Housefull (2013 film)

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Housefull
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Directed byLinson Antony
Produced byJomon Antony
Screenplay byShiju Nambyath
Story byShiju Nambyath
StarringTini Tom
Jyothirmayi
Music byRam Surender
Sejo John
CinematographyNeil D'Cunha
Edited byShyam Sasidhar
Production
company
Movie Masters
Distributed byMovie Masters Release
Kalasangham Films
Release date
  • 15 February 2013 (2013-02-15)
CountryIndia
LanguageMalayalam
Box office31 lakh (US$43,000)

Housefull (also stylized as House Full) is a 2013 Malayalam film directed by Linson Antony.[1][2] The film stars Tini Tom, Jyothirmayi and Shammi Thilakan, and released on 15 February 2013.[3] Filming for Housefull began in mid-2012,[4] with the film marking Tom's first leading role.[5]

Plot[edit]

The movie follows Ananthan (Tini Tom), a 36-year-old police constable who has experienced multiple failures at trying to find a woman to marry. He eventually meets and marries Emily (Jyothirmayi), a textile worker, much to the chagrin of both of their families. The couple tried for a baby in the hopes of placating their family, but were unable to conceive and began a series of fertility treatments. Initially overjoyed when the treatments are successful, Ananthan and Emily are shocked to discover that she was now pregnant with quadruplets.[6]

Cast[edit]

Production[edit]

Tini Tom, after doing comic and character roles in over 30 films,[7] was given his first lead role in a film by debutant director Linson Antony, who had previously directed several devotional videos.[5] Jyothirmayi, who was not seen in a commercial film for a longer time, was chosen to portray the character of a saleswoman at a textile shop.[8] Four babies were reported to be playing the lead alongside actors Tini Tom and Jyothirmayi, with auditions being held in July 2012 to find "the best ones".[4] The actors were continuously shooting for Housefull for 40 days throughout September and October 2012,[9] with Jyothirmayi stating that the shoot took more days than what was initially planned, because of the four children involved.[10]

Reception[edit]

Critical reception for Housefull was mixed, with a reviewer for Sify giving a neutral review and stating that it was a "meek entertainer, which treads along a rather safe path".[11] Now Running gave the film two out of five stars, marking the film as "average".[12] Sreenath Nair of The Hindu was critical of the film, citing that there were "no situations in the script and screenplay by Shiju Nambiath which offer the director a challenge. The duo walks down the much-tread and familiar story lanes to reach a commonplace end".[13]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "House Full- First Look". SiFy. Retrieved 19 February 2013.
  2. ^ "INTERVIEW:TINI TOM AND JYOTHIRMAYI ON THEIR MOVIE "HOUSEFULL"". TVNews.me. Retrieved 19 February 2013.
  3. ^ "Five Malayalam releases today (Feb 15)". SiFy. Retrieved 23 February 2013.
  4. ^ a b "Four babies to play lead in Linson Antony's next". Times of India. Retrieved 19 February 2013.
  5. ^ a b "On Location: Living with quadruplets". The Hindu. Retrieved 19 February 2013.
  6. ^ "Tini Tom banks on 'Housefull' releasing on Feb 8". SiFy. Retrieved 19 February 2013.
  7. ^ "Being the hero". The Hindu. Retrieved 19 February 2013.
  8. ^ "Jyothirmayi is back with house full news". SiFi. Retrieved 23 February 2013.
  9. ^ "Jyothirmayi is enjoying a short break". Times of India. Retrieved 23 February 2013.
  10. ^ "Fever is no excuse for Jyothirmayi". Times of India. Retrieved 23 February 2013.
  11. ^ "Review: House Full". SiFy. Retrieved 19 February 2013.
  12. ^ "Review: Full House". Now Running. Retrieved 19 February 2013.
  13. ^ "Struggling for a full house". The Hindu. Retrieved 23 February 2013.