Shikkari Shambhu is a 2018 Indian Malayalam-language comedy thriller film directed by Sugeeth and written by Nishad Koya. The film features Kunchacko Boban, Sshivada, Vishnu Unnikrishnan, Hareesh Kanaran and Alphy Panjikaran in lead roles. Produced and distributed by S. K. Lawrence through Angel Maria Cinemas.
|Produced by||S. K. Lawrence|
|Written by||Nishad Koya|
|Music by||Sreejith Edavana|
|Edited by||V. Saajan|
Angel Maria Cinemas
|Distributed by||Angel Maria Cinemas|
The story revolves around three small-time fraudsters, Peelipose aka Peeli (Kunchacko Boban), Achu (Vishnu Unnikrishnan) and Shaji (Hareesh Kanaran). They overhear a conversation between a priest and his assistant and learn about a tiger unleashing terror in a village called Kurudimalakaavu and the region’s panchayat member(Manianpilla Raju) looking for a hunter.
Peeli and his friends were already in trouble where they were and sensing an opportunity, move to the village as hunters, eyeing the Rs 5 lakh reward as also the rare panchaloha idol in a temple. They become the darling of the villagers when they succeed in capturing the beast, though by a fortunate turn of events. Instead of bagging the cash prize, they request that they are allowed to stay in the village, obviously to pocket the idol that would make them rich. But there is another twist to the tale or is it better described as a tail? The unfolding events take the story forward.
- Kunchacko Boban as Peelipose (Peeli)
- Sshivada as Anitha
- Vishnu Unnikrishnan as Achu
- Hareesh Kanaran as Shaji
- Alphy Panjikaran as Revathi
- Aji John as Victor
- Jaise Jose as Satheesh
- Maniyanpilla Raju as Sahadevan
- Salim Kumar as SI Jimmy Micle
- Sadiq as Jambu
- Spadikam George as Mathews
- Johny Antony as Priest
- Krishna Kumar as Retd. Forest Ranger Vasu
- R. K. Suresh as Anitha's Father
- Maya Menon as Anitha's Mother
- Pauly Valsan as Anitha's Mother-in-Law
The film's music is by Sreejith Edayana.
The film was released on 20 January 2018 over 100 theaters in Kerala.
Filmibeat rated the film 3.5 out of 5 stars saying that "If you are a fan of template-based entertainers, which will keep you entertained throughout with the right proportions of comedy, action, thrill, and suspense, then Shikkari Shambhu will definitely satisfy you completely". Sify.com reviewed the film to be "one time watch". While the comic sequences in the film were widely appreciated, while rated the film 3 out of 5 stars. Cinema Express, in its review, wrote "Shikkari Shambu is definitely a watchable film, the film has an unpredictable climax twist, one that comes as a real surprise.
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