|Written by||M. Sindhuraj|
|Produced by||Anil Mathew|
|Cinematography||Bharani K. Dharan|
|Edited by||Samjith Mhd|
|Music by||Deepak Dev|
|Distributed by||Time Ads Release|
Puthiya Mukham (transl. New phase) is a 2009 Indian Malayalam-language action thriller film directed by Diphan and written by M. Sindhuraj. 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. 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.
- Prithviraj Sukumaran as Krishnakumar Menon aka Kicha
- Bala as Sudhi
- Priyamani as Anjana Sivaraman
- Meera Nandan as Sreedevi
- Oviya as Meera
- Sudheesh as Varghese
- Vishnu Priyan as Venki
- Jagathy Sreekumar as Fr. Thekkan
- Nedumudi Venu as Menon
- Shobha Mohan as Savithri
- Vijayaraghavan as Shivaraman
- Sai Kumar as Mahi
- Shammi Thilakan as Giri
- Jagadish as Harishankar
- Sona Nair as Vanaja
- Guinness Pakru as Canteen Rajan
- Jaffar Idukki as Canteen Suni
- Thara Kalyan as Anjana's aunt
- Manka Mahesh as Bharathi, Anjana's mother
- Kalaranjini as Mahi's wife
- Kalashala Babu as Sreenivasan
- Anil Murali as Sandeep, Sreedevi's brother
- Seema G. Nair as Sudhi's kin
- Chali Pala as Ex-MLA Vishwanathan
- Dinesh Panicker as Doctor Shanavas
- Surabhi Lakshmi as Rohini
- Joy John Antony as Kuruvila
|Puthiya Mukham: Original Motion Picture Soundtrack|
|Soundtrack album to Puthiya Mukham by|
|Released||24 July 2009|
|Genre||Feature film soundtrack|
|Producer||Composer: Deepak Dev Lyricist: Kaithapram Damodaran Namboothiri|
|Deepak Dev chronology|
|Singles from Puthiya Mukham|
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.
|1.||"Kaane Kaane" (Title song)||Kaithapram Damodaran Namboothiri||Prithviraj Sukumaran||3:20|
|2.||"Picha Vacha Naal"||Kaithapram Damodaran Namboothiri||Shankar Mahadevan||4:31|
|3.||"Rahasyamaay"||Kaithapram Damodaran Namboothiri||KK, Shilpa Rao||5:01|
|4.||"Thattum Muttum"||Kaithapram Damodaran Namboothiri||Jassie Gift, Sindhu Rajaram, Deepak Dev||5:12|
|5.||"Yadukula Murali"||Kaithapram Damodaran Namboothiri||K. Krishna Kumar||5:14|
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.
The film was a commercial success.
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