Vajram (2004 film)

Vajram (English: Diamond) is a 2004 Malayalam drama film written by Dennis Joseph and directed by Pramod Pappan. It starred Mammootty in the lead role and Master Mithun played another important role.

Vajram
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Directed byPramod Pappan
Produced byHaksar Syed
Written byDennis Joseph
StarringMammootty
Master Mithun
Nandini
Vasundhara Das
Rajan P. Dev
Music byOuseppachan
S. P. Venkatesh (bgm)
CinematographyMadhu Neelakandan
Tony
Edited byP. C. Mohanan
Release date
  • 10 April 2004 (2004-04-10)
CountryIndia
LanguageMalayalam

PlotEdit

A flashback narration by Father Varghese (Rajan P. Dev) reveals that, once Devarajan (Mammootty), as a local hitman was hired to kill a wealthy industrialist, Madhavan Thampi (Mani C. Kappan) (A contract given by Thampi's estranged son, through his first marriage). Nandu (Nandini) - Thampi's daughter through his second wife - falls in love with Devarajan and they both get married. With the birth of Appu, a behavioral transition happens and Devarajan renounces his ruffian past. Gradually, Devarajan becomes a trusted confidant of Thampi in his business ventures. Five days after Appu's second birthday, Thampi is killed and Devarajan is blamed for the act - his past and the contract once he accepted, substantiates the claim. Rigorous imprisonment of five years is awarded to Devarajan. After the expiration of the term, Nandu moves for a divorce.

Devarajan, now a full-time crane operator, is closely attached to his son, Appu (Though only allowed to meet him during the vacation period). Shankaran (Kalasala Babu), Nandu's maternal uncle and his son, Raghu (Suresh Krishna) (An ex-police officer) are other members of Nandu's family. Appu detests the father-son duo and warns Nandu that, Raghu killed Thampi. Though bedridden and speechless, Thampi's wife whispers to herself what happened on that ill-fated day and Appu is aware of the incident. An apprehension pervades Nandu's mind and Raghu is bewildered as he realises that his aunt can reveal the details of what transpired. As part of eliminating the last of piece of evidence, Raghu (Assisted by his father) murders his aunt through hyperoxia. (In a flashback scene, it is shown that Thampi was threatened at gunpoint to write a will or a document to transfer all properties by Raghu and Shankaran. And, when he resisted to comply, Raghu shot him.)

Appu witnesses his grandmother's murder and flees from his house only to be followed by Raghu. Eventually, Devarajan saves Appu from Raghu and leaves with Father Varghese to Tiruppur. Then there is Williams (Babu Antony), former colleague of Raghu and the scheming husband of actress Gemini (Vasundhara Das). He wants to eliminate her to inherit her wealth.[1]

CastEdit

SoundtrackEdit

The film's soundtrack contains 8 songs, all composed by Ouseppachan. Lyrics were by Kumaranasan and Shibu Chakravarthy.

# Title Singer(s)
1 "Maadathakkili" K. J. Yesudas, Master Vaisakh
2 "Maadathakkili" (M) K. J. Yesudas
3 "Pookkunnitha Mulla" P. Jayachandran, Ouseppachan, Chorus
4 "Priyathama" Sujatha Mohan, Afsal, Chorus
5 "Varnamayil" Sujatha Mohan, Dr. Fahad
6 "Vajram - Theme Song" Vasundhara Das
7 "Njaan Nadakkum" (Poovalla) Jyotsna, Vijay Yesudas
8 "Poovalla Poovalla" (Instrumental) Ouseppachan

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