Sopanam is a 1993 Malayalam drama film directed by Jayaraj, starring J. V. Somayajulu, Manoj K. Jayan, Chippy in lead roles. Scripted by Kaithapram Damodaran Namboothiri, this film tells the story of a singer who loves his teacher's daughter.
|Starring||J. V. Somayajulu|
Manoj K. Jayan
|Music by||S. P. Venkatesh|
|Edited by||B. Lenin|
V. T. Vijayan
|Distributed by||Saga Films|
Ananthu is a gifted singer who has not learned singing professionally. His hearts for learning singing from Varma thampuran. Varma likes him and takes him in as his disciple. Varma also teaches him about the characteristics of wise man is to be humble and have the right devotion to his teacher and god, also says what drives a man is his understanding and anger. Ananthu and Anju falls in love. Varma comes to know this and is angered. He asks Ananthu to not to show his face again at his home. Ananthu takes it as a punishment and leaves. However, his departure disturbs Anju psychologically. Varma has stopped singing, because he is not able to find rhythm anymore. He is traveling with his daughters from one temple to another. On such an occasion, he sees Ananthu. Ananthu now is a famous singer and he comes to know all of Varma's hardships. After seeing Anju's fate. He asks her hand in marriage from Varma. Varma from previous guilt and hope that his daughter will return to her health, agrees to it.
- J. V. Somayajulu as Rajaraja Varma Thampuran
- Manoj K. Jayan as Ananthakrishna Warrier aka Ananthu
- Chippy as Anju Varma
- Oduvil Unnikrishnan as Puthumana Potti
- Kaviyoor Ponnamma as Sethulakshmi Varma
- Sankaradi as Marar
- M. S. Thripunithura as Temple priest
- Seena Antony as Unnimaya
- Bindu Panicker as Shobha Manoharan
- Kozhikode Narayanan Nair
- Maniyanpilla Raju as Manoharan Varma
- Kunchan as Kushini
- Kaithapram Damodaran Namboothiri as Ilayaraj
- Thilakan as Warrier Uncle
- V K Sreeraman as Illaya Varma Thampuran
|Soundtrack album by|
All music is composed by S. P. Venkatesh.
|1.||"Aaradhaye Manamohana" (Raga - Vrindavana Saranga)||Kaithapram||Dr. K. J. Yesudas, Poornachandra Rao|
|2.||"Ashtapadi" (Raga - Mohanam)||Jayadeva||Dr. K. J. Yesudas|
|3.||"Deva Deva" (Raga - Mayamalavagowla)||Swathi Thirunal||T. N. Seshagopalan, Manoj Krishnan|
|4.||"Ksheerasagara Shayana" (Raga - Devagandhari)||Tyagaraja||Dr. K. J. Yesudas|
|5.||"Nagu Momu Galavani" (Raga - Madhyamavati)||Tyagaraja||Mano|
|6.||"Paavanaguru" (Raga - Hamsanandi)||Lalita Dasar||Dr. K. J. Yesudas, T. N. Seshagopalan|
|7.||"Pon Meghame" (Raga - Jog)||Kaithapram||K. S. Chithra, Chorus|
|8.||"Sadhinchene" (Raga - Arabhi)||Tyagaraja||Dr. K. J. Yesudas, T. N. Seshagopalan, K. S. Chithra, Manju Menon|
|9.||"Sarojadalanethri" (Raga - Sankarabharanam)||Syama Sastri||Dr. K. J. Yesudas|
|10.||"Slokam" (Raga - Mohanam)||Kaithapram||Dr. K. J. Yesudas|
|11.||"Sogasuga Mrudanga Talamu" (Raga - Shree ranjani)||Tyagaraja||Dr. K. J. Yesudas, K. S. Chithra, Manju Menon|
|12.||"Thaaranoopuram Charthi" (Raga - Mohanam)||Kaithapram||Dr. K. J. Yesudas, Manju Menon|
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