Sargam (1992 film)

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Poster designed by Gayathri Ashokan
Directed byHariharan
Produced byBhavani Hariharan
Screenplay byHariharan
Nedumudi Venu
Manoj K. Jayan
Music byBombay Ravi
CinematographyShaji N. Karun
Edited byM. S. Mani
Gayathri Cinema Enterprises
Distributed byManorajyam Release
Release date
  • 10 April 1992 (1992-04-10)

Sargam is a 1992 Indian Malayalam-language musical-drama film written and directed by Hariharan, and produced by his wife Bhavani Hariharan.[1] Chowallur Krishnankutty wrote the dialogues. The film features Vineeth, Manoj K. Jayan, Rambha, Nedumudi Venu, Urmila Unni, Thilakan, and Oduvil Unnikrishnan.[2] Shaji N. Karun did the cinematography, while Bombay Ravi composed the soundtrack.

The film won the National Film Award for Best Popular Film Providing Wholesome Entertainment and three Kerala State Film Awards. It was remade in Telugu as Sarigamalu with Vineeth, Manoj K. Jayan, and Rambha reprising their roles.


Kuttan Thampuran is the son of Subhadra Thampuratti and Kochanyian Thampuran of the Maangaattu Kovilakam. Kuttan has suffered from Epilepsy from childhood and is rough and violent in his character and is feared by all in the village. Haridas is his classmate despite being two years younger and develops a special bond with Thampuran from childhood. Haridas always accompanies Kuttan and carries iron keys to assist Kuttan in case the seizure develops. Both Hari and Kuttan grow up to be unsuccessful in their respective lives and Hari is criticized for this by his father Bhagavathar who is a well known classical singer, but has not been financially successful. Haridas had a liking for music, but Bhagavathar discourages him from music and persuades him into a professional degree course. Kuttan meanwhile had frequent seizures from Epilepsy and is a nuisance in both home and village, despite seeking various medical treatments.

Unknown to Bhagavathar, Haridas has natural talent as a singer and has abundant raw talent which he displays at the local temple. Thankamani, who is dependent on Illam is a student of Bhagavathar and falls for Haridas after she hears him singing. Haridas though initially reluctant towards Thankamani soon develops a passionate relationship with her based on the mutual interest in music. Kuttan discloses to Haridas that he is the only person who loves him and they reaffirm their brotherly love for each other. Meanwhile, Thekkemadom Nampoothiri advises that the only treatment for Kuttan is to get married. Valiya Thampuran and Subhadra Thampuratti plan to get Thankamani as a wife for Kuttan. Kuttan agrees to this, unbeknownst about the affair between Haridas and Thankamani, and Subhadra Thampuratti persuades Haridas to forget Thankamani and leave the village for Kuttan's sake. Kuttan is devastated after coming to know about everything after their marriage and commits suicide.

Years later aging Subhadra Thampuratti calls for Haridas, who has grown up to be a well known singer in India, to pay a visit to her. Haridas' visit to the village, and subsequent happenings, form the rest of the story. Thankamani is paralysed and unable to speak probably from the shock of her forced marriage and then the subsequent suicide of her husband Kuttan.

When Haridas sings "Raga Sudha Rasa.." for Subhadra Thampuratti, then hearing his voice, Thankamani attempts to sing along. Soon she displays signs of getting cured and now Subhadra Thampuratti passes on, relieved that Thankamani can be reunited with Haridas.



The acclaimed soundtrack of this movie was composed by Bombay Ravi for which the lyrics were penned by Yusufali Kechery and also selections from traditionals. All the songs of this movie were instant hits.

No. Song Singer(s) Lyricist Raga
1 "Pravahame" K. J. Yesudas, Chorus Yusuf Ali Kechery Shuddha Dhanyasi
2 "Kannadi Adyamayen" K. S. Chithra Yusuf Ali Kechery Kalyani
3 "Aandholanam" K. J. Yesudas, K. S. Chithra Yusuf Ali Kechery Kedaragaula
4 "Bhooloka Vaikunda" K. J. Yesudas Traditional (Ragam Thanam Pallavi - Pallavi) Todi
5 "Krishna Kripa Sagaram" K. J. Yesudas, K. S. Chithra Yusuf Ali Kechery Charukesi
6 "Kannadi Adyamayen" K. J. Yesudas Yusuf Ali Kechery Kalyani
7 "Minnum Ponnin Kireedam" K. S. Chithra Traditional (C. V. Vasudeva Bhattathiri) Chakravakam
8 "Raaga Sudharasa" K. J. Yesudas, K. S. Chithra Traditional (Tyagaraja) Andholika
9 "Yadhukulothama" K. J. Yesudas, Chorus Traditional (Purandara Dasa) Malahari
10 "Sree Saraswathi" K. S. Chithra Traditional (Muthuswami Dikshitar) Arabhi
11 "Sangeethame" K. J. Yesudas Yusuf Ali Kechery Jaunpuri


National Film Awards
Kerala State Film Awards


  1. ^ "Good cinema will survive". by SREEDHAR PILLAI The Hindu.
  2. ^ "Dew: Sargam - A 1992 Movie Review".
  3. ^ "Manoj K Jayan’s Second Marriage News". Kerala9
  4. ^ "Rambha celebrates her birthday today". IndiaGlitz 5 June 2008
  5. ^ "Junglee Music acquires music rights of the Malayalam Film 'Ezhamathe Varavu'". NewsWala.
  6. ^ "Ezhamathe Varavu – Malayalam Film". APN News
  7. ^ "STATE FILM AWARDS" Archived 3 March 2016 at the Wayback Machine. Government of Kerala

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