Happy Husbands (2010 film)

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.[1] 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.

Happy Husbands
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Movie poster
Directed bySaji Surendran
Produced byMilan Jaleel
Screenplay byKrishna Poojappura
Story bySakthi Chidambaram
StarringJayaram
Jayasurya
Indrajith
Bhavana
Samvrutha Sunil
Vandana Menon
Rima Kallingal
Suraj Venjaramoodu
Music byM. Jayachandran
CinematographyAnil Nair
Edited byManoj
Distributed byAnantha Vision
Release date
  • 14 January 2010 (2010-01-14)
Running time
162 minutes
CountryIndia
LanguageMalayalam

Plot summaryEdit

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.

CastEdit

MusicEdit

The soundtrack for this film was composed by M. Jayachandran.

  1. "Etho Poonilakalam" - Resmi Vijayan
  2. "Happy Husbands" - Indrajith, Anand Narayan, Achu Rajamani
  3. "Take It Easy" - Achu Rajamani

ReceptionEdit

Upon release, the film became a commercial success.[2][3][4][5] It collected more than 2.5 crore distributor's share from Kerala in 75 days run.[6] The film completed a 150-day run in a theatre in Thiruvananthapuram.[7]

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "Mollywood and plagiarism". Sify.com. 29 February 2012. Retrieved 29 October 2013.
  2. ^ "Kerala Box Office - Feb 1 to 15". Sify. 19 February 2010.
  3. ^ "Kerala Box Office- Dec 2009 - Jan 2010". Sify. 11 February 2010.
  4. ^ "Meera Jasmine survives gossips again!". The New Indian Express. 5 May 2010.
  5. ^ "Friday Rushes". The Hindu. 17 September 2010.
  6. ^ "Kerala Box-Office- March 1 to April 13". Sify. 15 April 2010.
  7. ^ "Pranchiyettan And The Saint still running strong". The Indian Express. 18 March 2011.

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