Malarvaadi Arts Club
Malarvadi Arts Club is a 2010 Indian Malayalam-language romantic-musical comedy drama film written and directed by Vineeth Sreenivasan in his directorial debut, produced by actor Dileep Pillai. The film was released in 600 theaters across India. The cast of five young boys and two girls were selected through a talent hunt. The movie was a commercial success at the box office.
|Malarvadi Arts Club|
Theatrical release poster
|Directed by||Vineeth Sreenivasan|
|Screenplay by||Vineeth Sreenivasan|
|Narrated by||Vineeth Sreenivasan|
|Music by||Shaan Rahman|
|Edited by||Ranjan Abraham|
|Distributed by||Kalasangham Films |
|Box office||₹80 million|
The story is about the life of 5 friends in a small village called Manissery. They have completed their studies and are all set to move to the next phase of their life. But in the process they face unexpected problems while trying to keep their favourite hangout Malarvadi Arts Club alive.
"Malarvadi Koottam" (Malarvadi guys) are a bunch of trouble makers in the Manassery village. They even act as goons for a Communist party, named Labour Party. The first half of the film is about the pointless lives of these five led by Prakashan(Nivin Pauly). Prakashan has a fiery temperament; he would do anything for the people he loves, for the cause he believes in. In a moment of financial crisis, Kumaran (Nedumudi Venu) (their mentor who formed malarvadi club) makes the group take up music once again. On the way, the best singer Santhosh Damodaran (Geevarghese Eappen) in the group gets a chance to attend a reality show. Predictably, he makes it big, which is followed by misunderstandings, separation and a grand reunion in the end.
- Nivin Pauly as Prakashan
- Aju Varghese as Kuttu
- Bhagath Manuel as Purushu
- Harikrishnan as Praveen
- Geevarghese Eappen as Santhosh Dhamodhar
- Nedumudi Venu as Kumaran
- Jagathy Sreekumar as Raghavan
- Lishoy as Damodaran
- Suraj Venjaramood as Shekaran
- Malavika Wales as Geethu
- Apoorva Bose as Revathy
- Salim Kumar as Kattappuram Sashi
- Janardhanan as NelloorGopalan
- Sreenivasan as Blade Bhaasi
- Sreeram Ramachandran as Geethu's brothers friend
- Kottayam Nazeer as Prem
- Renjith Reghu as Susheelan
- Manikandan Pattambi
- Willson Joseph as Lalettan Fan's Association Secretary (uncredited)
- Deepak Parambol
- Deepika Mohan as Damodaran's wife
The movie received positive reviews. Paresh C Palicha of Rediff gave the film 2.5 out of five stars praising Vineeth Sreenivasan on his directorial debut stated that "Malarvadi Arts Club shows that Vineeth Sreenivasan does hold promise as a director, who can only improve with experience. He has made a film that will make the viewer smile". Sify rating it as Watchable movie said "The five new heroes, who were selected after talent hunts and rehearsal camps, have performed quite well".
|1||"Manyamaha Janangale"||Vineeth Sreenivasan, Sachin Warrier, Rajesh Menon|
|2||"Kaathu Kaathu"||Shaan Rahman|
|3||"Innoree Mazhayil"||Rahul Nambiar, Vineeth Sreenivasan|
|4||"Changaayi"||Vineeth Sreenivasan, Sujatha Mohan|
|6||"Nerin Vazhithan"||Vineeth Sreenivasan, Shaan Rahman, Sachin Warrier, Divya S. Menon|
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