Theatrical release poster
|Directed by||Thomas Kutty & Liju Thomas|
|Produced by||Asif Ali|
|Written by||Thomas Kutty|
|Screenplay by||Thomas Kutty|
|Music by||Jakes Bejoy|
|Edited by||Sunil S. Pilla|
Adam's World Of Imagination
|Distributed by||Adam's Release|
Kavi Uddheshichathu..? (Meaning-The Poet Intended..?) is a 2016 Indian Malayalam Sports film directed by duo Thomas Kutty Naduvil and Liju Thomas. It features Asif Ali, Biju Menon, and Narain in lead roles along with Anju Kurian, Balu Varghese, Ganapathy, Lena and Sija Rose in supporting roles. It is produced jointly by Asif Ali and Sajin Jaffer under the production, Adam's World Of Imagination. The soundtrack and background score for the film are composed by Jakes Bijoy and Vinu Thomas. The film was released on 8 October 2016.
Allimoola is known for crazy Volleyball fans and they have a rich past history of players which now is only in the past. In each year's volleyball tournament the villagers place private bets on which team wins. Kavalam Jimmy (Asif Ali) and Vattathil Bosco (Narain) are always at loggerheads due to an incident in their school period. In an upcoming annual game both of them stake their sisters for each other to take by marriage. The whole village joins in for the bet and forms Volleyball teams. Bosco uses Minnal Simon (Biju Menon), a pathological debtor with some early insignificant experience in the field to coach Jimmy's team to fail. Bosco for his team appoints a police officer with whom Jimmy had an altercation and are in bad terms. In the finals Bosco pays off Jimmy's university players and Simon decides to show his integrity. Circumstances force Jimmy and his friends to be a substitute for their team and with some tricks from Simon's playbook they win the game. Jimmy's sister signals Bosco that she likes him and he is happy. Simon takes off with Jimmy's lady sponsor and Jimmy gets Bosco's sister with whom he had forged a love of sorts.
After the success of their short film Ramaniyechiyude Namathil, Liju Thomas and Thomas Kutty ventured into making this film. The film was shot in the picturesque area around Iritty,Kannur. To achieve technical perfection, the creators gave detail attention to filming and editing the final climax scenes. Five cameras were used to film the game and 5000 spectators.
- Asif Ali as Kavalam Jimmy
- Biju Menon as Minnal Simon
- Narain as Vattathil Bosco
- Balu Varghese as Karal
- Sudhi Koppa as Dineshan
- Benson as Anish
- Abhishek as Charls
- Ganapathy as Sukoor
- Manoj Guinness as Ithilkanni
- Anju Kurian as Jasmine
- Sneha as Vineetha
- Saiju Kurup as DYSP Noble Jacob
- Lena as Gladys
- Bijukuttan as Joshy
- Bindu Panicker
- Akku Melparamb as panchayat president
- Chithra Shenoy
- Aswathy Nambiar as Road side walker
- Dinesh Prabhakar
- Veena Nair as Mollykutty (Jimmy's Sister)
- Pradeep Kottayam as Broker Kunjose
- Sasi Kalinga as Kannettan
- Balaji Sharma as Benny
- Prasanth as Shaji
- Sija Rose as Lillykutty
- Arul Mash as Thel
- Alleppey Ashraf as Binukuttan
- Tom Joseph as Himself
|Soundtrack album by |
|Released||7 October 2016|
|Genre||Feature film soundtrack|
|1.||"Innaleyum"||Rafeeq Ahammed||Arun Alat||3:03|
|2.||"Nerunde Nerunde"||Jyothish T Kasi||Suchith Suresan,Jakes Bejoy||3:27|
|3.||"Kuyilin Paattinu"||Jyothish T Kasi||P. Jayachandran||3:01|
|4.||"Paisa Paisa"||Jyothish T Kasi||Jakes Bejoy,Jaya Moorthy,TS Ayyappan||3:26|
Deccan Chronicle reviewer Elizabeth Thomas rated it 2.5/5 and stated: "The plot of Kavi Udeshichathu is hardly unique due to recent Karinkunnam 6'S film and it is not hard to guess the flow of events. However, the movie is not disappointing either". Nikhil of Manorama Online says it a worth watchable flick with lot of fun. He praised the direction, casting and music. Abhijith of Filmibeat.com rated it 3/5 and states: "Kavi Uddheshichathu is a decent entertainer that has its own moments".
The film completed 50 days at kerala box office and went on to become an average hit.
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