B.Tech (film)

B. Tech is a 2018 Indian Malayalam-language coming-of-age drama film co-written and directed by debutant Mridul Nair, starring Asif Ali, Arjun Ashokan, Anoop Menon, Aju Varghese, Alencier Ley Lopez, V. K. Prakash, Aparna Balamurali, and Niranjana Anoop in major roles.

B. Tech
B.Tech film poster.jpg
Theatrical release poster
Directed byMridul Nair
Screenplay by
  • Ramakrishna J. Kulur
  • Mridul Nair
Produced bySheen Helen
Starring
CinematographyManoj Kumar Khatoi
Edited by
Music byRahul Raj
Production
company
Maqtro Pictures (India)
Distributed byMaqtro Pictures
Homeland Cinemas
(overseas)
Release date
  • 5 May 2018 (2018-05-05) (Kerala)
Running time
146 minutes
CountryIndia
LanguageMalayalam
Budget4 crore (US$500,000)
Box office16 crore (US$2.0 million)[1]

B.Tech was released in Kerala on 5 May 2018 with positive critical reviews and became a theatrical success. The film completed a run of more than 100 days in Kerala theaters.[2]

PlotEdit

The film is set in Bangalore, the third-most populous city in India, and a magnet for engineering students from Kerala.

The story is about around half-dozen young men from Kerala whose lives and perceptions change as their friend, Azaad Mohammed, is killed in a terrorist attack. The group of men are led by Anand, a carefree B. Tech student, from a very affluent family.

The Karnataka State Police proclaims that the incident was a suicide attack, committed by Azaad, and tries to close the investigation. The police even arrests several Muslim members of the group. Knowing that Nizar was not an Islamic terrorist, Anand and his friends do not accept the police explanation. With the help of advocate Viswanath Iyyer, the group subsequently tries to prove the police version of the events wrong before the court.

CastEdit

ProductionEdit

B. Tech is the feature directorial debut of advertisement filmmaker Mridul Nair. Produced by Maqtro Pictures, after their successful movies like C/o Sairabanu & Sunday Holiday[3] According to Nair, the film is inspired by several real incidents and the story has been in his mind since eight years.[4] The film was extensively shot in Bangalore.[5]

MusicEdit

Btech (Original Motion Picture Soundtrack)
Soundtrack album by
Released17 April 2019
GenreFeature film soundtrack
Length17:57
LanguageMalayalam
LabelJoii Music
ProducerRahul Raj

All music was composed, arranged and produced by Rahul Raj. Several critics hailed the music as a major highlight of the film.[6][7]

Btech (Original Motion Picture Soundtrack)[8]
No.TitleLyricsSinger(s)Length
1."BTech - Theme Song"Rahul RajShekhar Menon1:16
2."Ore Nila Ore Veyil"B. K. HarinarayananNikhil Mathew4:02
3."Peda Glass"Vinay Govind, Vinayak SasikumarJassie Gift, Jyotsna Radhakrishnan, Kavya Ajit3:15
4."Azadi"B. K. HarinarayananNiranj Suresh3:06
5."Ya Illahi"Nasir Ibrahim K.Zia Ul Haq3:24
6."Appoppan Thaadi"B. K. HarinarayananJob Kurian2:51
Total length:17:57
Btech (Original Background Score)
Film score by
Released2 June 2021
GenreBackground score
Length29:44
LabelMaqtro
ProducerRahul Raj

An album containing the background score for the film was released separately by Maqtro in 2021. It contains instrumental pieces composed by Rahul Raj.[9]

Btech (Original Background Score)
No.TitleLength
1."Fresher's Day Vibe"1:02
2."Jerry and Gang Intro"1:01
3."Anand and Gang Theme"1:12
4."Azad Intro Theme"1:34
5."Ragging"1:20
6."Big Brothers - Anand Theme"1:22
7."Gang at the Theater"1:03
8."Party Tickets"1:14
9."Brotherhood"1:17
10."The Break Up"1:53
11."Gang Fights"1:05
12."Azad Theme"1:11
13."Naik Meets the Gang"1:09
14."The Break Up 2"1:15
15."Anand Hits Azad"1:04
16."Budding Romance - Ananya's Crush"1:06
17."Unfortunate Incidents"1:10
18."Torture"1:10
19."Mourning"1:22
20."Unending Trials"1:09
21."The Saving Evidence - The Saving Lead"1:01
22."Hacking"1:01
23."The Fatal Attack"1:23
24."Final Justice"1:28
Total length:29:44

ReceptionEdit

Malayalam daily Malayala Manorama appreciated the film for its good mixture of college campus life and sensitive contemporary issues, while also praising Rahul Raj's music.[7] The Times of India praised the film giving it a 3/5 rating, praising the music, while criticizing some comedy scenes "which seemed forced in".[10] Mathrubhumi gave a mixed review with a rating of 2.5/5, but dubbed the work of Mahesh Narayanan and Abhilash Balachandran in editing, and the music by Rahul Raj as "major plus points".[6]

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "Aparna Balamurali signs Sarvam Thaala Mayam". 30 November 2017. Retrieved 6 August 2021.
  2. ^ "Team BTech makes a stunning entrance". Times of India. 4 June 2018. Retrieved 6 August 2021.
  3. ^ "After 5 YEARS: Asif Ali to team up with this actor - Malayalam Movie News - IndiaGlitz.com".
  4. ^ "Asif Ali's next BTech is inspired by real-life incidents". The New Indian Express. 12 October 2017. Retrieved 11 May 2018.
  5. ^ "'B Tech' releases today (May 5)". Sify. 5 May 2018. Retrieved 11 May 2018.
  6. ^ a b മഹേഷ്.എന്‍. "ഇയര്‍ ഔട്ട് ആകാതെ ബിടെക് - Movie Rating: 2.5/5".
  7. ^ a b "B Tech review: goes well beyond the campus".
  8. ^ "Btech (Original Motion Picture Soundtrack)". Spotify. 17 April 2019.
  9. ^ "Btech (Original Background Score)". Spotify. 2 June 2021.
  10. ^ "B. Tech Review {3/5}: The movie does touch upon some relevant topics and makes for a good one-time watch".

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