Udayon (transl. Creator) is a 2005 Indian Malayalam-language comedy drama film written and directed by Bhadran and produced by Maha Subair. It stars Mohanlal in dual roles: 75-year-old farmer Suranadu Kunju and his happy-go-lucky son Papoyi, Laya plays the female lead role and also features Manoj K. Jayan, Kalabhavan Mani, Innocent, Jagathy Sreekumar, and Salim Ghouse in substantial roles. The film features original soundtrack composed by Ouseppachan.

Theatrical release poster
Directed byBhadran
Produced byMaha Subair
Written byBhadran
Kalabhavan Mani
Manoj K. Jayan
Salim Ghouse
Music byOuseppachan
CinematographyRamachandra Babu
Edited byRanjan Abraham
Varnachithra Big Screen
Distributed byVarnachithra Release
Release date
15 July 2005
Running time
180 minutes


Mohanlal plays the double role of 75-year-old Suranadu Kunju and his son Papoyi. Kunju thinks that the heartbeat of earth is in soil (Agriculture) and not in any other vocation. His beliefs on land and agrarianism is good but his value system that farmers and farming are more important and better than anything else is preposterous. He denies his sons an to pursue their interests and wants them to be successful in agriculture. Which leads to frequent sarcastic quarrels between Kunju and his three sons. Also when he decides to marry off his daughter to an odd looking but farming enthusiast instead of an educated handsome Docctor makes them feel that the father is destroying and spoiling their lives with his ideals, stubbornness and high handedness.

Kunju had swindled a large portion of land (5 Acres) - which should have been inherited by his sister Eechamma (Bindu Panicker) - by discreetly altering his Father's Will with the crooked assistance of the Family advocate. The deceit is revealed to Eechamma - years later - by a severely ailing and remorseful Mullassery Sreedharan (V. K. Sreeraman) (the old advocate). Eechamma decides to get back her rightful share through proper leagal channel as her financial situation is in a bad position compared to Kunju.

The presence of a villainous brother in law to his sister's son JCB (he drives a JCB played by Kalabhavan Mani) adds a twist as he interferes in the family property dispute. All said and done the sister doesn't want evil to her brother and her younger son the mute also doesn't want. Papoyi tries to save things but never has luck ultimately he tries and prevents many a bad scene but cannot prevent his youngest brother being killed and Kunju kills the villainous brother in law Perumal (Salim Ghouse) who does the evil deed and gives the family property keys to sister and the patriarch stick to Papoyi after the death of his youngest kid Ponnan.



Jyothika was offered to act as lead actress with Mohanlal. But she could not do it due to her busy schedules in Tamil.[1] She was later replaced by Telugu actress Laya.




  1. ^ "Jo is the new `Chandramukhi`". Sify.com. 18 November 2004. Archived from the original on 25 September 2014. Retrieved 14 October 2011.

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