Kettyolaanu Ente Malakha

Kettyolaanu Ente Malakha (transl. Wife is my angel) is a 2019 Indian Malayalam-language drama film directed by Nissam Basheer (in his directorial debut), written by Aji Peter Thankam and produced by Magic Frames. It stars Asif Ali and Veena Nandakumar, with Manohari Joy, Jaffar Idukki, and Basil Joseph in supporting roles.[1] William Francis composed the film's music.[2] The plot follows newly wed Sleevachan and Rincy as they began their married life. The film was released on 22 November 2019.

Kettyolaanu Ente Malakha
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Directed byNissam Basheer
Produced byListin Stephen
Justin Stephen
Wichu Balamurali
Written byAji Peter Thankam
StarringAsif Ali
Veena Nandakumar
Music byWilliam Francis
CinematographyAbhilash Sankar
Edited byNoufal Abdullah
Production
company
Distributed byMagic Frames
Release date
  • 22 November 2019 (2019-11-22)
Running time
135 minutes
CountryIndia
LanguageMalayalam
Budget3 crore (US$420,000)
Box office21 crore (US$2.9 million)

PlotEdit

Sleevachan is a farmer who lives with his mother. Despite being over 30 years he has not shown an interest in married life. Once when he is back from work, he finds out his mother fainted and lying on the kitchen floor. Knowing that there should be someone around his mother while he is away he decides to marry.

He marries Rincy in an arranged marriage. Sleevachan is a virgin. Once married, he is nervous in approaching Rincy because of his lack of experience with women. Each night, Sleevachan starts staying away from home. Rincy begins to feels like Sleevachan is deliberately avoiding her and when asked he avoids the question.

While hanging around with friends Sleevachan hear them say that wives has high regards for those husbands who has shown them their potential. On that night, a drunk Sleevachan forcefully have sexual intercourse with Rincy. Rincy in the morning is unconscious and is hospitalised. She is heartbroken and tells Sleevachan that she does not want to continue their marriage and asks him to take her back to her home. In the following days, Sleevachan understands his mistakes and tries to rectify it by going out of his way to help Rincy. She, however keeps quiet and discourages Sleevachan. On the night they return, she talks to Sleevachan and she understands that it was not his mistake and forgive him by having sex with him. He understands the difference between rape and sex through this. They decide to remain as a couple. The credits roll by showing the clips of their honeymoon.

CastEdit

  • Asif Ali as Sleevachan
  • Veena Nandakumar as Rincy
  • Manohari Joy as Eliyamma / Ammachi
  • Raveendran as Bombay Sajeevan
  • Jaffar Idukki as Kuttiyachan
  • Basil Joseph as Kunjaambi
  • Rony David as Richard
  • Sruthi Lakshmi as Richard's wife
  • Maala Parvathi as Dr. Rosamma
  • Alice as Mariyamma Chettathi
  • Santhosh Krishnan as Eldose
  • Jayalakshmi as Mercy
  • Sini Abraham as Jessy
  • Jesna Sibi as Celin
  • Anu Anil as Ciscily
  • Fr. Eldose as Fr. Eldose
  • Sminu Sijo as Anna
  • Sandra Sijo as Teena, Anna's daughter
  • Anju as Betsy
  • Ansar Angamali as Binoy
  • Shine Tom Chacko as Shine

SoundtrackEdit

Kettyolaanu Ente Malakha
Soundtrack album by
William Francis
Released6 October 2019 (2019-10-06)
Recorded2019
GenreFeature film soundtrack
LabelMagic Frames Music

Lyrics are written by B. K. Harinarayanan and Vinayak Sasikumar, all music is composed by William Francis.

No.TitleArtist(s)Length
1."Enna Undra"William Francis4:14
2."Pathivo Maarum"Niranj Suresh3:41
3."Athmaavile"Najim Arshad 

ReleaseEdit

The film released on 22 November 2019 across 132 screens in Kerala, to highly positive reviews from the critics as well as the audience. It got the theatre release in Qatar, Oman, Kuwait, Bahrain and UAE on 5 December 2019.

Critical receptionEdit

Anna Mathews of The Times of India rated the film with 3 stars out of 5, and said that "there are no tense, twisty moments. It's a simple story, nicely acted by even the supporting cast, and actually feels quite pleasant to watch an uncomplicated love story that makes you tear up and smile at the end". She praised the performances of Asif Ali, Veena Nandakumar and the rest.[3] Baradwaj Rangan of Film Companion wrote that "this could be a fascinating case study of how "arrogance" on screen (like in Arjun Reddy) makes it less easy for us to fully embrace a character, while innocence and humility make us sympathise more readily".[4]

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "'Kettyolaanu Ente Malakha' new poster features Asif Ali as a groom, posing with his wife'".
  2. ^ https://www.newindianexpress.com/entertainment/malayalam/2019/oct/02/asif-ali-reveals-ketyolaanu-ente-maalaakha-first-look-2042041.html
  3. ^ https://www.timesofindia.com/entertainment/malayalam/movie-details/kettiyolaanu-ente-malakha/movieshow/72142295.cms
  4. ^ "Asif Ali is Part Ayushmann Khurrana, Part Arjun Reddy In 'Kettiyolaanu Ente Malakha'". Film Companion.

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