Money Ratnam

Money Ratnam (English translation: Money Diamond) is a 2014 Indian Malayalam comedy thriller film,directed by debutant Santhosh Nair starring Fahadh Faasil[1] and Niveda Thomas.[2] Touted to be a road movie, which is loosely adapted from Hindi movie Ek Chalis Ki Last Local, it narrates a story that happen in a 24-hour time frame during a journey from Munnar to Marayur.[3] Scripted by Anil Narayanan and Ajith C. Lokesh, the music department was handled by Prashanth Pillai, while the camera was helmed by Neel D. Kunha.[4] Money Ratnam is the 100th film of the production house Century Films.[5] The film's locations include Udumalpet, Pollachi, Ernakulam, and Sholayar.[6] It released on 26 September 2014 as an Onam release.[7]

Money Rathnam
ManiRatnam film poster
Directed bySanthosh Nair
Produced byRaju Mathew
Written byAnil Narayanan
Ajith C.Lokesh
StarringFahadh Faasil
Niveda Thomas
Renji Panicker
Music byPrashanth Pillai
CinematographyNeil D`Cunha
Edited byManoj
Distributed byCentury Films
Release date
  • 26 September 2014 (2014-09-26)
CountryIndia
LanguageMalayalam

PlotEdit

Neil John Samuel is a showroom executive in Ernakulam. After the New Year party, fortunately Neel gets a bag of money. With the money, Neil reaches a village in Tamil Nadu. Four people with an intention to buy diamonds also arrive at the same spot. All are connected with the cash which is in the hands of Neil.

CastEdit

Home VideoEdit

Manorama Music released the VCD, DVD and Blu-ray of the movie on 5 December 2014.

Critical receptionEdit

The Hindu wrote, "Money Ratnam has its moments, offers a few laughs, does not give you one of those splitting headaches and is your money’s worth".[8] The Times of India gave 3 stars out of 5 and wrote, "The film is not logically perfect, but it sure brings out the slapstick comedian in Fahad, hitherto untapped...the director shows good promise and the film is worth a watch, solely for the humour".[9] Rediff gave 2.5 stars out of 5 and called the film "an above-average, unpretentious entertainer".[10] The New Indian Express wrote, "Despite...minor hiccups, it is a comedy film, entertaining and engaging throughout".[11]

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "Fahadh Faasil in Santosh Nair directed 'Money Rathnam'". Malayalam Film News - Movie Gallery. Archived from the original on 6 October 2014. Retrieved 14 November 2014.
  2. ^ "Nivedha replaces Nazriya in Money Ratnam!". Yahoo Movies India. 11 June 2014. Retrieved 14 November 2014.
  3. ^ Vijay George. "Diamond in the rough". The Hindu. Retrieved 14 November 2014.
  4. ^ Vijay George. "Diamond in the rough". The Hindu. Retrieved 14 November 2014.
  5. ^ "'Money Rathnam' to go on floors from this month". Nowrunning. 8 June 2014. Retrieved 14 November 2014.
  6. ^ "Money Ratnam is an Out-and-Out Entertainer". Archived from the original on 6 October 2014. Retrieved 2 October 2014.
  7. ^ Raj Vikram. "Fahad and Nazriya for 'Money Ratnam'". Metromatinee.com. Archived from the original on 6 October 2014. Retrieved 14 November 2014.
  8. ^ C. Sharika. "Money Ratnam: Your money's worth". The Hindu. Retrieved 14 November 2014.
  9. ^ "Money Ratnam Movie Review". Archived from the original on 21 January 2016. Retrieved 2 October 2014.
  10. ^ "Review: Money Ratnam is an unpretentious entertainer". Rediff. 29 September 2014. Retrieved 14 November 2014.
  11. ^ "An Engaging Comic Outing". The New Indian Express. Retrieved 14 November 2014.

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