Soothradharan (2001) is a Malayalam film written and directed by A. K. Lohithadas. The film stars Dileep and Meera Jasmine. Music is by Raveendran master. The movie was a disaster in the box office . This was the first flop of Dileep after delivering 9 back to back successful movies Udayapuram Sulthan , Varnakkazchchakal , Mister Butler , Darling Darling , Joker , Thenkasipattanam, Dhosth , Ee Parakkum Thalika & Ishtam.
Ramesan (Dileep) who supports the five member family by selling pickles and other eatables, reaches Pandavapuram under certain circumstances where he finds the conditions to be truly stark and dreary. Director dwells upon the ordeals of life in Pandavapuram. Ramesan is trying in vain to find his friend Leelakrishnan (Salim Kumar) who acts as a hijada to eke out a living.
Devumma Bindu Panicker who runs a brothel gives him shelter. Seemingly oblivious of the impending doom, Sivani (Meera Jasmin) a teenage girl lives with Rabima and Ranima (Chitra) She falls in love with Ramesan. Bharathiyakka, an old inmate of the whorehouse fills her wallet with money earned by selling virgins to infamous pimps. She persuades Rabima to sell Sivani to a rich and pompous Zamindar (Mansoor Ali khan)Trapped between dreams of hard cash for sustenance and her affection for Sivani, Rabima is trying to save the lives of prostitutes by getting as much money as she can through this ordeal. Sivani's aspirations bite the dust leaving her emotionally shattered, when Rabima decides to sell her. But then matters are put in their proper perspective and the director opts for the usual happy ending.
- Dileep ... Ramesan
- Cochin Haneefa ... Mani Uncle
- Kalabhavan Mani ... Ramesan's brother in law
- Meera Jasmine ... Shivani
- Salim Kumar ... Leela Krishnan
- Bindu Panicker ... Devumma
- Chithra ... Ranimma
- Mansoor Alikhan ... Zamindar
Film had notable songs composed by Raveendran Master and Lyrics penned by S. Rameshan Nair.
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