Spanish Masala is a 2012 Indian Malayalam romantic comedy film directed by Lal Jose. The film stars Dileep, Daniela Zacherl, and Biju Menon in the lead roles while Kunchacko Boban plays the main antagonist. The film was released on 20th January 2012 to mixed-to-positive reviews, and recorded an average run at the box-offixe.
Theatrical release poster
|Directed by||Lal Jose|
|Written by||Benny P. Nayarambalam|
|Edited by||Ranjan Abraham|
Big Screen Productions
|Distributed by||Plaza Group Release|
The story set in Spain, and revolves around Charlie (Dileep), an illegal immigrant stranded in Madrid. To make things worse, he is conversant only in Malayalam. He gets a job as a cook in an Indian restaurant, as he has some experience in running a roadside eatery in his homeland, run by an expatriate, Majid. In the restaurant he is assigned with the task of serving up various types of dosa and, he comes up with a local variant named Spanish Masala. This turns out to be his passport to employment in the home of an ex-diplomat, who had earlier served in India.
There he meets the diplomat's daughter Camilla (Daniela Zacherl), who is visually impaired. She becomes a big time fan of Charlie's Spanish Masala. She is not on talking terms with her father (Javier Sandoval), who is believed to have killed her Indian lover, Rahul (Kunchacko Boban), the son of her Malayali nanny, from whom she has learnt to speak Malayalam. Later Camilla starts to get closer to Charlie. Since he can imitate impersonate voices, one servant Pappan (Nelson) leads him to imitate Rahul's voice and keep Rahul's memory alive.
After some days, she recovers and get gets her eye sight back, but now her dad is no more. A strange incident occurs when Rahul arrives for his funeral. One day, as per Menon's (Biju Menon) instruction, Charlie cleans Señor's (Camilla's dad) room. He finds a CD which Señor had seen before he died, and from that he finds out that Rahul was sent to Portugal to avoid the relationship between Camilla and Rahul, by paying him money by Señor. Again Rahul is spared by Charlie.
As it goes, one day Menon enters a bar where he sees Rahul and another girl dancing together. He went to interrogate about it by following him, when he saw Rahul sitting with some goons and the girl. Later he researched on it, when he came to know that it wasn't a good life for Rahul in Portugal. He sold the factory which Señor offered him and he had taken loan from some goons for gambling and could not repay them. Camilla heard about it and she felt sorrow that she was keeping a crooked lover in her mind. Later Camilla and Menon go back to Kerala, India to fix marriage between Charlie and Camilla.
- Daniela Zacherl as Camilla
- Biju Menon as Menon
- Archana Kavi as Lily; Charlie's sister (Cameo appearance)
- Vinaya Prasad as Rahul's mother (voice Dubbed By Anandavally)
- Kalaranjini as Theresa; Charlie's mother
- Sivaji Guruvayoor as Charlie's Father
- Franco Simon as Singer in Hall
- Nandhu Pothuval as Troupe Manager
- Nelson Sooranad as Pappan
- Majeed as English Teacher
- Niyas Backer as Mimicry Artist
- Javier Sandoval as Spanish ambassador
- Chrys Hobbs Maria de Albey
- Clemens Berndorff as Fernado
- Nivin Pauly as lily's husband cameo
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The film was shot in Madrid, the capital of Spain. One song was shot in Vienna, the capital of Austria, and the remaining portions were shot in Cochin and Alappuzha districts of Kerala.[better source needed] The film portrays several Spanish arts, festivals and sports such as bullfighting, flamenco dance and La Tomatina which was the real la tomatina festival shot for the first time in Indian cinema. Daniela Zacherl, the female lead, is an Austrian model. She replaced Amy Jackson who had to drop out due to conflicts with Ekk Deewana Tha.
|Soundtrack album by|
|Released||13 December 2011|
|Recorded||Varsha Vallaki Studios|
|Genre||Feature film soundtrack|
|1||"Akkare Ninnoru"||Vineeth Sreenivasan, Sujatha Mohan|
|2||"Aareyuthiyatho"||Karthik, Shreya Ghoshal|
|3||"Hayyo Hayyo"||Yazin nizar, Franco|
|4||"Irulil Oru"||Udit Narayan, Vidyasagar|
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