Punyalan Agarbattis (English: Saint Incense Sticks) is a 2013 Indian Malayalam satirical comedy film written, co-produced and directed by Ranjith Sankar, starring Jayasurya, Nyla Usha, Aju Varghese, Rachana Narayanankutty, Innocent and Sreejith Ravi. The film follows the tale of the young entrepreneur Joy Thakkolkaran (Jayasurya) and his business venture "Punyalan Agarbattis" in the city of Thrissur.
|Directed by||Ranjith Sankar|
|Written by||Ranjith Sankar|
|Screenplay by||Ranjith Sankar|
|Edited by||Lijo Paul|
Dreams N Beyond
|Distributed by||Central Pictures|
|29 November 2013|
The movie follows the inspiring tale of an entrepreneur, Joy Thakolkaaran, who owns a firm named 'Punyalan Agarbathis'. The firm in involved in the production of incense sticks from elephant dung. The first half moves around how it becomes nearly impossible for him to acquire necessary raw material (elephant dung) and when he finally does acquire it devil follows him in the form of a hartal. Struggling between the deadline given by the court and the unexpected hartal, he decides to smuggle the raw material on the day of the hartal. When the RIP followers get wind of this they attack joy and destroy his godown and means of transportation. The rest of the movie revolves around how Joy is pressured with various problems around him and how help comes from the unexpected. The party uses different methods to mentally depreciate Joy. But he overcomes them by his optimistic attitude and his friends and family. In the end of the movie the tag line reads "you can conquer the whole world if you are ready to believe in yourself"
- Jayasurya as Joy Thakkolkaran
- Aju Varghese as Greenu Sharma
- Nyla Usha as Anu Joy
- Sreejith Ravi as Abhayakumar
- Innocent as John Thakkolkaran, Joy's grandfather
- Rachana Narayanankutty as Advocate Sai
- T. G. Ravi as Achuthan Maash, a social worker
- Idavela Babu as K C Mathews
- Mala Aravindan as Ayyappan
- Sunil Sukhada as Judge
- Shivaji Guruvayoor as Hassan Marakkar
- Gokulan As Jimbruttan
- Lishoy as Joy's uncle
- Jayaraj Warrier as Kaattalan Jose
- Adv. Sabu as Idivettu Sabu
- Thesni Khan as Gracy
- Ponnamma Babu as Usha
- Irshad as Amal
- Vinod Kovoor as Pappan
- Sudheer Karamana as Kollur Jayaprakash
|Soundtrack album to Punyalan Agarbattis by|
|Genre||Feature film soundtrack|
|1||"Poorangalude Pooram"||P. Jayachandran|
|3||"Esho Parayunna"||Arun Alat|
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