Mr. Brahmachari

Mr. Brahmachari (transl. Mr. Celibate) is a 2003 Indian Malayalam-language comedy-drama film directed by Thulasidas and written by J. Pallassery from a story by Mahesh Mithra. It was produced and distributed by M. Mani through the company Aroma Movie International. The film stars Mohanlal and Meena, with Nedumudi Venu, Jagathi Sreekumar, Jagadish, Kaviyoor Ponnamma, and Prem Kumar in supporting roles.[1] The film released on 3 March 2003 was a commercial success at the box office.[2]

Mr. Brahmachari
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Directed byThulasidas
Produced byM. Mani
Screenplay byJ. Pallassery
Story byMahesh Mithra
StarringMohanlal
Meena
Devan
Jagadish
Narrated byJ. Pallassery
Music byMohan Sithara
C. Rajamani (Score)
CinematographyVenugopal Madathil
Edited byRanjan Abraham
Production
company
Aroma Movie International
Distributed byAroma Release
Release date
  • 3 March 2003 (2003-03-03)
CountryIndia
LanguageMalayalam

PlotEdit

Ananthan Thampy is a middle-aged man who has decided never to marry in his life. He thinks he will lose all his youthfulness and manly looks by marriage. His main hobby is body building and physique maintaining. Ananthan Thampy prefers to be a chronic bachelor. Ananthan Thampi is known among his friends as Thampi annan. The two ever-loyal assistants Rajappan and Varadappan support him and his ideals, though secretly in their hearts, they plan to marry their sweethearts.

His father Shekharan Thampy and mother Subhadramma are eagerly waiting for the day when their son would re-think and change his stand, they always give offerings in temples for that. Ananthan Thampy's sister Nirmala and her husband Venugopalan Thampi (popularly called VVT) are happy about Thampy's unmarried status, since they have an eye on the huge properties of Thampy.

Ganga and family comes to stay in neighborhood of Thampi. Shekharan Thampy rents out a house owned by him to an elderly lady-teacher Vasumathi, who reaches there on transfer. She has four daughters. Eldest one, Sindhu is already married while the other three, namely, Ganga, Yamuna and Kaveri, live with their mother. The local workers does not allow Ganga's family to unload their furniture and other stuff from the lorry. On the demand of Thampy's sister, he had to carry all the furniture of Ganga's family all by himself to keep the pride of his sister.

One day a guy, Aravindan comes and pleads with Thampi for a job in his cable company. Thampi mistakes Aravindan to be Ganga's lover and promises him to help him marry her. Confusions arises and Thampy had to marry Ganga.

CastEdit

ProductionEdit

The film's shooting took place in Thenkasi, Tamil Nadu.[3][4]

SoundtrackEdit

The film features songs composed by Mohan Sithara with lyrics by Girish Puthenchery. The soundtrack album was released by Manorama Music on 1 February 2003.[5] The background score was composed by C. Rajamani.

Mr. Brahmachari (Original Motion Picture Soundtrack)
No.TitleSinger(s)Length
1."Kaanana Kuyil"M. G. Sreekumar, Radhika Thilak5:14
2."Bhajare"K. S. Chithra5:06
3."Thidambeduthu"M. G. Sreekumar, Sujatha Mohan4:12
4."Ekanthamaay"Sunil4:46
5."Ninne Kandal"Sujatha Mohan4:22

ReceptionEdit

The film was well received in theatres and was a commercial success at the box office.[2] Made on a budget of ₹1.40 crore, the film earned more than ₹2.50 crore in distributor's share alone.[6] The Telugu remake right of Mr. Brahmachari was bought by Chiranjeevi.[7]

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "Mr Brahmachari : Mohanlal plays a bachelor". Screen Weekly. 4 April 2003. Retrieved 21 July 2009.
  2. ^ a b Warrier, Shobha. "'I may be the first actor brand of pickles!'". Rediff.com. Retrieved 17 November 2019.
  3. ^ "Superstars running scared?". The Hindu. 25 November 2002. Archived from the original on 11 January 2003. Retrieved 20 July 2009.
  4. ^ "On the comeback trail". The Hindu. 17 March 2003. Retrieved 20 July 2009.
  5. ^ "Mr. Brahmachari (Original Motion Picture Soundtrack)". iTunes. 1 February 2003. Retrieved 17 November 2019.
  6. ^ Binukumar, P. M. (2003). "2003 Malayalam cinema box office Vellinakshatram report" (in Malayalam). Vellinakshatram. Retrieved 18 November 2019.
  7. ^ Jim, Josekutty (5 May 2003). "Malayalam beckons Shilpa". Rediff.com. Retrieved 17 November 2019.

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