Hallo (film)

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Hallo
Hallo Film.JPG
Theatrical release poster
Directed by Rafi Mecartin
Produced by Joy Thomas Shakthikulangara
Written by Rafi Mecartin
Starring Mohanlal
Parvati Melton
Music by Alex Paul
Cinematography Sanjeev Shankar
Edited by Don Max
Sangeeth Kollam
Production
company
Jithin Arts
Distributed by Marikar Release
Release date
5 July 2007
Running time
185 minutes
Country India
Language Malayalam

Hallo is a 2007 Indian Malayalam comedy thriller film written and directed by the Rafi Mecartin duo. The film stars Mohanlal, Parvathy Melton, Jagathy Sreekumar, Siddique, Ganesh Kumar and Madhu in important roles.The film received positive reviews from critics.[1] Critics praised Mohanlal"s performance.[2] The film was a commercial success.[3]

Plot[edit]

Shivaraman (Mohanlal) is a once-brilliant advocate who now seems to be in a self-destructive mode. All the time he is portrayed in a highly intoxicated state. His clients had abandoned him a long time ago. But he has a very devout follower Chandy (Jagathi Sreekumar). Whenever Shivaraman gets into one of his drunken brawls, it is Chandy who rescues him.

Strangely, that doesn't diminish Shivaraman's public relation skills. After one particularly bad fight, he ends up becoming good buddies with three notorious rowdies in the area: Vadakkancherry Vakkachen (Spadikam George), Bathery Bappu (Bheeman Raghu) and Pattambi Ravi (Mohan Raj). Soon, they too join his gang of loyalists.

The reason why this once-hotshot advocate had hit the bottle is revealed later: he was in love with a girl named Priya (Samvrutha Sunil). But, his father and brother weren't happy about it. They come up with a very cruel way of ending the relationship. They lock Sivaraman in a room in the house on the day Shivaraman and Priya decided to elope. Priya, unaware of this happening waits for Shivaraman. A group of gangsters see Priya waiting late into the night, molests her and then kills her. When Shivaraman finds out about it, he is devastated and reacts by becoming an alcoholic.

Then one day, he receives a phone call on his mobile phone from a stranger named Parvathi (Parvathy Melton). She reveals that she is the daughter of a local Marwari banker. On the phone she tells him that her life is in grave danger and begs him to rescue her. The phone call changes his life...

Parvathi is the daughter of Bada Bhai (Madhu), the owner of a very successful bank - Dalal & Dalal. The bank is jointly owned by him and his brothers and relatives. They want to take control of the bank by killing Parvathi. When Shivaraman finds out that the threat is from her family, he takes her home and pretends to be her husband.

Then begins the battle of wits and muscles with her greedy relatives. Slowly, Parvathi gets impressed by his brilliance and ends up falling in love with him.

Cast[edit]

Reception[edit]

The film was released on 56 screens in Kerala.[4] Hallo was a commercial success.It is collected around 18 cr.[5][6]

Remakes[edit]

The film was remade in Telugu as Naa style Veru with Rajasekhar and in Kannada as Manjunatha BA LLB with Jaggesh.

Music[edit]

Hallo
Soundtrack album by Alex Paul
Released 2007
Genre Film
Length 27:36 mins
Label Satyam Audios
Producer Joy Thomas
Alex Paul chronology
Pothan Vava
(2006)Pothan Vava2006
Hallo
(2007)
Alibhai
(2007)Alibhai2007

The songs were composed by Alex Paul and the lyrics were written by Vayalar Sarath Chandra Varma.

Track Song Title Singer(s) Raga(s) Duration
1 Mazhavillin Afsal, Manjari, Sangeetha Prabhu Brindabani Sarang 4:18
2 Kadukittu M. G. Sreekumar, Sangeetha Prabhu 4:55
3 Hallo Hallo Vidhu Prathap, Swetha 3:53
4 Chellathamare K. S. Chithra, Sangeetha Prabhu Abheri 4.36
5 Bhajan Manjari, Akhila, Andriya 1:06
6 Kadukittu Cochin Ibrahim, Sangeetha Prabhu 4:55
7 Hallo Hallo Swetha 3:53

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Mohanlal rocks in Hallo". Rediff.com. 6 July 2007. Retrieved 22 August 2017. 
  2. ^ "Hello Review". IndiaGlitz. 6 July 2007. Retrieved 22 August 2017. 
  3. ^ "Annan Thampi completes fifty days". IndiaGlitz. 6 June 2008. Retrieved 22 August 2017. 
  4. ^ "Archived copy". Archived from the original on 11 July 2007. Retrieved 3 June 2008. 
  5. ^ "Annan Thampi completes fifty days". IndiaGlitz. 6 June 2008. 
  6. ^ Top Ten Hits Of 2007

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