Soorya Manasam

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Soorya Manasam
Soorya Manasam.jpg
Directed byViji Thampi
Produced byP. Nandakumar
Written bySab John aka John E.
Music bySongs:
M. M. Keeravani
Background Score:
S. P. Venkatesh
CinematographyJayanan Vincent
Santosh Sivan
Edited bySreekar Prasad
Release date
  • 2 April 1992 (1992-04-02)

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 was distributed by Mak Release. It emerged as both a critically 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. Venkatesh.

Song list
  • "Tharalitha Ravil Mayangiyo Sooryamanasam": K. J. Yesudas
  • "Kannil Nila": Mano
  • "Meghatherirangum Sanchari": K. S. Chithra
  • "Tharalitha Ravil Mayangiyo Sooryamanasam": K. S. Chithra


  • 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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