|Produced by||Neeta Anto|
Manoj K. Jayan
|Music by||Rajeev Alunkal(lyrics)|
|Edited by||Mahesh Narayanan|
|Ann Mega Media|
Ann Mega MediaPJ Entertainments Europe
|Budget||7.5 crore (US$1.3 million)|
Mallu Singh is a 2012 Malayalam film directed by Vyshakh and written by Sethu. The film stars Kunchako Boban, Unni Mukundan, Samvrutha Sunil, and Rupa Manjari in the main roles, while Biju Menon, Manoj K. Jayan, and Suraj Venjaramood come in other pivotal roles. It has been dubbed in Hindi as Action King Mallusingh
Ani (Kunchacko Boban) wants to find Hari(Unni Mukundan) who has been missing for seven years. Hari was Ani's friend from childhood; besides Ani's younger sister Ashwathi's(Samvrutha Sunil) wedding was almost finalized with Hari, his cousin. He found his grandmother in tears most of the time and watching her, he decided that he must reach Hari somehow. For many years Ani has been searching for Hari. So when Ani recognizes Hari in a TV program featuring Punjab, he sets forth to Punjab with great expectations of finding Hari.
In Punjab, he arrives in Mallu Street and to his wonder, he locates Hari. But Hari's name is Harinder Singh, he sports a beard and turban and his attire is purely Punjabi. Even in his behavior, Harinder Singh alias Mallu Singh looks a typical Punjabi. Ani wants to make sure about Hari's identity and so decides to stay there for a longer period. While contemplating the hurdles he has to overcome in a strange land to learn the truth, help arrives in the form of Karthi (Biju Menon) and Pappan (Manoj K. Jayan) . Together, the three go in search of proof to make sure that 'Mallu Singh' is Hari. Somewhere along the line, Suseelan (Suraj Venjaramoodu) joins the threesome making the situation worse. Suseelan came to Punjab to start a hair cutting salon but on finding that no one in Punjab cuts his hair, took up cycle repair as his occupation for survival.
Ani tries all his luck to make Hari reveal the truth. He even brings his sister to Punjab. Even after Harinder Singh's marriage gets fixed with Ashwathi, Hari refuses to admit that he is Hari. Disheartened, Ani says that he is not ready for the marriage and they plan to go back to Kerala. Hari comes to their room and tells them that the real Harinder Singh (Asif Ali) was killed in an accident because Hari slept while driving his truck. Since he took Harinder Singh's role in their family, he cannot live as Hari anymore. Harinder singh's father hears this and says that Hari can live with them as their son but he has to go back to Kerala and settle his family problems.
Hari, Ani, Karthi and Pappan come to Kerala and beats up Hari's cousins who were trying to take their property from them. Once things get settled, they all move back to Punjab for the life ahead.
- Kunchako Boban as Ani
- Unni Mukundan as Hari/Harindar Singh (Mallu Singh)
- Samvrutha Sunil as Aswathy/Achu
- Rupa Manjari as Pooja
- Biju Menon as Karthikeyan
- Manoj K. Jayan as Pappan
- Meera Nandan as Neethu
- Aparna Nair as Swetha
- Shaalin Zoya as Nithya
- Siddique as Valiyamppatu Raghavan Nair
- Saikumar as Govindan kutty
- Geetha as Harvindar's Mother
- Suraj Venjaramood as Susheelan
- Ganapathi as Hari
- Joju George
- Suresh Krishna as Anandan,Govindan's eldest son
- Lakshmi Krishna Moorthy as Ani's and Achu's Grandmother
- Sreejith Ravi
- Mithun Ramesh Voice For Unni Mukundan
- Vyshakh as a singh in the truck (Special Appearance)
- Asif Ali as Harindar Singh(Original)(Special Appearance)
- Hanzil Hydar Ali as Kuttoos (Special Appearance)
- Jake Kallarackal as Mallu Singh
- Baby Ester as Nithya Jr
The movie is directed by Vysakh. The film is made under the banner of Ann Mega Media and the cast includes Kunchako Boban as Ani, Unni Mukundan as Hari, Biju Menon as Karthi, Manoj K Jayan as Pappan and Samvritha Sunil as Ashwathi. Suraj Venjaramoodu appears as Suseelan. Saikumar, Siddique, Sreejith Ravi, Suresh Krishna, Jojo, Meera Nandan, Rupa Manjari, Radhavarma, Geetha, Aparna Nair, Shalin and Lakshmi Krishnamoorthy are the other artists.
Story, screenplay and dialogues are by Sethu while photography is by Shaji. Lyrics of Rajeev Alungal and Murugan Kattakata are created by M.Jayachandran. Arts director is Joseph Nellikkal and Production controller is Dixon Poduthas. Stills by Sinat Savier and promotional designs by Jissen Paul. The film started production in February first week and was shot at locations in Thiruvananthapuram and Punjab.
Times of India giving it a two stars out of five. Sify.com stated "Mallu Singh could be appealing in parts for those viewers who are there just for fun, without much logic. For the rest, here is one movie with lots of style but no substance at all. Decide the category to which you belong, before heading for this one". Rediff.com gave a rating of 3/5, and stated that Mallu Singh is entertaining. Nowrunning.com gave a rating of 2.8/5, stating "Mallu Singh disappoints you on multiple levels; regarding the story, the script and above everything else in its failure to proffer its talented lead actor a challenging role that could have made a whole lot of a difference."
|Soundtrack album by M. Jayachandran|
|Genre||Feature film soundtrack|
|M. Jayachandran chronology|
|1||"Cham Cham"||K. J. Yesudas, Shreya Ghoshal|
|2||"Kinginikattu"||Haricharan, Navraj Hans|
|3||"Rab Rab Rab"||Shankar Mahadevan, Sithara, Suchismitha|
|4||"Kakka Malayile"||Alex, Jayachandran, Nikhil Raj|
|5||"Punjabi Prayer"||Shreya Ghoshal|
- "Movie Review:Mallu Singh". Sify.com. Retrieved 2012-08-04.
- "Review: Nothing original about Mallu Singh - Rediff.com Movies". Rediff.com. 2012-05-07. Retrieved 2012-08-04.
- "Mallu Singh Review - Malayalam Movie Review by Veeyen". Nowrunning.com. 2012-05-07. Retrieved 2012-08-04.
- "Mallu Singh Discography".