Parijatham (2006 film)

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Directed byBhagyaraj
Produced byAascar Film Pvt. Ltd
Written byBhagyaraj
StarringPrithviraj Sukumaran
Saranya Bhagyaraj
Prakash Raj
Sarath Babu
Music byDharan
CinematographyVenu Natraj
A. Venkatesh
Release date
  • 9 June 2006 (2006-06-09)
Budget2.25 crore (US$330,000)[1]
Box office$1 million[citation needed]

Parijatham is a 2006 Tamil film directed by Bhagyaraj. The film stars Prithviraj Sukumaran and Saranya Bhagyaraj, which relates the story of a man trying to discover the identity of the lady his deceased mother had wanted him to get to know and marry.


Santhosh (Prakash Raj) and Seetha have a son named Surendhar (Prithviraj Sukumaran). Sumathi (Saranya Bhagyaraj) is the daughter of Sarath Babu. She lived in a palatial house and enjoyed a luxurious life in her childhood. However, her father loses his textile business and is pushed to poverty.

Seetha moves to the house opposite Sumathi's house. Her husband and son are still back in their city, waiting to finish training. Sumathi approaches her to work as a maid. Seetha becomes impressed at first sight by Sumathi's wise and sensible character and takes her as her maid. After a few days, Seetha comes to know that the house she has moved into was initially owned by Sumathi's family. She gets influenced by Sumathi's modesty, kindness, and good nature. Sumathi also had the habit of writing novels, one of which she shared with Seetha. Seetha imagined her son and Sumathi as the characters in the story, which gave her the opportunity to react differently. Assuming her son and Sumathi are fictional characters in the story, she expresses her desire to make Sumathi her daughter-in-law. At first Sumathi is shocked, but she accepts her request happily.

Seetha communicates this arrangement over the phone to her husband and son that she has chosen her daughter-in-law. However, she did not reveal the name or identity of Sumathi, because she wants it to be a surprise when they meet her in person. Unfortunately, Seetha dies in an accident before her husband and son's arrival, which leaves a suspense as to who the daughter-in-law is.

After his mother's death, Surendhar vows to locate and marry a girl identified by her mother. Since Sumathi is a maid in the house and is much poorer compared to Seetha's family, she does not reveal she is the one. Sampooranam (Bhagyaraj), Surendhar's close friend, moves into their house to snoop around and find out the girl identified by Seetha. As a father, Santhosh didn't have patience and wanted his son to have a good life. This led him to choose a rich girl, completely opposite of what Seetha would have chosen.

Passed many twists and turns, Sampooranam succeeds in identifying that Sumathi was the girl Seetha chose. His main evidence was Sumathi's published novel, the one she shared to Seetha. Surendhar happily marries Sumathi with Santhosh and Sampooranam's blessings. The story ends with Sumathi remembering the words of Seetha, that she has always imagined Sumathi to be the wife of her son.



The soundtrack consists of five songs composed by Dharan. Dharan used to participate in music programs in the college that director K. Bhagyaraj's daughter Saranya studied in. For the film, Saranya recommended Dharan as the film composer. The album became a chartbuster, with the song "Unnai Kandaene" being listed among the top ten songs of the year.[2] Sify in its review described Dharan's songs and background score as "a major highlight" of the film, which became a commercial successful as well.[1]

Soundtrack album by
GenreFeature film soundtrack
Dharan chronology

Box office[edit]

The film was a commercial success[1][3] grossing $1 million at the box office.[citation needed]


  1. ^ a b c Sreedhar Pillai. "Reign of the superstars". The Hindu.
  2. ^ "Musical year this, in Kollywood – Tamil Movie News". IndiaGlitz. Retrieved 13 February 2012.
  3. ^ "`Parijatham` is a hit!". Sify. 14 June 2006.

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