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Thondimuthalum Driksakshiyum

Thondimuthalum Driksakshiyum (error: {{lang-xx}}: text has italic markup (help)) is a 2017 Indian Malayalam-language black comedy film directed by Dileesh Pothan and written by Sajeev Pazhoor. The dialogues were co-written by Pazhoor and Syam Pushkaran. Pushkaran was also the film's creative director. It stars Suraj Venjaramoodu, Fahadh Faasil, Nimisha Sajayan, Alencier Ley Lopez, and Sibi Thomas.[1] Cinematographer was Rajeev Ravi, songs and score were composed by Bijibal.[2] The film was released in India on 30 June 2017.[3]

Thondimuthalum Driksakshiyum
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Directed by Dileesh Pothan
Produced by Sandip Senan
Anish M. Thomas
Screenplay by Sajeev Pazhoor
Syam Pushkaran (dialogue)
Story by Sajeev Pazhoor
Starring Fahadh Faasil
Suraj Venjaramoodu
Nimisha Sajayan
Alencier Ley Lopez
Sibi Thomas
Music by Bijibal
Cinematography Rajeev Ravi
Edited by Kiran Das
Production
company
Urvasi Theatres
Distributed by Urvasi Theatres Release
Release date
  • 30 June 2017 (2017-06-30) (India)
Running time
135 minutes
Country India
Language Malayalam

Contents

PlotEdit

The story follows the newly married inter-caste couple, Sreeja (Nimisha) and Prasad (Suraj Venjaramoodu), from Cherthala who move up north to Kasargod. On a bus journey, Sreeja's gold chain is stolen by a thief also called Prasad(Fahad Faasil). He swallows the chain but not before Sreeja notices it. He gets caught by the passengers who take him to the nearby police station. On police inquiry, the thief denies the act. Eventually, after a medical examination, the chain is found stuck inside his stomach. How to extract the chain, then becomes the question. Meanwhile the thief tries to run away but gets caught. The couple is made to appear in the police station, almost everyday. When things get complicated, the constable decides to swap the chain with a fake one. Meanwhile the thief negotiates with the couple and reveals the real location of the chain he had stolen from them.

CastEdit

Lead Roles:

Supporting Roles:

  • Alencier Ley Lopez as A.S.I. Chandran
  • Sibi Thomas as Sub Inspector Sajan Mathew
  • Vettukili Prakash as Sreekandan (Sreeja's father)
  • Mini K. S. as Sreeja's mother
  • K. T. Sudhakaran as Sudhakaran
  • K. T. Balachandran as Babu sir
  • Unniraj Chervathur as Rajesh Ambalathara
  • Shince Mathew
  • Surabhi Mundath Payaneer
  • P. Sivadas as Police writer
  • Aravindan as Faizal
  • Sarath kovilakam as Sarath

ProductionEdit

Principal photography commenced from 7 December 2016 in Kasaragod. Other locations include Vaikom and Cherthala.[4] Nimisha Sajayan, was selected from general auditions. Also the film has real-life police officers in the roles of the police officers.

MusicEdit

Thondimuthalum Driksakshiyum
 
Soundtrack album by Bijibal
Released 28th June 2017
Recorded 2017
Genre Feature Film Soundtrack
Length 10:02
Language Malayalam
Label Muzik247
Producer Sandip Senan
Anish M. Thomas
Bijibal chronology
Ramante Edanthottam
(2017)Ramante Edanthottam2017
Thondimuthalum Driksakshiyum
(2017)
Thrissivaperoor Kliptham
(2017)Thrissivaperoor Kliptham2017

The music and background score for the film is composed by Bijibal, who has previously worked with Dileesh Pothan in Maheshinte Prathikaaram. The lyrics are written by Rafeeq Ahammed.[5]

All tracks written by Rafeeq Ahammed.

Track listing
No. Title Singer(s) Length
1. "Kannile Poika" Ganesh Sundaram, Soumya Ramakrishnan 3:16
2. "Aayilyam" Sithara, Govind Menon 3:07
3. "Varum Varum" Bijibal 3:39
Total length: 10:02

ReceptionEdit

Critic Veeyen termed the movie has sardonic wisecracks and the continual cackles, which fundamentally holds the charm of an otherwise unexciting film. He closes of by signifying the exceptional intelligence and grace the film has in terms of flow.[6]

Bharadwaj, in the review of the film, stated that "Fahadh Faasil's equal parts lazy and wily trickster acting and Alencier Ley Lopez's character acting as luminously exceptional." He praises on the beauty of police office politics that Dileesh & Sajeev was able to portray as the drive that calibrates the film.

Manorama praises real-life police officer Sibi Thomas for his comedic and yet balanced performance.[7]

! Awards |- | 2016 | Maheshinte Prathikaaram | OPM Dream Mill Cinemas |Kerala State Film Award for Best Film with Popular Appeal and Aesthetic Value National Film Award for Best Feature Film in Malayalam|National Award for Best Feature Film in Malayalam

NETPAC Best Malayalam Film, 22 International Film Festival of Kerala |-

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