Pandippada

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Pandippada
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DVD poster
Directed by Rafi-Mecartin
Written byRafi Mecartin
Produced by Dileep [1]
Anoop
Starring Dileep
Prakash Raj
Navya Nair
Rajan P Dev
Narrated by Dileep
Cinematography Saloo George
Edited byHarihara Puthran
Music by Suresh Peters
(Songs)
S. P. Venkatesh (background score)
Production
company
Graand Production
Distributed by Kalasangham Films
Wrights Releases
Kas
Release date
  • 4 July 2005 (2005-07-04)(Kerala)
Running time
150 minutes
CountryIndia
Language Malayalam

Pandippada (transl. Pandi gang) is a 2005 Indian Malayalam-language comedy action film written and directed by Rafi Mecartin. The film stars Dileep in the lead role while Prakash Raj, Navya Nair,Rajan P. Dev, Harisree Ashokan, Salim Kumar, Cochin Haneefa, and Indrans play supporting roles. The film was produced by Dileep and Anoop under the company Graand Production. [2] [3] The film was commercially successful at box office, it was one of the highest-grossing film in 2005 and developed a cult following. [4]

Contents

The film released on 4 July 2005. The story revolves around Bhuvana Chandran (Dileep), a struggling entrepreneur in a lot of debt that gets involved in a land conflict between two powerful men related by marriage in Tamil Nadu, namely Pandi Durai (Prakash Raj) and Karuppayya Swami (Rajan P. Dev). Meanwhile, he lands himself as a close confidante of Durai and falls in a love triangle inspired from Twelfth Night . [5] [4] The core plot was loosely reused for the 2012 Telugu movie Poola Rangadu . [6] [7] [8]

Plot

Pandi Durai and his brother-in-law Karuppayya Swami are two rival landlords, illiterate yet equally feared by the villagers for their brutalities. Bhuvanachandran is an unsuccessful entrepreneur who gets a piece of land in the same village. He has a lot of debts, and in order to clear them, he has to sell the land. However, Pandi and Karuppayya have not let any owner of the land sell it, Bhuvan being the latest owner to land into trouble.

Bhuvan, not knowing the situation stemming from the feud, comes to this village to check the possibilities of selling the land. Then he sees help from his best friend Bhasi, who lived there. Bhasi takes him to Pandi, whom he works as a member, and Bhuvan joins Pandi's group. Later, Karuppayya's beautiful, literate, well-mannered daughter Meena falls in love with Bhuvan. [9]

However, Pandi also wants to marry Meena, and this makes Pandi and Bhuvan enemies. Pandi tries to kill Bhuvan, but the latter escapes. Karuppayya finds Bhuvan to be a better suitor than Pandi and fixes the marriage of Meena and Bhuvan. Pandi also fixes his marriage with Meena on the same date. In the chaos that follows, Bhuvan confronts Pandi in a duel and finally gives a gun to Pandi and asks him to shoot Bhuvan if he cannot see him as a brother. Pandi realizes his mistakes, forgives them both, and nods approval for their marriage.

Cast

Reception

The film was commercially successful in the box office and ran more than 100 days in theaters.

Soundtrack

The music was composed by Suresh Peters, with lyrics written by Chittoor Gopi, R. K. Damodaran, I. S. Kundoor, Nadirsha and Santhosh Varma.

No.SongSingersLyricsLength (m:ss)
1"Ariyaathe Ishtamaay" (D) V. Devanand, Jyotsna Chittoor Gopi
2"Ariyaathe Ishtamaay" (F)JyotsnaChittoor Gopi
3"Ariyaathe Ishtamaay" (M) V. Devanand Chittoor Gopi
4"Mayilin" Sujatha Mohan, Afsal, Vidhu Prathap R. K. Damodaran
5"Mayilin" (Remix)Sujatha Mohan, Afsal, Vidhu PrathapR. K. Damodaran
6"Mele Mukilin" K. S. Chithra, AfsalR. K. Damodaran
7"Panchaayathile"Sujatha Mohan, Afsal Nadirsha
8"Ponkanavu Minukkum" Mano, Ranjini Jose, TimmiSanthosh Varma, I S Kundanoor

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