Chandrolsavam

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Chandrolsavam
Chandrolsavam.jpg
Directed by Ranjith
Produced by Santhosh Damodar
Written by Ranjith
Starring Mohanlal
Meena
Ranjith
Kushboo
Samvrutha Sunil
Jagadeesh
Cochin Haneefa
Music by Vidyasagar
Cinematography Alagappan N
Edited by L. Bhoominathan
Distributed by Damor Cinema
Release date
  • 14 April 2005 (2005-04-14)
Language Malayalam

Chandrolsavam (Malayalam:ചന്ദ്രോത്സവം) is a 2005 Malayalam romantic drama film written and directed by Ranjith. It stars Mohanlal in the lead as the protagonist Chirackal Sreehari.

Plot[edit]

Chandrolsavam is a film that deals with a very unusual theme - a man trying to redeem his past. It's a film about a man's love for his nostalgia.

Shreehari, the protagonist, was compelled to leave his village and home after being convicted for plotting a murder, and returns home after spending a year in jail and after living as a musician in Paris for five years. Back home, he tries to get back every moment of his past-his teenage romance, the sights and sounds that he had once savoured because he does not have much life left, he is afflicted with cancer.

Much of the story revolves around his childhood love Indu(Meena), and about the other two friends, one who turns out to be a husband of Indu and another one Ramanunni (Ranjith) who tried to kill her husband and tried to put the blame on Shreehari to get Indu.While Shreehari returns Indu was taking care of her bed rested husband.After his return Shreehari proves his innocence to Indu and her husband.And in an attempt to get Indu, Ramanunni kills Indu's husband.Indu comes under the shelter of Shreehari.And was kidnapped by Ramanunni and saved by Shreehari. Meanwhile, Doctor Durga (Kushboo) enters Shreehari home and everyone gets disappointed by her arrival as they want Indu to be united with Shreehari and Durga reveals the truth that she is running her hospital along with her husband in Delhi. And the patient (Shreehari) escaped from their hospital without their knowledge to come to his native village to see his childhood friends.

Chandrolsavam is about Shreehari's celebration of his life, love, friendships and memories. It tells the story of a man in search of his past and through it shows man's unending love for the life he has lived.

Cast[edit]

Reception[edit]

The film was a box office flop, owing to lack of content.[1] However, Ranjith believes that it was not a bad film. He says, "Mohanlal fans expected too much. I don't think it was a bad film. Many who watched it on DVD called to say they were surprised it did not do well. Fans come in with pre-conceived notions on how the actor will be in the movie and the kind of story it will be, hence they could not grasp the poetic element in the film."[2]

Soundtrack[edit]

Chandrolsavam
Soundtrack album by Vidyasagar
Released 2005
Producer Vidyasagar
Vidyasagar chronology
Alice in Wonderland
(2005)
Chandrolsavam
(2005)
Ponniyin Selvan
(2005)

The soundtrack was composed by Vidyasagar with lyrics by Gireesh Puthenchery.

Track Song Artist(s) Lyricist Raga
1 Muttathethum Dr. K. J. Yesudas Gireesh Puthenchery Mohanam
2 Ponmulam K. S. Chithra Gireesh Puthenchery Kalyani
3 Aaraarum P. Jayachandran Gireesh Puthenchery Shuddha Saveri
4 Shobhillu Dr. K. J. Yesudas Tyagaraja Jaganmohini
5 Nijadasavarada K. S. Chithra Patnam Subramania Iyer Kalyani
6 Aaraarum Sujatha Gireesh Puthenchery Shuddha Saveri
7 Chembada Pada M. G. Sreekumar Arumughan Vengidangu Anandabhairavi

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Boom year for mollywood". The Hindu. 30 December 2005. Retrieved 2011-02-03. Chandrolsavam flopped owning to lack of content 
  2. ^ "Daring to be different". The Hindu. 23 June 2006. Retrieved 2011-03-02. 

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