Raakilipattu

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Raakilipaatu
Raakilipattu.jpg
Film DVD poster
Directed byPriyadarshan
Produced byMukesh R Mehta
Written byPriyadarshan
Chandrakant Kulkarni
Maharajan
StarringJyothika
Tabu
Sharbani Mukherjee
Ishita Arun
Jomol
Major Ravi
Music byVidyasagar
Background score:
S. P. Venkatesh
CinematographyJeeva
Edited byN. Gopalakrishnan
Distributed bySurya Cine Arts
Release date
2007
CountryIndia
LanguageMalayalam

Raakilipaatu (Malayalam: രാക്കിളിപ്പാട്ട്) is a 2007 Malayalam film starring Jyothika, Sharbani Mukherjee, Tabu and Lakshmi. The music was composed by Vidyasagar. The film is directed by Priyadarshan.. The story is loosely based on the 1999 Marathi film Bindhaast written by Chandrakant Kulkarni. The film notably features only female characters in the lead roles, played by Jyothika, Sharbani Mukherjee, Tabu and Ishita Arun.The film originally made as a bilingual, in Malayalam and in Tamil, the film released first in Tamil in 2000 as Snegithiye, while the Malayalam version as well as the dubbed Hindi version, Friendship, released seven years later.[1][2][3]

Plot[edit]

Josephine (Jyothika), her best friend Radhika (Sharbani Mukherjee) and their friends are pranksters in a ladies' college. Like other college girls, they sing songs, break rules and wreak havoc. They also have a grudge against Gita, another girl from the college.

Lakshmi, who plays Radhika's aunt, wants her niece to get married. To escape, Josephine and Radhika fake a boyfriend whose name is Ramesh. However, this fantasy takes on a whole new meaning when a person named Ramesh calls and sends Radhika letters claiming to be her boyfriend. To end this nuisance, Josephine and Radhika invite Ramesh to the hostel during the college dance program. Josephine instructs Radhika to bring a gun for their safety.

Mysteriously, without them shooting him, Ramesh (Major Ravi) dies. At the same, Radhika loses her chain. Suspicion eventually falls on the two friends. Gayathri (Tabu) is a man-hating police officer, and is put on the case. To make matters worse, Gita suddenly disappears. Josephine and Radhika find themselves as fugitives, running away from the law in a bid to prove their innocence. Meanwhile, the real killer is still on the loose.

In the end, it is revealed that the real killer was Gayathri (Tabu), avenging the death of her sister (Jomol)

Cast[edit]

Soundtrack[edit]

Song title Singers
"Dhum Dhum Dhooreyetho" K. S. Chitra, Sujatha Mohan, Sangeetha Sajith
"Omana Thinkal" K. S. Chitra, Sujatha Mohan, Sangeetha Sajith
"Saarike Ninne" K. S. Chitra, Sujatha Mohan
"Mazha Paithu Thorna" M. G. Sreekumar, Sujatha Mohan
"Palapoovin Lolakunde" M. G. Sreekumar, Sujatha Mohan
"Rappadippakshi Idhile" M. G. Sreekumar, Sujatha Mohan
"Anthinila Manathu" M. G. Sreekumar, Ila Arun

Notes[edit]

  • Raakilipattu was Priyadarshan's 50th movie.
  • A. R. Rahman was supposed to be the music director. However, due to time constraints, Vidyasagar was signed on instead.
  • This film is a remake of the 1999 Marathi film Bindhaast.
  • It was one of the few movies in the history of the Malayalam film industry with an almost all-female cast.
  • This film was a flop at the box office.
  • The Tamil version of the film was released in 2000 with the name Snegithiye.
  • The film was completed for a 2000 release, but was only released in 2007.

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