Kinar (film)

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Kinar / Keni
Kinar - Movie Poster.jpg
Directed byM. A. Nishad
Produced bySajeev P. K.
Anne Sajeev
Written byDass Rambala (Tamil dialogues),
Aju K. Narayanan (Malayalam dialogues)
Screenplay byAnwar Abdulla
Aju K. Narayanan
StarringJayaprada
Revathi
Music bySongs:
M. Jayachandran
BGM:
Sam C. S. (Tamil),
Bijibal (Malayalam)
CinematographyNoushad Sherif
Edited bySreekumar Nair
Production
company
Fragrant Nature Film Creations
Release date
  • 23 February 2018 (2018-02-23)
CountryIndia
LanguageMalayalam
Tamil

Kinar (English: Well), titled Keni (English: Well) in Tamil-Malayalam, is a 2018 Indian bilingual drama film co-written and directed by M. A. Nishad. It was produced by the studio of Fragrant Nature Film Creations, and was made simultaneously in Malayalam and Tamil. Focusing on the issue of water scarcity in a town between Kerala and Tamil Nadu, the film stars Jayaprada and Revathi in the lead roles, with different ensemble casts for the two versions. M. Jayachandran and Bijibal composed the soundtrack and score. Noushad Sherif was director of photography and Sreekumar Nair edited the film. The two versions of the film was released worldwide on 23 February 2018 and opened to negative and was a box-office bomb.

Cast[edit]

Production[edit]

Directed by Malayalam filmmaker M. A. Nishad, the story revolves around a water dispute that crops up between the people of Tamil Nadu and Kerala on account of a well, with the film taking place in 1965 when Kerala was formed as a separate state.[1][2] Jayaprada revealed that her political experience of seeing people through problems of water scarcity motivated her to sign the film and play the lead role. Portraying the widow of a geologist, who wants to fulfil her husband’s desire to make water available to all, she stated the story "fell in the category of ‘meaningful cinema’" and that she was keen to be a part of such attempts.[3] Revathy was signed to portray a collector of the Tamil Nadu village of Thirunelveli, which faces a water shortage every year.[4] She was selected after the original choice, Suhasini opted out citing date issues.[5] Nishad chose to shoot two versions, one in Malayalam and the other in Tamil, where each party would have the stronger cause.[6]

The Malayalam version of the film was shot first during May 2017, with most the scenes being shot at the Punalur Municipality and Chemmanthur High School premises.[7] Scenes were also shot in Thiruvananthapuram during the same month, where a launch ceremony was held.[8][9] The film was later shot in Tamil with Parthiban, Nassar, Anu Hasan and Rekha amongst others joining the cast.

Soundtrack[edit]

Kinar / Keni
Soundtrack album by
M. Jayachandran & Kallara Gopan
Released7 February 2018
GenreFeature film soundtrack
LabelMusik247

The film features a song titled "Ayya Sami", sung by S. P. Balasubrahmanyam and K. J. Yesudas, who worked together after a break of twenty seven years following Thalapathi (1991) for the song "Kaatukkuyilu Manasukkula".[10] The song's lyrics narrates the celebration of Tamil Nadu and Kerala cultures, and was composed by M. Jayachandran and written by B. K. Harinarayanan and Palani Bharathi.[11] The soundtracks were released simultaneously at an event on 7 February 2018, with the lead cast in both languages in attendance.

Malayalam version
No.TitleLyricsMusicSinger(s)Length
1."Ayya Sami"B. K. Harinarayanan, Palani BharathiM. JayachandranK. J. Yesudas, S. P. Balasubrahmanyam4:43
2."Mazhavil Kaavile"Prabha VarmaM. JayachandranSithara Krishnakumar4:02
3."Alakkuvanaakumoo (Male Version)"Sheela PaulKallara GopanKallara Gopan4:15
4."Alakkuvanaakumoo (Female Version)"Sheela Paul Varsha Haridas4:16
5.Untitled Kallara Gopan  
Tamil version
No.TitleLyricsMusicSinger(s)Length
1."Ayya Sami"B. K. Harinarayanan, Palani BharathiM. JayachandranK. J. Yesudas, S. P. Balasubrahmanyam4:43
2."Kalayum Meghame"Palani BharathiM. JayachandranSithara Krishnakumar3:58
3."Vedithidum Bhoomi"Palani BharathiKallara GopanVijay Yesudas4:16

References[edit]

  1. ^ http://www.newindianexpress.com/entertainment/tamil/2017/jul/12/jaya-prada-returns-to-tamil-cinema-with-keni-1627855.html
  2. ^ https://timesofindia.indiatimes.com/entertainment/tamil/movies/news/parthiban-jayaprada-in-a-film-on-water-dispute-between-tn-and-kerala/articleshow/59546457.cms
  3. ^ http://www.thehindu.com/entertainment/movies/jaya-prada-back-after-a-decade/article19449854.ece
  4. ^ https://timesofindia.indiatimes.com/entertainment/malayalam/movies/news/revathi-to-play-a-collector-in-kinar/articleshow/60985031.cms
  5. ^ https://timesofindia.indiatimes.com/entertainment/malayalam/movies/news/revathy-replaces-suhasini-in-kinar/articleshow/58870670.cms
  6. ^ https://timesofindia.indiatimes.com/entertainment/tamil/movies/news/parthiban-jayaprada-in-a-film-on-water-dispute-between-tn-and-kerala/articleshow/59546457.cms
  7. ^ http://english.mathrubhumi.com/movies-music/movie-news/jayaprada-revathy-in-punalur-for-%60kinar-shooting-movie-location-travel-1.1976673
  8. ^ http://english.mathrubhumi.com/movies-music/movie-news/after-six-years-jayaprada-returns-to-malayalam-with-movie-kinaru-movies-kerala-1.1933060
  9. ^ https://timesofindia.indiatimes.com/entertainment/events/kochi/when-jaya-prada-visited-trivandrum-for-m-a-nishads-film-pooja/articleshow/58790324.cms
  10. ^ https://silverscreen.in/tamil/news/k-j-yesudas-and-sp-balasubramanyam-pitching-their-voice-once-again-with-the-song-ayya-sami/
  11. ^ https://timesofindia.indiatimes.com/entertainment/malayalam/music/k-j-yesudas-spb-song-is-here-and-its-definitely-a-treat-worth-the-wait/articleshow/62815237.cms

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