Akkare Akkare Akkare

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Akkare Akkare Akkare
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Malayalam: അക്കരെ അക്കരെ അക്കരെ
Directed by Priyadarshan
Produced by G. P. Vijayakumar
Written by Sreenivasan
Starring Mohanlal
Sreenivasan
M. G. Soman
Mukesh
Maniyanpilla Raju
Parvathy
Nedumudi Venu
Sukumari
Jagadish
K. P. A. C. Lalitha
Music by Ouseppachan
Cinematography S. Kumar
Edited by N. Gopalakrishnan
Production
company
G. P. Films
Distributed by Seven Arts Release
Release dates
1990
Running time
150 minutes
Country India
Language Malayalam
Budget 89 lakh (US$130,000)
Box office 1.6 crore (US$240,000)

Akkare Akkare Akkare (English: Trans Trans Trans) is a 1990 Malayalam buddy comedy thriller film directed by Priyadarshan and written by Sreenivasan. It is the sequel to 1987's Nadodikkattu and 1988's Pattanapravesham. The story follows C. I. Ds Dasan (Mohanlal) and Vijayan (Sreenivasan) on an investigation for a stolen gold crown in the United States. Others in the cast include M. G. Soman, Mukesh, Maniyanpilla Raju, Parvathy, Nedumudi Venu, Sukumari, Jagadish, and K. P. A. C. Lalitha.[1]

The film was produced by G. P. Vijayakumar and distributed by Seven Arts Release. It was filmed in Houston, Texas and the Greater Los Angeles Area, California.[1]

Plot[edit]

When a priceless gold crown is stolen from India, Ramdas (Mohanlal) and Vijayan (Sreenivasan) are sent to the United States to retrieve it. The only clue they have is the pseudonym "Paul Barber" and a piece of torn shirt.

Cast[edit]

Locations[edit]

Akkare Akkare Akkare is one among the first few films in Malayalam to be shot in the United States.[2] The various filming locations were in,

The film was also shot in the city of Burbank, California.[3]

Music[edit]

The music composition was done by Ouseppachan. The audio songs were released by the label J. S. Audio.[4]

All lyrics written by Sreekumaran Thampi

Tracklist
No. Title Artist(s) Length
1. "Kannukannil"   M. G. Sreekumar, Unni Menon, Jojo  
2. "Swargathilo"   M. G. Sreekumar, Unni Menon  

Cultural references[edit]

"Don't Let It End" by Styx plays in the backdrop when Dasan and Vijayan come down the escalator at the George Bush Intercontinental Airport, Houston in Texas.

Legacy[edit]

The dialogue "Sadhanam Kayyilundo" from the film came as a popular catchphrase in Malayalam.[5] As well as "Meenaviyal Enthayo Entho", the popular one-liner delivered by Sreenivasan found place in Printed T-shirts.[6]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b Aishwarya Vasudevan. "Priyadarshan – Mohanlal: Best films of the duo - The Times of India". The Times of India. Retrieved 8 May 2016. 
  2. ^ Sanjith Sidhardhan (14 April 2012). "Mollywood goes to America". The Times of India. Retrieved 8 May 2016. 
  3. ^ Asha Prakash (3 June 2014). "Once the fate of a film is decided, my entire focus is on the next film: Mohanlal". The Times of India. Retrieved 8 May 2016. 
  4. ^ "Akkare Akkare Akkare Songs". Hungama Digital Media Entertainment. Retrieved 8 May 2016. 
  5. ^ Nita Sathyendran (8 June 2011). "Rock on Avial". The Hindu. Retrieved 8 May 2016. 
  6. ^ Shibu B. S. (18 October 2011). "Packing a punch". The New Indian Express. Retrieved 8 May 2016. 

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