Cocktail (2010 film)
Official Movie poster
|Directed by||Arun Kumar|
|Produced by||Milan Jaleel|
|Screenplay by||Shyam Menon
Anoop Menon (dialogue)
|Story by||William Morrissey|
|Music by||Ratheesh Vegha
|Editing by||Arun Kumar|
|Distributed by||Galaxy Films|
|Running time||111 minutes|
Cocktail is a 2010 Malayalam thriller film edited and directed by Arun Kumar. The film stars Jayasurya, Anoop Menon, Samvrutha Sunil, Fahadh Faasil, Innocent, and Mamukkoya. It is co-written by Anoop Menon and is an uncredited remake of the Canadian film Butterfly on a Wheel. It was the directorial debut of film editor Arun Kumar.
Ravi Abraham (Anoop Menon) is one of the key brains behind the success of a construction firm. He has rivals within and outside the office, jealous of his success. At home, he has a blissful life with his wife Parvathy (Samvrutha Sunil) and daughter Ammu. But things go terribly wrong for Ravi and Parvathy one fine morning, with a stranger named Venkitesh (Jayasurya), who asks for a lift in their car. For the first few minutes, Venky appears to be a naive mild guy but his tone changes soon and he begins to blackmail the couple, telling them that their daughter is kidnapped and within one call the babysitter will kill her. They are forced to obey several things one after the other. First Venky asks them to withdraw the entire deposit from their bank account. Later Venky sets fire to the currency notes in a suitcase and throws it into a river along with their wallets. Venky asks for more money, Ravi sells his wrist watch worth one lakh rupees, for a sum of just 6000. As the day progresses both Ravi and Parvathy are made to drive around and do many things, including leaking Ravi's firm's top notch business plan to the rival group, bargaining with a sex worker etc. Venky also traps them in a lodge where he tries to remove garments of Parvathy but stops short of proceeding further. At last, towards the late hours of the night, they reach Ravi's boss's house. Ravi is asked to shoot his boss if he wants to have his daughter alive. Ravi enters the house and to his surprise finds his colleague Devi there.
Part of the drama unveils to the audience now: it is Devi's house, Venky is her husband, Ravi and Devi have been having an extramarital affair. In the subsequent few minutes, we realise that all this was a drama plotted and enacted by Venky and Parvathy, both hurt by their partners` deceit, to teach their partners the pain they themselves went through.
The last shot of the movie has Ravi and Parvathy an year later at a hospital for the infirm. They see a paralyzed Devi, a victim of a suicide attempt, taken care of by an affectionate Venky.
The movie was met with critical acclaim. Even though Cocktail could not manage a bumper initial, the movie picked up after a couple of days of the release. Cocktail has the dubious distinction of raising a controversy about the box-office performance. In a box-office analysis, Sify said that the film did not do well in the box office. However, an article in Expressbuzz.com, published some days after its release, said that the film is a "sleeper hit" and had a "dream run at the box office". According to Malayalamcinemanews.com, the official website of Kerala Film Producers Association, the film's distributor's share is between 40 lakhs and 1 crore, which makes the film only an average grosser.
- Jayasurya as Venky
- Anoop Menon as Ravi Abraham
- Samvrutha Sunil as Parvathy
- Innocent as KalyanKrishnan
- Mamukoya as Hakkim Seth
- Fahadh Faasil as Navin Krishnamurthy(Ravi's Boss)
- Aparna Nair as Devi
- Kani Kusruti as Elsa (The prostitute)
- Lena Abhilash
- Joju George as Anand, Ravi's colleague
|1.||"Neeyaam Thanalinu"||Anil Panachooran||Ratheesh Vegha||Vijay Yesudas, Thulasi Yatheendran|
|2.||"Vennilavinumivide"||Santhosh Varma||Alphons Joseph||Alphons Joseph|
|3.||"Parayatharo"||Santhosh Varma||Alphons Joseph||Sayanora|
|4.||"Neeyam Thanalinu"||Anil Panachooran||Ratheesh Vegha||Rahul Nambiar|
|5.||"Theme Music 1" (Instrumental)||Ratheesh Vegha|
|6.||"Theme Music 2" (Instrumental)||Ratheesh Vegha|
|7.||"Theme Music 3" (Instrumental)||Ratheesh Vegha|
This movie is being remade in Tamil and Telugu, after taking rights from Malayalam. The remake rights are with Spellbound Films Inc, based in Chennai and the film shoot is started from Nov-2013 with well known casting from Bollywood, Kollywood,Tollywood etc. The films is planned to be released during April 2013. All scripting work in Tamil with better changes in the scenes were done and Music Production is already started.South Indian actress Ananya is roped into play the female lead role. Male lead roles are done by Nanda and Nikesh Ram.Spellbound Inc has acquired the remake rights of the film which will have the direction responsibilities taken care by Bharathan, who made his directional debut in Vijay's 'Azhagiya Tamizh Magan'.Bharathan has penned the dialogues for films like Dhil, Dhool, Gilli, Madurai and is also doing the same in Ajith's upcoming project 'Veeram'.
- Rediff Review
- Sify Review
- Parvathy S Nair (18 November 2010). "Cocktail, a dream run at the box office". Expressbuzz.com. Retrieved 2011-01-07.
- "മലയാള സിനിമ 2010 - കളക്ഷന് റിപ്പോര്ട്ട്. Malayalamcinemanews.com. Retrieved 2011-01-07.