Run Babby Run
|Run Babby Run|
Theatrical release poster
|Produced by||Milan Jaleel|
|Music by||Ratheesh Vegha|
|Cinematography||R. D. Rajasekhar|
|Edited by||Shyam Sasidharan|
|Distributed by||Galaxy Films & PJ Entertainments Europe|
|Running time||140 mins|
|Box office||22 Crores.|
Run Babby Run is a 2012 Malayalam comedy thriller film film directed by Joshy, produced by Milan Jaleel and distributed by Galaxy Films. Written by Sachi of the Sachi-Sethu duo, it stars Mohanlal and Amala Paul in the lead roles. The cinematography was done by R. D. Rajasekhar.
The film, which has news media as the backdrop, has Mohanlal essaying the role of a channel cameraman Venu and Amala Paul that of a senior editor Renuka. The story traces their relationship and professional conflicts. It released worldwide on 29 August 2012. The film got positive reviews from viewers and critics. And was the second highest grosser of 2012 behind Mayamohini.
Venu (Mohanlal) is a high-profile news cameraman working in Reuters. He graduated from a premier film institute but preferred to shoot news rather than the manipulated visuals for movies. He is mostly based in Delhi but has come to Kochi to appear for a case in which he is involved. He is assigned to cover a case involving a local politician where he gets to meets Renuka (Amala Paul). Renuka is the executive editor of Bharath Vision and Venu and Renuka have a story to tell of their own. A flashback tells the story about how two lovers turned into foes.
Rishikesh (Biju Menon) is another channel head NBI ((News Bureau of India)), who is going through some difficult times, as some of his star performers have gone in search of greener pastures. Venu and Renuka come together to investigate a particular story about a murder planned by Bharathan Pillai (Sai Kumar), a major politician who had lost his fame and name before many years when Venu and Renuka exposed a scam involving him. How Bharathan Pillai uses a decoy to trap Venu and Renuka and how they find a way to escape form the crux of the story.
- Mohanlal as Venu
- Amala Paul as Renuka
- Biju Menon as Rishikesh
- Sai Kumar as Bharathan Pillai
- Siddique as Rajan Kartha
- Aparna Nair as Indu Panicker
- Krishna Kumar as Vijaya Kumar
- Shammi Thilakan as D.Y.S.P Benny
- Mithun Ramesh as Advocate Manilal
- Anil Murali as Sugunan
- Anoop Chandran
- Joju George
- Babu Jose
- Guruvayoor Sivaji as Minister Kunjali
- Biju Pappan
Run Baby Run was written by Sachi. In an interview, he said, "Run Baby Run has lots of thrilling moments, but it can't be called a thriller as per the conventional equations. It is not just about the media, though the protagonists are media persons. I got the basic storyline while watching an Iranian film during a film festival. Of course, there is no connection with that film, other than one of the lines that I read from the sub-titles which continued to haunt me."
Run Baby Run was awarded with "U" certificate by the Central Board of Film Certification. Mohanlal held a sneak preview of the film on 28 August, at a theatre owned by director Priyadarshan in Chennai. The preview was attended by Amala Paul, Priyadarsan, Suresh Balaji, Lizzy Priyadarsan, Ouseppachan, and R. D. Rajasekhar.
The film released in 172 theatres worldwide including 72 cinemas in kerala,38 cinemas in andhra,3 theatres in Tamil Nadu,7 theatres in chennai, 87 in Europe and 23 cinemas in other states. The film opened well registered 80 - 100% occupancy on first day collected 1.1 crore at the box office. During its opening weekend collected 4.5 crore.The film grossed worldwide more than 16 crore at the box office.The film declared "Blockbuster" at the box office. The film had completed 100 days in the UK box office collecting 62 Lakhs at the box office.
Rediff said the film was "lighhearted", but "[t]he overuse of the comic element, though, runs the risk of making the story look frivolous."
Sify.com rated it as "Very Good" and said that "Run Babby Run may be far from perfect but it is a thriller that keeps you glued on to the screens."
IndiaGlitz gave the movie 6.5/10, commenting that "For the lovers of relatively well made thrillers, this Run Babby Run is definitely your movie that you may love to see more than once."
AP International has launched Blu-ray, DVD & CD on 10 December 2012.
|Run Baby Run|
|Soundtrack album by Ratheesh Vegha|
|Released||25 August 2012|
|Ratheesh Vegha chronology|
The soundtrack was composed by Ratheesh Vegha, with lyrics penned by Rafeeq Ahmed. Mohanlal sings a folk number titled "Attumanal Payayil" in this film. The album consists of six songs. The audio rights were acquired by Manorama Music for a price of 16 million (US$270,000). The album was launched on 25 August 2012 at Dream Hotel in Kochi. The event was attended by Mohanlal, Mammootty, Joshiy, Mukesh, Milan Jaleel, Ratheesh Vegha, Amala Paul and several personalities from the film industry along with the technical crew and cast of Run Baby Run.
|1.||"Attumanal Payayil"||Rafeeq Ahmed||Mohanlal||3:49|
|2.||"Aarohanam Avarohanam"||Rafeeq Ahmed||Vijay Yesudas||4:25|
|3.||"Run Baby Run"||Rafeeq Ahmed||Ratheesh Vegha||4:20|
|4.||"Aarohanam Avarohanam"||Rafeeq Ahmed||Thulasi Yatheendran||4:20|
|5.||"Attumanal (Karaoke)"||Rafeeq Ahmed||4:11|
|6.||"Aarohanam Avarohanam (Karaoke)"||Rafeeq Ahmed||4:21|
|2nd South Indian International Movie Awards||Best Actress||Amala Paul||Won|
|Best Male Playback Singer||Mohanlal for "Aatumanal Payayil"||Nominated|
|Best Dance Choreographer||Brinda for "Aatumanal Payayil"||Won|
|Asianet Film Awards||Best Actor||Mohanlal||Won|
|Best Character Actor||Biju Menon||Won|
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