Udayapuram Sulthan

Udayapuram Sulthan (transl. Sultan of Udayapuram) is a 1999 Indian Malayalam-language comedy-drama film directed by Jose Thomas and written by Udayakrishna-Siby K. Thomas, it stars Dileep, Preetha Vijaykumar, Captain Raju, Narendra Prasad, Innocent, Cochin Hanifa, Jagathy Sreekumar, Harisree Ashokan, Ambika, Sudheesh, Salim Kumar, Sphadikam George, Kottayam Nazir, and Oduvil Unnikrishnan.

Udayapuram Sulthan
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Directed byJose Thomas
Produced byP. M. P. Rawther
Screenplay byUdayakrishna
Siby K. Thomas
Story byJose Thomas
Captain Raju
Music byKaithapram Damodaran Namboothiri
CinematographyUthpal V. Nayanar
Edited byK. Rajagopal
Global Visual Media
Distributed byVismaya Films
Global Release
Dinesh Panicker
Release date
  • 25 April 1999 (1999-04-25)
Running time
160 minutes

The film did well in box office and was remade in Telugu as Denikaina Ready, in Bengali as Khiladi and in Odia as Sundergarh Ra Salman Khan.


Avittam Thirunal Narayana Varma (Narendra Prasad), who is a former leader and a doting grandfather had a daughter named Malavika Thampuratti (Ambika), who walked out of the palace after falling for Abdul Rahman (Captain Raju). He always clashed with his brothers. Sulaiman (Dileep), the son of Abdul Rahman and Malavika Thampuratti, was nurtured in Carnatic classical music by his mother. His opponent in college, Unnikrishnan (Sudheesh) who is the son of a dead Brahmin priest is also good at singing.

Unnikrishnan wins a musical competition at college which makes him sing at the famous Chembai Sangeethotsavam, but Sulaiman, in a mistake of identities, finally makes it to the musical gala. He becomes so famous among the people due to his singing that the viewers start to appreciate him a lot.

Sulaiman is forced to go to his grandfather's place to join a religious function. But there Gopika (granddaughter) falls for Sulaiman instead of Unnikrishnan. In the end, we see that history repeats itself. Will the palace will get a sultan or not? This forms the remaining story of the film.



Both the music of the songs and lyrics were written by Kaithapram Damodaran Namboothiri.[1]

No. Song Singers Lyrics Raga(s)
1 "Ananda Nandane Sandheham" K. J. Yesudas Kaithapram (Ragamalika Kharaharapriya, Shanmukhapriya)
2 "Chittolam" K. J. Yesudas, K. S. Chithra Kaithapram Anandabhairavi
3 "Gaayathi Gaayathi" K. J. Yesudas, K. S. Chithra Kaithapram (Ragamalika Sindhu Bhairavi, Hindolam, Revathi, Mohanam)
4 "Iniyenthu Paadendu Njan" [F] K. S. Chithra Kaithapram Desh
5 "Iniyenthu Paadendu Njan" [M] K. J. Yesudas Kaithapram Desh
6 "Kanakasabhaathalam" [F] Sangeetha Kaithapram Brindabani Sarang
7 "Kanakasabhaathalam" [M] Madhu Balakrishnan Kaithapram Brindabani Sarang
8 "Maanikayaveena" K. J. Yesudas Kaithapram Shree ragam


It was remade in Telugu as Dhenikaina Ready, starring Vishnu Manchu and Hansika Motwani in 2012.[2] The movie was dubbed in Malayalam as 'Endhinum Ready' and was released simultaneously with Telugu on 24 October 2012. It was also remade in Bengali titled Khiladi.


  1. ^ "Uday apuram Sulthan". www.malayalachalachithram.com. Retrieved 7 October 2014.
  2. ^ "Denikaina Ready Movie Review". supergoodmovies.com. Archived from the original on 26 October 2012. Retrieved 6 November 2012.

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