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Genre  Drama
Music director  Shantanu Mahapatra
Country  India
Director  Prafulla Sengupta
Release date  1963 (India)
Language  Odia
Writer  Gurukrushna Goswami, Soumendra Misra
Release date  2 October 1963 (1963-10-02)
Cast  Soumendra Misra, Dhira Biswal, Sukhalata Mohanty
Screenplay  Soumendra Misra, Gurukrushna Goswami
Awards  Certificate of Merit (Oriya Feature Film)
Similar movies  Chhoti Si Mulaqat (1967), Saptapadi (1961), Bon Palashir Padabali (1973), Chori Chori (1956)

Akasher astarage sandhya mukherjee suryamukhi 1956

Suryamukhi (Odia: ସୂର୍ଯ୍ୟମୁଖୀ) is a 1963 Oriya film directed by Prafulla Sengupta.


Film suryamukhi akasher astoraage sandhya mukhopadhyay 1956


Raju lives with his brother Mohan and mother in a remote village. Gita and Raju loves each other. As Raju is a brilliant student goes to Cuttack for higher education. There he meets Usha, his class mate. Usha inspired by the honesty, simplicity and intellect of Raju and falls love with him. But Usha's father Rai Bahadur, a wealthy person in the town, doesn't accept his daughter's love interest with a poor village boy. Rai Bahadur insulted Raju and thertain him to leave away Usha's life. In a desperation Raju leaves Cuttack and ventures to an unknown journey. In the meanwhile Raju's widowed mother send Loknath and Mohan to search whereabout of Raju. Loknath meets Rai Bahadur, who happens to his old friend but can't trace out Raju. Lokanath pursues Rai Bahadur a proposal of Mohan's marriage with Usha. Rai Bahadur agrees. Mohan and Usha's marriage takes place.

Raju eventually finds a job in a factory and one day lost his eyes in an accident. by knowing this his mother gets terrible blow and passes away. Raju admits in a hospital and become fully cured. Raju returns his home and surprisingly find his girlfriend Usha is now his Sister-in-law. Later Usha convinces Raju to face the reality and asks him to marry Gita. At last Raju agrees to marry Gita with a happy ending.


  • Soumendra Misra as Raju
  • Meenati Misra as Usha
  • Sukhalata Mohanty as Gita
  • Dhira Biswal as Lokanath
  • Ananta Mahapatra as Debasis
  • Laxmipriya Mahapatra as Odishi dancer
  • Samuel Sahu as Mohan
  • Bimal Choudhury as Rai Bahadur
  • Lakshmi as Raju's mother
  • Soundtrack

    The music for the film is composed by Shantunu Mahapatra.

    Box office

    . The film appreciated by mass and was a success.


  • 10th National Film Awards (India) 1962
  • National Film Award for Best Feature Film in Oriya
  • References

    Suryamukhi Wikipedia
    Suryamukhi IMDb

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