Chandrolsavam is a 2005 Indian Malayalam-language romantic drama film written and directed by Ranjith. It stars Mohanlal in the lead role as Chirackal Sreehari, along with Meena, Ranjith, Cochin Haneefa, and Jagadish. V. Dakshinamoorthy makes a cameo appearance as Sreehari's guru. The film features music composed by Vidyasagar.
|Produced by||Santhosh Damodharan|
|Edited by||L. Bhoominathan|
|Distributed by||Damor Cinema Release|
Chandrolsavam is about Chirackal Sreehari, a man in love for his nostalgia, trying to redeem his past, celebration of his life, love, friendships and memories, and through it shows Sreehari's unending love for the life he has lived.
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Sreehari (Mohanlal), the protagonist, was compelled to leave his village and home after being convicted for plotting a murder, and returns home after spending a year in jail and living in Paris for many years. Back home, he tries to get back every moment of his past-his teenage romance, the sights and sounds that he had once savoured because he does not have much life left, he is afflicted with cancer.
Much of the story revolves around his childhood love Indu (Meena), and about the other two friends, one who turns out to be a husband of Indu and another one Ramanunni (Ranjith) who tried to kill her husband and tried to put the blame on Sreehari to get Indu. While Sreehari returns Indu was taking care of her bed ridden husband. After his return Sreehari proves his innocence to Indu and her husband. In an attempt to get Indu, Ramanunni kills Indu's husband.
Indu comes under the shelter of Sreehari, but she is kidnapped by Ramanunni and saved by Sreehari. Meanwhile, Doctor Durga (Khushbu Sundar) enters Sreehari home and everyone gets disappointed by her arrival as they want Indu to be united with Sreehari and Durga reveals the truth that she is running her hospital along with her husband in Delhi. And the patient (Sreehari) escaped from their hospital without their knowledge to come to his native village to see his childhood friends. Sreehari leaves with Indu and Durga for the treatment and viewers are left with an hopeful expectation that he will return healthy.
- Mohanlal as Chirackal Sreehari
- Meena as Indulekha
- Ranjith as Kalathil Ramanunni
- Cochin Haneefa as Sreedharan
- V. K. Sreeraman as Kunjutty
- Santhosh as Sahadevan
- Jagadish as Kuttiraman
- Sujatha as K. P. Bhavaniamma
- Khushbu Sundar as Dr. Durga Chandrashekhar (Voice over by Revathi)
- Saikumar as Karunan
- Samvrutha Sunil as Malavika
- Jayakrishnan as Naveen
- Murali Menon as Balachandran
- Meena Ganesh as Madhavi
- Maniyanpilla Raju as C.I Sugathan
- Spadikam George as C.I Kurian George
- Bheeman Raghu as Ingapara "Pothu" Peethambaran
- Zeenath as Santha
- Jayan Cherthala as Chandrashekharan
- Augustine as Jose
- Abu Salim as Vasu
- Nisha Sarangh
- Nilambur Ayisha as Devakiamma
- Oduvil Unnikrishnan- Cameo Appearance
- Raveendran- Cameo Appearance
- V. Dakshinamoorthy - Cameo Appearance
|Soundtrack album by|
|Released||18 March 2005|
|1||Muttathethum||Dr. K. J. Yesudas||Gireesh Puthenchery||Mohanam|
|2||Ponmulam||K. S. Chithra||Gireesh Puthenchery||Kalyani|
|3||Aaraarum||P. Jayachandran||Gireesh Puthenchery||Shuddha Saveri|
|4||Shobhillu||Dr. K. J. Yesudas||Tyagaraja||Jaganmohini|
|5||Nijadasavarada||K. S. Chithra||Patnam Subramania Iyer||Kalyani|
|6||Aaraarum||Sujatha||Gireesh Puthenchery||Shuddha Saveri|
|7||Chembada Pada||M. G. Sreekumar||Arumughan Vengidangu||Anandabhairavi|
The film did not received an expected response when it was released. Ranjith says, "Mohanlal fans expected too much. I don't think it was a bad film. Many who watched it on DVD called to say they were surprised it did not do well. Fans come in with pre-conceived notions on how the actor will be in the movie and the kind of story it will be, hence they could not grasp the poetic element in the film."
- "Daring to be different". The Hindu. 23 June 2006. Retrieved 2 March 2011.