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|Directed by||Nelson Dilipkumar|
|Produced by||Allirajah Subaskaran|
R. S. Shivaji
|Music by||Anirudh Ravichander|
|Edited by||R. Nirmal|
|Distributed by||Zee Studios |
Kolamavu Kokila (lit. Kolam-powder Kokila) is a 2018 Indian Tamil-language black comedy crime film written and directed by Nelson Dilipkumar and produced by Lyca Productions. The film stars Lady Superstar Nayanthara in the lead role alongside a supporting cast including Yogi Babu, Saranya Ponvannan, R. S. Shivaji, Charles Vinoth, and Hareesh Peradi. Anirudh Ravichander composes the film's music. This is inspired of Way Back Home (2013 film) Korean movie same plot but different comedy mix atmosphere presentation here. The film was released on 17 August 2018.
The film opens with the killing of a police officer by cocaine mafia lord Bhai (Hareesh Peradi) and his henchmen. Kokila (Nayanthara) struggles to find a job to take care of her parents (Saranya Ponvannan and R. S. Shivaji) and sister (Jacqueline ). She stumbles on the cocaine smuggling business of Mohan (Charles Vinoth). When her mother is diagnosed with lung cancer, Kokila is forced to work for Mohan. Her cunning earns her a name in the business. The new inspector Guru (Saravanan) is a no-nonsense cop and cracks down on drug dealers. Kokila is almost caught a couple of times but manages to evade the authorities. She convinces Mohan to kill two of his henchmen suspected of leaking information and then decides to quit the business. Mohan seemingly accepts but tries to rape her. She beats him up and tries to flee with her family but is caught by Bobi, who had recruited her initially. He demands that she deliver a one last consignment of 100 kilos to Alphonse (Rajendran). Kokila is forced to accept and enlists the help of her family. She delivers the load, but it is revealed that she switched most of it for salt. She then tricks Bobi to double-cross Bhai and then frames him for swindling Bhai. She has him killed and continues the shipment run. On the way, she is caught by the police, who were Alphonse's men in disguise. She manages to avoid getting raped and kills off her captors. Guru tracks her down and arrests her. Kokila makes a deal with him to nab Bhai and bring the whole drug business down. The plan works out, Bhai is shot dead, and Kokila and her family escape punishment. In the end, the family starts a business of Kolam powder, calling it 'Kokila Kolamavu'.
- Nayanthara as Kokila
- Yogi Babu as Shekhar
- Saranya Ponvannan as Kokila's mother
- R. S. Shivaji as Kokila's father
- Hareesh Peradi as Bhai
- Charles Vinoth as Mohan
- Rajendran as Alphonse
- Saravanan as Inspector Guru
- Cheenu Mohan as Police Inspector
- Anbu Thaasan (Black Sheep) as Lakshman Kumar (LK)
- Jacqueline (Vijay TV anchor) as Shobi (Kokila's sister)
- Arathangi Nisha as Guru's wife
- Vadivel Balaji (Vijay TV) as Remo Kumar (LK's uncle)
- Redin Kingsley as Tony
In July 2017, Lyca Productions announced that they would be making a film starring Nayanthara in the lead role, which would be directed by Nelson Dilipkumar. Nelson had previously worked as a creative director with the television channel Star Vijay, as well as completing half the shoot of a project titled Vettai Mannan starring Silambarasan, Deeksha Seth and Hansika Motwani, which ran into production trouble. Described as a "dark comedy", the makers held discussions with Saranya Ponvannan and Yogi Babu in July 2017 to cast them in key roles. Anirudh Ravichander was signed up to compose the film's score and soundtrack. Sivakumar Vijayan the cinematographer of Irudhi Suttru and Iraivi was signed up to do the cinematography for the film. The shoot began in August 2017, with television anchor Jacqueline joined the cast during the first schedule. As of January 2018, it was revealed that the film was completed barring two more days of shoot.
|Soundtrack album by|
|Released||4 July 2018|
|Anirudh Ravichander chronology|
|1.||"Edhuvaraiyo"||Vivek||Sean Roldan, Gautham Menon||4:12|
|2.||"Kalyaana Vayasu"||Sivakarthikeyan||Anirudh Ravichander||3:54|
|3.||"Orey Oru"||Vignesh Shivan||Anirudh Ravichander, Jonita Gandhi||3:19|
|4.||"Kabiskabaa Coco – The Gibberish Song"||Arunraja Kamaraj||2:19|
|5.||"Thittam Poda Theriyala"||Vignesh Shivan||Anirudh Ravichander||4:27|
|6.||"Gun-In Kadhal"||Vignesh Shivan||Vijay Yesudas, Arunraja Kamaraj||2:59|
The song "Kalyana Vayasu" was accused of plagiarising the tunes from Sannan’s "Don’t Lie" and Chibz's "Feeling me". To end the allegations, Anirudh tweeted that the beat was used with license from BeatsByMantra.
Awards and nominations
|Date of Ceremony||Award||Category||Recipient(s) and nominee(s)||Result||Ref.|
|16 December 2018||Behindwoods Gold Medal||Best Comedian – Male||Yogi Babu||Won|||
|05 January 2019||Ananda Vikatan Cinema Awards||Best Comedian – Male||Yogi Babu||Won|||
|TBA||Norway Tamil Film Festival Awards||Best Comedian – Male||Yogi Babu||Won|
|Best Screenplay||Nelson Dilipkumar||Won|
|SIIMA Award for Best Male Playback Singer||Anirudh Ravichander||Nominated|
|SIIMA Award for Best Actress in a Supporting Role||Saranya Ponvannan||Nominated|
|SIIMA Award for Best Cinematographer||Sivakumar Vijayan||Nominated|
|SIIMA Award for Best Comedian||Yogi Babu||Won|
|SIIMA Award for Best Music Director||Anirudh Ravichander||Won|
|SIIMA Award for Best Debut Director||Nelson||Won|
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- "Kolamavu Kokila budget".
- "Friday Fury-August 17".
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- "ஆனந்த விகடன் சினிமா விருதுகள் 2018 – திறமைக்கு மரியாதை".