Sundhara Travels
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Directed byAsokan
Written byGovind Padman,
Mahesh Mithra
Produced byS. V. Thangaraj
CinematographySelva R.
Edited byP. C. Mohanan
Music byBharani
Yuvasree Creations
Release date
  • 30 August 2002 (2002-08-30)
Running time
160 minutes

Sundara Travels is a 2002 Tamil-language comedy film directed by Asokan. The film stars Murali, Radha, and Vadivelu. Vasu, Sabitha Anand, and Vinu Chakravarthy appear in supporting roles. Written by Govind Padman and Mahesh Mithra, it is a remake of their Malayalam film Ee Parakkum Thalika (2001). The music was composed by Bharani, with editing done by P. C. Mohanan. The film released on 30 August 2002.


Gopikrishna (Murali) owns an old bus which was received as compensation for his father's road accident. Gopi now faces many consequences due to the bus's pathetic condition. He had sold many valuable things to maintain this bus, and his friend Azhagu (Vadivelu) was his only companion and the bus's cleaner. A mouse had eaten Azhagu's passport and spoiled his chances of going abroad. Some part of the film's comedy involves Azhagu running behind the mouse for revenge. A live TV show in which Gopi insults the City Traffic Commissioner (Vinu Chakravarthy) lands him in more trouble when the latter commands Gopi to leave the city with the bus. His other friends, advocates, and well-wishers try to help him with a bank loan to run a mobile kitchen (Tattukada) from his bus. The plot took a turn when a girl named Vasanthi (Radha) enters the bus as a nomad, but she was actually Gayathri, the daughter of an influential and politically powerful minister (P. Vasu) in Puducherry. Her father forced her to join politics, which made her leave home. Initially, Gayathri declines to leave the bus, despite Azhagu's and Gopi's constant efforts. The police traces her and takes her back to her father's custody. Her father was making arrangements for her marriage with someone else. Meanwhile, Gopi realized that he could not live without Gayathri. Gopi and Azhagu secretly entered her house, and finally, all ended well by winning the heart of Gayathri's father.



Malayalam hit "Ee Parakkum Thalika" starring Dileep, Harisree Ashokan and Nitya Das and directed by Thaha was made as "Sundara Travels" in Tamil. While Thaha directed the Malayam version, Asokan directed the Tamil one, the lead roles are played by Murali and Radha from Andhra. The supporting cast has Vadivelu, Vinu Chakravarthy, Manivannan, Sabita Anand, Ilavarasu, Pandu, Delhi Ganesh, Madan Bob, with director P. Vasu too enacting a crucial role.

Bharani sets to tune the lyrics by Pa. Vijay, Snehan and Newton. While cinematography is by Selva, editing is by Mohan, sets are by Mohan Mahendran, and dance choreography by Cool Jayant. Shooting commenced at Kodaikanal, and held at locations in Kerala and Thenkasi.[1]

Critical reception

Gopinath said that: "Sundara Travels is one of the best comedy movie for the 90's kids. Murali and Vadivel in Vinu chakravarthi house comedy was epic laugh riot".[2] The Hindu wrote: "The director starts off very well but loses steam midway and presents something predictable".[3] Bizhat wrote " On the whole this remake does not gel with Tamil film comedies which have to be made in a more slapstick way".[4]


Sundhara Travels
Soundtrack album by
LabelRoja/Mass Audio
Bharani chronology
Pesadha Kannum Pesume
Sundhara Travels

There are the 6 songs in this film composed by Bharani. The song "Kannum Kannum" was later reused as "Ding Ding" in Telugu film Siva Rama Raju.

1."Adada Oorkulathil"Pa. VijaySwarnalatha, Tippu4:51
2."Nee Sandhanam Poosiya"NewtonP. Jayachandran5:09
3."Sundara Travels"SnehanTippu3:40
4."En Nenjukkul Veesiya"NewtonP. Unnikrishnan5:09
5."Malligai Poovukku"Pa. VijayP. Jayachandran4:52
6."Kannum Kannum"SnehanKrishnaraj4:33
Total length:28:14


  1. ^ "Archived copy". Archived from the original on 12 August 2002. Retrieved 12 January 2022.((cite web)): CS1 maint: archived copy as title (link)
  2. ^ "Sundara Travels - Tamil Movie Review". Retrieved 1 December 2016.
  3. ^ "Sundara Travels". The Hindu. 6 September 2002. Archived from the original on 30 June 2003. Retrieved 1 December 2016.
  4. ^ " - Sundara Travels Review. Murali, Radha, Vadivelu, P.Vasu". Retrieved 1 December 2016.
  5. ^ "Sundhra Travels - All Songs - Download or Listen Free - Saavn". 1 January 2002. Retrieved 5 November 2018.