Memories (2013 film)

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Memories
Memories (2013 film).jpg
Theatrical-release poster
Directed by Jeethu Joseph
Produced by P K Muralidharan
Santha Murali
Written by Jeethu Joseph
Starring Prithviraj
Vijayaraghavan
Miya
Meghana Raj
Music by Songs:
Sejo John
Background Score:
Anil Johnson
Cinematography Sujith Vaassudev
Edited by John Kutty
Production
company
Anantha Visions
Distributed by Murali Films & Tricolor Entertainments
Release date
  • 9 August 2013 (2013-08-09)
Running time
143 minutes
Country India
Language Malayalam
Budget 6 cr
Box office 21 crore

Memories is a 2013 Indian Malayalam crime thriller film written and directed by Jeethu Joseph, starring Prithviraj Sukumaran, Vijayaraghavan, Suresh Krishna, S. P. Sreekumar, Miya and Meghana Raj. The film is produced by P. K. Muralidharan and Santha Murali under the banner of Anantha Visions.[1] The film follows Sam Alex (Prithviraj), a drunkard cop, who is forced to investigate a series of murders.

Plot[edit]

Sam Alex (Prithviraj Sukumaran) is a police officer who is heavily dependent on alcoholism to ease the pain of his family loss. Sam Alex was a romantic and peaceful family guy, leading a good life with his family. His loving wife Teena and beloved daughter were murdered by Sam's enemy right in front of his eyes, and as a result, Sam turns into an alcoholic. Sam's supervisor, Mr. Aravindhaksha Menon (Vijayaraghavan) requests Sam to proceed with a parallel investigation in a case involving the disappearance and possible kidnapping of several young married men, since the present police team is not able to make any progress in the case. Sam refuses to this. Later, his mother (Vanitha Krishnachandran) requests him to take up the investigation. Sam Alex soon gets into the case files and consults the postmortem documents and the doctors who conducted it. Soon Sam Alex is seen making breakthrough in the case. Another two kidnappings happen in the series and all this leads to Sam's rough conclusion of the murderer (S.P.Sreekumar). The murderer is an eccentric person and has a limp in his feet and is a person who either hates or loves women. The killer leaves certain clues inscribed by sharp surgical knife on the chest of the victims. This serves Sam's thinking of what kind of person the killer is and who is his next target. Upon careful examination of the words inscribed in the body of the victims, Sam uncovers that the words are actually Aramaic, the language that Jesus used for communication. The words are later found to point to biblical proverbs,thus helping Sam to lead to conclusions that the killer is insane and that he assumed that the victims gave up their lives for the sins committed by their respective wives. He soon figures out that the wives of the kidnapped husbands have links and they all had to do with a guy who studied with them certain years back. There was absolutely no evidence of such a person. During all these scenes, Sam realizes that there is one last target and the killer will not miss this and he will disappear after that. He eventually finds out that the next target is his own brother, Sanju and his brother's wife is the last link in the connection. Sam finds out with the help of his colleague and other evidences that the killer has a property near Kottayam. He goes there for one last confrontation.

Cast[edit]

Release[edit]

Memories was released on 9 August 2013.

Remakes[edit]

The film had been remade into Tamil as Aarathu Sinam.

Reception[edit]

Sify.com rated the film as "Good", stating that "Memories is an engaging film that has been well made."[2] Gayathry of Oneindia.in says that "Memories is undoubtedly an above average, entertaining movie."[3] Aswin of The Times of India says that "Memories is an engaging watch, courtesy a decent plot and a cast that does justice to the plot."[4] Indiaglitz.com says that "Memories is a thriller which may find space among the list of well crafted suspense thrillers in Mollywood.[5] Nowrunning.com rated the film as "Above Average", stating that "Memories is a decent entertainer and stunning triller in which plot twists abound, and the ambiance is laced with intrigue."[6]

Soundtrack[edit]

Memories
Soundtrack album by Sejo John
Released 2013 (2013)
Recorded 2013
Genre Film soundtrack
Language Malayalam
Producer P K Muralidharan
Santha Murali
Sejo John chronology
Housefull
(2013)Housefull2013
Memories
(2013)
6B Paradise
(2013)6B Paradise2013

The film's soundtrack was composed by Sejo John.The lyrics were written by Sejo John and Shelton.

Track Song Artist(s) Lyricist
1 Thirayum Theeravum Vijay Yesudas Sejo John
2 Memories Shelton Pinheiro Shelton Pinheiro

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