Indian Rupee (film)

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Indian Rupee
Indian Rupee film.jpg
Theaterical poster
Directed by Ranjith Balakrishnan
Produced by Shaji Nadesan
Prithviraj Sukumaran
Santhosh Sivan
Written by Ranjith Balakrishnan
Starring Prithviraj Sukumaran
Thilakan
Rima Kallingal
Tini Tom
Jagathy Sreekumar
Music by Shahabaz Aman
Cinematography S Kumar
Edited by Vijay Shankar
Production
company
Distributed by August Films
Release dates
  • 6 October 2011 (2011-10-06)
Running time 155 minutes
Country India
Language Malayalam

Indian Rupee is a 2011 Indian 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 highly positive response from critics and audiences alike. It received numerous accolades including National Film Award for Best Feature Film in Malayalam and Kerala State Film Award for Best Film .

Plot[edit]

Indian Rupee is a satirical dig on contemporary youth who attempt to make quick money without sweating it out. Jayaprakash or JP (Prithviraj Sukumaran) is a small time real estate dealer based in Calicut, who dreams of making it big some day. JP is a school drop-out and in love with his cousin Beena (Rima Kallingal) who is a doctor, though her parents are not too keen about the marriage. JP along with his partner CH (Tini Tom) is scouting for a land deal. He is working under a senior agent Rayeen (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 city dweller approaches him to sell off his land assets. The deal never happens, but Achutha Menon stays back with them and becomes 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, but he learns some valuable lessons in the process, about the importance of earning money honestly in life.

Cast[edit]

Soundtrack[edit]

Indian Rupee
Soundtrack album by Shahabaz Aman
Released 23 August 2011 (2011-08-23)
Genre Film soundtrack
Length 17:00
Label Mathrubhumi Music
Producer Shahabaz Aman

The film's soundtrack, which inlcuded four songs, was composed by Shahabaz Aman. The audio release function was held at Puliyarmala Krishna Gowdar hall, Kalpetta, Wayanad on 23 August 2011.

# Song Singer(s) Lyricist Duration
1 "Pokayayi" G Venugopal, Asha G Menon VR Santhosh 3:36
2 "Anthimanam" MG Sreekumar, Sujatha Mohan VR Santhosh 4:10
3 "Ee Puzhayum" Vijay Yesudas Mullanezhi 4:40
3 "Ee Puzhayum" (unplugged) Vijay Yesudas Mullanezhi 4:24

Reception[edit]

The film opened to positive reviews from the audiences and critics alike. Reviewers have praised Ranjith Balakrishnan in presenting such an "oft-told story" in such a refreshing way.[1]

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."[2]

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."[3]

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."[4]

Accolades[edit]

National Film Awards (2011)
Kerala State Film Awardss (2011)
Filmfare Awards South
Asianet Film Awards

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Indian Rupee Review". Sify.com. 7 October 2011. Retrieved 7 October 2011. 
  2. ^ "Indian Rupee review: A movie sans drama". Deccanchronicle. Retrieved 8 October 2011. 
  3. ^ "Indian Rupee Review". Nowrunning.com. 7 October 2011. Retrieved 7 October 2011. 
  4. ^ "Indian Rupee". Sify Moviebuzz. 
  5. ^ "നക്ഷത്രങ്ങള്‍ മണ്ണിലിറങ്ങി; ഉത്സവമായി ഏഷ്യാനെറ്റ് അവാര്‍ഡ് നിശ". (in Malayalam). Mathrubhumi. 8 January 2012. Retrieved 8 January 2012.

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