Soorya Manasam

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Soorya Manasam
Soorya Manasam.jpg
Directed by Viji Thampi
Produced by P. Nandakumar
Written by Sab John aka John E
Starring Mammootty
Music by M. M. Keeravani
Cinematography Jayanan Vincent
Edited by Sreekar Prasad
Release date
  • 2 April 1992 (1992-04-02)
Country India
Language Malayalam

Soorya Manasam is a 1992 critically acclaimed Malayalam movie by Viji Thampi starring Mammootty in the title role. The plot is inspired by the 1937 American novel Of Mice and Men by John Steinbeck. Mammootty played the role of the slow-witted Putturumees, one of the most acclaimed characters in his career. Raghuvaran played the villain, the estate manager at Urumees' workplace.

The movie was produced by Geethanjali Nandakumar under the banner of Nandana Films and distributed by Mak Release.It emerged as both a criticaly acclaimed and as a commercial hit


The story is about a mentally challenged man and his mother and how she manages him.



  • Cinematography: Jayanan Vincent
  • Editing: A. Sreekar Prasad
  • Art: Sabu Cyril
  • Script: Sab John
  • Lab: Vijaya Colour Lab
  • Stills: Chandru
  • Effects: Murukesh
  • Sound: Krishnanunni
  • PRO: Vazhoor Jose, Abraham Lincoln
  • Production controller: Sachidanandan
  • Outdoors: A. V. M. Theater
  • Studio: Udaya
  • Production manager: C. S. Hameed
  • Associate director: V. M. Vinu
  • Re-recording: Swaminathan


The music for the film was composed by M. M. Keeravani and the lyrics were written by Kaithapram Damodaran Namboothiri. The background music was done by S.P.Venkitesh. Audio was by C. C. Audios.

Songs list


  • 1993 Kerala Film Critics Award for Best Actor - Mammootty


The film received positive reviews upon release, especially for the performance of Mammootty, who won many awards that year including the Film Critics Award for Best Actor.

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