Vishwa Thulasi is a 2004 Tamil drama film directed by Sumathy Ram, starring Mammooty and Nandita Das. This film's score and soundtrack were composed by Ilayaraaja and M. S. Viswanathan. It was well received upon screening at the 2005 WorldFest Houston International Film Festival and screened in 2005 at Zanzibar International Film Festival of Dhow Countries - South Africa, World Film Festival at Montreal - Canada, Bollywood Festival in Praha - Czech Republic, Moffom in Praha, Czech Republic, American Arts Council Film Festival - New York, USA, Cinema St. Louis International Film Festival in Missouri - USA.
|Directed by||Sumathy Ram|
|Written by||Sumathy Ram|
Manoj K. Jayan
M. S. Viswanathan
|Edited by||Suresh Urs|
The film, set in the 1940s and moving to the 1960s, revolves around the emotional story of Thulasi (Nandita Das) returning to her village to become a dance teacher. She cannot bring herself to forget Vishwa (Mammootty), a man she has been in love with for two decades. Memories of Vishwa haunt her constantly, and upon a chance meeting with him, she discovers he too is struggling with his love for her. Both are haunted by the memory of Thulasi's cousin, a figure who is unable to control his obsession for his cousin and hide his resentment at Thulasi's feelings for Vishwa.
Thulasi comes to Sundarapuri after her guardians — her grandma and uncle — pass away, to work as teacher in a dance school. It is in Sundarapuri that Vishwa, the Zamindar whom she had met 20 years ago, lives. They meet again and the feelings that had blossomed in their hearts as teenagers, are revived. Vishwa is unmarried and Thulasi has gone through an unceremonious ritual in the name of matrimony, but fear of societal stigma and innate inhibition keep them asunder.
The film has won the following awards since its release:
2005 WorldFest Houston (United States)
Tamil Nadu State Film AwardEdit
- Won - Tamil Nadu State Film Award for Second Best Film - Second Prize, 2004
- Won - Tamil Nadu State Film Award for best Choreography - 2004