Happy Husbands (2010 film)
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Happy Husbands is a 2010 Indian Malayalam-language comedy film directed by Saji Surendran and written by Krishna Poojappura. It is an official remake of the 2002 Tamil film Charlie Chaplin. The film stars Jayaram, Jayasurya, Indrajith Sukumaran, Samvrutha Sunil, Bhavana, Rima Kallingal, Vandana Menon, and Suraj Venjaramoodu. The film completed a 150-day theatrical run.
|Directed by||Saji Surendran|
|Produced by||Milan Jaleel|
|Screenplay by||Krishna Poojappura|
|Story by||Sakthi Chidambaram|
|Music by||M. Jayachandran|
|Distributed by||Anantha Vision|
Mukundan Menon (Jayaram) runs a newspaper called Kerala Today. He is a normal husband who loves his wife Krishnendu (Bhavana) a lot, but she is too possessive about him. She thinks he is not very expressive about his feelings, and is always worried that he might one day fall for some other beautiful girl.
John Mathai (Jayasurya) is a photographer in Mukundan's publication. He was neither interested in girls nor keen to get married until he met Sereena (Vandana).
Rahul (Indrajith) is just the opposite. He is extremely romantic and never comes home without some cute gifts for his wife, Shreya (Samvrutha Sunil). But she doesn't know that, behind her back, her darling husband is dying to flirt with every woman that he sees.
It is into the lives of these three couples that a bar singer, Diana (Rima Kallingal), arrives and things take some interesting turns. Diana is seeking to take revenge on Mukundan Menon since it was on his article in Kerala Today that the Maharashtra court took as a petition and then banned the bar girls in Maharashtra, thus ruining Diana's profession.
Diana forcibly comes to Mukundan Menon's house one day with her evil intentions and that catches the eye of Krishnendu. To escape from trouble, Mukundan Menon says that she is John's wife. Later, when John, Mukundan and Rahul are talking about John's marriage proposal to Serena's father, Diana comes there by accident. Rahul says that she is Mukundan's wife and she is mentally imbalanced. So now Krishnendu and Shreya think Diana is John's wife, and John's real wife Serneena believes that Diana is Mukundan's wife. At one time, all these people come together at Malaysia for a vacation. This leads to a lot of confusion among the wives and others and finally the wives realise the truth and thus leave their husbands. The husbands try many attempts to win their wives back but all their attempts go in vain. Finally Diana makes them understand their husbands' love for them and that it was the fear of losing their wives that made them lie. The wives forgive their husbands.
- Jayaram as Mukundan Menon
- Indrajith Sukumaran as Rahul Vallyathan
- Jayasurya as John Mathai
- Bhavana as Krishnendu
- Samvrutha Sunil as Shreya
- Vandana Menon as Sereena
- Rima Kallingal as Diana Philip
- Suraj Venjaramood as Raj Boss (Rajappan)
- Salim Kumar as Satyapalan / Dharmapalan
- Maniyanpilla Raju as Pazhakutti Pavithran
- Mamukkoya as Pakshisatrakkaran
- T. P. Madhavan as Ret. Cornel
- Shaju as Pazhakutty's assistant
- Subi Suresh as Servant
Upon release, the film became a commercial success. It collected more than ₹2.5 crore distributor's share from Kerala in 75 days run. The film completed a 150-day run in a theatre in Thiruvananthapuram.
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