King Liar

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King Liar
King Liar film poster.jpg
Theatrical release poster
Directed by Lal
Written by Siddique
Produced bySAK
Starring
CinematographyAlby
Edited byRatheesh Raj
Music by Deepak Dev
Production
company
Ousepachan Movie House
Distributed byGraand Production
Release date
  • 2 April 2016 (2016-04-02)
Running time
157 minutes [1]
CountryIndia
LanguageMalayalam
Budget10.5 crore (US$1.3 million) [2]
Box office32 crore (US$4.0 million) [2]

King Liar is a 2016 Indian Malayalam-language romantic comedy film written by Siddique and directed by Lal. It stars Dileep, Lal, Asha Sharath, and Soniya in the lead roles. It was produced by SAK under his production SAK Movie House. The soundtrack and score were composed by Alex Paul and Deepak Dev. The film was released on 2 April 2016. [3] The movie is about a manipulative liar, Sathyanarayan. The movie brought the writer-director duo Siddique-Lal together after 22 years.

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Plot

Sathyanarayan is a manipulative liar who lies to his love interest, Soniya, that he is the managing director of a big firm. In real, he makes duplicate certificates with his roommate and friend, Antappan. Into their lives comes Anand Varma (Lal), a Dubai- based rich fashion tycoon, who is on the verge of divorce from his wife, Devika Varma (Asha Sarath). Meanwhile, Sathyanarayan realizes that Anjali is his childhood friend.

Anand does not want to lose Devika and hires Sathyanarayan to persuade Devika to step back from the divorce. Sathyan and Antappan fly to Dubai to join the company which is now owned by Devika. The first time, Devika kicks Sathyan out of the company but later has to let him join. Amazed by Sathyan's business tricks, Devika later promotes him as the Assistant Manager.

As Devika was planning to appoint someone representing her in the Asian Beauty Contest, Sathyan persuades Anand to pick Anjali as his model. Devika finally finds Natasha as her representative, but Sathyan persuades Natasha to reunite Anand and Devika. In the end, Anjali wins the competition after explaining the consequences of being divorced in the Intelligence round, and Anand and Devika reunite. Anjali, after the competition, visits Sathyan who says his real name is Sathyan to her. Sathyan confesses that Anjali is his childhood friend, and they both reunite.

Cast

Music

  1. "Annadyamaay"
  2. "Dinamithu Kaathirunnere (Anjali)", singer: Arjun Muralidharan
  3. "Hello Hello Check Hello", singer: Vipin Lal
  4. "Perum Nunappuzha", singer: Manjari, Vijay Yesudas
  5. "Title Song"

Production

Principal photography commenced at Kochi on 21 October 2015. [5] The film was shot in Kuttanad, Dubai, and Kochi. [6]

Release

King Liar was released on 2 April 2016 in 127 screens in Kerala. [7]

Reception

Box office

The film collected 1.52 crore (US$190,000) on its opening day and 5.32 crore within its first four days at the Kerala box office. [8] Making a share of 2.35 crore in 4 days. [9] It collected 96 lakh in the fifth day, making it 6.28 crore and 8.56 crore gross collection in 8 days, thus making a share amount of 4.05 crore. [8] The film grossed 12.73 crores after 15 days and continued in 80 screens in its third week. [10] The film collected 15 crore (US$1.9 million) in a month from the Kerala box office. [11] The film collected 18.72 crore (US$2.3 million) within 41 days from the Kerala box office alone. [12] The film collected 20.18 crore (US$2.5 million) from Kerala box office in 58 days. [13] [14]

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