Ee Parakkum Thalika

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Ee Parakkum Thalika
EeParakkumThalika1.jpg
Unnikrishnan and Sundareshan still
Directed by Thaha[1]
Produced by M. M. Hamsa
Screenplay by V. R. Gopalakrishnan[2]
Story by Govind Padman
Mahesh Mithra
Starring Dileep
Nithya Das
Harisree Asokan
Cochin Haneefa
Salim Kumar
Music by Ouseppachan
Cinematography Saloo George
Edited by Ranjan Abraham
Distributed by Kalasangam
Release date
  • 4 July 2001 (2001-07-04)
Running time
138 minutes
Country India
Language Malayalam

Ee Parakkum Thalika is a 2001 Malayalam comedy film starring Dileep,[3] Nithya Das and Harisree Asokan. It was directed by Thaha and written by V. R. Gopalakrishnan.[4] The film was one of the highest grossing Malayalam films of 2001.[2][3][5] The film was also the debut film of actress Nithya Das.[6]

The story follows bus owner Unnikrishnan (Dileep) and his assistant Sundareshan (Harisree Asokan) who live and sleep in their bus. Their lives take a turn with the appearance of a mysterious tribal girl (Nithya Das).

Cast[edit]

Actor Role
Dileep Unnikrishnan B.
Nithya Das Gayathri / Basanthi ( Voice dubbed by Sreeja)
Harisree Asokan Sundareshan M. K
Cochin Haneefa Veerappan Kurup
Salim Kumar Koshy
P. Vasu R. K. Santhanam
Oduvil Unnikrishnan Sreedhara Kaimal
Babu Namboothiri Krishna Pillai
Machan Varghese Moosa
Sabitha Anand Lakshmi
Praseetha Menon TV Reporter
Kalabhavan Shajon Traffic Police
Kunchan Avaran
Johny Antony Thieves(cameo

)

Geetha Salam

Plot[edit]

Unnikrishnan (Dileep) owns an old bus,[7] received as a compensation for his father's road accident and he is facing lots of consequences due to the pathetic condition of the bus. He sold many valuable things to maintain this bus. His friend Sundareshan (Harisree Asokan) was his only companion and the cleaner of the bus. A mouse had eaten the passport of Sundareshan and had spoiled his chances of going abroad. Some part of the film's comedy involves Sundareshan running behind this mouse for his revenge. A live TV show, in which Unni bad mouth of a Traffic Sub Inspector, Veerappan Kurup (Cochin Haneefa) lands him in more trouble, when the former commands Unni to leave the city with the bus. Sreedhara Kaimal (Oduvil Unnikrishnan) an advocate and well wisher tries to him help him with a bank loan to run a mobile kitchen (Tattukada) from his bus.

The plot took a turn when a girl named Basanthi (Nithya Das ) entered the bus as a nomad, but she was actually Gayathri, the daughter of an influential and politically powerful minister R. K. Santhanam (P. Vasu) in Puducherry. Her father forced her to join politics, which made her leave home. Initially, the girl refuses to leave the bus, despite the constant efforts of Unni and Sundareshan. The police trace her and take her back to her father's custody. Her father was making arrangements for her marriage with someone else. Meanwhile Unni realised that he could not live without Gayathri. Unni and Sundar secretly entered her house and finally all ended well by winning the heart of her father.

Reception[edit]

The film received a mostly positive critical reception and was a box office super hit it was the second highest grossing malayalam film of 2001. It was a grand break for Dileep.[2][3][5]

Soundtrack[edit]

The songs were composed by Ouseppachan and lyrics by Gireesh Puthenchery

Song Title Singer(s)
Arumayaam Sandhyayodu M. G. Sreekumar
Ka Kaattile Dr. K. J. Yesudas, K. S. Chithra
Kudamulla Kammalaninjal Dr. K. J. Yesudas
Kudamulla (Violin Solo) Ouseppachan
Kuppivala Kaikalum K. S. Chithra
Kuppivala Kaikalum M. G. Sreekumar
Parakkum Thalika M. G. Sreekumar
Pathu Pavanil M. G. Sreekumar

Remakes[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Hailesa: Comedy Thriller laced with Action". Oneindia.in. 14 October 2008. Retrieved 2009-07-10. [permanent dead link]
  2. ^ a b c "VR Gopalakrishnan's film". Indian Express Newspapers (Mumbai) Ltd. 2001. Retrieved 2009-07-09. 
  3. ^ a b c "Rise of a superstar". The Hindu. 15 July 2005. Retrieved 2009-07-09. 
  4. ^ "Thaha to direct Suresh Gopi". Yahoo! Movies India. 27 August. Archived from the original on 9 June 2010. Retrieved 2009-07-09.  Check date values in: |date= (help)
  5. ^ a b "Dileep (Dileep Gopalakrishnan)". webindia123. com. Retrieved 2009-07-09. 
  6. ^ "Nitya Das". my-kerala.com. 7 May 2002. Archived from the original on 30 August 2005. Retrieved 2009-07-09. 
  7. ^ "Ee Parakkum Thalika — Movie Profile". seventymm.com. Archived from the original on 16 July 2011. Retrieved 2009-07-09. 

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