Bhagyadevatha : Sathyan Anthikad with Jayaram  
25 Mar 09, 11:06am

When Sathyan Anthikad started writing for his films the quality of his movies started crashing down. This director of ace political satire Sandesham found new lows after each succeeding film he wrote. His last film Innatthe Chinthavishayam created heavy burden for distributor.

People started complaining this talented director who has been in the industry for over 30 years got Meera Jasmin syndrome when he placed her in his every film.

Now things are changing for Sathyan Anthikad. Viewers can expect an emotional family film this time from Sathyan.

The Sathyan-Jayaram team has delivered several hits like Ponmuttayidunna Thaaraavu, Mazhavilkkaavady, Thalayanamanthram, Sandhesham, Thoovalkottaram, Irattakuttikalude Achan, Veendum Chila Veettu Kaaryangal, Kochu Kochu Santhoshangal and Yathrakkarude Sradhakku, Manassinakkare.

Sathyan after a gap of five years teams up with Jayaram, for his new venture, which is being shot at the beautiful waterscape of Kuttanad.

The film is about a family residing in Kuttanad area. Jayaram plays a cable operator Benny Chacko in the film, who is broke. He has two younger sisters, and they are not able to get married as Benny is broke to give dowry. So Benny marries a state agriculture officers daughter Daisy (Kaniha) hoping to get dowry, so he can get sisters settled. But Daisy’s father cons him, leading to the twists in the story.

This is expected to be a sentimental family movie poured with humor.

Popular Tamil actress Kanihaa (also spelt Kanika) will play the leading lady opposite Jayaram. Kanihaa has debuted in Tamil film Five Star in 2002 and made her entry into Malayalam in 2006 with the campus flick Ennittum. She is currently shooting in much-anticipated historical magnum opus Pazhassi Raja, directed by Hariharan starring superstar Mammootty in the lead, in which she plays a queen named Kaitheri Makkom.

Pazhassi Raja is expected in April.

Others in the cast of Bhagyadevatha include Nedumudi Venu, Naren, Innocent Mammu Koya, KPAC Lalitha, Venu Nagavalli, Lakshmipriya, Reshmi Bobban, Vanitha, and Rugminiamma.

Sathyan Anthikkad himself provides the script for story written Rajesh Jayaraman.

Venu will don the camera.

K. Rajagopal will do the editing. Joseph Nellickal will do the art direction. Kumar Edappal will take care of costumes, while Pandian will be handling make-up.

Vayalar Sarath Chandra Varma pens the lyrics. There are three melodious songs tuned by Ilayaraja.
The film was able to get a whopping Rs 1.60 crore advance from theatres, at a time of economic recession. Theatres are playing safe with Sathyan Anthikad film.

The film is produced by M.M. Hamsa under the banner of Kala Sangham. The movie will be released on May 1st.