Achayans is a 2017 Indian Malayalam-language comedy crime thriller film directed by Kannan Thamarakkulam and written by Sethu. Starring Jayaram, Prakash Raj, Unni Mukundan, Sanju Sivram, Adil Ibrahim, Sshivada, Anu Sithara, and Amala Paul. Principal photography began in November 2016, with shooting locations being Edakochi and Vagamon. The film was released in India on 19 May 2017 with mixed reviews & a hit at box office. The film was later dubbed into Telugu as Marana Mrudangam.
|Directed by||Kannan Thamarakkulam|
|Produced by||C. K. Padma Kumar|
|Edited by||Rejith K. R.|
|Music by||Ratheesh Vegha|
Gopi Sundar (score)
|Distributed by||Rejaputhra Release|
Four brothers - Roy, Tony, Rafi, and Aby - get drunk on the night before Tony's wedding. Their family members send them to a Christian de-addiction centre, but they are kicked out. When they decide to start a road trip, they are accompanied by two women, Reetha and Prayaga, who have escaped from a critical situation. When they reach a hotel on New Year's Eve 2017, they sleep late after the celebration. On the next day Reetha is found dead. Finding the culprit and the reason behind her death is the main plot of the film.
- Jayaram as Roy Thottathil
- Prakash Raj as Commissioner Karthik Kathiresan I.P.S.
- Unni Mukundan as Tony Vavachan
- Amala Paul as Reetha Fernandez
- Anu Sithara as Prayaga
- Akshara Kishor as Young Prayaga
- Sanju Sivram as Rafi
- Adil Ibrahim as Aby
- Sshivada as Jessica
- Siddique as Fernandez, Reetha's father
- Anju Aravind as Aleena, Reetha's mother
- Janardhanan as Varkey Vavachan, Tony's father
- Ponnamma Babu as Aleyamma Vavachan, Tony's mother
- Kumarakam Raghunath as Aravindan, Prayaga's father
- Nitha Promy as Prayaga's mother
- Jayan Cherthala as George, Jessica's father
- Usha as Jessica's mother
- Maniyanpilla Raju as CI Iqbal
- Kaviyoor Ponnamma as Roy's family member
- Suja Varunee as Panchami
- Shanu Suresh
- Idavela Babu as Sugathan
- Dharmajan Bolgatty as Sudharman
- Ramesh Pisharody as Father Jose Keerikkadan
- Kalabhavan Navas as Jose Keerikkadan's assistant
- Saju Navodaya as SI Nalinikanth
- Jayakrishnan as Police Officer
- Sohan Seenulal as Lakshmana
- Thesni Khan as Valsa
- Krishna as Craig
- Sajan Palluruthy as Alcohol addict
- Jaise Jose as Goon
- Sruthi Ramakrishnan as Geetha
- P. C. George as himself (cameo appearance)
The venture began production in November 2016. Achayans marked third collaboration for the duo after Aadupuliyattam.
Indiaglitz rated 3/5 and said that "Achayans needs to have been reworked in a different way. A more sharper script would have made it more entertaining". Deccan Chronicle stated that the movie is a one time watch and rated 3.5/5. The Times of India rated the movie 3.5/5 and said that "Overall, Achayans is a film that requires some patience to watch and doesn't quite qualify as an entertainer".
- Deepika Jayaram (27 January 2017). "'Achayans' starts rolling". Times of India.
- Amala Paul is a trendy biker in Achayans – Times of India. Timesofindia.indiatimes.com (10 December 2016). Retrieved on 2017-07-01.
- Rafi Muhammed. "The Massive trailer ever in 2017 ! Achayans movie trailer Released". Retrieved 1 May 2017.
- "Anu Sithara and Sshivada in Achayans". Deccan Chronicles. 17 November 2016.