Ezhu Sundara Rathrikal
|Ezhu Sundara Rathrikal|
|Directed by||Lal Jose|
|Produced by||Rathish Ambat, Jerry Jhon, Prakash Varma|
|Written by||James Albert|
|Music by||Prashant Pillai|
K. U. Mohanan
|Edited by||Ranjan Abraham|
Small Town Cinema
|Distributed by||LJ Films|
Ezhu Sundara Rathrikal (English: Seven Beautiful Nights) is a 2013 Malayalam romantic comedy drama film directed by Lal Jose and starring Dileep, Parvathy Nambiar, Rima Kallingal and Murali Gopy. The film follows a sequence of events that unfolds during a course of seven days and nights of a bridegroom. It depicts how Aby Mathews (Dileep) life is tossed over when he happens to meet his ex-girlfriend once again before his wedding day.
Aby Mathew (Dileep) is an ad film-maker who is about to marry his model Ann (Parvathy Nambiar). Aby throws a bachelors party for his bunch of friends viz. Abid (Harishree Ashokan), Franco (Tiny Tom), Daisy (Praveena) and a few others just seven days before the marriage. Through Abid, Aby learns of his ex-flame Sini's (Rima Kallingal) presence in the same city with whom he had a fall-out just a few days before their marriage. An inebriated Aby decides to go to Sini to invite her for his marriage. Sini talks high of her husband Alex (Murli Gopy), a boxer, with whom she has a son as well. Aby also boasts of his fiancée. During this meeting, Aby accidentally leaves his packet of cigarettes behind, which is then taken by Sini's son to school. On discovering the cigarette packet in school, the principal calls Sini and her husband for disciplinary action against their son. Sini however realizes that she cannot go to school with Alex since that would mean telling him about Aby's visit that day which she had kept as a secret from him. Sini therefore pleads to Aby to accompany her to school posing as her husband. Things take an ugly turn when they are seen together by a stranger.
- Dileep as Aby Mathew
- Parvathy Nambiar as Ann, Aby Mathew's bride
- Rima Kallingal as Sini Alex, Aby Mathew's ex-girlfriend & Tyson Alex's wife / P.P. Ramani
- Murali Gopy as Tyson Alex
- Tini Tom as Franco
- Pavithra Menon as anju (model) Franco's mistress
- Harishree Ashokan as Abid
- Suraj Venjaramoodu as Prem Raj
- Vijayaraghavan as City Police Commissioner Varghese
- Sreejith Ravi as Christy Perera
- Sreenivasan as Himself
- Sreejith Vijay
- Sekhar Menon as Vivek
- Liimal G Padath as Aby's Friend
- Arun as Roy
- Ramu as Aby's father (Mathew)
- Anil 'Scene Stealer' Rajgopal as Baijuraj
- Shiju as Alex's friend
- Majeed as Adv. George John
- Praveena as Dr. Daisy Franco
- Suja Menon as Vivek's wife
- Ambika Mohan as Aby Mathew's mother (Susanamma)
- Surabhi as Jayalakshmi
- Krishna Praba as Manjusha
- Deepika Mohan as Principal's wife
Director Anoop Sathyan appears in a cameo role as a man trying to hook up with sini ,while sini is waiting for alex in the restaurant.Anoop appears in the movie as he was working as an associate of Lal jose in the movie at the time.
Dileep was chosen to play the lead role of an Ad-filmmaker. It is the seventh film of Lal Jose with Dileep in lead role and the second with writer James Albert. The film was produced by Small Town Cinema.
The film received mixed reviews from the critics. Sify said "Ezhu Sundara Rathrikal gives you the feeling that there is a basic storyline here, which could have been fine as a feel good entertainer, if it was made well. In the current form, all that this confusion drama succeeds in is to leave you more confused". The Times of India rated the film 3/5 and said "Lal Jose intently tries to hold the complexities with a sense of triviality. He does away with tears and piano at times of grave emotional crises and would instead squeeze in cartoonish sequences. The light-hearted treatment works to an extent, but not for long as the narrative is crippled by a sluggishness that results from a poorly conceived script". Filmibeat wrote "There are some scenes where you can see the typical Lal Jose touch in the movie. But whether the director have fully succeeded to satisfy the viewers, it's a no. Still, Ezhu Sundara Rathrikal is a feel good movie which has its moments here and there" and rated 3/5.
The film was an average grosser at the box office. Ezhu Sundara Rathrikal received ₹5.6 crore as satellite rights from a Malayalam TV channel, a highest amount for a Malayalam film at that time.
|Ezhu Sundara Rathrikal|
|Soundtrack album by|
|Label||East Cost Audios|
|1.||"Koode Irikkaam"||Haricharan, Gayathri||5:03|
|2.||"Nakshathram Pol"||Preethi Pillai||4:03|
|3.||"Orkaathe Mayaathe"||Karthik, Charan Raj, Gowri Lakshmi||4:55|
|4.||"Pettidaam Aarum"||Aalaap Raju, Sankar Sharma||3:24|
- "റിമയെ ശല്യം ചെയ്യുന്ന രംഗം, ജൂനിയർ ആർട്ടിസ്റ്റിനു പേടി; പിന്നീട് നടന്നത്; വിഡിയോ..."
- "Rima to romance Dileep in Lal Jose's next film". The Times of India. Archived from the original on 7 August 2013. Retrieved 21 October 2013.