Iniyengilum

Iniyengilum (transl. If only) is a 1983 Indian Malayalam-language political drama film directed by I. V. Sasi, written by T. Damodaran and produced by N. G. John. It stars Mohanlal, Mammootty, Ratheesh, Lalu Alex, Ranipadmini, and Seema. The film features music composed by Shyam.[1] The film juxtaposes the economic and cultural conditions of Kerala and Japan.

Iniyengilum
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Theatrical release poster
Directed byI. V. Sasi
Produced byN. G. John
Written byT. Damodaran
StarringMohanlal
Mammootty
Ratheesh
Lalu Alex
Ranipadmini
Seema
Music byShyam
CinematographyJayanan Vincent
Edited byK. Narayanan
Production
company
Geo Movies
Distributed byGeo Release
Release date
  • 20 August 1983 (1983-08-20)
CountryIndia
LanguageMalayalam

The film tells the story of a young idealist, Ravi (Mohanlal), who is nauseated by the hypocrisy of his politician brother (Mammootty). To hit back at the prevailing corrupt political system, Ravi stages cultural shows under the banner of the Darshana Kala Kendra, which is a group of unemployed youth. Iniyengilum was a commercial success at the box office.

PlotEdit

CastEdit

ProductionEdit

The film was shot in Japan.[2]

SoundtrackEdit

The music was composed by Shyam and the lyrics were written by Yusufali Kechery.

No. Song Singers Lyrics Length (m:ss)
1 "Kavithe Devi" (Ee Naadu Kadalum Karayum) P. Jayachandran, Vani Jairam, Chorus Yusufali Kechery
2 "Kunkuma Sooryan Raagamshu Chaarthi" K. J. Yesudas, S. Janaki Yusufali Kechery
3 "Mounam Raagam" K. J. Yesudas, S. Janaki, Chorus Yusufali Kechery
4 "Swarga Vaathil Thurannu Thannu" S. Janaki, P. Jayachandran, Vani Jairam, Unni Menon, J. M. Raju, Kausalya, Krishnachandran Yusufali Kechery

ReceptionEdit

The film was a commercial success at the box office.[3]

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "Iniyenkilum". MalayalaChalachithram. Retrieved 19 October 2014.
  2. ^ Moviebuzz (22 May 2015). "Mohanlal writes from Japan". Sify. Retrieved 23 July 2019.
  3. ^ Rangan, Baradwaj (2012). Conversations with Mani Ratnam. Penguin Books. ISBN 978-0-670-08520-0.CS1 maint: ref=harv (link)

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