Puthiya Mukham

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Puthiya Mukham
Puthiya Mukham.jpg
Theatrical release poster
Directed byDiphan
Written byM. Sindhuraj
Produced byAnil Mathew
S. Murugan
StarringPrithviraj Sukumaran
Meera Nandan
CinematographyBharani K. Dharan
Edited bySamjith Mhd
Music byDeepak Dev
Bethestha Productions
Distributed byTime Ads Release
Release date
  • 24 July 2009 (2009-07-24)
Running time
137 minutes

Puthiya Mukham (transl. New phase) is a 2009 Indian Malayalam-language action thriller film directed by Diphan and written by M. Sindhuraj.[1] The film stars Prithviraj Sukumaran, Bala, Priyamani and Meera Nandan. It was shot at locations in Kochi, Thrissur, Palakkad, and Malaysia.The film's original background score and the soundtrack were composed by Deepak Dev.

The film was a major commercial success at the box office and was noted for heightening the stardom of Prithviraj in the Malayalam film industry.[2][3][4] It was dubbed in Tamil with the same name, and was remade in Kannada as Ziddi. This film also has a Telugu dubbed version under the title Yama Mudhuru.


Krishnakumar aka Kichu is a resident of an agraharam in Kalpathy. Along with his studies, he pursues a career as a percussionist and teaches the mridangam to local students. He is in love with Sreedevi, who is the daughter of Kichu's family friend where their relationship is supported by both families. Kichu moves on to the city of Kochi (Ernakulam) to enroll at an engineering college. Sudhi is a senior student and the youngest of two gangster brothers Mahi and Giri. Sudhi pursues a real estate business and crimes associated with it. In all his endevours on the campus, Sudhi is supported by his brothers.

Shivaraman is a Sub-Inspector, who is in cahoots with Mahi. Anjana, Shivaraman's daughter, joins the engineering college. Sudhi is in love with her and to win her love plays the gentleman role, concealing and temporarily stopping all illegal activities. Kichu wins the heart of the everyone in the college. Sudhi suspects that Anjana is attracted to Kichu, so he moves fast and sends his brother with an official proposal to Anjana's family. Her parents accept the proposal and force the reluctant daughter to agree to it. However, she stipulates a condition: there will be no marriage immediately.

Sudhi has to wait for four years for the marriage; she will have her freedom for these four years. The freedom of Anjana and the way she exercises it makes Sudhi jealous and suspicious. Sudhi wants to scare Kichu out of the college. He arranges an attack on him at the college hostel; as a result, Kichu is severely wounded and apparently receives a blow on his head, Kichu appears to turn mad and attacks his own friend who tried to rescue him where he is admitted to a hospital and a doctor reveals that Kichu is suffering from a flashback phenomenon.

When Kichu was young, he had witnessed the death of his younger brother, who was hit by a bus and traumatic incidents like this will turn him violent. Sreedevi's family disapproves of the marriage following this. His own family does not want him to go to college anymore, but his father supports him, urges him to go back and achieve something in life. Kichu arrives at the college where he thrashes up Sudhi and his friends and warns him. Sudhi's brothers turn in for help. Kichu sends the eldest brother, Mahi, to the hospital, mortally wounded. He is put in the ICU for observation and is reportedly in a coma.

Shivaraman arrests Kichu and takes him to the police station. Here, Kichu learns that he is going to be transported to the sub-jail where his execution is planned. Kichu turns violent and storms the police station. He is hit by a policeman from behind and apparently falls unconscious, but it is only an ruse. He is rushed to the hospital, where he escapes from the police. Sudhi kidnaps Anjana and a final showdown ensues at an abandoned construction site where a heated argument and close-combat ensues which leads to Sudhi's death and Kichu walks away with Anjana, who has now fallen for Kichu.



Puthiya Mukham: Original Motion Picture Soundtrack
Puthiya Mukham (album cover).webp
Soundtrack album to Puthiya Mukham by
Released24 July 2009
  • Lal Media,Cochin
  • Stickers & Crew Films
GenreFeature film soundtrack
LabelSatyam Audios
ProducerComposer: Deepak Dev Lyricist: Kaithapram Damodaran Namboothiri
Deepak Dev chronology
Sadhu Miranda
Puthiya Mukham: Original Motion Picture Soundtrack
Drona 2010
External audio
audio icon Video Song on YouTube
audio icon Audio Jukebox (Satyam Audios) on YouTube
Singles from Puthiya Mukham
  1. "Picha Vacha Naal"
    Released: 24 July 2009
  2. "Kaane Kaane"
    Released: 24 July 2009
  3. "Rahasyamaay"
    Released: 24 July 2009

Puthiya Mukham is the soundtrack album composed by Deepak Dev with song lyrics by Kaithapram Damodaran Namboothiri for the 2009 Malayalam film of the same name. The album features five tracks released on 24 July 2009 by Satyam Audios.

Track listing
1."Kaane Kaane" (Title song)Kaithapram Damodaran NamboothiriPrithviraj Sukumaran3:20
2."Picha Vacha Naal"Kaithapram Damodaran NamboothiriShankar Mahadevan4:31
3."Rahasyamaay"Kaithapram Damodaran NamboothiriKK, Shilpa Rao5:01
4."Thattum Muttum"Kaithapram Damodaran NamboothiriJassie Gift, Sindhu Rajaram, Deepak Dev5:12
5."Yadukula Murali"Kaithapram Damodaran NamboothiriK. Krishna Kumar5:14
Total length:26:30

The original background score and film's soundtrack is composed by Deepak Dev with lyrics by Kaithapram Damodaran Namboothiri. It features five songs which were sung by Deepak Dev himself for one song and Shankar Mahadevan, Jassie Gift, Prithviraj, KK, Shilpa Rao, K. Krishna Kumar, Sindhu Rajaram and Suvi.

Shankar Mahadevan won the Best Singer award for the song "Picha Vecha Naal" at the Annual Malayalam Movie Awards. At the 2009 Asianet Film Awards, Deepak Dev received the Best Music Director Award for his songs in the movie, while Shankar Mahadevan won the Best Male Playback Singer Award for the song "Picha Vecha Naal". "Picha Vecha Naal" (Shankar Mahadevan) and "Thattum Muttum Thalam" (Jassie Gift, Deepak Dev, Sindhuja) were chart toppers on Malayalam television/radio stations.[citation needed]

Box office[edit]

The film was a commercial success.[5]


  1. ^ "Prithviraj is back with Puthiya Mugham".
  2. ^ "Puthiya Mukham: Violence doesn't work".
  3. ^ "Puthiya Mugham Review | Puthiya Mugham Malayalam Movie Review by Thomas T". 27 July 2009.
  4. ^ "Puthiya Mukham review. Puthiya Mukham Malayalam movie review, story, rating".
  5. ^ Moviebuzz (2 January 2010). "2009- A Flashback!". Sify. Archived from the original on 26 November 2016.

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