Elsamma Enna Aankutty
|Elsamma Enna Aankutty|
|Directed by||Lal Jose|
|Produced by||M. Renjith|
|Written by||M. Sindhuraj
Rafeeq Ahammed (lyrics)
|Edited by||Ranjan Abraham
Rejaputhra Visual Media
|Distributed by||Lal Creations|
|Budget||₹1.75 crore (US$270,000)|
|Box office||₹4 crore (US$620,000)|
Elsamma Enna Aankutty (English: A Boy Called Elsamma) is a 2010 Malayalam film directed by Lal Jose and written by M. Sindhuraj & Sangeeth Kollam starring Kunchacko Boban, Ann Augustine, and Indrajith in the lead roles. The film was produced by Rejaputhra Visual Media and distributed by Lal Creations.
The setting of the story is a picturesque village in the high ranges of Kerala, called Balanpillai City. Elsamma (Ann Augustine) is the eldest among 4 daughters of KPAC Lalitha. After her father's death, she started working as a newspaper agent/ local reporter/ delivery girl to earn some extra income. Krishnan unni (Kunchacko Boban) is a milkman and close friend of Elsamma who never revealed his love towards her. Kunnel Pappan(Nedumudi Venu) and Elsamma's family share very close ties and stay almost like one family. Elsamma is also a staunch activist who wants to close the local toddy shop run by a strongman, Sugunan (Vijayaraghavan). This brings her into regular conflict with him as well as the Panchayat member (Jagathy Sreekumar).
Paalunni confides his love for Elsamma to Pappan who promises to convey this to Elsamma when the time is right. Pappan's daughter in law passes away and his grandson, Aby (Indrajith, who shed a few extra pounds) & his sister come to live with their grandparents in Balanpillai City. Aby is attracted by Elsamma and tries to flirt with her, but she rebuffs him.
Sugunan calls Aby and his friends who are visiting the village, and tells them to entrap Elsamma and her sisters and create disrepute so Elsamma would leave his illicit liquor business alone. Aby tells Pappan and Elsamma's mother that he wants to marry Elsamma. The wedding gets fixed without the knowledge and consent of Elsamma and Pappan does not object, in spite of knowing that Paalunni likes Elsamma. Elsamma later catches one of Aby's friends, Jerry (Manikuttan) in a compromising position with Aby's sister Sherin (Mridula Murali). When Aby comes to know about this, he beats up Jerry. In retaliation Jerry spills the beans about how Aby's proposal to marry Elsamma was just a gimmick to help the liquor baron to get even with Elsamma. Elsamma later forgives Any but urges him to go back to where he came from. The movie ends with Elsamma also telling Palunni that she likes him.
- Kunchacko Boban as Unnikrishnan a.k.a. Palunni
- Indrajith as Aby George a.k.a. Abymon
- Ann Augustine as Elsamma Varkey
- Nedumudi Venu as Kunnel Pappan
- Janardhanan as Balanpillai
- Vijayaraghavan as Karippalli Sugunan
- Jagathy Sreekumar as Member Ramanan
- Maniyanpilla Raju as S.I. Sunandappan
- Suraj Venjaramood as Broker Thommachen
- Manikuttan as Jerry
- Sarath as Hari
- Prakash Bahrain as Kunnel George
- Balachandran Chullikadu as Doctor
- Majeed as Priest
- Subeesh as Cleetus
- Master Abhinav as Suresh
- K.P.A.C.Lalitha as Maria Varkey
- Vani Kishore as Tresa Varkey
- Unnimaya as Leena Varkey
- Shaalin as Jessy Varkey
- Mrudula Murali as Sherine George
- Seema G. Nair as Omana
- Sreedevi Unni as Sharadamma
- Geetha Nair as Deenamma
- Suby Suresh as Zainaba
- Thodupuzha Vasanthi as Mary Teacher
- Jeeja Surendran as Panchayat Secretary
The film's soundtrack is composed by Rajamani. Lyrics are penned by Rafeeq Ahammed.
|1.||"Kannadi Chirakulla"||Achu, Rimi Tomy||3:36|
|2.||"Ithile Thozhi"||Vijay Yesudas, Swetha Mohan||4:59|
|3.||"Kannaram Pothi Pothi"||Sithara, Reshmi||3:55|
|4.||"Aamodamaai"||V. Devanand, Achu||3:30|
The film was released on DVD by Central Home Entertainment in India, on 7 April 2011. Speed Audios released the overseas version DVD on the very next day.