Punyalan Agarbattis

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Punyalan Agarbathis
PunyalanAgarbathis.jpg
Theatrical poster
Directed by Ranjith Sankar
Written byRanjith Sankar
Screenplay byRanjith Sankar
Anil Kurian
Abhayakumar
Produced by Jayasurya
Ranjith Sankar
Starring Jayasurya
Nyla Usha
Aju Varghese
Rachana Narayanankutty
Innocent
Sreejith Ravi
Cinematography Sujith Vassudev
Edited byLijo Paul
Music by Bijibal
Production
company
Dreams N Beyond
Distributed byCentral Pictures
Release date
29 November 2013
CountryIndia
LanguageMalayalam
Box office₹7 crore (Kerala alone) [1]

Punyalan Agarbattis (transl.Saint Incense Sticks) is a 2013 Indian Malayalam-language satirical comedy film written, co-produced and directed by Ranjith Sankar, starring Jayasurya, Nyla Usha, Aju Varghese, Rachana Narayanankutty, Innocent and Sreejith Ravi. The film follows the tale of the young entrepreneur Joy Thakkolkaran (Jayasurya) and his business venture "Punyalan Agarbattis" in the city of Thrissur. The film is produced by Jayasurya and Ranjith Sankar under the banner of Dreams N Beyond[2] and features music composed by Bijibal.[3] The film was a commercial success at the box-office.[4] A sequel of the film titled 'Punyalan Private Limited' was made in 2017,[5] and it casts many of the members of original cast.

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Plot

The movie follows the inspiring tale of an entrepreneur, Joy Thakolkaaran, who owns a firm named 'Punyalan Agarbathis'. The firm in involved in the production of incense sticks from elephant dung. The first half moves around how it becomes nearly impossible for him to acquire necessary raw material (elephant dung) and when he finally does acquire it devil follows him in the form of a hartal. Struggling between the deadline given by the court and the unexpected hartal, he decides to smuggle the raw material on the day of the hartal. When the RIP followers get wind of this they attack joy and destroy his godown and means of transportation. The rest of the movie revolves around how Joy is pressured with various problems around him and how help comes from the unexpected. The party uses different methods to mentally depreciate Joy. But he overcomes them by his optimistic attitude and his friends and family. In the end of the movie the tag line reads "you can conquer the whole world if you are ready to believe in yourself"

Cast

Production

Jayasurya was selected for playing the lead. Nyla Usha to play the role of his wife. [2] [3] The popular senior actor Innocent was cast to play the grandfather of hero. [4] [5]

The filming began at Thrissur on 17 August 2013. [6] [7]

Release

The film was released on 29 December 2013.

Box office

The film was both commercial and critical success. [8] [9] The film collected ₹7 crore from Kerala box office. [10] The film ran over 111 days in theatres. [11]

Soundtrack

Punyalan Agarbattis
Soundtrack album to Punyalan Agarbattisby
Released2013
Recorded2013
Genre Feature film soundtrack
Length25:43
Language Malayalam
Producer Bijibal
Bijibal chronology
Daivathinte Swantham Cleetus
(2013)
Punyalan Agarbattis
(2013)
.....
(2013)

Bijibal composed the background score and the songs in the film.. The film marked the debut of Jayasurya as a singer in films. The lyrics are written by Santhosh Varma. [12]

TrackSong TitleSinger(s)
1"Poorangalude Pooram" P. Jayachandran
2"Aashichavan" Jayasurya
3"Esho Parayunna" Arun Alat

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