Amrutham is a 2004 Indian Malayalam comedy-drama film directed by Sibi Malayil and starring Jayaram, Padmapriya, and Bhavana in lead roles. The film revolves around the life of a middle-aged man named Amrutham (played by Jayaram), who is a government employee and a widower. The story of the film is written by Ranjan Pramod. The film begins with Amrutham, a middle-aged man living a routine life with his son Abhiram (played by Master Vashnav) and mother-in-law Subhadra (played by Kaviyoor Ponnamma) in a small town in Kerala. Though he has a steady job and a loving family, Amrutham feels unfulfilled and yearns for something more in life. He is naively hopeful and has a childlike curiosity.
One day, Amrutham stumbles upon a flyer advertising a talent show which promises a cash prize of five lakh rupees for the winner. Excited at the prospect of winning the prize money, Amrutham signs up for the competition. However, he soon realizes that he has no talent to showcase and seeks the help of his friend Guruji (played by Oduvil Unnikrishnan), who is a self-proclaimed expert in various fields.
Later, Amrutham meets a young woman named Priya (played by Padmapriya), who is a budding singer and is also participating in the talent show. Amrutham is smitten by her and tries to impress her with his newly-found "talents." However, he soon realizes that Priya is in love with another contestant, a handsome young man named Vijay (played by Biju Menon).
As the talent show draws closer, Amrutham faces numerous obstacles and setbacks in his quest for victory. However, his determination and never-say-die attitude keep him going. Along the way, he learns some valuable lessons about life, love, and the pursuit of happiness. Will Amrutham win the talent show and be able to win Priya's heart, or will he learn that there are more important things in life than money and fame?
Amrutham is a heartwarming film that will appeal to everyone who has ever felt unfulfilled in life or longed for something more. The film's characters are portrayed realistically, and their struggles and triumphs are relatable. The film strikes a perfect balance between comedy and drama, and the humor is witty and intelligent without being over-the-top.
Jayaram delivers a brilliant performance as Amrutham, bringing depth and nuance to the character. He portrays Amrutham's innocence and quirkiness with great skill, making him a lovable and endearing protagonist. Padmapriya is also excellent as Priya, bringing charm and grace to the role. Bhavana, who plays Priya's friend Sita, also delivers a noteworthy performance.
The film's music, composed by M. G. Radhakrishnan, is another highlight of the film. The songs are beautiful and memorable, perfectly complementing the film's emotional tone. The film's cinematography, by Venu, also deserves a special mention, as it captures the beauty of Kerala in all its glory.
Overall, Amrutham is a beautiful film that celebrates the power of hope, love, and perseverance. It will leave you with a smile on your face and a warm feeling in your heart.