Memories (2013 film)

Memories is a 2013 Indian Malayalam-language crime thriller film written and directed by Jeethu Joseph, starring Prithviraj Sukumaran, S. P. Sreekumar, Miya, Vijayaraghavan, Suresh Krishna and Meghana Raj. The film is produced by P. K. Muralidharan and Santha Murali under the banner of Anantha Visions.[1] The film follows Sam Alex (Prithviraj), a drunkard cop, who is forced to investigate a series of murders. The climax of the film drew inspiration from Kiss the Girls. The movie was remade in Tamil in 2016 as Aarathu Sinam.[2]

Memories
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Theatrical-release poster
Directed byJeethu Joseph
Written byJeethu Joseph
Produced byP K Muralidharan
Santha Murali
StarringPrithviraj
S. P. Sreekumar
Miya
Vijayaraghavan
Meghana Raj
CinematographySujith Vaassudev
Edited byJohn Kutty
Music bySongs:
Sejo John
Background score:
Anil Johnson
Production
company
Anantha Visions
Distributed byMurali Films & Tricolor Entertainments
Release date
  • 9 August 2013 (2013-08-09)
Running time
143 minutes
CountryIndia
LanguageMalayalam
Budget₹34 million
Box office₹395 million

PlotEdit

Sam Alex (Prithviraj Sukumaran) is a police officer who is heavily dependent on alcoholism to ease the pain of his family loss. Sam was a romantic and peaceful family guy, leading a good life with his family. His loving wife Teena (Meghana Raj) and beloved daughter were murdered by his enemy right in front of his eyes, and as a result, he turns into an alcoholic. Sam's supervisor Aravindhaksha Menon (Vijayaraghavan) requests him to proceed with a parallel investigation in a case involving the disappearance and possible kidnapping of several young married men, since the present police team is not able to make any progress in the case. Sam refuses to this. Later, his mother Marykutty (Vanitha Krishnachandran) requests him to take up the investigation.

Sam soon gets into the case files and consults the postmortem documents and the doctors who conducted it. Soon, Sam is seen making a breakthrough in the case. Another two kidnappings happen in the series, and all this leads to Sam's rough conclusion of the killer. The killer is an eccentric person, has a limp in his feet, and either hates or loves women. The killer leaves certain clues inscribed by a sharp surgical knife on the chest of the victims. This serves Sam's thinking of what kind of person the killer is and who is his next target.

Upon careful examination of the words inscribed in the body of the victims, Sam uncovers that the words are actually Aramaic, the language Jesus used for communication. The words are later found to point to biblical proverbs, thus helping Sam lead to conclusions that the killer is insane and assumed the victims gave up their lives for the sins committed by their respective wives. He soon figures out that the wives of the kidnapped husbands have links, and they all had to do with a guy who studied with them certain years back. There was no evidence of such a person.

During all these scenes, Sam realizes that there is one last target and the killer will not miss this and he will disappear after that. He eventually finds out that the next target is his own brother Sanju (Rahul Madhav), and his brother's wife is the last link in the connection. Sam finds out with the help of his colleague and other evidence that the killer has a property near Kottayam. He goes there for one last confrontation. After killing the murderer, he gives up drinking and adopts the daughter of the murderer's sister. He finally moves on.

CastEdit

ReleaseEdit

Memories was released on 9 August 2013.

The film had been remade into Tamil as Aarathu Sinam with Arulnithi in lead.

ReceptionEdit

Sify.com rated the film as "Good", stating that "Memories is an engaging film that has been well made."[3] Gayathry of Oneindia.in says that "Memories is undoubtedly an above average, entertaining movie."[4] Aswin of The Times of India says that "Memories is an engaging watch, courtesy a decent plot and a cast that does justice to the plot."[5] Indiaglitz.com says that "Memories is a thriller which may find space among the list of well crafted suspense thrillers in Mollywood.[6] Nowrunning.com rated the film as "Above Average", stating that "Memories is a decent entertainer and stunning triller in which plot twists abound, and the ambiance is laced with intrigue."[7]

SoundtrackEdit

Memories
Soundtrack album by
Released2013 (2013)
Recorded2013
GenreFilm soundtrack
LanguageMalayalam
ProducerP K Muralidharan
Santha Murali
Sejo John chronology
Housefull
(2013)
Memories
(2013)
6B Paradise
(2013)

All music is composed by Sejo John.The song "Memories" has borrowed elements heavily from the English song "Summer Wine" by Nancy Sinatra and Lee Hazlewood. Towards the very end of the movie, the background music consists of a piece borrowed from the "Schindler's List theme"..

No.TitleLyricsArtist(s)Length
1."Thirayum Theeravum"Sejo JohnVijay Yesudas 
2."Memories"Shelton PinheiroShelton Pinheiro 

AwardsEdit

  • Won the Kerala State Film Awards in 2014 for Best Cinematography. [1]
  • Won the Asianet Film Awards in 2014 for Most popular actor.

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