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Double Barrel (film)

Double Barrel, also called Eratta Kuzhal, is a 2015 Indian Malayalam language gangster comedy film written and directed by Lijo Jose Pellissery. The film stars Prithviraj Sukumaran, Indrajith Sukumaran, Arya, Chemban Vinod Jose, Sunny Wayne, Swathi Reddy, Isha Sharvani, Parvathi Menon, Rachana Narayanankutty and Asif Ali,[3][4] and is jointly produced by Prithviraj, Santhosh Sivan, Arya and Shaji Nadesan under August Cinema, and Lijo Jose Pellissery under Amen Movie Monastery.[5] Prashant Pillai composes the music while Abinandhan Ramanujam is the cinematographer. Double Barrel was made at an estimated cost of 16 crore (US$2.4 million).[2]

Double Barrel
Double Barrel film poster.jpg
Theatrical release poster
Directed by Lijo Jose Pellissery
Produced by
Written by Lijo Jose Pellissery
Starring
Music by Prashant Pillai
Cinematography Abinandhan Ramanujam
Edited by
  • Manoj
  • Sathyaraj Natarajan
Production
company
Distributed by August Cinema
Release date
  • 28 August 2015 (2015-08-28)[1]
Running time
160 minutes
Country India
Language Malayalam
Budget 16 crore (US$2.4 million)[2]

Contents

PlotEdit

Laila and Majnu are two precious stones, which has value only if they are together. It is now possessed by an underworld don in Goa, who tries to sell it, in order not to lose it to his son, Gabbar, whom he despises. Don approaches two lowly thugs, Pancho and Vinci and offers it for a price of ₹10 crores. They agree and ask for a week's time to arrange the money. Billy, who is Gabbar's man, comes to know of this and offers Pancho and Vinci ₹100 crores to buy it. Pancho and Vinci gets ₹5 crores from Blacky, which actually belongs to the Tarkovs (the Russian mob in Goa). For the remaining ₹5 crores, they plan to rob the black money of Podiyadis (a local hawala gang in Kerala). While the deal happens, things get mixed up and lead to a big gang war between all the groups.

CastEdit

ProductionEdit

Double Barrel was announced on 2014, as a gangster comedy movie in the backdrop of Goa, starring brothers Prithviraj and Indrajith Sukumaran.[6] The climax was shot using four Red Dragon 6K cameras.[7]

ReceptionEdit

Critical responseEdit

Veeyen of Nowrunning.com rated 1.5/5 and criticized the script, musical score, humour and direction, while concluding as "'Double Barrel' sends the spoof genre on a downward spiral with a relentlessly unexciting script. Real crazy indeed".[8] Moviebuzz of Sify.com heavily criticized the film and described it as a "flawed experiment", adding that, "The script is messy and some of the characters are so badly written that they just come and go in between without any impact in the whole narrative. The overindulgence of the makers is evident, ignoring the hapless viewers in the process".[9] IndiaGlitz.com rated 1.5/5 stars stating that "'Double Barrel' not only is the content insane, so is the presentation", and said that the film fails to engage.[10] Asha Prakash of The Times of India rated 2.5/5 stars and said "Other than the visual spectacle of seeing some major actors in the industry in their clownish avatars in the most impressive of settings, there is nothing much to engage the viewer. The shooting and killing seem never-ending and the jokes tedious".[11]

Box officeEdit

The film met with lukewarm responses in the box office. It found at the last position among the five Onam release films at the box office. The film grossed an amount of 2.90 crore (US$430,000) in 15 days of release against a budget of 16 crore (US$2.4 million). Surya TV bought the satellite rights.[12]

SoundtrackEdit

Prashant Pillai who had composed for all of Lijo Jose Pelliserry's earlier films, composed the songs and background score of the film.

Track listing
No. Title Lyrics Artist(s) Length
1. "Athala Pithala" Shabaraeesh Varma Arun Kamath, Shabaraeesh Varma, Rahul R Govinda, Gagan Baderiya 03:19
2. "Om Hare" P.S.Rafeeque Franco 03:30
3. "Amour Amour" Gilles Denizot(French), Prashant Pillai(English) Gilles Denizot 04:57
4. "Mohabbat" P.S.Rafeeque Shahabaz Aman, Preeti Pilai 03:45
5. "Selfie" Shabaraeesh Varma Shabaraeesh Varma, K S Krishnan, Prashant Pillai 02:45
6. "Kadala Varuthu" Shabaraeesh Varma Shabaraeesh Varma 02:36
7. "Bum Attam" K.S.Krishnan K.S.Krishnan 02:51
8. "Shakeela"   Prashant Pillai, Gagan Baderiya 04:40
9. "Athala Pithala Reprise" Shabaraeesh Varma Arun Kamath, Shabareesh Varma 01:58
Total length: 26:51

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "'Double Barrel' Movie Review by Audience". IBM Times. 
  2. ^ a b Express News Service (24 August 2015). "Star War on Screen". The New Indian Express. Archived from the original on 5 November 2015. Retrieved 24 August 2015. 
  3. ^ C Pillai, Radhika (24 July 2014). "Double Barrel to have a huge star cast!". The Times Of India. TNN. Retrieved 16 October 2017. 
  4. ^ "Arya Enters Mollywood". Sify.com. Retrieved 16 October 2017. 
  5. ^ "Lijo Pellissery to start `Double Barrel`". Sify. Retrieved 1 January 2015. 
  6. ^ "Where the Wild Meets the Wit". The New Indian Express. 21 May 2014. Retrieved 16 October 2017. 
  7. ^ Manu, Meera (25 April 2018). "A keen eye for cinematography". Deccan Chronicle. Retrieved 9 June 2018. 
  8. ^ Veeyen (30 August 2015). "Double Barrel Review". Nowrunning.com. Retrieved 23 November 2015. 
  9. ^ Moviebuzz (30 August 2015). "Double Barrel". Sify.com. Retrieved 23 November 2015. 
  10. ^ IndiaGlitz (August 29, 2015). "Double Barrel Movie Review - All Bangs But No Fire". Indiaglitz.com. Retrieved 23 November 2015. 
  11. ^ Asha Prakash (30 August 2015). "Double Barrel Movie Review". The Times of India. Retrieved 23 November 2015. 
  12. ^ Aswini (12 September 2015). "ഓണം റിലീസ്: ബോക്‌സോഫീസ് കളക്ഷനില്‍ മുന്നില്‍ മോഹന്‍ലാലോ മമ്മൂട്ടിയോ?". Filmibeat.com. Retrieved 12 September 2015. 

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