Kettyolaanu Ente Malakha

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Kettyolaanu Ente Malakha
Kettyolaanu Ente Malakha.jpg
Directed byNissam Basheer
Produced byListin Stephen
Justin Stephen
Wichu Balamurali
Screenplay byAji Peter Thankam
StarringAsif Ali
Veena Nandakumar
Manohari Joy
Basil Joseph
Jaffar Idukki
Music byWilliam Francis
CinematographyAbhilash Sankar
Edited byNoufal Abdullah
Production
company
Distributed byMagic Frames Release
Release date
  • 22 November 2019 (2019-11-22)
Running time
135 minutes
CountryIndia
LanguageMalayalam
Budget3 crore (US$420,000)
Box office19 crore (US$2.7 million)

Kettyolaanu Ente Malakha (Wife is my angel) is a 2019 Indian Malayalam-language film directed by debutant Nissam Basheer, written by Aji Peter Thankam and produced by Magic Frames. It features an ensemble cast led by Asif Ali, Veena Nandakumar, Manohari Joy, Jaffar Idukki, Raveendran and Basil Joseph[1]. William Francis composed the music for the film[2] It was released on 22 November 2019.

Plot[edit]

Story revolves around the life of a couple, Sleevachan and Rincy. Sleevachan being a farmer is shown as a very committed person to his duties and his mother. Once when he is back from work, he finds out his mother has fainted and is lying on the kitchen floor.

He decides to get married to Rincy only because he wants someone to be around his mother all the time. Once married Sleevachan was initially hesitant to be around Ricny because of his lack of experience with women in general. Rincy misunderstands this and feels like Sleevachan doesn't like her. Despite her efforts to become close with him he ignores her because he gets uncomfortable when she tries to be friendly.

Sleevachan when hanging around with some of his friends hear his friend say that women likes it when men are rough and tough with them. On that night Sleevachan become drunk and rapes Rincy. Rincy in the morning is unconscious which frightens Sleeva and calls his mother and sisters. Rincy is hospitalised and becomes better, she is heartbroken and tells Sleevachan that she doesn't want to continue in the relationship and asks him to take her back to her home.

In the meantime Sleevachan is guided by some good friends and their wives, his priest and family, he understands his mistake and apologizes to Rincy. Rincy still being uncomfortable with Sleeva tells him she has taken the decision to leave the relationship. Sleeva is shamed by the villagers. Sleevachan keeps his distance with Rincy and continues with his regular life but with more perspective on matters. Rincy notices this and begins to fall in love with Sleeva. Sleeva takes Rincy to her home. Rincy asks whether he is okay to continue the relationship. Despite Sleeva's aloof attitude he breaks down in front of Rincy and confesses his love for her. Once they are comfortable with each other at Rincy's home, they consummate their marriage with mutual understanding.

Cast[edit]

  • Asif Ali as Sleevachan
  • Veena Nandakumar as Rincy
  • Manohari Joy as Eliyamma/Ammachi
  • Raveendran as Bombay Sajeevan
  • Jaffar Idukki as Kuttiyachan
  • Basil Joseph as Kunjaambi
  • Rony David as Richard
  • Sruthi Lakshmi as Richard's wife
  • Maala Parvathi as Dr.Rosamma
  • Alice as Mariyamma Chettathi
  • Josekutty Jacob Kochuparambil as Kuttoosan/PUBG Boy
  • Santhosh Krishnan as Eldose
  • Jayalakshmi as Mercy
  • Sini Abraham as Jessy
  • Jesna Sibi as Celin
  • Anu Anil as Ciscily
  • Fr. Eldose as Fr. Eldose
  • Sminu Sijo as Anna
  • Sandra Sijo as Teena, Anna's daughter
  • Shine Tom Chacko as Shine, Cameo Appearance
  • Anju as Betsy
  • Ansar Angamali as Binoy
  • Suja as Kuttiyachan's Wife
  • Jojan as Kuttiyachan's Aliyan 1
  • Babu Poonthura as Kuttiyachan's Aliyan 2
  • Neeraja as Bincy's Aunt
  • Jancy as Bincy's Mother
  • Benny Pala as Bennichan
  • Cissy Mercy Babu as Nurse
  • Babu as Lottery Guy
  • Anna as Resort Owner
  • Naufal as Studio Boy
  • Babu Antony as Babu Antony
  • Alwin Scaria as Shine's Friend
  • Dr. Shine as Interview Guy
  • Jordy Poonjar as Jordy
  • Jose Adimali as Josettan

Soundtrack[edit]

Kettyolaanu Ente Malakha
Soundtrack album by
William Francis
Released6 October 2019 (2019-10-06)
Recorded2019
GenreFeature film soundtrack
LabelMagic Frames Music

Lyrics are written by B K Harinarayanan and Vinayak Sasikumar, all music is composed by William Francis.

No.TitleArtist(s)Length
1."Enna Undra"William Francis4:14
2."Pathivo Maarum"Niranj Suresh3:41
3."Athmaavile"Najim Arshad 

Release[edit]

The film released on 22 November 2019 across 132 screens in kerala, to highly positive reviews from the critics as well as the audience. It got the theatre release in Qatar, Oman, Kuwait, Bahrain and UAE on 5 December 2019.

Critical Reception[edit]

Anna Mathews of The Times of India rated the film with three stars out of five. According to Anna,"There are no tense, twisty moments. It’s a simple story, nicely acted by even the supporting cast, and actually feels quite pleasant to watch an uncomplicated love story that makes you tear up and smile at the end". She praised the performances of Asif Ali, Veena Nandakumar & all other cast.[3]

Aswin Bharadwaj of Lensmen reviews rated it 4.5 stars and stated, "Asif Ali playing a character that is easily one of his finest in his entire career." He also praised for the realistic treatment of the subject and its drama. Also noted this is one of the new generation films that portrays marriage life and sits along with Alamara in a collector's shelf.[4]

Baradwaj Rangan of Film Companion South wrote "This could be a fascinating case study of how “arrogance” on screen (like in ‘Arjun Reddy’) makes it less easy for us to fully embrace a character, while innocence and humility make us sympathise more readily".[5]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "'Kettyolaanu Ente Malakha' new poster features Asif Ali as a groom, posing with his wife'".
  2. ^ https://www.newindianexpress.com/entertainment/malayalam/2019/oct/02/asif-ali-reveals-ketyolaanu-ente-maalaakha-first-look-2042041.html
  3. ^ https://m.timesofindia.com/entertainment/malayalam/movie-details/kettiyolaanu-ente-malakha/movieshow/72142295.cms
  4. ^ https://lensmenreviews.com/kettyolanu-ente-malakha/
  5. ^ "Asif Ali is Part Ayushmann Khurrana, Part Arjun Reddy In 'Kettiyolaanu Ente Malakha'". FilmCompanion.

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