David & Goliath (film)

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David & Goliath
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Directed by Rajeev Nath
Produced by Sudeep Karat
Arun MC
Written by Anoop Menon
Starring Jayasurya
Anoop Menon
Soumya
Music by Ratheesh Vegha
Cinematography Jithu Damodar
Edited by Xian
Production
company
Sal Roza Motion Pictures
Line of Colors
Distributed by Murali Films
Release date
  • 22 February 2013 (2013-02-22)
Running time
112 minutes
Country India
Language Malayalam
Box office 73 lakh (US$110,000)[1]

David & Goliath is a 2013 Malayalam drama film written by Anoop Menon and directed by Rajeev Nath. It stars Jayasurya, Anoop Menon, Soumya and Anumol in the lead roles. The film is produced by Sudeep Karat under the banner of Sal Roza Motion Pictures and Line of Colors and features music composed by Ratheesh Vegha, and cinematography is handled by Jithu Damodar and is edited by Sian.

In the Bible, the story of David and Goliath is about how the meek and innocent David kills the Philistine giant Goliath through a slingshot in the battle of Philistine and Israel. The movie is a modern interpretation of the story, which deals with the concept of the strong and weak, and has Jayasurya playing David while Anoop Menon appears as Sunny. The film's story revolves around a church and the few characters who are closely associated with it. The biblical characters are given modern day interpretations and show how in every David there resides a strong and courageous Goliath who can win even a difficult battle.[2][3][4] The movie was successful at box office.

Plot[edit]

David (Jayasurya) is an orphan who is abandoned outside an isolated church on a tea plantation. He is rescued by Father Gerald (P. Balachandran) and grows up to be a smart and pious boy under the tutelage of the priest. But David has a problem: he gets nervous and gets nose bleeds whenever he is surrounded by people. He has to drop out of school because of this but he is a genius and displays an astounding expertise when it comes to creating machines. After the death of Father Gerald David becomes alone in the world. Sunny (Anoop Menon) who is a planter and a failed businessman discovers one of David's creativity, and reaps a fortune with that. The story of weak and strong starts here.

Cast[edit]

Production[edit]

Development[edit]

The off-screen buddies are inseparable, especially when it comes to collaborating on films scripted by the former. After the superhit Beautiful, the upcoming Trivandrum Lodge and the D Company featurette, the latest flick that will have both Anoop Menon and Jayasurya in the lead in director Rajeev Nath's David and Goliath.[5] "The story idea for 'David & Goliath' came when Jayasurya and I were sitting in my flat thinking what next to do after Trivandrum Lodge". The film deals with the idea of success and failure from the micro-level. If there was no concept of success and failure, then there would have been no ego and no war between the countries that we see today".[6][7][8] The Associate Director of this film was Shibu Gangadharan and the Assistant Directors were Krishna Kumar, Binal Kottacadu, Arunlal Pillai, and Soumya (who also played the heroine).

Casting[edit]

Jayasurya was chosen to play the lead role of the innocent young countryside man David, who is capable of many things and has strong love in his heart. Anoop Menon penned the screenplay as well as performing the role of Goliath. Both Nazriya Nazim and Asif Ali were considered for roles in the film,[5] but director and actress Soumya debuted as the heroine with this film, playing the character of a village belle who is the lover of Jayasurya's character David. Soumya had already directed and acted in several short films and this is her first time in a feature film.[6] Anumol was chosen to play the supporting heroine role opposite Anoop Menon's character Sunny. P. Balachandran plays another character in the film after his debut in acting by the film Trivandrum Lodge, which was also scripted by Anoop Menon and starred Jayasurya and Anoop Menon as well. Sukumari also works second time with Anoop Menon-Jayasurya duo after Trivandrum Lodge as well. Indrans and Lena Abhilash were chosen to play supporting roles in the movie.[9] Lena Abhilash was chosen to play a full-time drunk named Jaynamma, who is a worker in a tea estate in the high range.[10]

Filming[edit]

The shoot of the film started on 23 September 2012. The production controller is Clinton Perreira, while the production executive is Sunil Jose. Jithu Damodar is Director of Photography in the film. The scenic backdrop of Vagamon was the main location.[6][11]

Release[edit]

The film released on 22 February 2013.

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