Salt Mango Tree
|Salt Mango Tree.|
|Directed by||Rajesh Nair|
|Produced by||Abeesh V. P.|
|Screenplay by||Vinod & Vinod|
Lakshmi Priyaa Chandramouli
|Music by||Hesham Abdul Wahab|
|Edited by||ES Sooraj|
1000 Lights Entertainments
|Distributed by||Kalasangham Films |
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Salt Mango Tree is a 2015 Malayalam-language Indian comedy drama film directed by Rajesh Nair, starring Biju Menon, Lakshmi Priyaa Chandramouli and Suhasini Maniratnam. The film released on 6 November 2015 and its title was inspired by the Mohanlal starrer Doore Doore Oru Koodu Koottam. The movie is a remake of 2014 Bengali movie Ramdhanu which also went on to be remade in Hindi as Hindi Medium with Irffan Khan as lead.
Its a hearty family entertainment story of a couple running the rat race for better schools for their one and only child. The backbone of the story relies on resilience and values that a family can and provides. It critically asks bigger questions like whether right to education is anymore accessible and affordable as one wishes. Aravindan and Priya are the couple fighting with the education system to find a place for their son Ashwin. Deepika Mme, comes as guiding hand for the family. Ultimately the family ends with realization that happiness and love inside the family is more important than anything and it is not something to be bartered.
- Biju Menon as Aravind T. P.
- Lakshmi Priyaa Chandramouli as Priya Aravind
- Suhasini Maniratnam as Deepika
- Master Kristian Varkkichan as Ashwin Aravind/Manu
- Saiju Kurup as Praveen
- Indrans as Pavithran
- Sudheer Karamana as Mohan Kumar
- Hareesh Perumanna as Shafique
- Jayaprakash Kuloor as Appooppan
- Raghavan as Swami
- Sunil Sukhada as Kumar
- Vijay Menon as School Vice-Principal
- Pradeep Kottayam as Sameer
- Babu Swamy as Menon Sir
- Baiju Ezhupunna as Ajith
- Sarayu as Meenakshi
- Paris Laxmi as Angela
- Elizabeth as Ammoomma
- Bindu Ramakrishnan as Maami
- Manju Satheesh as Treesa
- Ambika Mohan as School Principal
- T Parvathy as School Principal
- Manjusha Sajish as Manjusha
- Jennifer Antony as Vice Principal
- Lakshmi Menon as Teena
- "Kaathilaaro" : Sithara Krishnakumar, Lyrics : Rafeeq Ahamed, Music :Hesham Abdul Wahab
- "Kaattummel Anchaaru" : Hesham Abdul Wahab, Lyrics :Aslam, Music : Hesham Abdul Wahab
- "Kanavil Kanavil" : Hesham Abdul Wahab, Lyrics: Madhu Vasudevan, Music Hesham Abdul Wahab
- Lyrics: Dr. Madhu Vasudev, Rafeeq Ahammed, Aslam
- Art Director: Girish Menon
- Costume Designer: Sakhi Thomas
- Make Up: Hassan Wandoor
- PRO: A. S. Dinesh
- Graphic Designer: Jissen Paul
- Assistant director:Vijay
Critical reception was mostly positive. The Times of India gave the movie 2.5 stars, claiming its script and writing lacks a usual happy ending or something that can deftly hold it all together. However, the review stay back with film's good humour quotient.
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