanya (actress) was considered for the role and finally Kavya Madhavan signed into play the role.

Cast[edit]

Soundtrack[edit]

Kochu Kochu Santhoshangal
Soundtrack album by Ilayaraja
Genre Film
Language Malayalam

The film features songs composed by Ilayaraja and written by Kaithapram.

Song Title Singer
Chellakkaatte KJ Yesudas
Ghanashyaama Gayathri Asokan
Kodamanjin Thaazhvarayil [D] KJ Yesudas, KS Chithra
Kodamanjin Thaazhvarayil [F] KS Chithra
Kodamanjin Thaazhvarayil [M] KJ Yesudas
Palappoomazha Bhavatharini
Shivakaradhamarukalayamaay Naadam KS Chithra, Gayathri Asokan
Sumasaayaka Kallara Gopan, Geetha Devi
Title song Deepika, Chorus

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