Balram vs. Tharadas

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Balram vs. Tharadas is a 2006 Malayalam crime thriller directed by I.V. Sasi, written by T. Damodaran and S. N. Swamy, and starring Mammootty, Siddique, Mukesh and Katrina Kaif. Mammootty plays double roles as Balram and underworld don Tharadas, reprising his roles from the 1991 film Inspector Balram and 1984's Athirathram.[2] It was Katrina kaif first Malayalam movie. It was a big budget film at that time, made on a cost above 3 crore (equivalent to 7.8 crore or US$1.1 million in 2019) .Despite negative reviews from critics and audience the was a commercial success.[3]

Balram vs. Tharadas
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Directed byI. V. Sasi
Written byT. Damodaran
S. N. Swamy
Produced byLiberty Basheer
StarringMammootty
Katrina Kaif
Siddique
Mukesh
CinematographySanjeev Shankar
Edited byP.C.Mohanan
Music bySongs:
Jassie Gift
Background Score:
Pravin Mani
Distributed byMalayali Cultural Association
Release date
  • 28 April 2006 (2006-04-28)
Running time
165 minutes
CountryIndia
LanguageMalayalam
Budget₹3 crore[1]

PlotEdit

A large cache of arms is discovered in the land belonging to the local businessman Hussein Sahib. On investigation, Inspector Varma finds that Hussein Sahib has no idea about this, but the land was used by someone called Anali Bhaskaran. The Inspector, along with his colleagues Sudhakaran go to arrest Bhaskaran, but they are given a good fight. As the police are being beaten, the screen alternates between a police jeep appearing on the scene and Anali Bhaskaran trying to knife people. Suddenly a hand appears in the scene and beats Bhaskaran.

He is still the same no-nonsense, arrogant person who follows his heterodox ways of investigation. Anali Bhaskaran reveals under interrogation that Hussein Sahib's son Salim is involved in this. Hussein Sahib says that his son left the house sometime back, and he has no idea where he is. Then at this point, it starts raining characters as if it is the start of monsoon season.

In a span of few minutes, we get three villains, MLA Rani, a DGP, Balram's boss, DYSP George, Policewoman Dakshayani, a Chief Minister, a minister called Mustafa, Srini, the editor of a yellow journal, and a policeman called Ummar . Balram concludes that Tharadas was behind all this, and the scene switches to Dubai.

After beating his associate, Tharadas meets the minister Mustafa and does some business. He also wants a favor from the minister. He wants a ring to be passed to his girlfriend Supriya, who is an actress. Once the people and linkages are established, the game is set in motion in an even faster pace. Balram concludes that the only way to trap Tharadas is to arrest Supriya. As expected, Tharadas lands in Kerala and takes on Balram, and tries to stop the actions of Balram. In the end, Tharadas shoots down one of his allies who had turned against him, and this is witnessed by Balram, after which Tharadas surrenders to Balram.

CastEdit

SoundtrackEdit

Song Musician Lyricist Singers
"Mathaappoove" Jassie Gift Gireesh Puthenchery Jassie Gift, Anwar Sadath, Afsal, Girish, Rimi Tomy
"Neelathadaakangalo (Female)" Jassie Gift Kaithapram Delsy Ninan
"Neelathadaakangalo (Male)" Jassie Gift Kaithapram Dr.K J Yesudas

ProductionEdit

It was a big budget film at that time, made at a cost above 3 crore (equivalent to 8.6 crore or US$1.2 million in 2019). It received negative reviews from the critics. Owing to the hype and stardom the film was a commercial success.[4]

ReleaseEdit

The film was released on 28 April 2006.

Box officeEdit

The film received negative reviews from the critics. Due to the hype, because of the cult characters Balram from Aavanazhi 1986 and Tharadas from Athirathram 1984 rejoining, the film got huge initials[5][6] and it became commercial success.[7]

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "'Balram Vs Taradas' in March!". Sify. 25 January 2006. Archived from the original on 28 August 2019. Retrieved 28 August 2019.
  2. ^ "A crime thriller from I.V. The film was released in 90 theatres worldwide. Sasi". The Hindu. 2 May 2006. Archived from the original on 8 February 2008. Retrieved 28 April 2011.
  3. ^ "'Balram Vs Taradas' in March!". Sify. 25 January 2006. Archived from the original on 28 August 2019. Retrieved 28 August 2019.
  4. ^ "'Balram Vs Taradas' in March!". Sify. 25 January 2006. Archived from the original on 28 August 2019. Retrieved 28 August 2019.
  5. ^ "Mammootty flick tops Malayalam charts". Hindustan Times. 3 May 2006.
  6. ^ "Rasathanthram rules box office". Hindustan Times. 31 May 2006.
  7. ^ "Mammootty's female co-stars from Bollywood in Malayalam films; from Katrina to Taapsee". Republic TV. 30 August 2020.

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