Theatrical release poster
|Directed by||Ranjith Sankar|
|Produced by||Ranjith Sankar|
|Written by||Ranjith Sankar|
|Edited by||V. Sajaan|
Dreams N Beyond
|Distributed by||Central Pictures|
Ramante Edanthottam (lit. Raman's Garden of Eden) is a 2017 Indian Malayalam-language romantic drama film written, produced and directed by Ranjith Sankar. The film stars Kunchacko Boban in the title role, and also features Joju George and Anu Sithara. Filming began in February 2017 in Kochi and Vagamon. It was released in India on 12 May 2017.
The movie starts with Malini taking a video message of herself to Raman while driving telling that she is coming this year to visit the Edanthottam. Unfortunately she ends up with an accident. At hospital her husband Elvis discovers Malini is having a love affair with Raman from her phone. The film flashbacks to 1 year ago, when Elvis, Malini, their 10 year old daughter and their family friend Salim and family go to Edanthottam in Vagamon to cheer up Elvis (who is a desperate producer trying to make his comeback to the movie industry).
Malini is frequently insulted and down looked upon by Elvis who in contrast is a good father but a hideous husband. Their Malini meets the owner of the Edanthottam, Raman. She becomes friends with Raman who is a widower(and his wife's name is also Malini). They spend time together talking about their life, past, future and gels up so much that at one point they gets an intuition of finding the perfect match for them. Even though Malini has a bad married life, still she respects the relationship with her husband and daughter, she keeps just a friendship with Raman. On the other hand Raman was intensively in love with his late wife whose traces he sees on Malini still keeps his relationship controlled to friendship. They share their thoughts about each others career. Malini being a graceful dancer, Raman advices her to start a dance school. And also invites her to come to his resort next year. Malini makes a dance school with Elvis reluctant approval which will be a success. As Elvis is a lazy, not so serious type person who is not dedicated to his work gets huge debts which makes them change their home once in a while. Since Malini starts to earn from the dance school, she looks after the houseand gets more confidence and voice in front of Elvis. Whereas Elvis is depicted as a cheating husband who goes to prostitutes while he is out of town for work.
Next year, Malini approaches Elvis about Raman's invite. Elvis agrees, but a change in schedule makes him go to Chennai. Malini quietly goes to Ethanthottam alone where she and Raman fall in the verge of love. But it is shown that they respect their personalities and decides to remain good friends. In present day, Malini recovers, and is questioned by an angry Elvis. Malini leaves the house and sends Elvis a divorce notice which shows her being an independent woman. The movie ends with Malini driving a car to drop Raman to the airport. It is shown that they are still continuing with their beautiful friendship and a healthy relationship. It is also said that the divorse is approved and their daughter is living with each parents separately each month.
- Kunchacko Boban as Raman
- Anu Sithara as Malini
- Joju George as Elvis
- Ramesh Pisharody as Varmaji
- Muthumani as Nasni
- Sreejith Ravi as Salim
- Aju Varghese as Shathrughnan
- Udaykrishna as fictional version of himself
- Jayasurya as himself
Music was composed by Bijibal, lyrics were written by Santhosh Varma.
- "Akale Oru Kaadinte" - Shreya Ghoshal
- "Kavitha Ezhuthunnu" - Sooraj Santhosh
- "Maavilakudil" - Rajalakshmy Abhiram