Mili (2015 film)
|Directed by||Rajesh Pillai|
|Produced by||Avinash Unnithan|
Satish B. Satish
|Written by||Mahesh Narayan|
|Music by||Gopi Sunder|
|Cinematography||Anish Lal R.S.|
|Edited by||B. Abhilash|
|Distributed by||Golden Eye Movies|
|Budget||₹4.75 crore (US$660,000)|
|Box office||₹5.35 crore (US$740,000)|
Mili is a 2015 Malayalam drama film directed by Rajesh Pillai. Described as a "heroine-centric motivational film," Mili has Amala Paul in the title role along with Nivin Pauly as male lead. The film, produced by Dr. Avinash Unnithan and Sathish B. Sathish under Ordinary Films, marks the debut of editor Mahesh Narayanan as scriptwriter. The story revolves around an introvert girl who struggles hard to meet others' expectations. Shamna Kasim, Sanusha, Praveena, Sai Kumar and Amol Parashar appear in significant roles. The film started its shooting on 10 May 2014 at Trivandrum. The shooting of the film was completed on 9 November 2014. Mili released on 23 January 2015 to positive reviews.
Mili Nair (Amala Paul) is an introvert who is very depressed. Her self-affectation and inferiority complex puts off everyone. Nobody likes her character or attempts to help her. Mili chooses to rise above the challenges and take back the reins of her life. Her transformation and learning to deal with her emotions forms the crux of the movie. Meanwhile, there is Naveen (Nivin Pauly), a soft-skills trainer who becomes a support for Mili.
- Amala Paul as Mili Nair
- Nivin Pauly as Naveen
- Sai Kumar as Mili's father
- Sanusha as Anupama
- Amol Parashar as Arun Iyyer
- Shamna Kasim as Renuka
- Idavela Babu
- Poojappura Radhakrishnan as Security staff
- Sanil Kumar as Association Member
- Santhosh K as Association Member
- Ashraf Pezhumoodu as Assication Member
- Premalal as School Principal
- Praveena as Nancy
- Ambika as Mercy
- Soumya as Mili's friend
- Sija Rose as Raji
- Swapna Menon as Mii's friend
- Riya Saira as Kalyani
- Vanitha Krishnachandran as Sudha
- Bindu Panicker as Mili's mother
- Sangeetha Mohan as Roopa
- Karthika Kannan as School Management Member
- Anju Aravind as Thara
- Anjali Aneesh Upasana as Anitha
- Devi Ajith as Hostel Warden
- Ranjini Menon as School teacher
- Master Neil Kaushik as Nikhil
- Baby Nandana Varma as Young Mili
- Baby Ammu
|Soundtrack album by|
|Genre||Feature film soundtrack|
|Gopi Sunder chronology|
|Track #||Song||Singer(s)||Duration (min:sec)||Lyricist|
|1||"Kanmaniye (Female Version)"||Minmini||4:51||Hari Narayanan|
|2||"Mili Mili Mili (Female Version)"||Pavithra Menon||4:24||Hari Narayanan|
|3||"Engengo Engengo"||Gopi Sunder||5:03||Hari Narayanan|
|4||"Mili Mili Mili (Male Version)"||Gopi Sunder||4:24||Hari Narayanan|
|5||"Manjupeyume"||Najim Arshad, Mridula Warrier||3:42||Hari Narayanan|
|6||"Kanmaniye (Male Version)"||Gopi Sunder||3:26||Hari Narayanan|
|7||"Manpatha Neettunna"||Shaan Rahman||4:09||Hari Narayanan|
|8||"Mili Theme Song"||Gopi Sunder||2:00||Hari Narayanan|
The film was made at a budget of ₹4.75 crore (US$660,000) and sold its satellite rights for ₹2.95 crore (US$410,000). It completed 50 days' run in some releasing centres. The total distribution share was ₹2.40 crore (US$330,000) doing a business of ₹5.35 crore (US$740,000) considering theatrical gross and satellite rights. The film was one of the "profitable" Malayalam film in the first half of 2015.
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