Manoj K. Jayan
|28 July 2005|
|Budget||₹70 million (US$1.0 million)|
Udayon is a 2005 Malayalam film starring Mohanlal and directed by Bhadran.The film was a box office failure. Jyothika was also offered to act as lead actress with Mohanlal in Udayon directed by Bhadran.But she couldn't do it due to her busy schedules in Tamil. She was later replaced by Laya.
Mohanlal plays the double role of 75-year-old Suranadu Kunju and his son Papoyi. Kunju thinks that the heartbeat of earth is in soil and not in maths. Telugu actress Laya is the heroine in this film. His beliefs on the land and agrarianism is good but his value system that farmers and farming is more important and better is not. He does not let his sons pursue there interest and wants them to do farming also. Which leads in they becoming negative towards father. Also when he tries to marry off his daughter to an ugly but farming loving another narrow minded character instead of an educated handsome doctor makes them feel that the father is destroying and spoiling their lives with his stubbornness and high handedness.
The presence of a villainous brother in law to his sister's son JCB (he drives a JCB played by Kalabhavan Mani) adds a twist as he interferes in the family property dispute. All said and done the sister doesn't want eveil to her brother (Mohanlal Sr) and her younger son the mute also doesn't want. Papoyi tries to save things but never has luck ultimately he tries and prevents many a bad scene but cannot prevent his youngest brother being killed and Kunju kills the villainous brother in law Perumal (Salim Ghouse) who does the evil deed and gives the family property keys to sister and the patriarch stick to Papoyi after the death of his youngest kid Ponnan.
- Mohanlal ... Shooranad Pappoyi & Shooranad Kunju (Double Role)
- Jagathy Sreekumar ... Shavappetty Thoma
- Manoj K. Jayan ... Pottan
- Laya ... Maya
- Innocent ... Rarichan
- Kalabhavan Mani ... Mathan
- Siddique ... Mammali
- Shammi Thilakan ... S.I Itti
- Bheeman Raghu
- Mohan Jose ... Manthodi Joppan
- Kulappulli Leela .... Kuttiyamma
- Rajan P. Dev ... Chetti
- M. R. Gopakumar .... Chackochi
- Idavela Babu ... Itti
- Salim Ghouse ... Perumal
- Nassar ... Unni Vaidyan
- Bindu Panicker ... Ichamma
- Sukanya ... Susiemol
- Ambika Mohan ... Rarichan's wife
- V. K. Sreeraman .... Advocate Sreedharan
- Kochu Preman .... Kangaroo
- Valsala Menon
- Kalpana ... Kunjujamma
- Unnikrishnan Namboothiri ... Priest
- Kukku Parameshwaran
The film had high expectations since the last film from the team Spadikam had attained classic status. However Udayon was a total disappointment. The script gave too much importance in characterization and failed to focus on the story line. Unlike Spadikam, here the characters and story never had a parallel run. The result was nothing but a box office bomb.
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