Oru Adaar Love
|Oru Adaar Love|
Theatrical release poster
|Directed by||Omar Lulu|
|Produced by||Ousepachan Vaalakuzhy|
|Story by||Omar Lulu|
|Music by||Shaan Rahman|
|Edited by||Achu Vijayan|
Ousepachan Movie House
|Distributed by||Ousepachan Screen Media|
|145 minutes |
|Box office||₹12 crore|
Oru Adaar Love (transl. A fantastic love) is a 2019 Indian Malayalam-language romantic comedy film directed by Omar Lulu. The screenplay was written by Sarang Jayaprakash and Lijo Panadan from a story by Omar Lulu, and produced by Ousepachan Vaalakuzhy under his production company Ousepachan Movie House. The film features Roshan Abdul Rahoof, Noorin Shereef, Priya Prakash Varrier, Siyadh Shajahan, Vaishak Pavanan and Michelle Ann Daniel and principal roles.
The story deals with high school romance. Oru Adaar Love gained nationwide attention due to a clip which went viral, from the song "Manikya Malaraya Poovi". It prompted the makers to make changes in script, which delayed production. The film was released on 14 February 2019. It was dubbed and released in Tamil with the same title as Malayalam title, in Kannada as Kirik Love Story and in Telugu as Lover's Day.
The story revolves around the journey of high school kids from the time they first meet during their first day of class in 11th class until their graduation day in 12th class. Roshan woos Priya with the help of Gadha and his other friends. One evening Roshan his friends get drunk and a friend of Roshan accidentally sends a porn video from Roshan's phone to the school's WhatsApp group. This causes a wedge between Roshan and Priya. Roshan and Gadha then pretend to be in love to make Priya jealous but they end up having feelings for each other. Priya approaches Roshan and says that she is o forgive him and that they can start to be in a relationship again. But Roshan is unable to forget Gadha, which comes to be known by Priya. Heartbroken, she tells Roshan that Gadha alone is the perfect for him and they end their relationship. On graduation day, Roshan decides to propose to Gadha on top of the mountain. Just as Roshan is about to propose to Gadha, they are attacked by a bunch of goons who were antagonized by Roshan and Gadha earlier as part of an eve-teasing incident. When Gadha was about to be raped and Roshan to be killed, their friends enter and save them. The movie ends with them riding away happily.
Principal members of the cast are:
- Roshan Abdul Rahoof as Roshan
- Noorin Shereef as Gadha John
- Priya Prakash Varrier as Priya Varrier
- Siyadh Shajahan as Francis E. Manavalan
- Mathew Joseph as Mathew
- Arun A Kumar as Arun
- Vaishak Pavanan as Vishakh aka 'Pavanna'
- Michelle Ann Daniel as Michelle
- Aneesh G Menon as Shibu Sir, Maths Teacher
- Hareesh Kanaran as Unmesh Sir, P. T. Teacher
- Roshna Ann Roy as Sneha Miss, Biology Teacher
- Althaf Salim as Manikandan Sir, Chemistry Teacher
- Anjali Nair as English Miss
- Pradeep Kottayam as Principal's Secretary
- Shivaji Guruvayoor as Principal
- Siddique (actor) as Jose Panadan, Sub-Inspector of Police
- Sreejith Ravi as Divakaran, Constable of Police
- Salim Kumar as Manavalan
- Vishnu Govindan as the school peon
- Dilruba Aswad Alqamar as Sana
- Suhaid(Kukku) as Akku
- Kalabhavan Niyas as Gadha's father
Malayalam film producer Ousepachan Vaalakuzhy, impressed with Omar Lulu's Happy Wedding and Chunkzz decided to finance his third project, Oru Adaar Love. The primary cast was selected through audition. Ousepachan Vaalakuzhy said he likes to promote newcomers, as has he done with his previous films. After Priya Prakash Varrier's wink in the song "Manikya Malaraya Poovi" became a viral hit, the makers altered the script to give prominence to her, thus sidelining the role played by Noorin Shereef, who had initially been cast in the lead role.
The film music and score were composed by Shaan Rahman. The song "Manikya Malaraya Poovi" sung by Vineeth Sreenivasan, a revised modern version of a Mappila song, was uploaded on 9 February 2018 on YouTube as part of the promotions. It became a viral video at number 1 position garnering over one million views and 50,000 likes in 20 hours. The original version of "Manikya Malaraya Poovi" was written by P. M. A. Jabbar with music composition by Thalassery K. Refeeque in 1978. When the climax of the movie was changed due to negative response from the audience, the BGM was slightly changed by Gopi Sundar according to the situation which resulted in changes in some parts of official BGM. The song "Freak Penne" has gained almost 1 million dislikes on YouTube.
|Oru Adaar Love|
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|Shaan Rahman chronology|
|1.||"Manikya Malaraya Poovi"||P. M. A. Jabbar||Vineeth Sreenivasan||3:20|
|2.||"Freak Penne"||Sathyajith||Sathyajith, Neethu Naduvathettu||3:21|
|3.||"Munnale Ponaale"||Pearle Maaney||Haricharan||3:52|
|4.||"Thanananana Penne"||B. K. Harinarayanan||Sooraj Santhosh, Sruthy Sivadas||2:47|
|5.||"Forever Friend"||Sathyajith||Sachin Warrier||3:27|
|6.||"Aarum Kaanaathinnen"||B. K. Harinarayanan||Vineeth Sreenivasan||3:00|
|7.||"Maahiya"||B. K. Harinarayanan||Hesham Abdul Wahab, Jeenu Nazeer||4:20|
As of 9 March 2019, the film has grossed more than ₹12 crore in India. It was made on a budget of ₹5 crore.
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