Kattappanayile Rithwik Roshan

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Kattappanayile Rithwik Roshan
Kattappanayile Rithwik Roshan film poster.jpg
Theatrical release poster
Directed by Nadirshah
Produced by Dileep
Dr. Zachariah Thomas
Written by Bibin George
Vishnu Unnikrishnan
Starring Vishnu Unnikrishnan
Dharmajan Bolgatty
Prayaga Martin
Lijomol Jose
Music by Nadirshah
Cinematography Shamdat
Edited by Johnkutty
Nad Group
United Global Media Entertainment
Release date
  • 18 November 2016 (2016-11-18)
Country India
Language Malayalam
Box office 40 crore[1]

Kattappanayile Rithwik Roshan (English: Rithwik Roshan of Kattappana) is a 2016 Indian Malayalam-language comedy drama film directed by Nadirshah. It stars Vishnu Unnikrishnan, Prayaga Martin and Lijomol Jose. The film was released on 18 November 2016.


The film tells the story of Krishnan Nair Aka Kichu, who got a chance as a child artist and makes up his ambition to be a super star in the industry, though in his adulthood he becomes a typecast with small and similar roles he performed in his childhood. Ann Mariya (Prayaga Martin) is a newcomer to Kattappana and becomes friends with Kichu quickly, believing him to be connected with the film industry on seeing a photograph of him standing next to Priyadarshan at a local studio. Kichu mistook her boundless closeness to be love and when he sees her with her college senior Amit and confronts her, he feels shattered. The same day he has a film shoot where the director James Antony (Kalabhavan Shajon) takes a chance with him believing him to be apt for portraying the central character of his new venture. But the producer, being a newbie is not ready to risk it all and so Kichu had to forfeit the part. Returning home he faces yet another problem where two girls whom he sent to a nearby film location were mistreated, one being his neighbor's daughter, Kani. The neighbor presumes that Kichu sent them with intentions for his personal gain. His father beats and reproaches him to get lost. Kichu, out of despair decides to commit suicide. A car drives towards him, drifting and tumbling over near the edge of the cliff, the suicide point. The person appears to be an owner of a startup from their town. Kichu rescues him and reckons suicide is not an answer to problems. Another person who comes to the suicide point reads Kichu's suicide note describing his story and has a change of heart and meets Kichu. Now Kichu has acknowledged Kani's love for him, he remains friends with Ann and has overcome his inferiority complexes. Towards the credits, Kichu is called again to don the role of a petty thief in a movie. At the location however, it turns out that the role is being done by another person and Kichu is probably the hero of the film.



Nadirshah composed the music and Bijibal worked on the background score for the film. The lyrics for the four songs is written by Santhosh Varma and B. K. Harinarayanan.[2]

Kattappanayile Rithwik Roshan
Soundtrack album by Nadirshah
Released 28 October 2016 (2016-10-28)
Genre Feature film Soundtrack
Length 15:03
Language Malayalam
Label Millennium audios
Nadirshah chronology
Amar Akbar Anthony
(2015)Amar Akbar Anthony2015
Kattappanayile Rithwik Roshan

Track listing[edit]

1."Azhake Azhake"B.K HarinarayananNajim Arshad3:19
2."Azhake Azhake Nanunae"B.K HarinarayananVijay Prakash3:19
3."Minnaminnikkum"Santhosh VarmaShankar Mahadevan3:47
4."Parudeyam Mariyame"Nadirshah, Santhosh VarmaRimi Tomy, Vaikom Vijayalakshmi4:38
Total length:15:03

Release and reception[edit]

The film was originally scheduled for release on 11 November 2016, but due to the unforeseen execution of the 500 and 1000 rupee currency demonetisation, which removed these bank notes from circulation, the release was pushed to 18 November 2016.[3]

Box office[edit]

The film collected 1.15 crore in the opening day from Kerala.[4] It grossed 13.38 crore in 16 days run in Kerala, and 4.63 crore in 5 days run in the UAE and GCC regions released on 1 December 2016, for a worldwide total of 24 crore within one month of release.[5] It grossed 40 crore worldwide.[6]


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