Udayabhanu, in 'Udayanaanu Tharam' (2005), is a wannabe director whose brilliant script is stolen by his friend (who cleverly uses it to become a star). A guileless man, Udayabhanu is forced to endure the suffering of one cheated of his true right. He employs his bright mind to exhort revenge and redeem himself. Mohanlal played a complete non-macho character, after a long gap, with telling effect.