- 141 hr
Sallapam is an Indian Malayalam-language romantic drama film starring Dileep and Manju Warrier in lead roles, along with Manoj K. Jayan in a supporting role. The movie was directed by Sundar Das and released in the year 1996. The film tells the story of Aravindan (Dileep), a struggling theater actor who falls in love with Maya (Manju Warrier), a wealthy girl he meets during a stage play. Despite their different backgrounds, they soon become close and dream of a future together. However, things soon take a turn for the worse when her father opposes their relationship.
Aravindan's life takes another turn when he is falsely accused of a crime and finds himself in jail. With the help of his friends, he manages to prove his innocence and get out of jail. However, by this point, Maya has already been forced into marrying someone else.
The rest of the movie focuses on Aravindan's struggle to win back Maya's love and convince her to leave her unhappy marriage. Along the way, he faces numerous obstacles, as well as bouts of self-doubt and despair.
One of the most memorable aspects of Sallapam is its powerful performances. Dileep brings a vulnerability and depth to his portrayal of Aravindan, making the character both sympathetic and relatable. Meanwhile, Manju Warrier shines as Maya, capturing both her strength and vulnerability as she grapples with her conflicting emotions towards Aravindan.
The movie also boasts some memorable songs, including the catchy and upbeat "Mazha Kondu Mathram" and the romantic ballad "Shalabham Vazhiyil."
Overall, Sallapam is a moving and poignant love story that captures the struggles and triumphs of two people from vastly different backgrounds trying to build a life together. With its memorable performances, engaging story, and infectious music, it is a must-watch for fans of Malayalam cinema.