Saturday, August 20, 2011

2010 (24 movies)

Cocktail(2010)

Plot

            Cocktail is a 2010 Malayalam thriller film edited and directed by Arun Kumar. The film stars Jayasurya, Anoop Menon, Samvrutha Sunil, Fahad Fazil, Innocent, and Mamukkoya. It is co-written by Anoop Menon and is an uncredited remake of the Canadian film Butterfly on a Wheel.[1] [2] It was the directorial debut of film editor Arun Kumar.





Directed by Arun Kumar
Produced by Milan Jaleel
Written by Shyam Menon (screenplay)
Anoop Menon (dialogue)
Starring Jayasurya
Anoop Menon
Samvrutha Sunil
Fahad Fazil
Innocent
Mamukkoya
Music by Ratheesh Vegha
Alphons Joseph
Cinematography Pradeep Nair
Editing by Arun Kumar
Distributed by Galaxy Films
Release date(s) October 22, 2010 (2010-10-22)
Running time 110 minutes
Country India
Language Malayalam





Pokkiri Raja (2010)

Plot

          Pokkiri Raja is a 2010 Malayalam masala film starring Mammootty in the title role, along with Prithviraj and Shriya Saran in the main roles. The film is written by the duo Udayakrishna-Siby K. Thomas, directed by debutante Vyshakh, and the music is composed by Jassie Gift. The film was released on 7 May 2010 in Kerala. This was Shriya Saran's debut Malayalam film.




Directed by Vyshakh
Produced by Tomichan Mulakupadam
Written by Udayakrishna
Siby K. Thomas
Starring

* Mammootty
* Prithviraj
* Shriya Saran

Music by Jassie Gift
Cinematography Shaji
Editing by Mahesh Narayanan
Distributed by Mulakupadam Release
Release date(s) May 7, 2010 (2010-05-07)
Running time 136 minutes
Country India
Language Malayalam
Budget Indian Rupee symbol.svg 4.25 crores[1]
Box office Indian Rupee symbol.svg 32.34 crores




Neelambari (2010)

Plot 

Neelambari movie moves around two girls Lakshmi (Vidya) and Parvathy (Bhama) who were born and brought up in an Agraharam. Parvathy lost her mother in her childhood and was brought up by Lakshmi’s mother.

Parvathy fell in love with a music teacher Devanath (Vineeth). One day Devananth’s grandfather reached Agraharam to propose Parvathy with Devananth but for bad luck he reached Lakshmi’s house and her mother cunningly made arrangements to marry Laksmi. Understanding the situation Parvathy left Agraharam. Many years later Lakshmi happens to meet...

Directed by Harinarayanan
Produced by Premanandan
Written by Harippad Harilal
Starring

* Vineeth
* Anoop Menon
* Bhama

Music by Kaithapram Viswanathan Namboothiri
Cinematography Sasi Ramakrishnan
Release date(s) 20 August 2010 (2010-08-20)
Country India
Language Malayalam




Best of Luck (2010)


Plot

          Best of Luck is a 2010 Malayalam comedy film written and directed by M.A. Nishad. It stars Prabhu, Urvashi, Asif Ali, Kailash, Archana Kavi, Rima Kallingal and features Mammootty in a cameo role. The film's soundtrack was composed by Indian rock band Euphoria.[5] The song "NaNa" which was featured in the trailers was composed by A. R. Rahman for an American film Couples Retreat.The Film was a huge flop of the year 2010.


Directed by M.A Nishad
Produced by A & M Entertainment Company
Written by M.A. Nishad
Vinu Kiriath
Starring Prabhu
Asif Ali
Urvashi
Kailash
Archana Kavi
Rima Kallingal
Music by Euphoria
Cinematography Sanjeev Shankar
Distributed by A & M Entertainment Company
Release date(s) November 17, 2010 (2010-11-17)
Country India
Language Malayalam



Pulliman (2010)

Plot
      Kunjunni (Kalabhavan Mani) is a youngster in Perimannur village village who is loved by all. Radha (Meera Nandan) belongs to a nadodi gang, who has come to the village to sell statuettes of Lord Krishna. Kunjunni and Radha are in love. Radha's father forbids her to marry the orphan. Kunjunni later finds out that he actually belongs to a rich family and he had left home some twenty years back, as his mother (Saranya) was a bit too strict.








Directed by Anil K. Nair
Produced by Antony Paimpalli
Written by Anil K. Nair
Starring

* Kalabhavan Mani
* Meera Nandan

Music by Sharreth
Cinematography Rajaratnam
Release date(s) 9 April 2010 (2010-04-09)
Country India
Language Malayalam





Traffic (2010)


Plot
On September 16, superstar Sidharth Shankar (Rahman) is getting ready for the release of his new film. On the same day, Traffic Constable Sudevan (Sreenivasan) joins back on duty, after being suspended from service for taking bribes. The day is special for Dr. Abel (Kunchako Boban) who is celebrating his first wedding anniversary. Raihan (Vineeth Sreenivasan), an aspiring television journalist, is starting his first job with an interview with Sidharth Shankar the very same day.

On September 16, at a crowded traffic junction in Kochi, Raihan and Rajeev (Asif Ali), traveling in a bike is fatally hit by a speeding car at the signal. Raihan was all set to interview the superstar, Siddharth Shankar. Also at the junction, in another car, was the surgeon Dr. Abel.

Raihan goes into comma and is declared brain dead although he is kept alive using ventilator. Meanwhile, Siddharth’s ailing daughter's condition becomes worse and she urgently needs a heart transplant. At first Raihan's parents does not agree to take their son of the ventilator and donate their son's heart but Rajeev and Raihan's girlfriend persuades them into it. Now that the heart is available, the problem was with transporting it from Kochi to Palakkad. No chartered flights or helicopters were available and so the heart has to be taken by road. Someone has to drive the 150 kilometers in under two hours during the rush traffic.

City Police Commisoner Ajmal Nazar (Anoop Menon) is asked to carry out the mission. He initially refuses considering the complexity and risk involved in the mission. But finally he heeds to the persuasion of Dr.Simon D'souza (Jose Prakash). Sudevan, being an experience driver who has driven as an escort for ministers, volunteers to be the driver of the Jeep because he wanted to regain the name he lost due to the bribe incident. Accompanying them on this mission is Dr Abel and Rajeev.

Everything goes smoothly for sometime. But at a point the police team loses contact with the vehicle and it mysteriously disappears. Later it was understood that before the mission commenced, Dr Abel had hit and run his wife when he discovered her affair with his best friend. Abel tries to sabotage the mission in an attempt to escape, but Sudevan and Rajeev manages to convince him to save the girl's life. All goes well and they reach the hospital in time to save the girl's life.

Directed by Rajesh Pillai
Produced by Listin Stephen
Written by Bobby Sanjay
Narrated by Sreenivasan
Starring Sreenivasan
Rahman
Kunchako Boban
Asif Ali
Anoop Menon
Vineeth Sreenivasan
Sandhya
Roma
Remya Nambeesan
Lena
Music by Mejo Joseph
Samson Kottoor
Cinematography Shyju Khalid
Editing by Mahesh Narayanan
Distributed by Magic Frames
Release date(s) January 7, 2011 (2011-01-07)
Running time 122 minutes
Country India
Language Malayalam
Budget Indian Rupee symbol.svg2.5 crore (US$557,500)
Box office Indian Rupee symbol.svg6.5 crore (US$1.45 million



Elsamma enna Aankutty (2010)


Plot

The setting of the story is a picturesque village in the high ranges of Kerala, called Balanpillai City. Elsamma (Ann Augustine) is the eldest among 4 daughters of KPAC Lalitha. After her father's death, she started working as a newspaper agent/ local reporter for her sisters. Paalunni (Kunchacko Boban, talking Christian dialects) is a milkman and close friend of Elsamma who never revealed his love towards her. Kunnel Pappan(Nedumudi Venu) and Elsamma's family share very close ties and stay almost like one family. Elsamma is hardworking and practically runs the family. She works as a newspaper correspondent and delivery girl to earn money for her family. She is also a staunch activist who wants to close the local toddy shop run by a strongman (Vijayaraghavan). This brings her into regular conflict with him as well as the Panchayat member (Jagathy Sreekumar).

Paalunni confides his love for Elsamma to Pappan who promises to convey this to Elsamma when the time is right. Then comes Aby (Indrajith, who shed a few extra pounds) & his friends to Balanpillai City. Aby is impressed by Elsamma and proposes to her, but she rebuffs him. Aby tells Pappan and Elsamma's mother that he wants to marry Elsamma. The wedding gets fixed without the knowledge and consent of Elsamma and Pappan does not object, in spite of knowing that Paalunni likes Elsamma. Elsamma later catches one of Aby's friends, Jerry (Manikuttan) in a compromising position with Aby's sister Sherin (Mridula Murali). When Aby comes to know about this, he beats up Jerry. In retaliation Jerry spills the beans about how Aby's proposal to marry Elsamma was just a gimmick to help the liquor baron to get even with Elsamma.

Directed by Lal Jose
Produced by M. Renjith
Written by M. Sindhuraj
Starring Kunchacko Boban[1]
Ann Augustine
Indrajith
Nedumudi Venu
Janardhanan
Vijayaraghavan
Music by

Rajamani
Rafeeq Ahammed (lyrics)
Cinematography Vijay Ulaganath
Editing by Ranjan Abraham
Distributed by Lal Creations
Release date(s) 9 September 2010 (2010-09-09)
Country India
Language Malayalam



Sakudumbam Shyamala (2010)

Plot

Shyamala (Urvashi) was not good at studies and fails in her Pre-degree examination. Her family, especially her brother Sekharan (Nedumudi Venu) loves her a lot. They arrange her marriage with an American guy, but he wanted Shyamala to pass the Pre Degree for the marriage to happen. Things become different when Shyamala falls in love with Vasudevan (Saikumar), a Malayalam tutor in the college and marries him. Her family abandons her. Now Shymala is the mother of a 25-year-old son Akash (Kunchacko Boban).

Shyamala's biggest dream is her 25-year-old son's marriage to the daughter of any rich American Malayali. Akash is a video editor for a channel, while Vasudevan is an employee in the Collectorate, while Shyamala's brother is the District Collector. She tries to win over her brother who is angry with her for her marriage to Vasudevan.

Once Shyamala gets beaten up by police while she was returning home from market. The political party that was organising the strike which resulted in it took this matter up and gave a lot of media coverage for it. Shyamala became the talk of the town and the party decides to take advantage of it by making her contest for the assembly elections. Shyamala wins comfortably and becomes the revenue minister. Many rich people come forward to get their daughters married to Akash. Shyamala's dreams shatter when Akash marries a girl of his choice, Nandana (Bhama), a TV reporter. A battle begins at home between Shyamala and Nandana.

Meanwhile Shayamala's personal assistant Prakashan takes bribe and gets Shyamala's signature in some documents which becomes a big scandal. Shayamala is forced to resign from her ministerial post. Luckily for her, Nandana had doubts about Prakashan beforehand and so had gifted him a pen well before this incident. The pen had a hidden camera in it and it captured all the events that proved Shyamala innocence. The mafia behind the scandal gets arrested and Shayamala rejoins ministership and also with her family.


Directed by Radhakrishnan Mangalath
Produced by S.Gopakumar
Written by Krishna Poojapura
Starring

* Uravashi
* Kunchako Boban
* Nedumudi Venu
* Saikumar
* Suraj Venjaramoodu
* Bhama

Music by M. G. Sreekumar
Cinematography Jibu Jacob
Editing by Manoj
Distributed by Kochuveettil Films
Release date(s) 23 July 2010 (2010-07-23)
Country India
Language Malayalam
Budget Indian Rupee symbol.svg1.25 crores
Box office Indian Rupee symbol.svg 4 crores






Marykkundoru Kunjaadu(2010)


Synopsis

The story takes place in a remote village where the majority of the people living there are Christians. Dileep plays Solomon, the son of GeeVarghese Kapyaar (Vijayaraghavan), a simple soul who is quiet in nature and fears virtually everything around thus earning the nickname Kunjaadu (lamb). His mother, played by Vinaya Prasad, is called Mary. The other Mary is Bhavana, the daughter of Ittichan, a rich landlord.Mary (Bhavana) has been in love with Solomon right from their childhood days. Meanwhile, a man (Biju Menon) with rugged looks comes to Solomon's house and Solomon who is overjoyed at getting some fearless company gets the man accepted by his whole family under the guise that he is his long lost brother Jose. However, later on Solomon finds that there is more to his so called brother than he thought initially. Finally he finds that bijumenon has stolen the " ponnin kurish" and hid it in the place where the solomon's house is there 7 years ago and came again to take it.

Directed by Shafi
Produced by Vaishakh Movies
Written by Benny P. Nayarambalam
Starring Dileep
Bhavana
Biju Menon
Vijayaraghavan
Vinaya Prasad
Jagathy Sreekumar
Music by Berny-Ignatius
Cinematography Shamdat
Editing by Manoj
Distributed by Vysakh Cinemas
Release date(s) December 25, 2010 (2010-12-25)
Running time 150 minutes
Country India
Language Malayalam
Budget Indian Rupee symbol.svg3.5 crore (US$780,500)
Box office Indian Rupee symbol.svg22.4 crore (US$5 million)



Oru Naal Varum (2010)


Plot

The plot of the film is about corruption in India. It opens with Gopi Krishnan (Sreenivasan) and his wife (Devayani) and daughter Dhanya (Nazriya Nazim)enjoying themselves at Kutralam Waterfalls. Soon it is revealed that Gopi Krishnan is a corrupt assistant town planner using a government vehicle to come on holiday in Tamil Nadu during his duty hours. As his driver (Suraj Venjaramood) takes him back to his station in Kerala he has an altercation with protagonist Sukumaran (Mohanlal), whose identity and profession are not yet revealed.

Sukumaran lives in a rented flat with his daughter (Esther). Later Sukumaran is seen at the town planning office trying to get a building permit, and meets Vasudevan (Nedumudi Venu), who is also having difficulty with building permits. As the film progresses, the audience comes to learn that Sukumaran is not the simple citizen he seems, but a vigilance officer trying named Nandhakumar to arrest Gopi Krishnan in a corruption case. There is also a sub-plot involving the child custody battle between Nandhakumar and his wife Meera (Sameera Reddy).

Nandhakumar makes three attempts to get evidence against Gopi Krishnan. The first two fail, because Nandhakumar's subordinate Sunny leaked the plans to Gopi Krishnan. Vasudevan commits suicide after the first failure. Finally after catching Sunny, the third attempt succeeds (though there is confusion over the evidence and some thugs attempt to murder Gopi Krishnan while he is in police custody). However Nandhakumar loses his court case against his wife and has to give up his daughter. Faced with the collapse of his corrupt life, Gopi Krishnan agrees to work with Nandhakumar to root out corrupt real estate developers. The film closes with Meera returning Nandhakumar's daughter to him, saying that she could not handle her crying for her father all the time.

Directed by T. K. Rajeev Kumar
Produced by Maniyanpilla Raju
Written by Sreenivasan
Starring

* Mohanlal
* Sreenivasan
* Sameera Reddy
* Devayani

and baby Esther
Music by M. G. Sreekumar[1]
Cinematography Manoj Pillai
Editing by B. Ajith Kumar
Studio Maniyanpilla Raju Productions
Distributed by Damor Cinema
Release date(s) 9 July 2010 (2010-07-09)
Country India
Language Malayalam
Budget 3.5 crores


Alexander The Great (2010)


Synopsis

Saikumar plays the role of Prathapa Verma, a rich man in Dubai who has a son Manu (Bala) but also has an adulterous relation with another lady in Mumbai, Janet in which he has another son named Alexander (Mohanlal). In his will, he has written all his wealth will go to his son Alexander. If Alexander dies, then 40% of Prathapa Verma's wealth will go to his relatives (Siddique, K. B. Ganesh Kumar, etc.) and 30% goes to Manu, 30% to a trust. If Manu dies, then 100% will go to the trust. So the relatives decides to kill him while Manu decides to go and meet Alexander and get legal power from him so that he can take the wealth, and then kill him or get rid of Alexander. But to their surprise, Alexander is in mental rehabilitation center under the treatment of Dr. Korah (Nedumudi Venu). Eventually, over time Manu realizes that his brother has more unique abilities, which he grows to accept. He starts becoming fond of his stepbrother. The story then progresses how Manu brings Alexander to Dubai. After reaching Dubai, the struggles that Alexander faces happens to form the rest of the story.

Directed by Murali Nagavally
Produced by V. B. K. Menon
Written by C. Balachandran
Starring Mohanlal
Bala
Aswathi
Sai Kumar
Jagatheesh
Music by M.G. Sreekumar
Cinematography D Kannan
Editing by V Sajan
Release date(s) 7 May 2010 (2010-05-07)
Country India
Language Malayalam



Tournament (2010)

Plot

Director Lal who is on a joyride after the sucess of his latest films 'To Harihar Nagar' and 'In Ghost House Inn' is back with his new film 'Tournament'.

'Tournament' stars a bunch of youngsters in the lead roles - Fahad Fazil, Praveen, Manu, John, Aryan, Prajan and Roopamanjari.

'Tournament' is a road movie in which the story progresses as the main characters embark on a journey. Viswam, Usman, Balu, Bobby, Chilambu and Subu start from Kochi for a Cricket match selection.Lekshmi, their friend, also joins them. Since they miss the flight from Cochin, they decide to travel by road.

Vayalar Sarath has penned the lyrics and the music has been composed by Deepak Dev. Venu has wielded the camera.

The director himself has scripted the film. 'Tournament' has been produced by P N Venugopal and Lal under the banners of PNV Associates and Lal Productions.
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Language: Malayalam
Critic Rating: 2.0 stars (2.0/5)
Release Year: 2010
Cast: Fahad Fazil, Praveen, Manu, John, Aryan, Prajan, Roopa, Salimkumar, Kochupreman, Indrans
Producer: PNV Menon
Director: Lal
Music Director: Deepak Dev



Sahasram (2010)


Plot

Suresh Gopi plays an I.P.S. officer by the name Sahasranamam. The film tells a murder mystery that has been set in the cinema world. During the shooting of a film, its hero gets killed in suspicious circumstances. As he is also the son of a ruling minister, stories start to spread regarding the death. Now, Sahasranaman I.P.S is given the charge of the investigation, to solve the murder mystery.

Directed by Dr. Janardhanan
Produced by Surendran Pillai
Written by Dr. Janardhanan
Starring Suresh Gopi
Lakshmi Gopalaswamy
Bala
Sarayu
Sandhya
Music by M. Jayachandran
Cinematography Senthil Kumar
Editing by Mahesh Narayanan
Release date(s) December 3, 2010 (2010-12-03)
Country India
Language Malayalam



Pappi Appacha (2010)


Plot

Paappi Appacha is the story of a father and son, Mathayi (Innocent) and Paappi (Dileep). They live like friends and they get into all sorts of mischiefs in their village, Ithirikkandam. Annie (Kavya Madhavan) works as a teacher in a local school and Paappi is in love with her, though Annie does not like him. Paappi's mother (KPAC Lalitha) and younger sister Mollykkutty (Manju Raghvan) also like Annie very much and wants her as Paappi's wife.A businessman named Manikkunju (Suresh Krishna) comes to the village, which creates a lot of problems. Meanwhile Annie, with support of Shashankan Muthalali (Ashokan) and fellow school colleague Dasan maash (Rajeev) stands against Paappi in Panchayath election, wins the seat and becomes Panchayath President.

Annie then gets a marriage proposal. Hearing this Paappi goes to Annie's house who see him jumping to catch a glimpse of the proceedings. The would be groom tells he expects a positive response from Annie and leaves. Later she gets a call from the would be groom's mother who abuses her as her son was hit black and blue by Paappi. Annie, furious about this, goes to Mathayi's house and gives a piece of her mind and Mathayi starts to doubt Paappi. Paappi angry about this, acts rough to Annie during a school function and in a fit of rage accepts that he trashed her marriage proposal. Mathayi slaps Paappi and a crack is formed in their relation. Things got worse when the school run by Mathayi's family is burned down and Mathayi completely disowns Paappi thinking he is the culprit.

In the second half of the movie we can see Paappi trying to survive on his own along with attempting to give Mathayi a hard time. Finally, Mathayi who is cunningly supported by Shashankan Muthalali falls for a trap set by Paappi and is forced to sell Mariya's (KPAC Lalitha) land. But Paappi foils that plan also by setting up an ancient treasure discovered from that plot, ending in the archaeological department taking over the land. The City market once run by Paappi and Mathayi together doesn't function the same anymore and Annie who had earlier taken a diary from Paappi regarding the plans he had for the Panchayath if he wins the election, uses a ploy of a Farmers' Co-operative Society buying the market items from farmers and selling it giving the profit to the farmers. She shares this idea with Dasan maash who is also excited about this.

Mathayi and Shashankan while walking on the roadside, drunk, are attacked by Manikkunju and another person with a sword. Mathayi is injured while Shashankan escapes as the neighbours hear the commotion and comes out. Police try to catch Paappi suspecting his hand but Paappi escapes from their clutches. He also finds out that Annie is kidnapped. We see then Annie captured by Manikkunju and in a struggle she tries to escape and finds Dasan maash and asks for help. Manikkunju arrives and turns out that he is Dasan maash's business partner. Dasan maash reveals that Paappi and Mathayi are doing business on his former land which was actually bought by Mathayi long time back when Dasan Maash's, original name Sivadasa Menon, father had to sell it to them due to his extravagant lifestyle. Dasan maash tells Annie that he likes her and even though he knows Annie loves Paappi, her body will belong to him and tries to rape her. But Paappi comes to the rescue and saves the day. Meanwhile Mathayi also arrives learning the truth that it was Dasan maash who disrupted Annie's marriage proposal and also put fire in school building.
Cast

Dileep as Nirappel Paappi
Kavya Madhavan as Annie
Innocent as Nirappel Mathayi
Asokan as Shashankan Muthalali
Suresh Krishna as Manikkunju
K.P.A.C. Lalitha as Mariya (Paappi's mother)
Manju Raghavan as Mollykkutty (Paappi's sister)
Dharmajan as Kuttappi (Paappi's driver)
Rajeev as Dasan Maash
Machan Varghese

Directed by Mamas
Produced by Anoop
Written by Mamas
Starring Dileep
Kavya Madhavan
Innocent
Music by Vidyasagar
Cinematography Sanjeev Shankar
Editing by V. T. Sreejith
Distributed by Manjunaadha
Running time 160 minutes
Country India
Language Malayalam
Budget Indian Rupee symbol.svg 3.5 crores
Box office Indian Rupee symbol.svg 10.15 crores


Pranchiyettan & The Saint(2010)


Plot

Chirammal Enashu Francis, a.k.a. Pranchiyettan (Mammootty), is a successful businessman based in Thrissur. He is a devotee of Saint Francis of Assisi and often has imaginary conversations with the saint. His ancestors were rice traders, but he has grown beyond the small rice shop to expand his business into jewellery, real estate, finance, shopping complexes and lot more. Even with his successful and wealthy life, he is unhappy with his name and wants to become a celebrity. He is called Ari ("rice") Pranchi by everybody, citing his ancestors' business. He wants to change his image from Ari Pranchi to something great and is ready to spend any amount of money for it. The movie deals with how Pranchi tries to get a good name and what changes that brings to his life.

The story starts with Francis talking to Saint Francis of Assisi about his own life. It starts with a short flashback to a quarrel between Francis and Jose (Siddique) over their lady love Omana (Khushboo) when they were in school. Francis had an affair with Omana but he had give her up because of Jose's tricks. Now Jose and Omana are married and are leading doctors in the city.

The story progresses with several humorous incidents when Francis, a.k.a. Ari Pranchi, tries to get a good name for himself. He fights a local club election but is defeated by Jose; he then arranges a felicitation for the Oscar award-winner Gafoor Chekutty, but instead of being seated in the front row on the dais is asked to give up his seat for a Padmashri recipient; he helps the needy but fails to get noticed for it; he tries to write a biography, etc. At last he decides to grab a Padma Sri award because that may help in changing his name from Ari Pranchi to Padmasree Pranchi. He bribes officials with 1.5 crore to get a nomination for the Padma Sri, but the corrupt politicians dupe him.

Dejected, he withdraws into his house when a pretty young woman named Padmasree (Priyamani) comes to invite him for an inauguration ceremony. Both become good friends and Pranchiyettan falls in love with her . He helps Padmasree prevent her Tharavadu from being sold off, but is unable to express his love for her and she returns to Mumbai.

Now Pranchiyettan decides to help his friend Antony Mash's school. The problem is that the school fears that it will not get a 100% result due to a single student called Paulie (Ganapthy). Paulie's parents are poor and cannot help with his studies. Pranchiyettan brings the boy to his home, and arranges for a special tutor, Pandit Deenadayal (Jagathy Sreekumar), to teach him. Pandit Deenadayal discovers that the boy has immense talent but lacks concentration due to some personal problems. He tries to teach him using modern techniques like a Rubik's Cube, etc., but the boy in turn mocks him by asking several questions, and performing some gimmicks that the teacher cannot do. Eventually the boy fails in the SSLC examination. Annoyed, Pranchiyettan goes to the boy's home to drop him off, but finds out several unknown facts about the boy. The remaining part of the movie deals with how the boy changes Pranchiyettan's life.
Directed by Ranjith
Produced by Ranjith
Written by Ranjith
Starring Mammootty
Priyamani
Jesse Fox Allen
Innocent
Master Ganapathy
Siddique
Khushboo
Jagathy Sreekumar
Sasi Kalinga
Music by Ouseppachan
Cinematography Venu
Editing by Vijay Shankar
Studio Play House
Distributed by Play House Release
Release date(s) September 10, 2010
Country India
Language Malayalam
Budget INR1.9 crore (US$423,700)
Box office INR5.5 crore (US$1.23 million) in 80 days


Oridathoru Postman (2010)


Plot

Raghunandan (Kunchacko Boban) is a native of Chenankuzhi village and the son of Gangadharan (Innocent), the village postman. Gangadharan is a lazy man and does not do his duties well. Raghu has to face the anger of the villagers because his father does not deliver the mails or money orders in time.

Raghu on the other hand is a hard working young man and does any help to the villagers. He is in love with Usha (Meera Nandan), a student in the PSC exam coaching class where he does part time teaching. Raghu also plays the mediator in most of the village's major issues. In one such attempt, he meets Yasin Mubarak (Sarath Kumar) and this meeting changes his life forever.
Directed by Shaji Aziz
Produced by Basheer Silsila
Shaji
Written by Shaji Azeez
Gireesh Kumar
Starring Kunchacko Boban
Innocent
Music by Mohan Sithara
Cinematography Anand Balakrishnan
Editing by V Sajan
Release date(s) October 8, 2010
Country India
Language Malayalam


Anwar (2010)


Plot

The movie is about the journey of a Malayali youth Anwar (Prithviraj) into the clutches of anti-social elements. The protagonist has another hidden agenda in joining the terrorist outfit.
The movie opens with the visuals of Coimbatore bomb blast and the introduction of a special team under Stalin Manimaran (Prakash Raj) who arrests Babu Sait (Lal), a local community leader as a suspect in the bomb blast case. Meanwhile, Anwar a Muslim youth is arrested while passing on with some Hawala money and is sent to jail with Babu Sait and his team. Anwar performs his Niskaar daily five times.He is also fascinated by the terrorist activities of Babu Sait. Babu Sait helps Anwar in getting a bail and lures him to his activities.Anwar is attracted towards Terror acts and even successfully terminates two local drug dealers. Soon he becomes the most trusted and obedient right hand of Babu Sait. Anwar succeeds in planting a bomb in the police HeadQuarters and is soon introduced to Basheer Bhai (Sampath), who selects him to spearhead another big, but dangerous project of chain blasts. Their plans were to plant a series of chain blasts in Mumbai. Though Anwar goes on with their plans, he has a haunting flashback which makes him to act differently from the already laid out designs. The movie ends in a totally twisted and thrilling climax.
Directed by Amal Neerad
Produced by Raj Zacharias[1]
Written by Amal Neerad
Narrated by Mammootty[2]
Starring Prithviraj
Mamta Mohandas
Lal
Prakash Raj
Vinay Forrt
Music by Gopi Sundar
Motherjane
Cinematography Satheesh Kurup
Editing by Vivek Harshan
Distributed by Red Carpet Movies Limited
Release date(s) 15 October 2010
Country India
Language Malayalam
Budget 5.20 Crores



T. D. Dasan Std. VI B (2010)


Plot

T D Dasan (Master Alexander) is a young boy who lives with his mother (Shwetha Menon). His father had left them a few years back. Dasan gets his dad's address from his mother's old trunk box and writes him a letter.

Dasan's father had moved out of that address and the letter reaches the current resident Nandakumar Poduval (Biju Menon), an Ad film maker who lives with his thirteen year old daughter Ammu (Tina Rose) at Bangalore. Nandan requests Ammu's caretaker Madhavan (Jagadish) to find out the whereabouts of the person and deliver the letter to him. But Madhavan is not that enthusiastic and the letter ends up in the waste bin. Ammu sees this and feels bad about it. She starts writing replies to Dasan, as if they were written to him by his dad. The young boy is excited at the thought of having found his dad, and shares all his feelings and needs with his dad. Ammu prompty replies with pens and other gifts Dasan asked his father.

Later Dasan's mother gets to know this and gets shattered by this news. Nandakumar also gets to know this news and wants to meet Dasan, apologize and tell him the truth. Dasan's mother was later found dead under mysterious circumstances. When Nandakumar comes to meet Dasan, he understands that Dasan is now an orphan and that he has now accepted Nandakumar as his dad. Nandakumar first thinks of leaving the place without Dasan but changes his mind soon after.
Directed by Mohan Raghavan
Produced by Paul Vadukumcherry
Paul Valikodath
Written by Mohan Raghavan
Starring Master Alexander
Biju Menon
Jagadish
Shweta Menon
Music by Sreevalsan J. Menon
Cinematography Arun Varma
Editing by Vinod Sukumaran
Studio Presta De Lexa Moviedom
Distributed by Presta De Lexa Moviedom Release
Release date(s) April 9, 2010
Country India
Language Malayalam


Chekavar (2010)

Plot
Chekavar is a 2010 Malayalam-language action thriller film written and directed by Sajeevann. It stars Indrajith, Kalabhavan Mani, Sarayu and Samvrutha Sunil in the lead roles. Its music has been composed by Rahul Raj with lyrics penned by Anil Panachooran. The film released on 8 October 2010. Indrajith plays the role of a police officer while Mani plays an underworld don. The story progresses as both of them fight each other, for their siblings.


Shikkar (2010)

Plot

Shikkar is a 2010 Malayalam film starring Mohanlal and Sneha in lead roles, directed by Padmakumar, produced by Tetco Rajagopal and written by S. Suresh Babu. It also has Lakshmi Gopalaswamy, Ananya of Tamil film Naadodigal fame and Mythili in supporting roles. It was a Ramzan release on 9 September 2010, and was a Mega Hit in the box office.
Directed by M. Padmakumar
Produced by K. K. Rajagopal
Written by S. Suresh Babu
Starring Mohanlal
Sneha
Ananya
Lakshmi Gopalaswamy
Mythili
Samuthirakani
Jagathy
Suraj Venjaramood
Kalabhavan Mani
Thalaivasal Vijay
Music by Songs:
M. Jayachandran
Background Score:
Ouseppachan
Studio Sreeraj Cinema
Distributed by India: Aashirvad through Maxlab;
Europe: PJ Entertainment
Release date(s) September 9, 2010
Running time 165 minutes
Country India
Language Malayalam
Budget Indian Rupee symbol.svg 4.75 Crores
Box office Indian Rupee symbol.svg 14.6 Crores


Mummy & Me (2010)


Synopsis

The story is about a nuclear family consisting of a mother named Clara (Urvashi), a daughter named Jewel (Archana Jose Kavi), and a father named Joseph(Mukesh). They love each other and are engaged in each other's activities.

Jewel is a new age girl with open positive relations, but Clara is a conventional mother who is always on the lookout to find fault with her daughter and trying to correct her in every way she can. This leads to complaints and fights which kill the peace of the small family.

Meanwhile, Jewel befriends a fashion designer who calls himself 'ameer' (Suresh Gopi). They make a mutual agreement not to ask for each other's true identity. Jewel starts sharing her problems with Ameer and he gives her suggestions and advices. Slowly Jewel starts behaving well with everyone and everyone is happy as well as surprised at her change.

After a while, Jewel starts believing that she is in love with him and tells this to Rahul. Heart broken, Rahul shares this with his parents as well as Jewel's. Her parents first wanted to stop her from this relation but fearing that she might take any wrong step, they tell her that they want to meet Ameer. Ameer fixes a date to meet her family but on that day Ameer does not turn up. A priest named Fr. Felix comes to their home that day with a CD of Ameer's voice recorded in which he tells her that he is bedridden and is counting his last days. Fr. Felix informs them that Ameer is no more.

Jewel is shattered by this news but recovers soon and marries Rahul. In the last scene of the movie, everyone goes to Felix's orphanage and there we see Ameer who watches them from a distance and tells Felix that it was a good decision to tell them that he is dead.
Directed by Jithu Joseph
Produced by Jithin Arts
Starring

Kunchacko Boban
Archana Jose Kavi
Mukesh
Lalu Alex
Urvashi

Distributed by Maxlab
Release date(s) 21 May 2010
Country India
Language Malayalam


Atmakatha (2010)


Synopsis

Kochu is a blind man working in a Candle factory in a remote village. Although he is blind, he can do almost everything other peoples do. A new employee comes for work there by the recommendation from the local church's priest Father Punnoos. Her name was Mary and she was blind too. Slowly, the duo falls in love and marries.

They become blessed with a girl child soon and they names her Lilly. Once they were returning from the hospital after polio vaccination, and Mary meets with an accident while crossing the road and dies on the spot. Kochu then brings up the child. While Lilly was appearing her 10th board exams, she also feels that her vision is going blurry. Doctor confirms that she has an incurable disease in her nerves and she will go blind sooner or later.

Lilly is heart broken hearing this. She does not appear for the rest of the exams. Later she decides to commit suicide and gets herself a bottle of poison. But Kochu finds out the bottle and hides it from her. The next day Kochu talks to her on the hardships he took and also on how much the parents loved her. Lilly promises him that she will not kill herself. She becomes more courageous and starts doing things with her eyes shut. In the last scene of the movie, we see Lilly losing her sight completely, she laughs at it saying that she is not afraid of blindness anymore.
Directed by Premlal
Produced by Santhosh Pavithram
Shafeer Sait
Vidya Santhosh
(co-producer)
Written by Premlal
Starring Sreenivasan
Shafna
Sharbani Mukherjee
Jagathy Sreekumar
Music by Songs:
Alphons Joseph
Background score:
Mohan Sitara
Cinematography Sameer Haq
Editing by Mahesh Narayanan
Studio Pavithram Creation
Distributed by Pavithram Creations
Release date(s) 20 August 2010
Running time 134 minutes
Country India
Language Malayalam


Kadha Thudarunu (2010)


Plot

Vidyalakshmi Nambiar (Mamta Mohandas), scion of a rich upper caste aristrocratic family gets married to Shanavas (Asif Ali), a Muslim, against the diktats of both the families. Though, happily married, life is not a smooth ride for them. Few years passed by and the couple now has a daughter Laya, who is now in nursery. Despite strong financial troubles, Shanavas does his best to take care of his family. One rainy night, on his way to purchase mangoes for his daughter, Shanavas is killed by a group of goon, mistaking him to be someone else. Having nowhere to go, Vidyalakshmi is trying her best to take care of her daughter. But, the financial troubles forces her to cut down the daily expenses, including the school bus for her daughter. Within short time, she is asked to vacate the house, as there has been a long delay in payment of rent. Vidyalakshmi, with nowhere to go, decides to sleep on railway platform with her daughter. One fine morning, she catches an auto to drop her kid at school. Preman (Jayaram), the auto driver is a talkative and simple chap, with a sense of humor. But after travelling, she gets out of the auto and escapes without paying the cash. The next day, Preman finds her at railway station, and on demanding the auto fare, she explains her story to him, which makes him feel sympathetic to her. He brings Vidyalakshmi and her daughter to his colony. Vidyalakshmi, within short time captures the hearts of the people around. When Preman comes to know that she was doing her MBBS when got married and had to give up studies after that, he makes her to appear of final year exam. With the support of the colony residents, Vidyalakshmi appears of MBBS examination and becomes a doctor. Her daughter, one day comes in contact with the mother of Shanavas, who wants now her grand daughter to b brought to home. But Vidyalakshmi politely refuses it. The elder brother of Shanavas threatens her with the support of a Moulavi, but Preman intervenes and force them to go back. With the help of her friend, Vidhyalakkshmi gets a job in Kuwait and though not willing, she had to accept it. She leaves to Kuwait with her daughter, promising to come back soon. Preman is seen waiting at beach, looking for the next news from Vidyalakshmi.
Directed by Sathyan Anthikkad
Produced by Thankachan Emmanuel
Written by Sathyan Anthikkad
Starring

Mamta Mohandas
Jayaram

Music by Ilaiyaraaja
Cinematography Venu
Editing by K. Rajagopal
Studio Trueline Cinema
Release date(s) 7 May 2010
Country India
Language Malayalam


Janakan (2010)


Plot

Suresh Gopi plays the role of Vishwam, a man who has been convicted of the murder of those who raped his only daughter. Seetha, aka Anu (Priya Lal), is the heroine. She plays a college-going girl. Mohanlal plays Soorya Narayanan, an advocate who comes to the innocent man’s rescue. Surya is one of the best lawyers in the entire country and is known to have a way with words. Surya Narayanan takes it upon himself to release Vishwam from the clutches of the judiciary, because he is convinced of the man’s innocence.

Biju Menon and Harisree Ashokan play Monai and Pazhani, Vishwam’s accomplices in the film. Jyothirmayi and Kaveri play supporting roles. Vijayaraghavan, Ganesh Kumar and Vijayakumar lend support to the leading cast. Sampath Raj and Krishna Nair is doing the villain role.
Directed by Sanjeev N. R.
Produced by Arun
Written by S. N. Swami
Starring

Mohanlal
Suresh Gopi
Priya Lal

Music by M. Jayachandran
Cinematography Sanjeev Shankar
Distributed by Maxlaab Entertainments
Release date(s) April 8, 2010
Running time 150 minutes
Country India
Language Malayalam

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