Indian Rupee (2011)

Movie


Indian Rupee (2011)

The story is about the real estate business happening in Kerala focusing on the city of Calicut. Surendran (Prithviraj) is the central character of the movie, who happens to be a jobless young guy, who try to make fortunes by real estate market. CH (Tini Tom) act as a partner for his business. Beena (Rima Kallingal) plays as the lady love of Surnedran in the movie. The movie is been directed by Renjith. There is good line of famous actors in the movie, like veteran actor, Achuta menon(Thilakan) who plays a key role and Golden Pappan( Jagathi Sreekumar). The story starts to move when Achuta Menon comes to surendrans office for selling a property. Its infact owned by his first wife. The deal goes for a toss as Achuta Menons son interfere. Achuta Menon becomes a partner for Surendrans business and fortunes starts to change for Surendran. The Movie infact clearly shows how real estate business works and what could happen to people look for easy money through real estate. Credit should go for Director Renjith at first and excellent performance by actors Thilakan, Jagathy Sreekumar and Prithviraj.
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Creators
Director Ranjith
Writer Ranjith
Information
Release Date2011-10-05
Runtime2h 35min
GenreDrama
Content Rating
AwardsAwards2 wins
CompanyAugust Cinema
CountryIndia
LanguageMalayalam
Jayaprakashas Jayaprakash
Achutha Menonas Achutha Menon
Surendranas Surendran
Cameoas Cameo
Muneeras Muneer
Babu Janardhanan
Babu Janardhanan
Nambiaras Nambiar
Beenaas Beena
Maryas Mary
Swamias Swami
Rayinas Rayin
Buyeras Buyer
Vijayan V. Nair
Vijayan V. Nair
Ahmedas Ahmed

Indian Rupee (film)

Indian Rupee is a 2011 Indian Malayalam satirical film written and directed by Ranjith Balakrishnan, and produced by August Cinema. The film stars Prithviraj Sukumaran, Thilakan, Tini Tom and Jagathy Sreekumar in significant roles.

The film released on 6 October 2011, to a positive response from critics. It received numerous accolades including National Film Award for Best Feature Film in Malayalam and Kerala State Film Award for Best Film.


Plot

Indian Rupee is a satirical dig on making quick money without sweating it out and youth blindly follows on such examples. Jayaprakash or JP (Prithviraj Sukumaran) is a small-time real estate dealer based in Calicut, who dreams of making it big someday. JP is a school drop-out and in love with his cousin Beena (Rima Kallingal) who is a doctor, which is unknown to her parents. JP along with his partner CH (Tini Tom) is scouting for land deals. He is working under a senior agent Raayin(Mamukoya) but wishes to break free as soon as possible. He believes that his fortunes are up for a change, when Achutha Menon (Thilakan), an old widower approaches him to sell off his first son's land assets, the deal never happens. Achutha Menon stays with JP and CH, he became a part of their life. Things start happening in a fantastic way for JP, soon after. JP manages to earn a decent fortune after some smart moves and tricks, but he learns some valuable lessons by the end of the process. The person whom JP tried to cheat, "Golden" Pappan (Jagathy Sreekumar), helps him out in this. Jayaprakash later vows to make money from an honest day's work, instead of through tricky deals.


Cast

  • Prithviraj Sukumaran as Jayaprakash/JP
  • Thilakan as Adv. Achutha Menon
  • Rima Kallingal as Dr. Beena
  • Tini Tom as C. Hameed /CH
  • Jagathy Sreekumar as Golden Pappan
  • Lalu Alex as Surendran
  • Kalpana as Mary
  • Revathi as Dr. Sheela Koshy
  • Mamukkoya as raayin ikka
  • Biju Pappan as Joy
  • Zeenath as Yashodha
  • Mallika as Sajitha
  • Arun V. Narayan as Satheeshan
  • Irshad as Asharuf
  • Suresh Krishna as Chandrashekhar Menon
  • Sadiq
  • Shivaji Guruvayoor
  • Babu Namboothiri
  • Shammi Thilakan
  • T. P. Madhavan
  • Sasi Kalinga as Samuel

The film featured cameo appearances from Joju George, Asif Ali, Fahadh Faasil, and Augustine.


Soundtrack

Indian Rupee
Soundtrack album by
Shahabaz Aman
Released23 August 2011
GenreFilm soundtrack
Length17:00
LabelMathrubhumi Music
ProducerShahabaz Aman

All music is composed by Shahabaz Aman.

No.TitleLyricsArtist(s)Length
1."Pokayayi"V. R. SanthoshG. Venugopal, Asha G. Menon3:36
2."Anthimanam"V. R. SanthoshM. G. Sreekumar, Sujatha Mohan4:10
3."Ee Puzhayum"MullanezhiVijay Yesudas4:40
4."Ee Puzhayum" (unplugged)MullanezhiVijay Yesudas4:24

The audio release function was held at Puliyarmala Krishna Gowdar hall, Kalpetta, Wayanad on 23 August 2011. The song Ee Puzhayum Sandhyakalum from the film was the last song of the veteran poet-cum-lyricist Mullanezhi, who died soon after the film was released.


Reception

The film opened to positive reviews from critics. Reviewers have praised Ranjith Balakrishnan in presenting such an "oft-told story" in such a refreshing way.

Deccan Chronicle said, "Touching a thriving social chord of life, Indian Rupee is a movie minus drama packed with the intricacies of life's realities." Rediff.com observed – "Indian Rupee should be seen by people who think that good stories have vanished from films. Ranjith has just told the story of contemporary Kerala society in a most interesting way." Nowrunning.com commented: "The details are downright gripping, the asides sparkling and the setups almost surreal, so much so that Indian Rupee hops straight into the year's must-see movies list and scrambles right up to the top". the site added that it is as easily one of the best performances from Prithviraj, and says that "Indian Rupee would as much be remembered for Prithviraj the actor, as the actor would be remembered for the film."

Sify.com wrote -"Though it is a bit too melodramatic and even preachy at times, Indian Rupee is easily one of the finest films of the year. It has honesty written all over it and such efforts need to be seen and appreciated by the audience."


Box office

The film has taken ₹ 2.5 crore as distributor's share from theatres.


Accolades

  • Best Feature Film in Malayalam
  • Best Film
  • Best Supporting Actor - Malayalam - Thilakan
  • Best Playback Singer (Male) - Malayalam - "Ee Puzhayum" - Vijay Yesudas
  • Best Director – Ranjith Balakrishnan