Sukhamo Devi

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Sukhamo Devi
SughamoDevi.jpg
Promotional Poster designed by Santhosh
Directed by Venu Nagavally
Produced by Balan
Written by Venu Nagavally
Starring
Music by
Background score
M. B. Sreenivasan
Songs
Raveendran
Cinematography S. Kumar
Edited by K. P. Puthran
Release date
  • 19 September 1986 (1986-09-19)
Country India
Language Malayalam

Sukhamo Devi is a 1986 Malayalam-language Indian romantic tragedy film directed by Venu Nagavally. The film was the directorial debut of Venu, the story was based on his own experience.[1] It features Mohanlal, Shankar, Geetha and Urvashi in major roles.

The film features memorable soundtrack composed by Raveendran to the lyrics penned by O. N. V. Kurup and cinematography by S. Kumar. Editing of the film was done by K. P. Puthran while the assistant directors to the film were Ajayan and G. S. Vijayan with Art direction by Krishnan Kutty. The film was one of the highest grossers of 1986.[citation needed]

Plot[edit]

"Sukhamo Devi" tells the story of two good friends: Nandan (Shankar) and Sunny (Mohanlal). Both of them are singers who are in their senior years of college but Nandan is a hard working introvert while Sunny is a well-rounded, generally sporty "cool dude" who always sticks with his friends. Nandan and Sunny have girlfriends Devi and Thara respectively who match them exactly in personality. Sunny also has another very loyal pal named Vinod who tends to get a bit annoying sometimes, but Sunny appreciates him nevertheless. When Sunny and Nandan graduate college with highest honors, they decide to get married to their girlfriends. Thara's parents approve Sunny, but Devi's father does not approve Nandan when he sees his job as a waiter in a restaurant. Devi's father even decides to have an arranged marriage for her, about which Nandan and Sunny get really upset. Sunny promises that he would convince Devi's father to change his mind. However, things still stay the same and Devi's arranged marriage goes on as planned. On the morning of the wedding when Devi leaves town, worse turns to worst when news arrives telling that Sunny got killed in a motorbike accident with Vinod in a critical condition at the hospital. It is later discovered that Vinod survived the accident upon losing his ability to talk. Thara gets extremely devastated and starts living her life as a widow. Nandan obeys Sunny's wishes telling him to be a playback singer for movies and eventually gains fame and wealth from doing so. From this part of the movie to the end, all the characters hear Sunny's voice in random places, making them feel him in their hearts. On one of Nandan's tours, he stays in a hotel and discovers that the clerk is Devi. He calls her later, telling her, "Sukhamo Devi?" (Are you doing alright, Devi?), the title of the movie. He eventually meets her husband, Dr. Venugopal who tells Nandan to move on with life and the choice wasn't his either. Meanwhile, Nandan tries to cheer up Thara who has yet to recover from the shock of Sunny's death and takes her to places. Devi leaves for Goa with her husband for good with Nandan promising her that they will unite in Heaven one day. The final scene shows Nandan and Thara watching Devi's plane leave with Sunny's voice telling Nandan to "look after Thara like gold". During that moment, they decide to get married until they reunite with their true loves in Heaven.

Cast[edit]

Soundtrack[edit]

Sukhamo Devi
Soundtrack album by Raveendran
Released 1986 (1986)

The soundtrack was composed by music Raveendran to the lyrics penned by O. N. V. Kurup. The soundtrack was well received and includes in the evergreen melodies of all time in Malayalam film music. K. J. Yesudas and K. S. Chithra has lent their voice for the soundtracks of the film.

Track listing
No. Title Singer(s) Length
1. "Sukhamo Devi" K. J. Yesudas 4:37
2. "Shreelathikakal" K. J. Yesudas 4:45
3. "Oru kunju sooryane" K. J. Yesudas, K. S. Chithra 3:12
Total length: 13:19

References[edit]

  1. ^ C. S Venketeswaran (17 September 2010). "The unconventional hero". The Hindu. Retrieved 2 January 2016. 

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