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Kattappanayile Rithwik Roshan (English: Rithwik Roshan of Kattappana) is a 2016 Indian Malayalam-language drama filmthriller directed by Nadirshah. It stars Vishnu Unnikrishnan, Prayaga Martin and Lijomol Jose. The film was released on 18 November 2016.

Kattappanayile Rithwik Roshan
Kattappanayile Rithwik Roshan film poster.jpg
Theatrical release poster
Directed byNadirshah
Produced byDileep
Dr. Zachariah Thomas
Written byBibin George
Vishnu Unnikrishnan
StarringVishnu Unnikrishnan
Dharmajan Bolgatty
Prayaga Martin
Lijomol Jose
Music byNadirshah
Score:
Bijibal
CinematographyShamdat
Edited byJohnkutty
Production
company
Nad Group
United Global Media Entertainment
Distributed byKalasangham Films
Release date
  • 18 November 2016 (2016-11-18)
CountryIndia
LanguageMalayalam
Box office40 crore[1]

PlotEdit

The film tells the story of Krishnan Nair Aka Kichu, who got a chance as a child artist and makes up his ambition to be a super star in the industry, though in his adulthood he becomes a typecast with small and similar roles he performed in his childhood. Ann Mariya (Prayaga Martin) is a newcomer to Kattappana and becomes friends with Kichu quickly, believing him to be connected with the film industry on seeing a photograph of him standing next to Priyadarshan at a local studio. Kichu mistook her boundless closeness to be love and when he sees her with her college senior Amit and confronts her, he feels shattered. The same day he has a film shoot where the director James Antony (Kalabhavan Shajon) takes a chance with him believing him to be apt for portraying the central character of his new venture. But the producer, being a newbie is not ready to risk it all and so Kichu had to forfeit the part. Returning home he faces yet another problem where two girls whom he sent to a nearby film location were mistreated, one being his neighbor's daughter, Kani. The neighbor presumes that Kichu sent them with intentions for his personal gain. His father beats and reproaches him to get lost. Kichu, out of despair decides to commit suicide. A car drives towards him, drifting and tumbling over near the edge of the cliff, the suicide point. The person appears to be an owner of a startup from their town. Kichu rescues him and reckons suicide is not an answer to problems. Another person who comes to the suicide point reads Kichu's suicide note describing his story and has a change of heart and meets Kichu. Now Kichu has acknowledged Kani's love for him, he remains friends with Ann and has overcome his inferiority complexes. Towards the credits, Kichu is called again to don the role of a petty thief in a movie. At the location however, it turns out that the role is being done by another person and Kichu is actually the hero of the film.

CastEdit

MusicEdit

Nadirshah composed the music and Bijibal worked on the background score for the film. The lyrics for the four songs is written by Santhosh Varma and B. K. Harinarayanan.[2]

Kattappanayile Rithwik Roshan
Soundtrack album by
Released28 October 2016 (2016-10-28)
GenreFeature film Soundtrack
Length15:03
LanguageMalayalam
LabelMillennium audios
Nadirshah chronology
Amar Akbar Anthony
(2015)
Kattappanayile Rithwik Roshan
(2016)

Track listingEdit

No.TitleWriter(s)Singer(s)Length
1."Azhake Azhake"B.K HarinarayananNajim Arshad3:19
2."Azhake Azhake Nanunae"B.K HarinarayananVijay Prakash3:19
3."Minnaminnikkum"Santhosh VarmaShankar Mahadevan3:47
4."Parudeyam Mariyame"Nadirshah, Santhosh VarmaRimi Tomy, Vaikom Vijayalakshmi4:38
Total length:15:03

Release and receptionEdit

The film was originally scheduled for release on 11 November 2016, but due to the unforeseen execution of the 500 and 1000 rupee currency demonetisation, which removed these bank notes from circulation, the release was pushed to 18 November 2016.[3]

Box officeEdit

The film collected 1.15 crore in the opening day from Kerala.[4] It grossed 13.38 crore in 16 days run in Kerala, and 4.63 crore in 5 days run in the UAE and GCC regions released on 1 December 2016, for a worldwide total of 24 crore within one month of release.[5] It grossed 40 crore worldwide.[6]

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ James, Anu (6 January 2017). "Kattappanayile Hrithik Roshan box office: Nadhirshah-Dileep movie earns Rs 40 crore in 50 days". International Business Times. Retrieved 14 January 2016.
  2. ^ "Kattappanayile Hrithik Roshan (Original Motion Picture Soundtrack) by - itunes.apple.com › album › kattappanayile Hrithik Roshan". itunes.apple.com. Retrieved 6 December 2016.
  3. ^ James, Anu (10 November 2016). "Rupee ruckus in India: Nadhirshah's Kattappanayile Hrithik Roshan release date postponed". International Business Times. Retrieved 14 November 2016.
  4. ^ "Mission accomplished: Hrithik Roshan now knows about 'Kattappanayile Hrithik Roshan'". OnManorama. 22 November 2016. Retrieved 14 December 2016.
  5. ^ "Best Malayalam films of 2016: The Top 14 highest-grossing movies". International Business Times. 6 December 2016.
  6. ^ James, Anu (6 January 2017). "Kattappanayile Hrithik Roshan box office: Nadhirshah-Dileep movie earns Rs 40 crore in 50 days". International Business Times.

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