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Red Wine is a 2013 Malayalam-language Indian nonlinear investigation thriller film directed by Salam Bappu, and starring Mohanlal, Fahad Fazil, and Asif Ali in lead roles.[3] The film's soundtrack and background score were composed by Bijibal. Red Wine released on 21 March 2013.[4]

Red Wine
Red Wine (film).jpg
Theatrical release poster
Directed by Salam Bappu
Produced by A. S. Gireesh Lal
Screenplay by Mammen K. Rajan
Story by Noufal Blathoor[1]
Music by Bijibal
Cinematography Manoj Pillai
Edited by Ranjan Abraham
Gowri Meenakshi Movies
Distributed by
  • Reelax Eveents
  • Tricolor Entertainments
Release date
  • 21 March 2013 (2013-03-21)
Running time
146 minutes
Country India
Language Malayalam



Assistant Commissioner of Police Ratheesh Vasudevan (Mohanlal), tries to solve the murder of Anoop C V (Fahadh Faasil), a part-time actor in local plays. During the investigation, Vasudevan learns that the victim was involved in Leftist activities and opted for helping the local population rather than using his engineering degree to get a well-paying job, Ramesh (Asif Ali) is a local vendor who is in debt and Navas (Saiju Kurup) is a friend of Anoop who makes films for advertisements.



The film was shot on locations in Kozhikode and Wayanad. The film began its shoot and held its pooja on 30 November 2012.

The film's first teaser was released on 22 December 2012,[5] and a theatrical trailer was released on 5 March 2013.[6] A promotional song was released on 18 March 2013.[7]

Release and receptionEdit

Red Wine was awarded "U" certificate by the Central Board of Film Certification. The film received mixed to positive reviews from film critics.

  • Aswin of The Times of India says that "Red Wine makes it too easy, too effortless and the thin element of suspense wanes no sooner than it even appears".[8]
  • rated the film as "above Average", stating that "Red Wine is not bad, but it is not great either. If you are not looking forward to some modern pattern, the film may be a fine option as well".[9]
  • Paresh of says that "Red Wine is worth watching for its approach and its lead actors".[10]
  • Nirmal of One India says that "Red Wine is an interesting film by the 'super combo' of Mohanlal, Fahad Fazal and Asif Ali, a routine murder mystery, but a watchable one".[11]
  • says that "Red Wine is a clean bit of film which can definitely be prescribed for families. One time watch for others though it is quite predictable to the core".[12]


Red Wine
Soundtrack album by Bijibal
Released 7 March 2013 (2013-03-07)
Recorded 2012
Genre Film soundtrack
Length 12:32
Language Malayalam
Label Mathrubhumi Music
Producer A. S. Gireesh Lal
Bijibal chronology
Da Thadiya
Red Wine
Thank You

The film's soundtrack and background score were composed by Bijibal, with lyrics penned by Rafeeq Ahammed and Santhosh Varma. The album was launched on 7 March 2013 at Crown Plaza in Kochi.[13] The event was attended by Mohanlal, Asif Ali, Saiju Kurup, Meera Nandan, Miya, Anusree, Maria John and other personalities from the film industry, along with the technical crew and cast of the film. The audio rights were acquired by Mathrubhumi Music.

Track list
No. Title Lyrics Singer(s) Length
1. "Ilam Veyil" Santhosh Varma Najim Arshad, Veetraag, Prashanth 4:49
2. "Neelaakaasham" Santhosh Varma Aditi Gopinathan 3:25
3. "Akaluvathenthino" Rafeeq Ahammed Job Kurian 4:20
Total length: 12:32


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