Nandanam (film)

Nandanam (transl. Heavenly Garden) is a 2002 Indian Malayalam-language romantic fantasy film written, co-produced, and directed by Ranjith. starring Prithviraj Sukumaran and Navya Nair in their debut, Aravind Akash, Kaviyoor Ponnamma, Revathi, Sai Kumar, and Siddique, featuring cameos by K. J. Yesudas and Sudheesh. The film won four Kerala State Film Awards (including Best Actress for Nair) and two Filmfare Awards South – Best Film and Best Actress (Nair).

Nandanam
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DVD Cover
Directed byRanjith
Produced bySiddique
Ranjith
Written byRanjith
Starring
Music byRaveendran
C. Rajamani
(score)
CinematographyAlagappan N.
Edited byRanjan Abraham
Production
company
Bhavana Cinema
Distributed byKokers Films
Release date
  • December 20, 2002 (2002-12-20) (India)
Running time
150 minutes
CountryIndia
LanguageMalayalam
Budget₹12 crore
Box office₹45 crore

SynopsisEdit

Balamani, a housemaid and a devotee of Lord Krishna, falls in love with her mistress's grandson, Manu. When the whole family is against their union, Balamani seeks the lord's help to make her forget him.

CastEdit

MusicEdit

Nandanam
Soundtrack album by
Released2002
GenreFilm
LabelSatyam Audios
ProducerSiddique, Ranjith

The most critically acclaimed and popular songs of this film were written by Gireesh Puthenchery and composed by Madhavan Raveendran. The songs were chart for weeks and the song Karmukil Varnante become highly popular and Girish Puthenchery and Raveendran won Kerala State Film Award for Best Lyricist and Best Music Director respectively and also K.S. Chithra won Kerala State Film Award for Best Female Playback Singer of the year 2004.

Track Song Singer(s) Raga
1 "Sreelavasantham" Dr. K.J. Yesudas Yamuna Kalyani
2 "Manassil" M.G. Sreekumar, Radhika Thilak Naatta
3 "Aarum" P. Jayachandran, Sujatha Shuddha Dhanyasi
4 "Mouliyil" K. S. Chithra Mohanam
5 "Gopike" Dr. K.J. Yesudas Megh
6 "Karmukil" K.S. Chithra Harikambhoji
7 "Aarum" Sujatha Shuddha Dhanyasi, Abhogi
8 "Manassil" M.G. Sreekumar Naatta

ReceptionEdit

Box officeEdit

The film was a commercial success at the box office.[1][2]

AccoladesEdit

Filmfare Awards South
Kerala State Film Awards
Asianet Film Awards

RemakesEdit

Ranjith worked on a Tamil remake of the film which was shelved after some pre-production complications,[3] and the movie was remade as Seedan by director Subramaniya Siva. It was also remade in Telugu as Maa Baapu Bommaki Pellanta by Raviraja Pinisetty and in Kannada as Gokula Krishna.

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "A filmi shot in the arm". The Hindu. 15 February 2003. Archived from the original on 21 December 2016.
  2. ^ "Prithviraj's Birthday: Some Career-Defining Roles of the Actor [PHOTOS]". International Business Times. 16 October 2014.
  3. ^ Prema Manmadhan (9 January 2010). "Sitting Pretty". The Hindu. Archived from the original on 29 June 2011.

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