Susanna (2000 film)
|Directed by||T. V. Chandran|
|Written by||T. V. Chandran|
|Produced by||T. V. Chandran|
M. R. Gopakumar
M. G. Sasi
|Cinematography||K. G. Jayan|
|Distributed by||Manoj, Shogun Films, Vinod Movies Release|
Susanna is a 2000 Malayalam film written, directed and produced by T. V. Chandran with Vani Viswanath in the title role. The film won two Kerala State Film Awards: Second Best Actress (Vani Viswanath) and Special Jury Mention (T. V. Chandran). It received the Padmarajan Award for Cinema in 2000.
The central character is Susanna, who appears to be a prostitute living with five different people at the same time. These five men and Susanna engage in a strange relationship, easily misunderstood by the society around them. But no one can judge her on grounds of morality. She is a mother, wife, sister, daughter to all her men. They find peace in her presence.
- Vani Viswanath as Susanna
- Narendra Prasad as Prof. Noor Mohammad
- Charuhasan as Ramakrishna Iyer
- Bharath Gopi as Retd. High Commissioner K. P. Govardhanan Pillai
- Madhupal as Ramesan
- Mukundan as Thomachan
- M. R. Gopakumar
- M.G. Sasi
- Nedumudi Venu as Colonel Ramachandran Nair
- Urmila Unni as Bhargavi
- K. B. Ganesh Kumar
- Murali as Josekutty
- MG Sasi
- Mukundan Menon
- Prasanna Ravi
- KG Chitranjali
- Reshmi Soman as Daughter of Susanna
- Omana Ouseph
- Geetha Nair as Wife of Ramakrishna Iyer
- Mallika Sarabhai was also approached to play the role of Susanna.
- Susanna is widely regarded as the best performance by Vani Viswanath.
- Canadian poet and musician Leonard Cohen's "Suzanne" is played in the film.