Sargam is a 1992 Indian Malayalam-language musical drama film written and directed by Hariharan and produced by his wife, Bhavani Hariharan. Chowallur Krishnankutty wrote the dialogues. The film features Vineeth, Manoj K. Jayan, and Rambha (in her Malayalam film debut), while Nedumudi Venu, Soumini/Srikanya, Urmila Unni, V. K. Sriraman, Thilakan, and Oduvil Unnikrishnan play supporting roles. Shaji N. Karun did the cinematography, while Bombay Ravi composed the soundtrack and M. S. Mani handled the editing. This movie was a blockbuster and the third highest-grossing movie of the year. It won the National Film Award for Best Popular Film Providing Wholesome Entertainment and three Kerala State Film Awards: Best Director (Hariharan), Second Best Actor (Manoj K. Jayan), and Best Music Director (Bombay Ravi). It was remade in Telugu as Sarigamalu with Vineeth, Manoj K. Jayan, and Rambha reprising their roles.


Kuttan Thampuran is the son of Subhadra Thampuratti and Kochanyian Thampuran of the Maangaattu Kovilakam. Kuttan has suffered from epilepsy since his childhood. He is rough and violent in his character and is feared by all in the village. Haridas is his classmate despite being two years younger and develops a special bond with Kuttan from childhood. Hari always accompanies Kuttan and carries iron keys to assist him in case the seizure develops. Both Hari and Kuttan grow up to be unsuccessful in their respective lives, and Hari is criticized for this by his father Bhagavathar, a well-known classical singer who has not been financially successful. Hari has had a liking for music, but Bhagavathar discourages him from music and persuades him into a professional degree course. Kuttan, meanwhile, had frequent epileptic seizures and is a nuisance in both his home and the village, despite seeking various medical treatments.