Veruthe Oru Bharya (2008)

 ●  Malayalam ● Running Time: TBA

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This down-to-earth black comedy revolves around Sugunan (Jayaram), a stereotypical Malayali husband who habitually underestimates and undervalues his wife Bindu (Gopika), treating her like nothing more than a servant. Sugunan wants his wife only to keep house - cook food for him, iron his clothes and clean the house. Bindu does all these and more, but there's never a word of appreciation or a compliment from her husband. He doesn't even acknowledge the work that she is doing without any rest in her life. This often results in quarrels between them, but like any docile Indian wife, Bindu tolerates it for some time. Sugunan is also indifferent (and possibly hostile) to Bindu's family - even though her father makes many attempts to get close to him. Bindu is upset at his behaviour. When he has the electricity supply to her father's house shut down since they were drawing power from the electrical grid, during her brothers wedding, Bindu finally sees him for the tyrannical man he is. Later, during a trip to Kodaikanal, Sugunan doesn't "allow" Bindu to indulge in normal tourist activities like train rides etc. Sugunan's indifference when Bindu's mother dies, drives home the point that she is just a non entity in her husband's life. Once Sugunan slaps her in a fit of rage and she decides enough is enough and goes back to her house. A boy persuades Sugunan's teenage daughter Anjana (Nivetha Thomas) to go for a drive with him, and the jeep breaks down. Some thugs chance upon the hapless girl and try to molest her. The police arrive and rescue the two youngsters. Alarmed by the situation, will Sugunan repent over his erroneous ways and restore links with Bindu? Can Anjana's close shave become the glue that binds her parents together?

Cast: Gopika Kularuban, Jayaram Subramaniam

Crew: Aku Akbar (Director), Shaji Kumar (Director of Photography), Shyam Dharman (Music Director)

Genres: Comedy, Drama, Family

Release Dates: 11 Aug 2008 (India)

Malayalam Name: വെറുതെ ഒരു ഭാര്യ

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Did you know? Nivetha Thomas received Kerala State Film Award for Best Child Artist (Female, 2008) for her performance in this film. Read More
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Film Type:
Feature Film
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Frame Rate:
24 fps
Aspect Ratio:
2.35 : 1
Music Label: Satyam Audios
Music Director: Shyam Dharman
Playback Singer: Shyam Dharman
Music Director: Shyam Dharman
Playback Singer: Biju Narayanan
Music Director: Shyam Dharman
Playback Singer: Pradeep Palluruthy
Actor Rahman made a cameo appearance in this movie.

This film was an 'unexpected success' in the box office and gave a fillip to the careers of both director Akku Akbar and veteran actor Jayaram.

Nivetha Thomas received Kerala State Film Award for Best Child Artist (Female, 2008) for her performance in this film.