Veruthe Oru Bharya

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Veruthe Oru Bharya
Veruthe Oru Bharya.jpg
Cover art of Veruthe Oru Bharya
Directed by Akku Akbar
Produced by Salahudeen
Written by K. Gireesh Kumar
Screenplay by K. Gireesh Kumar
Story by K. Gireesh Kumar
Starring Jayaram
Gopika
Niveda Thomas
Innocent
Music by Shyam Dharman
Cinematography Shaji Kumar
Edited by Ranjan Abraham
Production
company
Cinema Kottaka
Distributed by Pyramid Saimira
Release date
2008
Country India
Language Malayalam
Budget 3cr
Box office 9cr

Veruthe Oru Bharya (English: A Wife for Nothing) is a 2008 Malayalam film written by K. Gireesh Kumar and directed by Akku Akbar. The film stars Jayaram, Gopika and Nivetha Thomas in the lead roles.[1]

The film was an "unexpected success" in the box office and gave a fillip to the careers of both director Akku Akbar and veteran actor Jayaram.[2][3]

Nivetha Thomas received Kerala State Film Award for Best Child Artist (Female, 2008) for her performance in the film.[4]

Bharya Athra Pora (2013), written by K. Gireesh Kumar and directed by Akku Akbar, is not a sequel to the film. [5]

Plot[edit]

Sugunan (Jayaram) is a husband who habitually underestimates his wife Bindu (Gopika) in managing a family. Sugunan wants his wife only to keep house - cook food for him, iron his clothes and clean the house. Bindu does all these and more, but there's never a word of appreciation or a compliment from her husband. He doesn't even acknowledge the work that she is doing without any rest in her life. This often results in quarrels between them, but like any docile Indian wife, Bindu tolerates it for some time.

Sugunan is also indifferent (and possibly hostile) to Bindu's family - even though her father makes many attempts to get close to him. Bindu is upset at his behaviour. When he has the electricity supply to her father's house shut down since they were drawing power from the electrical grid, during her brothers wedding,Bindu misunderstands.

Later, during a trip to Kodaikanal, Sugunan doesn't "allow" Bindu to indulge in normal tourist activities like train rides etc. Sugunan's indifference when Bindu's mother dies drives home the point that she is just a non entity in her husband's life. Once Sugunan slaps her in a fit of rage and she decides enough is enough and goes back to her house.

A boy persuades Sugunan's teenage daughter Anjana (Nivetha Thomas) to go for a drive with him, and the jeep breaks down. Some thugs chance upon the hapless girl and try to molest her. The police arrive and rescue the two youngsters. Alarmed by the situation, Sugunan and Bindu are reunited and live happily ever after.

Cast[edit]

Production[edit]

The film was mainly shot at various locations in Thodupuzha.

External links[edit]

Veruthe Oru Bharya on Internet Movie Database

Box office[edit]

The film became biggest hit of Jayaram till date.The film became commercial success and third highest grosser of 2008 behind Twenty: 20 and Annan Thambi.[8][9][10] The film ran over 125 days in theatres.[11]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Gopika in 'Veruthe Oru Bharya'". IndiaGlitz. 29 January 2008. Retrieved 2008-09-10. 
  2. ^ "Archive News". The Hindu. Retrieved 2016-12-01. 
  3. ^ "Archive News". The Hindu. Retrieved 2016-12-01. 
  4. ^ "Kerala State Film Awards announced". Sify.com. Retrieved 2016-12-01. 
  5. ^ "Review: Bharya Athra Pora is for Jayram fans - Rediff.com Movies". Rediff.com. 2013-05-06. Retrieved 2016-12-01. 
  6. ^ "Archive News". The Hindu. Retrieved 2016-12-01. 
  7. ^ Published: Thursday, August 28, 2008, 10:01 [IST] (2008-08-28). "Veruthe Oru Bharya breaks records ! - Filmibeat". Entertainment.oneindia.in. Retrieved 2016-12-01. 
  8. ^ KERALA. "Mollywood: more flops than hits in 2008 - KERALA". The Hindu. Retrieved 2016-12-01. 
  9. ^ Friday Review. "Sweet smile of success - TVDM". The Hindu. Retrieved 2016-12-01. 
  10. ^ "Dileep-Gopika jodi returns - Rediff.com Movies". Rediff.com. 2009-09-18. Retrieved 2016-12-01. 
  11. ^ "5 superhits and 5 hits in 2008 - Malayalam Movie News". Indiaglitz.com. 2009-01-03. Retrieved 2016-12-01.