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Distributor : ITL Entertainments
Cast : Prithviraj, Samvritha sunil, Innocent, Salim kumar, Mukesh, Nedumudi Venu, Jagathy Sreekumar, Kottayam Nazeer, Jagadeesh, K.P.A.C Lalitha, Bindu panicker, Sona Nair
Genre : Family thriller
Direction : M.Mohanan
Producer : A.S Gireeshlal
Music : M Jayachandran
Lyrics : Anil Panachooran
Cinematographer : P Sukumar
Editor : Renjan Abraham
In Manikyakallu, Prithviraj will be seen for the first time in a teacher's role. The film is a family thriller and has been directed by M.Mohanan who debuted in Malayalam film industry with the mega hit film 'Kadha parayumbol'. This debut film of the director has been such a big hit and it was also remade in many languages of the south and also in Bollywood as 'Billu'. The audience already has a lot of faith in the director and have expectations that this time too he will deliver a super hit movie. For his latest film, Manikyakallu, the story, screenplay and the dialogues of the movie have all been written by Mohanan itself. The film is being released on May 5th 2011. Prithviraj has donned a completely look in this film always appearing in a shirt and dhoti. He also wears a beard and spectacles to complete the look of a young teacher.
Story of Manikyakallu
The main cast of Manikyakallu are Prithviraj and Samvritha Sunil. The story revolves around a government school called Vannanmala school. It is one of the most popular schools in that district. Even with its outstanding past, the school ultimately starts to fail in its functioning and gradually the number of students being enrolled in the school reduces to a huge extent. As a result, the school is on the verge of being shut down. All the teachers of the school, including the principal Kurup Maash (Nedumudi Venu) lose all hopes and carry on with their own personal activities without paying enough heed to the duties towards the school. The principal also begins to use a part of the school area as a warehouse for his fertiliser factory. To make matters worse, the results of the final examinations of the school's existing batch were also pathetic. Innocent is portraying the role of the school's Head master.
During these circumstances, a young teacher named Vinayachandran (Prithviraj) enters the picture and requests to get a transfer to this government school. Undoubtedly, this act of his shocks everyone else, especially the faculty of the government school. Even after knowing the current situation of the school, Prithviraj arrives there with some good intentions and plans in his mind to revive the school. How the young teacher achieve this target is what forms the crux of the film's story. The film has the right mixture of sentiments and comedy. The characters in the film are very much relatable and the entire story has a natural and realistic touch to it. Samvritha Sunil is the heroine in this film and her character is named as Chandni. She is also teaching in the government school as a sports teacher but she is not really dedicated towards her duties of educating the children. Chandni mainly comes to school just to make money by selling off her farm products to the other staff in the school.
Supporting cast of Manikyakallu
The film also has a very huge list of experienced cast including Jagathy, Bindu panicker, Jagadeesh, Salim kumar, K.P.A.C Lalitha, Anil Murali, Indrans, Anoop Chandran, Mukesh, Kottayam Nazeer and many more. The music for Manikyakallu has been composed by M.Jayachandran. So far, the film has got a good opening and response from the audience. All the ingredients that are needed for a commercially-hit classic film is present in Manikyakallu. The cast and the story look very promising and this film is expected to be the next mega hit from director Mohanan. This simple yet pleasing movie is sure to touch the hearts of the audience.
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