Anugraheethan Antony

Anugraheethan Antony (English: Blessed Antony) is a 2021 Indian Malayalam-language romantic comedy fantasy film directed by director Prince Joy in his directorial debut. It stars Sunny Wayne and Gouri G. Kishan in lead roles with Siddique, Indrans, Suraj Venjaramoodu and Baiju Santhosh in the supporting roles and also a dog with equal prominence.[1] The film is produced by M. Shijith, under the banner of Lekshya Entertainments.[2]

Anugraheethan Antony
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Theaterical release poster
Directed byPrince Joy
Written byNaveen T. Manilal
Story by
  • Jishnu S. Ramesh
  • Aswin Prakash
Produced byM. Shijith
Starring
CinematographyS. Selvakumar
Edited byAppu Bhattathiri
Music byArun Muraleedharan
Release date
  • 1 April 2021 (2021-04-01)
CountryIndia
LanguageMalayalam

PlotEdit

The film starts with the death of a man, Antony, whose ghost watches over the funeral proceedings. His father's pet dog Rony is the only one who can see him, and he is unable to talk to or touch anyone else who is alive. On the first day following his death, he meets Antappan, an alcoholic who dies before cashing in his winning lottery ticket. Antony stays with Antappan on his last day as Antappan's family finds the ticket, and Antappan reveals that spirits will only be on the earth for 7 days.

The film then moves into a flashback, where Antony is an engineering drop out and has a photo studio of his own. Fed up with his son's antics, Antony's father, a retired schoolteacher, decides to buy 2 pet dogs, RUBY and RONY, to give him company – much to Antony's annoyance. Antony sells RUBY to another man without his father's permission. Meanwhile, Antony meets and falls in love with a girl named Sanjana, who seems to reciprocate his love. But just before confessing his love to her, he meets with an accident and dies.

Now his spirit wishes to convey the news of his death and his love for her, but is unable to do so. As he struggles to figure out a way to get this news to Sanjana, RONY faithfully keeps him company and follows him around. Eventually, on his 7th and last day, RONY brings a flyer announcing Antony's death to Sanjana, successfully revealing to her that he is dead. She visits his house and realizes his true love for her, thus fulfilling Antony's last wish. At the very end, Antony finds RUBY, who reunites with RONY. Together they return to his house to keep Antony's grieving father company, and look up at a star in the night sky who is implied to be Antony.

CastEdit

ProductionEdit

FilmingEdit

Principal photography began in Jan 2019 in Thodupuzha with a pooja function in the presence of Midhun Manuel Thomas.[3][4] Filming was completed on 2 August 2019.[5][6]

SoundtrackEdit

Anugrahethan Antony
Soundtrack album by
Released22 December 2020[citation needed]
Recorded2019
GenreFeature film soundtrack
Length9:04
LanguageMalayalam
LabelMuzik247
Kamini Full Video song on YouTube Bow Bow Video song on YouTube

The song is composed by Arun Muraleedharan on Malayalam, lyrics by Manu Manjith.[7] The soundtrack album was distributed by Muzik247.[8]

Track listingEdit

No.TitleLyricsMusicSingerLength
1."Kamini..."Manu ManjithArun MuraleedharanK. S. Harisankar03:59
2."Kamini Teaser"Manu ManjithArun MuraleedharanK. S. Harisankar01:06
3."Bow Bow..."Manu ManjithArun MuraleedharanAnannya Nair, Kaushik Menon03:59
4."Neeye Marayukayaano"Manu ManjithArun MuraleedharanVineeth Sreenivasan, Haritha Balakrishnan04:20
5."Neeye Teaser"Manu ManjithArun MuraleedharanVineeth Sreenivasan, Haritha Balakrishnan00:40
6."Ee Nadhi"Manu ManjithArun MuraleedharanAnne Amie, Adheef Muhamed05:30
Total length:19:34

ReleaseEdit

The movie was released in theatres on 1 April 2021. It had only a limited theatrical run due to Covid - 19 Second Wave In India. The film started Streaming on Amazon Prime Video from July 23. It was premiered on Mazhavil Manorama[9][10] on 8th August at 5.00pm.

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ TNIE Staff (13 December 2018). "'Anugraheethan Antony is a universal story'". The New Indian Express. Retrieved 18 August 2020.
  2. ^ TNIE Staff (3 December 2018). "Sunny Wayne announces Anugraheethan Antony". The New Indian Express. Retrieved 18 August 2020.
  3. ^ TOI Staff (25 January 2019). "Sunny Wanye's next Anugraheethan Antony Pooja stills are here". The Times of India. Retrieved 18 August 2020.
  4. ^ TOI Reporter (25 January 2019). "'Anugraheethan Antony' shoot starts in Thodupuzha". The Times of India. Retrieved 18 August 2020.
  5. ^ TOI Reporter (5 August 2019). "Sunny Wayne and Gouri Kishan wrap up the shoot of 'Anugraheethan Antony'". The Times of India. Retrieved 18 August 2020.
  6. ^ CE Staff (7 August 2019). "Sunny Wayne's Anugraheethan Antony moves into post-production". Cinema Express. Retrieved 18 August 2020.
  7. ^ Mathrubhumi Reporter (24 December 2019). "ആ തോന്നലില്ലായിരുന്നെങ്കില്‍ കാമിനി എന്ന ഗാനം പിറക്കില്ലായിരുന്നു..." Mathrubhumi. Retrieved 22 August 2020.
  8. ^ Asianet News Web Team (23 December 2019). "കുട്ടി ജാനുവും സണ്ണി വെയ്നും; അനുഗ്രഹീതന്‍ ആന്റണി'യിലെ ആദ്യ ഗാനം എത്തി..." Asianet News. Retrieved 22 August 2020.
  9. ^ Mathrubhumi Reporter (28 March 2021). "'Anugraheethan Antony' to hit theatres on April 1". Mathrubhumi. Retrieved 31 March 2021.
  10. ^ Manorama Reporter (30 March 2021). "അനുഗ്രഹീതൻ ആന്റണി ഏപ്രിൽ ഒന്നിന് തിയറ്ററുകളില്‍..." Malayala Manorama. Retrieved 31 March 2021.

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