|Directed by||Anil C. Menon|
|Produced by||V. V. Sajan
|Music by||Reghu Kumar|
|Editing by||V.T Sreejith|
|Running time||160 Minutes|
|Budget||3 Crores|
|Box office||8 Crores|
Collector is a 2011 Malayalam political action thriller directed by Anil C. Menon with Suresh Gopi in the lead. The film has Suresh Gopi playing the title role. The film is a socio political thriller that takes a look at the contemporary social scene in the state. The film got mixed to positive responses from critics and was declared as hit at the box office.
Avinash Varma (Suresh Gopi) is the District Collector of Ernakulam. He took on several anti-social elements who rule the underworld of Kochi . Of them, Williams (Rajeev), who is a real estate businessman was his biggest opponent. ACP Revathy and social activist Arundhati were there to support Avinash Varma. The City Police Commissioner, the Lady Mayor Sethulakshmi (Mohini) of Kochi Corporation and a couple of corrupt ministers and officials were supporting the illegal activities of Williams. In the age-old battle between the 'Good' and the 'Evil', Avinash Varma wins as expected, and his truth and honesty rewarded.
The film ran into financial troubles when its shooting was mid way. Collector is the seventh directorial venture of Anil C. Menon.
- Suresh Gopi as Avinash Varma
- Yamini Sharma as Revathy
- Biju Pappan as Police officer
- Nedumudi Venu
- Mohini as Sethulakshmi (Kochi Mayor)
- Kaviyoor Ponnamma
- Manianpilla Raju
- Kalashala Babu
- T. P. Madhavan as Shankaran Namboothiri
- Sudheesh as Rameshan, Shankaran Namboothiri's son
The film received mostly mixed to positive reviews upon release. Veeyen of nowrunning.com gave a negative review and said "Collector fits into the socio-political thriller genre in Malayalam films to the 'T'. The film tries to speak a lot, but the fact is that not many are in a mood to listen. For, we have seen it all" and gave 2 stars of 5.
Indiaglitz gave a positive review and said "The highlights of the movie are the brilliant production values starting from its awesome title graphics to excellent cinematography by Manoj Paramahamsa. Some of the dialogues in the former half and climax are indeed interesting, though that is not the case with the entire movie."
Sify.com rated the movie as positive and said "Collector is loud, formulaic and tailor made for those who are addicted to the age old good versus evil sagas. For those who get thrilled when the hero renders lines of dialogues to virtually everyone around and takes on a dozen hunks with sheer grit, this may be a fine film. For the rest of the world, this may not be such an exciting experience. The choice is yours!".
The film was declared as hit at the box office. It took a grand opening.
|Soundtrack album by Reghu Kumar|
|Released||15 July 2011|
|Recorded||A Qube, Chennai|
The soundtrack features four songs composed by Reghu Kumar. The songs as well as choreography received largely positive reviews. The songs managed to average the music charts in the initial weeks.
|3||"Rengi Nare"||Renjini Jose||5:20|