Karinkunnam 6's is a 2016 Indian Malayalam sports drama film directed by Deepu Karunakaran. It stars Manju Warrier an ex-railway sportswoman who as a volleyball coach trains a group of prisoners portrayed by Babu Antony, Baiju, Padmaraj Ratheesh, Sudev Nair, Sudheer Karamana, Jacob Gregory, and Santhosh Keezhattoor. The musical score and songs are composed by Rahul Raj. The film was released in Kerala on 6 July 2016. The film is a tribute to Jimmy George.
Theatrical release poster
|Malayalam: കരിങ്കുന്നം സിക്സസ്|
|Directed by||Deepu Karunakaran|
|Produced by||Anil Biswas|
|Screenplay by||Deepu Karunakaran|
|Story by||Arunlal Ramachandran|
|Music by||Rahul Raj|
|Cinematography||Jaya Krishna Gummadi|
|Edited by||V. Saajan|
|Distributed by||Magic Frames|
It's an underdog story of motivated prisoners led by Vandhana and Aby. Aby starts a Volleyball Premier League (VPL) with businessman Mukul Keshav and Kuriyachan. Aby's ego doesn't match with his colleagues. Aby gets injured and is unable to train a team for VPL. His Karinkunnam 6's team players get acquired by Kuriyachan under Golden Smashers. Vandhana fills in for Aby's passion and responsibility and finds a team and attempts to regroup them under her and Aby's banner Karinkunnam 6's but gets snatched up by Felix for Southern Warriors. Disheartened Vandhana tries to recruit a bunch prisoners as their team through IG Haritha. The rest of the film follows how Vandhana and her band of misfits from Poojappura Central Prison are able to win VPL facing slight challenges.
- Manju Warrier as Vandhana, Aby's wife and Sportswoman
- Anoop Menon as Aby, Volleyball Nut
- Babu Antony as Douglas
- Sudheer Karamana as Shashankan
- Baiju as Lalu
- Jacob Gregory as Bruno
- Santhosh Keezhattoor as Vasudev
- Samuthirakani as Saravanan (cameo)
- Suraj Venjaramoodu as Nelson
- Sreejith Ravi as Barnabas
- Lena as IG Haritha Krishnan
- Jagadheesh as Commentator
- Manikuttan as Vishnu
- Shyamaprasad as Mukul Kesavan
- Vivek Gopan as Team player
- Asottan Bombay as Referee
- Bindhu Krishna as Vasudev's wife
The songs and score were composed by Rahul Raj. Vinaayak Sasikumar wrote lyrics for the songs. "Ulakathin", the first video song from the film was released by the label Muzik 247 through YouTube on 21 June 2016.
- Track listing
- "Ulakathin" (Rahul Raj, Arun Alat, Joju Sebastian) - 3:17
- "Medapoompattum Chutti" (Najim Arshad) - 1:29
- "Dhadakne De" (Rahul Raj, Najim Arshad) - 2:49
The film was certified by the Central Board of Film Certification on 27 June 2016. Karinkunnam 6'S was released on 6 July 2016 in 49 screens in Kerala on the eve of Eid. The film clashed with the coinciding release of Shajahanum Pareekuttiyum.
The film made a gross collection of ₹1.9 crore (US$270,000) in three days at Kerala box office.
Awards and nominationsEdit
- Asiavision Awards - 2017
- NAFA 2017
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