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Bodyguard is a 2010 Indian Malayalam-language romantic action comedy film written and directed by Siddique. It stars Dileep and Nayantara in the lead roles. This film was Nayantara's comeback to Malayalam cinema after a gap of four years, and it is the first time that Dileep had worked with Siddique. Popular choreographer-director Prabhu Deva choreographed the song sequences. Bodyguard was a blockbuster at box office.

Bodyguard
Bodyguard (2010 film) poster.jpg
Official Poster
Directed bySiddique
Produced byJohny Sagariga
Written bySiddique
StarringDileep
Nayantara
Thiagarajan
Mithra Kurian
Music byOuseppachan
CinematographyS. Kumar
Edited byK. R. Gowri Shanker
Production
company
Johnny Sagariga Film Company
Distributed byJohnny Sagariga Film Company
Release date
  • 23 January 2010 (2010-01-23)
Running time
165 minutes
CountryIndia
LanguageMalayalam
Budget4 crore (US$580,000)
Box office30 crore (US$4.3 million)

The film released on 23 January 2010. It has been remade into Tamil, Hindi, Kannada and Telugu . Tamil and Hindi versions were directed by Siddique himself. A Bengali version of the movie is in production. Director Siddique however insists that it is an adaptation of a Hollywood movie of the same name and by Nicholas Pileggis' Wise Guy.

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PlotEdit

Bodyguard revolves around young Jayakrishnan (Dileep), who has a very strange habit; he adulates anyone with a trace of heroism. Whenever he develops an admiration towards a person, he prefers to move with that person as a sort of bodyguard. He starts admiring Ashokan (Thiagarajan), a former liquor tycoon and leading businessman. Jayakrishnan wants to be Ashokan's bodyguard, but Ashokan does not need a bodyguard. Later, Jayakrishnan approaches Ashokan with a recommendation from someone he cannot refuse. He achieves his luck after saving Ashokan from danger.

Jayakrishnan thus becomes the bodyguard of Ashokan's only daughter Ammu (Nayantara). Jayakrishnan follows Ammu to her college as her bodyguard. Ammu and her friend Sethulakshmi (Mithra Kurian) gets irritated with him following them all day.

Jayakrishnan takes his role as bodyguard very seriously and follows the two girls around constantly. In an attempt to get rid of him, Ammu and Sethulakshmi make up a "fake lover" hoping to distract Jayakrishnan from his duties as a bodyguard. It works! Jayakrishnan falls in love with "PRIVATE NUMBER", and is constantly looking for this girl. He has no idea that his lover is Ammu. Ammu, as a joke, calls Jayakrishnan and speaks badly about Ammu. Jayakrishnan gets a little angry and disagrees with her. He believes Ammu is a good-hearted person. That's when the viewer is able to tell Ammu is really falling in love with Jayakrishnan. This is no joke anymore. Ammu, later tells Jayakrishnan to run away with her and meet her at a railroad station. Jayakrishnan agrees, not knowing that the girl is Ammu. Ashokan finds out and he believes that Jayakrishnan and Ammu are planning to run away together. In order to save Jayakrishnan's life, Ammu lies that it's not her. That Jayakrishnan is meeting another girl at the station. Ashokan lets Jayakrishnan go, but tells others to kill Jayakrishnan if a girl does not show up. Terrified, Ammu sends her friend, Sethulakshmi, to the station and tells her to tell Jayakrishnan that Ammu is the lover and she won't be able to make it to the station. Sethulakshmi, seeing Jayakrishnan, falls in love, and admits that she is the lover, not Ammu. Ammu calls her twice, but Sethulakshmi throws the cellphone out, trying to erase Ammu out of their love life completely. Years later, after Jayakrishnan and Sethulakshmi's marriage, she bore a son. Before her death, she leaves a diary for her son telling the whole story between the phone calls and his father and Ammu. The son later goes to Ammu's house with Jayakrishnan to visit Ashokan. Jayakrishnan is shocked Ammu isn't married. The son asks Ammu to become his mother and Jayakrishnan is shocked and angry at his son for saying something so blunt and rude. But Ashokan begs Jayakrishnan to take Ammu as his wife. So they go onto the train together but the son runs and throws the diary into a trashcan nearby. Jayakrishnan finds the diary and realizes that his real lover, the girl who's waited for him for so many years faithfully, was Ammu.

CastEdit

Character map of remakesEdit

The original Malayalam film Bodyguard is being remade in Hindi and Telugu. The Telugu version is being directed by Gopichand Malineli while all the other three versions are directed by Siddique himself. Below is a character map of the lead characters in the story of Bodyguard and its remakes. Along with Remake, this movie was also dubbed in Hindi as Main Hoon Bodyguard.[1][2]

Bodyguard
(Malayalam; 2010)
Kaavalan
(Tamil; 2011)
Bodyguard
(Hindi; 2011)
Bodyguard
(Kannada; 2011)
Bodyguard
(Telugu; 2012)
Bodyguard
(Bengali)
Jayakrishnan
(Dileep)
Bhoominathan
(Vijay)
Lovely Singh
(Salman Khan)
Jayakrishna
(Jaggesh)
Venkatadri
(Venkatesh)

(Shakib Khan)
Ammu
(Nayanthara)
Meera
(Asin)
Divya
(Kareena Kapoor)
Ammu
(Daisy Shah)
Keerthi
(Trisha Krishnan)

(Nipun)
Sethulakshmi
(Mithra Kurian)
Maadhu
(Mithra Kurian)
Maya
(Hazel Keech)
Poorna
(Spoorthi)
Swathi
(Saloni Aswani)
Ashokettan
(Thiagarajan)
Muthuramalingam
(Rajkiran)
Sartaj Rana
(Raj Babbar)
Ashokanna
(Gurudut)
Varadarajula Naidu
(Prakash Raj)

AwardsEdit

SoundtrackEdit

Bodyguard
Soundtrack album by
Released10 January 2010
Recorded2009–10
GenreFeature film soundtrack
Length26.09
LabelJohny Sagariga Music Company
ProducerOuseppachan
Ouseppachan chronology
Hailesa
(2010)
Bodyguard
(2010)
Aagathan
(2010)

Track listingEdit

No.TitleLyricsSinger(s)Length
1."Kozhi Chingara"KaithapramAfsal, Anitha4:57
2."Arikathayaro"Anil PanachooranRanjith K Govind4:03
3."Enneyano"Anil PanachooranMG Sreekumar, Biju Narayanan, Rimi Tomy4:09
4."Perilla Rajyathe"Anil Panachooran, KaithapramKarthik, Elizabeth Raju4:55
5."Machilamma"KaithapramPradeep Palluruthy, Jyotsna4.31
6."Arikathayaro"Anil Panachooran, KaithapramRanjith K Govind, Elizabeth Raju4:02

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ tv.burrp.com (8 June 2013). "Main Hoon Bodyguard". burrp. Mumbai. Retrieved 8 June 2013.
  2. ^ whatsonindia.com (8 June 2013). "Main Hoon Bodyguard". What's on India. Mumbai. Retrieved 8 June 2013.

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