|Kochu Kochu Santhoshangal|
|Directed by||Sathyan Anthikad|
|Screenplay by||Sathyan Anthikad|
|Story by||C. V. Balakrishnan|
|Produced by||P. V. Gangadharan|
|Edited by||K. Rajagopal|
|Distributed by||Kalpaka Release|
|14 April 2000|
Kochu Kochu Santhoshangal (transl. The small moments of happiness) is a 2000 Indian Malayalam-language family drama film written and directed by Sathyan Anthikkad from a story by C. V. Balakrishnan. It stars Jayaram, Kalidas Jayaram, Lakshmi Gopalaswamy, Bhanupriya and Kavya Madhavan. The music was composed by Ilaiyaraaja. The film won two National Film Awards—Best Feature Film in Malayalam and Best Choreography (for Kala).
Gopan (Jayaram) a single father living with his six-year-old son Achu (Kalidas Jayaram) in Goa works in a petrol pump and as an occasional tourist photographer. A teenager Celin, (Kavya Madhavan) his neighbour falls in love with him forcing Gopan to reveal that Achu's mother Asha Lakshmi (Lakshmi Gopalaswamy) is alive and how they were separated.
Gopan and Asha had a run-away marriage as Asha is from a rich family while Gopan is just a videographer at a local studio. Asha, an admired classical dance artist prior to her marriage, left her career to lead a life with Gopan, becoming a simple housewife. After Achu's birth Maya Varma (Bhanupriya), a famous classical dance artist, learns of Asha's talent and asks her to join her dance troupe.
Asha's aspiring career starts to conflict with the peaceful life she had with Gopan and their child; this, fueled by tensions between Gopan and Asha's father, results in Gopan leaving with his son, thinking that it would benefit her life and career.
Gopan meets Maya in Goa accidentally but she acts as if she didn't recognize him. Few days later Celin brings Maya to Gopan who reveals that Asha never danced again after Gopan left with his son. Gopan and Asha reunite on the advice of Maya that there should be a balance between art and family life.
Jayaram signed into play the male lead along with his son Kalidas Jayaram marking his debut as an actor. It was K. P. A. C. Lalitha who suggested the name of Kalidas for the film. For the female lead role, Meenakshi Sheshadri was considered but Lakshmi Gopalaswamy was eventually signed for the role. Bollywood actress Hema Malini had signed to play another important role but was replaced by South Indian actress Bhanupriya. Samyuktha Varma signed into play the role of Celine but opted out due to prior commitments, and later Sukanya was considered for the role and finally Kavya Madhavan played the role. The film was shot in Panaji, Goa.
|Kochu Kochu Santhoshangal|
|Soundtrack album by|
|Released||14 April 2000|
All lyrics are written by Kaithapram Damodaran; all music is composed by Ilaiyaraaja.
|1.||"Chellakkaatte"||K. J. Yesudas|
|3.||"Kodamanjin Thaazhvarayil" (Duet)||K. J. Yesudas, K. S. Chithra|
|4.||"Kodamanjin Thaazhvarayil" (Female)||K. S. Chithra|
|5.||"Kodamanjin Thaazhvarayil" (Male)||K. J. Yesudas|
|7.||"Shivakaradhamarukalayamaay Naadam"||K. S. Chithra, Gayathri Asokan|
|8.||"Sumasaayaka"||Kallara Gopan, Geetha Devi|
|9.||"Title song"||Deepika, Chorus|
|National Film Awards||Best Feature Film in Malayalam||Kochu Kochu Santhoshangal||Won|||
|Asianet Film Awards||Best Child Artist||Kalidas Jayaram||Won|||