Godha is a 2017 Indian Malayalam-language sports-comedy movie directed by Basil Joseph, starring Tovino Thomas, Wamiqa Gabbi, Aju Varghese and Renji Panicker in the lead roles. It was released on 19 May 2017 It became one of the biggest commercial successes of 2017 and completed 90 days of theatrical run.
|Directed by||Basil Joseph|
|Produced by||Dr. AV Anoop
Mukesh R. Mehta
|Written by||Rakesh Mantodi|
|Music by||Shaan Rahman|
|Edited by||Abhinav Sunder Nayak|
E 4 Entertainment
|Box office||₹ 20 crore |
- Tovino Thomas as Aanjaneya Das
- Wamiqa Gabbi as Aditi Singh
- Renji Panicker as Captain
- Aju Varghese as Balan
- Hareesh Peradi
- Mamukoya as old referee for wrestling
- Sreejith Ravi as Vijayan
- Bijukuttan as Kolamachan
- Hareesh Perumanna
- Dharmajan Bolgatty as Danger
- Pradeep Kottayam as Captain's brother and their cook
- Parvathy T as Aanjaneya Das's mother
- Shine Tom Chacko as Kidilan Firoz (Guest Appearance)
- Dinesh Nair
- Vineeth Sharma as Aditi's brother
- Tansen Paul as Aditi's father
- Monisha Sabu as Aditi's friend
- Aarushi Vedikha as Pinto
Principal photography of the film began in October 2016. Wamiqa Gabbi sustained a lot of injuries in the making of the film. For the film, the actors underwent rigorous training in wrestling. The movie was shot in Chandigarh, Patiala, Ludhiana, Ottapalam and Pazhani.The shooting was completed by December 2016.
Film critic Veeyen lauded the movie and stated that "Basil Joseph’s tweaking of the sport movie recipe in ‘Godha’ works wonders and lifts it up straight on to a prized zone occupied by some of its triumphant predecessors. Strikingly directed and deftly written, ‘Godha’ steps up the rules of the game and wins the combat in a superb take-down."
Amrutha Menon P of Manorama Online praised Adithi's charisma, and described the film as "a simple sports story that will not disappoint you".
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