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Vishwa Thulasi

Vishwa Thulasi
Directed by Sumathy Ram
Produced by Ramki
Written by Sumathy Ram
Starring Mammootty
Nandita Das
Manivannan
Manoj K. Jayan
Delhi Ganesh
Sukumari
Kamala Kamesh
Madan Bob
Kovai Sarala
Vaiyapuri
Rajesh Vaidya
Ambili Devi
Music by Ilaiyaraaja
M. S. Viswanathan
Cinematography B. Kannan
Edited by Suresh Urs
Release dates
  • 22 October 2004 (2004-10-22)
Running time
120 minutes
Country India
Language Tamil

Wishwa Thulasi is a 2004 film directed by Sumathy Ram. The film is in Tamil, with English subtitles. 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. Amongst the film's cast are actors Mammooty and Nandita Das.

Contents

  • Plot 1
  • Cast 2
  • Awards 3
  • External links 4

Plot

The film, set in the 1940s and moving to the 1960s, revolves around the emotional story of Thulasi (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 (Nandita) 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 (Mammootty) 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.

Sensing their intense love for each other, Pattabhi (a very natural essay by `Delhi' Ganesh once again), the manager at Vishwa's house, helps them overcome their fears. It is then that Fate enters in the form of Siva (Manoj K. Jayan).

Cast

Awards

The film has won the following awards since its release:

2005 WorldFest Houston (USA)

  • Won - Gold Remi Award - Music Score - Ilaiyaraaja, M. S. Viswanathan
  • Won - Gold Special Jury Award - First Feature - Vishwa Thulasi - Sumathy Ram

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