This article aims to compile various depictions of Thrissur in popular culture.
Thrissur, originally Thiru Siva Peroor and previously known by its anglicised form as Trichur, is the fifth largest city, the third largest urban agglomeration in Kerala and the 20th largest in India. It is also the headquarters of the Thrissur District. The City is built around a 65-acre (26 ha) hillock called the Thekkinkadu Maidan which seats the Vadakkumnathan temple. Thrissur was once the capital of the Kingdom of Cochin. It is located 300 kilometres (186 mi) towards north-west of the state capital Thiruvananthapuram. Thrissur is also known as the "Cultural Capital of Kerala" because of its cultural, spiritual and religious leanings throughout history. One of the very famous cultural events in Thrissur includes Thrissur Pooram, which is world-famous and attracts quite a number of tourists and travellers.
Thoovanathumbikal is a 1987 Indian Malayalam romantic drama film, written and directed by P. Padmarajan, based partly on his own novel Udakappola. It revolves around Jayakrishnan (Mohanlal), who falls in love with two women; Radha (Parvathy), a distant relative of his, and Clara (Sumalatha), an escort in town.
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.
Padmarajan was an Indian film director, screenwriter and author who was known for his landmark works in Malayalam literature and Malayalam cinema. Padmarajan was the founder of a new school of film making in Malayalam cinema, along with Bharathan and K. G. George, in the 1980s, which created groundbreaking films that were widely received while also being critically acclaimed.
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Rice Bazaar is a wholesale market for different kinds of rice, located in the heart of City of Thrissur in Kerala state of India. The market traces its origin around 200 years ago.
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.
Sapthamashree Thaskaraha is a 2014 Malayalam heist comedy film directed and written by Anil Radhakrishnan Menon. The film features an ensemble cast of Prithviraj Sukumaran, Asif Ali, Nedumudi Venu, Sudheer Karamana, Chemban Vinod Jose, Neeraj Madhav,Salam Bukhari, Reenu Mathews, Sanusha, Joy Mathew and Mongolian artist Flower Battsetseg. The film is produced by Prithviraj himself along with director Santosh Sivan and entrepreneur Shaji Nadesan under August Cinema. Sapthamashree Thaskaraha has cinematography by Jayesh Nair and music composed by Rex Vijayan. The film released on 6 September 2014 to positive reviews It led in the box office collections among the Onam releases and was deemed a blockbuster.
Anil Radhakrishnan Menon is an Indian film director who works in Malayalam films. His directorial debut North 24 Kaatham (2013) won the National Film Award for Best Feature Film in Malayalam and Kerala State Film Award for Second Best Film. His second film Sapthamashree Thaskaraha (2014) also received positive reviews from critics, and became a hit at the box office.
Mathai Kuzhappakkaranalla is a 2014 Malayalam family film directed by Akku Akbar, produced by Anto Joseph. It stars Jayasurya in the lead roles while Bhama and Lakshmi Gopalaswamy play notable supporting roles.
Jayasurya is an Indian film actor, producer, playback singer, and impressionist, who works in Malayalam film industry. He has appeared in more than 100 films.
Punyalan Private Limited is a 2017 Indian Malayalam-language political satire film written, co-produced and directed by Ranjith Sankar. It is a sequel to the 2013 film Punyalan Agarbattis and stars Jayasurya, Aju Varghese, Vijayaraghavan, Dharmajan Bolgatty, Guinness Pakru, Sunil Sukhada, Arya Rohit, and Sreejith Ravi. Produced by Jayasurya and Sankar, the film marks the debut of their distribution company Punyalan Cinemas.
Punyalan Agarbattis(English:The priest agarbattis) is a 2013 Indian Malayalam 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.
Ranjith Sankar is an Indian screenwriter, producer and director who works in Malayalam films. He started his movie career with the acclaimed 2009 thriller film Passenger. He has followed up with movies Arjunan Saakshi (2011), Molly Aunty Rocks (2012), Punyalan Agarbattis (2013), Varsham (2014), Su.. Su... Sudhi Vathmeekam (2015), Pretham (2016), and Ramante Eden Thottam (2017), Punyalan Private Limited(2017), Njan Marykutty(2018) and Pretham 2(2018).Sankar launched his production house Dreams N Beyond in 2012 and his distribution house punyalan cinemas in 2017.
Ranjith Balakrishnan is a veteran Indian film director, screenwriter, producer, and actor who works in Malayalam cinema. Ranjith made his directorial debut in 2001 with Ravanaprabhu, a sequel to Devaasuram. His films Thirakkatha and Indian Rupee won the National Film Award for Best Feature Film in Malayalam in 2008 and 2011 respectively.
Prithviraj Sukumaran is an Indian film actor, producer, playback singer, and director, who predominantly works in the Malayalam film industry. Additionally, he has also worked in Bollywood, Tamil, and Telugu film industries. In a career spanning over a decade, Prithviraj has acted in more than 100 films and has received numerous awards and nominations, including the National Film Awards, Kerala State Film Awards and Filmfare Awards South.
Paleri Manikyam: Oru Pathirakolapathakathinte Katha is a 2009 Malayalam language Indian mystery film written and directed by Ranjith, starring Mammootty, Shwetha Menon and Mythili. It is based on a best selling Malayalam novel of the same name by T. P. Rajeevan, which said the true story of the first recorded murder case in Kerala. Mammooty plays three characters in the film. The film introduced Mythili to the Malayalam film industry. Ranjith also introduced about thirty Malayalam stage artists through this film. The film tells the story of a private detective, who returns to his birthplace, a village called Paleri, to solve a murder mystery that occurred on the same night he was born. Upon the release of the movie, it got an 'A' certificate due to its violent and adult content.
Pranchiyettan & the Saint is a 2010 Malayalam satirical comedy film written, directed, and produced by Ranjith. The film centres on the fictitious conversation between the Thrissur based rice merchant C.E. Francis aka Pranchiyettan (Mammootty) and St. Francis of Assisi. Priyamani, Innocent, Siddique, Kushboo, Jagathy Sreekumar, Ganapathy, Sasi Kalinga, Tini Tom and Biju Menon play the other important roles.
D Company is a 2013 Indian Malayalam action portmanteau film. It is an anthology of three independently shot action films directed by M. Padmakumar, Vinod Vijayan and Diphan. Its cast includes Jayasurya, Anoop Menon, Unni Mukundan, Fahad Fazil and Asif Ali. The film is produced by Vinod Vijayan, Seven Arts Mohan and Faisal Latheef under the banner of D Cutz Film Company.
Tini Tom is an Indian film actor and mimicry artist. His original name is Devassy.
Sameera Saneesh is an Indian costume designer and fashion designer in Malayalam films.
In this Indian name, Usha is a matronymic, not a family name, and the person should be addressed in the given name, Nyla
Neeraj Madhav is an Indian film actor and dancer who works in Malayalam films.
Su.. Su... Sudhi Vathmeekam is a 2015 Malayalam comedy-drama film directed, co-written and co-produced by Ranjith Sankar. The film stars Jayasurya in a lead role, who also co-produced the film under Dreams N Beyond. Vinod Illampally has done the cinematography and Bijibal has composed the score and soundtrack. The screenplay was written by Ranjith Sankar and Abhayakumar. The central character is inspired from a real-life person Sudheendran Avittathur. The film released on November 20, 2015 to positive reviews. Jayasurya won national and Kerala state special jury award for his performance.
Pretham is a 2016 Indian Malayalam-language comedy horror film written, co-produced and directed by Ranjith Sankar. Starring Jayasurya, Aju Varghese, Govind Padmasoorya, Pearle Maaney and Sharaf U Dheen in the lead roles. It is co-produced by Sankar and Jayasurya. The film was a blockbuster hit and in 2018 a sequel has been announced.
Diwanjimoola Grand Prix is a 2018 Indian Malayalam-language film directed by Anil Radhakrishnan Menon. The screenplay was co-written by Menon and former Kozhikode District Collector Prasanth M. Nair, fondly known as Collector Bro while dialogues are written by Riyas Marath. The film features Kunchacko Boban, Nyla Usha, Nedumudi Venu, Siddique, Vinayakan, and Sudheer Karamana. Sudheer Karamana reprises the role of Leaf Vasu from the director's earlier film Sapthamashree Thaskaraha, Ashokan as Rishi of Padmarajan's Thoovanathumbikal and Tini Tom as Subramanian of Ranjith's Pranchiyettan & the Saint. The film score and songs were composed by Gopi Sundar.
Njan Marykutty is a 2018 Indian Malayalam-language drama film written and directed by Ranjith Sankar and co-produced with Jayasurya. The film stars Jayasurya as a transsexual named Marykutty, with Jewel Mary, Jins Baskar, Suraj Venjaramoodu, Aju Varghese and Joju George in other prominent roles. The music for the film was composed by Anand Madhusoodhanan.The film was released on 15 June 2018 on the eve of Ramadan.
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