Natturajavu

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Naatturajavu
Natturajavu.jpg
Directed by Shaji Kailas
Produced by Antony Perumbavoor
Screenplay by T. A. Shahid
Starring Mohanlal
Meena
Nayanthara
Kalabhavan Mani
Music by M. Jayachandran
Cinematography Anandakuttan
Edited by L. Bhoominathan
Production
company
Distributed by Aroma Movie International
Release date
  • 20 August 2004 (2004-08-20) (India)
Country India
Language Malayalam
Budget 1.75 crore[1]

Naatturajavu (English: Native King) is a 2004 Indian Malayalam-language action-drama film directed by Shaji Kailas and written by T. A. Shahid. The film stars Mohanlal in the lead role and Meena, Nayantara, Kalabhavan Mani, Cochin Haneefa, K. P. A. C. Lalitha, and Siddique in supporting roles. M. Jayachandran composed the soundtrack.[2] It was produced by Antony Perumbavoor through Aashirvad Cinemas. Naatturajavu was released in India on 20 August 2004, it was well received at the box office becoming one of the highest-grossing Malayalam films of the year.

Plot[edit]

Pulikkattil Charlie is a nasrani from Travancore. He, after the death of his father, has struggled hard to create a business empire of his own. His father was a ruthless feudal landlord, who during his lifetime had done several heinous crimes. Charlie is now helping all those who had to once suffered from the hands of his father. Charlie is married to a girl, whose father was killed by his father. Her brother Karnan returns from jail to avenge against Charlie. Karnan is unaware of the fact that his sister is married to Charlie. Later he realizes that Charlie is a good hearted person and gives up revenge and apologizes to Charlie.

Cast[edit]

Production[edit]

The filming progressed in Wadakkancherry, Thrissur district in June 2004.[3] The film shot promo videos and recorded songs for television audience for the pre-release promotions, which was an emerging marketing method in Malayalam film industry at that time. The promo videos were directed by Rajesh Divakaran and edited by Don Max. The songs recorded for the purpose were not included in the film—written Joy Thamalam and composed by Sajjan Madhavan, son of Raveendran.[4]

Soundtrack[edit]

Naatturajavu
Soundtrack album by M. Jayachandran
Released 1 January 2003 (2003-01-01)
Genre Filmi
Language Malayalam
Label East Coast Audio Entertainments
M. Jayachandran chronology
Mayilattam
(2004)
Naatturajavu
(2003)
Sathyam
(2004)

The soundtrack composed by M. Jayachandran consists of 7 tracks. Lyrics for all songs were written by Gireesh Puthenchery, except the poem "Vande Mataram" by Bankim Chandra Chattopadhyay. The soundtrack was released on 1 January 2003 by East Coast Audio Entertainments.[5]

Naatturajavu (Original Motion Picture Soundtrack)
No. Title Singer(s) Length
1. "Meymasam" (Duet) M. G. Sreekumar, Sujatha Mohan 4:55
2. "Chingapadayude Rajave" Afsal, Rajesh Vijay 3:46
3. "Kuthuvay Kurumbi" (Duet) M. G. Sreekumar, K. S. Chithra 4:51
4. "Vande Mataram" Madhu Balakrishnan 2:54
5. "Meymasam" (Female vocals) Sujatha Mohan 4:50
6. "Kuthuvay Kurumbi" (Male vocals) M. G. Sreekumar 4:50
7. "Sindrella Sindrella" Alex Kayyalakkal, Jyotsna Radhakrishnan 4:30

Box office[edit]

Naatturajavu was released during Onam in Kerala.[2] The film had a strong opening weekend in Kerala box office, grossing 1.12 crore from 54 stations in 3 days, and had good run particularly in Kozhikode and Thiruvananthapuram regions.[6] It was the highest-grossing film among the Onam releases, and according to Sify: "the only winner among the Onam releases". It was made on a budget of 1.75 crore, in 35 days the film earned 2.27 crore in distributor's share alone from 51 stations. After that, it managed to run with 35 – 40% occupancy in Kerala theatres.[1][7] Naatturajavu was one of the highest-grossing Malayalam films of the year.[8][9]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b Moviebuzz (29 September 2004). "Onam - The final report card!". Sify. Archived from the original on 10 November 2017. Retrieved 10 November 2017. 
  2. ^ a b Krishnakumar, G. (11 August 2004). "Hoping for a box office revival". The Hindu. Archived from the original on 10 November 2017. Retrieved 10 November 2017. 
  3. ^ Moviebuzz (27 June 2004). "Mohanlal chickens out!". Sify. Archived from the original on 11 November 2017. Retrieved 11 November 2017. 
  4. ^ Nair, N. J. (26 September 2004). "When promotionals take the lead in luring crowds". The Hindu. Archived from the original on 11 November 2017. Retrieved 11 November 2017. 
  5. ^ "Natturajavu (Original Motion Picture Soundtrack) by M. Jayachandran on Apple Music". iTunes. 1 January 2003. Retrieved 10 November 2017. 
  6. ^ Moviebuzz (24 August 2004). "'Natturajavu' takes a bumper opening". Sify. Archived from the original on 10 November 2017. Retrieved 10 November 2017. 
  7. ^ Nair, Vipin V. (4 December 2004). "Box office hits signal revival of film industry in Kerala". The Hindu Business Line. Archived from the original on 10 November 2017. Retrieved 10 November 2017. 
  8. ^ Pillai, Sreedhar (31 December 2004). "Year 2004 — a flashback". The Hindu. Archived from the original on 10 November 2017. Retrieved 10 November 2017. 
  9. ^ Moviebuzz (1 January 2005). "Malayalam cinema- Analysis 2004!". Sify. Archived from the original on 10 November 2017. Retrieved 10 November 2017. 

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