Mallu Singh

Mallu Singh is a 2012 Indian Malayalam-language action comedy film written by Sethu and directed by Vysakh. The film stars Unni Mukundan, Kunchacko Boban, Biju Menon and Manoj K. Jayan. The film is credited as 50th film of Kunchacko Boban.[1]

Mallu Singh
Mallusingh.jpg
Theatrical poster
Directed byVysakh
Produced byNeeta Anto
Written bySethu
Starring
Music byM. Jayachandran(Songs)

Gopi Sunder (Background Music) Rajeev Alunkal (Lyrics)

Murukan Kattakada (Lyrics)
CinematographyShaji Kumar
Edited byMahesh Narayanan
Production
company
Ann Mega Media
Distributed byAnn Mega Media
Release date
  • 4 May 2012 (2012-05-04)
Running time
150 minutes
CountryIndia
LanguageMalayalam

PlotEdit

In a district court of Palakkad, Ananthan (Suresh Krishna) waits for a verdict regarding the heir of an isolated land. The lawyer informs Ananthan that the verdict was postponed.

Ananthan threatens Ani (Kunchacko Boban) and his younger sister Aswathi (Samvrutha Sunil) as they, too, were competing for the land. Ani wants to find Hari, who was his cousin and childhood friend. Hari has been missing for seven years. He found his grandmother in tears most of the time and watching her, he decided that he must reach Hari somehow. For many years Ani has been searching for Hari. So when Ani recognizes Hari in a TV program featuring Punjab, he sets forth to Punjab with great expectations of finding Hari.

In Punjab, he arrives in Mallu Street and finds Karthikeyan (Biju Menon) and Pappan (Manoj K Jayan). When they both came to know that Ani had come in search of Hari, they ask about the story of Hari. Then there is a flashback.

In Kerala, Hari (Unni Mukundan) wins a Kabbadi match and from then on all in the village were very fond of him. One day, Valiyampattu Raghavan Nair (Siddique), Ani's father and Hari's maternal uncle, was carrying on with his harvest festival. But then arrived Govindan Kutty (Sai Kumar) and Ananthan who had a grudge against Raghavan Nair's family. When Ananthan kicked the plate containing the required items, Hari arrives at the spot. Govindan said that Raghavan Nair and Ani had come to seize the property of Hari. When Hari ignored, Govindan Kutty warned Hari to be aware of Raghavan Nair as one day he will be kicked out. Hari decided to organise a new business in the hope to earn some money but in vain. Ani decided to fix Hari's marriage with Aswathi in order to unite Hari and Raghavan Nair. Knowing this, Raghavan Nair slaps Ani for thinking a proposal for Aswathi with a jobless man. To get rid of burdens and humiliations Hari decides to leave the village for peace and promised a return after a long time. On his way, he hears the screaming of Raghavan Nair. When he was about to help him, Govindan Kutty and Ananthan accused Hari for killing his own uncle for wealth. From then on Hari was never seen.

On hearing the story, Karthi and Pappan decides to help him find Hari and resolve his issues in Kerala. Still, they were sure that it might not be Hari they knew as he was an entire Sikh.

One day he finds Hari who fought the Sardar students for flirting with his sisters. Keen on seeing him, Ani enthusiastically called Hari loudly expecting for something good. But he is Harinder Singh, he spots a beard and turban and his attire is purely Punjabi. Even in his behavior, Harinder Singh looks like a typical Punjabi. Ani came to know that Hari is Mallu Singh. Ani wants to make sure about Hari's identity and so decides to stay there for a long period. However, Karthi and Pappan helped Ani. Together, the three go in search of proof to make sure that 'Mallu Singh' is Hari. Somewhere along the line, Suseelan (Suraj Venjaramoodu) joins the three making the situation worse. Suseelan came to Punjab to start a hair cutting salon but on finding that no one in Punjab cuts hair, took up cycle repair as his occupation for survival.

Ani tries all his luck to make Hari reveal the truth. He even brings Ashwathi to Punjab. Even after Harinder Singh's marriage gets fixed with Ashwathi, Hari refuses to admit that he is Hari. Disheartened, Ani says that he is not ready for the marriage and they plan to go back to Kerala. Hari comes to their room and tells them that the real Harinder Singh (Asif Ali) was killed in an accident because Hari slept while driving his truck. Since he took Harinder Singh's role in their family, he cannot live as Hari anymore. Harinder Singh's father hears this and says that Hari can live with them as their son but he has to go back to Kerala and settle his family problems.

In Kerala, Ananthan plans the measurement of the land kept for a verdict. A day pending for signature in court regarding the land case, Ananthan confidently said his brothers that no one from the Valiyampattu family would come to take back the land as Raghavan Nair got killed and Hari and Ani had also escaped. Then Hari, Ani, Karthi and Pappan comes to the spot and fights Ananthan and his brothers to get back their land and to avenge the death of Raghavan Nair. Once the things got settled, they move back to Punjab to get their brides married to them.

CastEdit

Critical receptionEdit

Times of India gave it a two stars out of five.[citation needed] Sify.com stated "Mallu Singh could be appealing in parts for those viewers who are there just for fun, without much logic. For the rest, here is one movie with lots of styles but no substance at all. Decide the category to which you belong, before heading for this one".[2] Rediff.com gave a rating of 3/5, and stated that Mallu Singh is entertaining.[3] Nowrunning.com gave a rating of 2.8/5, stating "Mallu Singh disappoints you on multiple levels; regarding the story, the script and above everything else in its failure to proffer its talented lead actor a challenging role that could have made a whole lot of a difference."[4]

Box officeEdit

The film was commercial success.[5][6] The film ran over 100 days.[7]

SoundtrackEdit

Mallu Singh
Soundtrack album by
Released6 April 2012
Recorded2012
GenreFeature film soundtrack
LanguageMalayalam
ProducerNeeta Anto
M. Jayachandran chronology
Swapna Sanchari
(2012)
Mallu Singh
(2012)
Aan Piranna Veedu
(2012)

The soundtrack of the film was composed by M. Jayachandran with lyrics penned by Murukan Kattakada and Rajeev Alunkal. The background score was composed by Gopi Sundar.

No.TitleArtist(s)Length
1."Cham Cham"K. J. Yesudas, Shreya Ghoshal 
2."Kinginikattu"Haricharan, Navraj Hans 
3."Rab Rab Rab"Shankar Mahadevan, Sithara, Suchismitha 
4."Kakka Malayile"Alex, M. Jayachandran, Nikhil Raj 
5."Punjabi Prayer"Shreya Ghoshal 

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ Paresh C Palicha (7 May 2012). "Review: Nothing original about Mallu Singh". Rediff.com.
  2. ^ "Movie Review:Mallu Singh". Sify.com. Archived from the original on 22 December 2013. Retrieved 4 August 2012.
  3. ^ "Review: Nothing original about Mallu Singh - Rediff.com Movies". Rediff.com. 7 May 2012. Retrieved 4 August 2012.
  4. ^ "Mallu Singh Review - Malayalam Movie Review by Veeyen". Nowrunning.com. 7 May 2012. Retrieved 4 August 2012.
  5. ^ "Kerala Box-Office (June-July 2012)". Sify. 1 August 2012. Archived from the original on 18 June 2014. Retrieved 27 February 2018.
  6. ^ "Right on track". The Hindu. 16 July 2015.
  7. ^ "On cloud nine". The Hindu. 26 August 2012.

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