Thoppil Joppan

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Thoppil Joppan
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Directed by Johny Antony
Produced byNoushad Alathur & Chandrahassan
Written byNishad Koya
Starring
Music by Vidyasagar
CinematographySunoj Velayudhan
Edited by Ranjan Abraham
Production
company
Grande Film Corporation
S N Group
Distributed byGrande Film Corporation Release
Release date
7 October 2016 (2016-10-07)
Country India
Language Malayalam
Budget6.2 crore [1]
Box officeest.22 crore [2]

Thoppil Joppan is a 2016 Indian Malayalam-language romantic comedy film directed by Johny Antony, starring Mammootty in the title role as a Kabaddi player [3]

Malayalam language spoken in Kerala and Lakshadweep of India

Malayalam is a Dravidian language spoken in the Indian state of Kerala and the union territories of Lakshadweep and Puducherry (Mahé) by the Malayali people, and it is one of 22 scheduled languages of India. Malayalam has official language status in the state of Kerala and in the union territories of Lakshadweep and Puducherry (Mahé) and is spoken by 38 million people worldwide. Malayalam is also spoken by linguistic minorities in the neighbouring states; with significant number of speakers in the Nilgiris, Kanyakumari, and Coimbatore districts of Tamil Nadu, and Kodagu and Dakshina Kannada districts of Karnataka. Due to Malayali expatriates in the Persian Gulf, the language is also widely spoken in Gulf countries.

Language Capacity to communicate using signs, such as words or gestures

Language is a system that consists of the development, acquisition, maintenance and use of complex systems of communication, particularly the human ability to do so; a language is any specific example of such a system.

Romance film Film genre

Romance films or romance movies are romantic love stories recorded in visual media for broadcast in theaters and on TV that focus on passion, emotion, and the affectionate romantic involvement of the main characters and the journey that their love takes them through dating, courtship or marriage. Romance films make the romantic love story or the search for strong and pure love and romance the main plot focus. Occasionally, romance lovers face obstacles such as finances, physical illness, various forms of discrimination, psychological restraints or family that threaten to break their union of love. As in all quite strong, deep, and close romantic relationships, tensions of day-to-day life, temptations, and differences in compatibility enter into the plots of romantic films.

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Plot

While Joppan's (Mammootty) friends take a bath, each of them narrates the flashback of Joppan, that he was an adept Kabbadi player, and during their informal victory parade along the knolls, he fell for Annie's Andrea Jeremiah beauty. Annie, an Estate Supervisor's daughter did not reciprocate to Joppan's feelings. But Joppan attained her love by saving her younger brother's life. Their love became the talk of the town and Joppan's father reprimanded him. Joppan renounces his family and native, except Annie and assures that he will return for her after becoming an affluent man. In the course of time Annie grows into a nubile woman. Abruptly Annie's father expires and Annie was taken to Mettupalayam by her kindred. Joppan returns to town and meet his friends. The Mercedes Benz and the cash case are the proof of his affluent status. He asks for Annie and helplessly witnesses her marriage. Broken, he finds relief in alcohol. The friends finishes the flashback and takes a final dip in the lake. Joppan brings back his Kabbadi team and win manifold trophies. Joppan and his friends spend time by watching DDLJ for innumerable times and by gulping brewing arracks and evening toddies. The Vicar, marriage broker, Joppan's mother and friends compel him for bride-seeing. He at last consents but sees a girl wet with newfangled ideologies. Later on the purlieus of the Parish, amidst the downpour, Maria Mamta Mohandas sneaks into Joppan's umbrella and later witnesses his street duel with a law enforcement officer which boiled an impression in Maria. Later Joppan and Maria coincidentally meets each other in different ways. Joppan discovers qualities of Annie in Maria and falls for her. But fate becomes cruel and Joppan ends up helping her to elope with Thomaskutty. His friends and family believe that Joppan has wedlocked Maria, but when they acknowledges the truth, his desperate mother implores him to attend a retreat. Thus Joppan and his friends steers to a retreat centre. There abruptly, Joppan happens to meet Annie but later discovers that she was with her husband, a physically challenged person. Umpteen jocular moments happen at the retreat centre. After attending Annie's marriage, Joppan furily comes home, but is met with his mother's order for another bride-seeing. Reluctantly Joppan, the broker and his friends goes to the girl's home and learns that the girl is Maria. She reveals that Thomaskutty was a spineless and cowardly Achayan unlike Joppan and has left her in the lurch. In the climax Joppan and Maria yoke together for life.

Mammootty Indian actor and film producer

Muhammad Kutty Paniparambil Ismail, better known by his stage name Mammootty is an Indian film actor and producer who works in Malayalam cinema. In a career spanning four decades, he has appeared in over 400 films, predominantly in Malayalam language and also in Tamil, Telugu, Kannada, Hindi and English.

Andrea Jeremiah Indian actress, playback singer

Andrea Jeremiah is an Indian actress, playback singer, musician and dancer. She works predominantly in the Tamil and Malayalam film industries she also appeared in Telugu Films. She began her career as a playback singer, and has subsequently appeared in films.

Mamta Mohandas is an Indian film actress and playback singer who predominantly works in Malayalam films along with Tamil and Telugu productions. She has won several accolades including two Filmfare Awards South, for Best Female Playback Singer in Telugu in 2006 and for Best Actress in Malayalam in 2010 and also Kerala State Film Awards for Best Actress in 2010.

Cast

Kaviyoor Ponnamma Indian actress

Kaviyoor Ponnamma is an Indian film actress who appears in Malayalam films and television. She began her career performing in theatre dramas before foraying into cinema. She has also acted in TV serials and commercials and has playback singing credits in few films. Ponnamma is a four-time Kerala State Film Award for Second Best Actress winner. Her sister Kaviyoor Renuka was also an actress.

Renji Panicker is an Indian journalist, scriptwriter, producer, actor and director best known for his Malayalam films. He made his debut as a director with Bharatchandran IPS in 2005.

Harisree Ashokan Indian actor

Harisree Ashokan is an Indian film actor and director who is known for his comedy roles in Malayalam films. Ashokan has acted in more than 100 Malayalam films. He started his career as a mimicry artist in the troupe Harisree and then worked in Kalabhavan.

Production

The filming began in Ernakulam in April 2016.Amala Paul signed to play the lead lady. Initially Vedhika and Deepti Sati were each considered for another lead role but replaced by Mamta Mohandas. The actress announced the news via her Facebook page in May 17. [4] Later Andrea Jeremiah replaced Amala .

Amala Paul Indian actress

Amala Paul is an Indian film actress who works in the South Indian Film Industry. After appearing in supporting roles in the Malayalam film Neelathamara. She received critical acclaim for the portrayal of a controversial character in the film Sindhu Samaveli. Despite the failure of that film, Amala became noted after playing the title role in Mynaa, receiving critical acclaim for her work.

Vedhika Indian film actress

Vedhika is an Indian film actress who has appeared in Tamil, Malayalam, Kannada and Telugu films. She started her acting career with the Tamil film Madrasi. She made her breakthrough portraying Angamma in Bala's period film Paradesi (2013), winning critical acclaim and awards for her portrayal. A year later she delivered yet another big hit in Kaaviya Thalaivan (2014). In 2016, her Kannada movie Shivalinga went on to become one of the biggest Blockbusters in Kannada industry. In the summer of 2019, her Tamil/Telugu movie Kanchana 3 released. It became one of the Top South grossers of the year, grossing more than 100 crores at the Worldwide Box office.

Deepti Sati Indian actress and model

Deepti Sati is an Indian film actress who predominantly appears in Malayalam films. She has also appeared in a few Telugu,Marathi and Kannada films.

Music

Thoppil Joppan
Soundtrack album by
Released21 September 2016 (2016-09-21)
Recorded Varsha Vallaki Studios
Genre Feature Film Soundtrack
Length18:22
Language Malayalam
Label Satyam Audios
Producer VidyaSagar
VidyaSagar chronology
Uchathula Shiva
(2016)
Thoppil Joppan
(2016)
Jomonte Suvisheshangal
(2016)

The music and background score for the film is composed by VidyaSagar, who has worked with Johny Antony in several times. The music release was coincided with an event held at Avenue Center in Kochi. [5] The soundtrack album comprises six songs, with lyrics written by Rafeeq Ahammed and Vayalar Sarath Chandra Varma

Johny Antony is an Indian film director and actor, known for making comedy films in Malayalam cinema. He is from Changanassery in Kottayam district, Kerala. He worked for about a decade as an associate to directors Thulasidas, Taha, Kamal and Jose Thomas. Antony made his directorial debut with the slapstick comedy C.I.D. Moosa in 2003.

Vayalar Sarath Chandra Varma Indian lyricist

Vayalar Sarath Chandra Varma is a noted Malayalam film lyricist. He is the son of Malayalam poet and lyricist Vayalar Ramavarma.

Track listing
No.TitleSinger(s)Length
1."Thoppil Joppan"Niranj Suresh4:31
2."Onpathilage"Jithin1:15
3."Poovithalai" K. S. Chithra 3:15
4."Manamilla"Benedict Shine1:26
5."Poovithalai Njaan"Abhirami Ajai4:18
6."Chil Chinchilamai" Shweta Mohan, Madhu Balakrishnan 4:17
Total length:18:22

Reception

Box office

In Kerala, the film collected 1.40–2.06 crore on its opening day. [6] [7] By the end of its first week in theatres, the film had collected an estimated 8.46 crore from Kerala box office. [8] The film collected 14.1 crore in 24 days from Kerala box office. [9] The film collected 4.61 lakhs in its 1st weekend from US box office. [10] The film earned 15.50 in Kerala and its final worldwide gross is estimated to be 22 crore. [11] [12] [13]

Critical

Manoj Kumar R of Indian Express rated the film three out of five and appreciated the story, performance by actors, Vidyasagar's music and its placement in film, characterisation and comedy, saying "Almost 30 minutes into the film, I realised that I have been grinning widely and frequently breaking into a laugh. And this continued till the end of the film." [14] Rating three out of five, in a review for Manorama Online, Amrutha Menon P called the film "a rustic bundle of love and wine" and appreciated the comic performances by actors, music and story and concluded saying "Thoppil Joppan's climax may be predictable, but there too we find ample scope for fun." [15] Calling the film "Right mix of fun, booze and romance", Aravind. K S, in a review for Deccan Chronicle, also gave a rating of three out of five and concluded, saying "Like his previous Achayan roles, Mammootty’s Joppan also will be a memorable character in his career. Actors Sohan, Alencier, Mamtha, Jude Anthany Joseph and Saju have come up with good performances. Cinematographer Sunoj and music director Vidyasagar also have backed the director to come up with a clean family entertainer." [16]

Awards

K.S.Chithra won the Asiavision Awards 2016 for Best Singer Female for the song "Poovithalai Njaan Naadha" [17]

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