Cinema of India
The cinema of India consists of films produced in the nation of India. Cinema is immensely popular in India, with as many as 1,600 films produced in various languages every year. Indian cinema produces more films watched by more people than any other country. Mumbai and Hyderabad are the major centres of film production in India; as of 2013, India ranked first in terms of annual film output, followed by Nigeria and China. In 2012, India produced 1,602 feature films; the Indian film industry reached overall revenues of $1.86 billion in 2011. In 2015, India had a total box office gross of US$2.1 billion, third largest in the world. Indian cinema is a global enterprise, its films have a following throughout Southern Asia and across Europe, North America, the Greater Middle East, Eastern Africa and elsewhere, reaching in over 90 countries. Biopics including Dangal became transnational blockbusters grossing over $300 million worldwide. Global enterprises such as 20th Century Fox, Sony Pictures, Walt Disney Pictures and Warner Bros. invested in the industry along with Indian enterprises such as AVM Productions, Prasad's Group, Sun Pictures, PVP Cinemas, Zee, UTV, Suresh Productions, Eros International, Ayngaran International, Pyramid Saimira, Aascar Films and Adlabs.
By 2003 as many as 30 film production companies had been listed in the National Stock Exchange of India. The overall revenue of Indian cinema reached US$1.3 billion in 2000. The industry is segmented by language; the Hindi language film industry is known as Bollywood, the largest sector, representing 43% of box office revenue. Combined Tamil and Telugu film industries revenues represent 36%; the South Indian film industry encompasses five film cultures: Tamil, Malayalam and Tulu. Another prominent film culture is Bengali cinema, associated with the parallel cinema movement, in contrast to the masala films more prominent in Bollywood and Telugu films at the time. Millions of Indians overseas watch Indian films, accounting for some 12% of revenues. Music rights alone account for 4–5% of net revenues; the history of cinema in India extends back to the beginning of the film era. Following the screening of the Lumière and Robert Paul moving pictures in London, commercial cinematography became a worldwide sensation and by mid-1896 both Lumière and Robert Paul films had been shown in Bombay.
In 1897, a film presentation by one Professor Stevenson featured a stage show at Calcutta's Star Theatre. With Stevenson's encouragement and camera Hiralal Sen, an Indian photographer, made a film of scenes from that show, namely The Flower of Persia; the Wrestlers by H. S. Bhatavdekar, showing a wrestling match at the Hanging Gardens in Bombay, was the first film to be shot by an Indian and the first Indian documentary film; the first Indian film released in India was Shree Pundalik, a silent film in Marathi by Dadasaheb Torne on 18 May 1912 at Coronation Cinematograph, Bombay. Some have argued that Pundalik was not the first Indian film, because it was a photographic recording of a play, because the cameraman was a British man named Johnson and the film was processed in London; the first full-length motion picture in India was produced by Dadasaheb Phalke, Phalke is seen as the pioneer of the Indian film industry and a scholar of India's languages and culture. He employed elements from Sanskrit epics to produce his Raja Harishchandra, a silent film in Marathi.
The female characters in the film were played by male actors. Only one print of the film was made, for showing at the Coronation Cinematograph on 3 May 1913, it was a commercial success. The first silent film in Tamil, Keechaka Vadham was made by R. Nataraja Mudaliar in 1916; the first chain of Indian cinemas, Madan Theatre was owned by Parsi entrepreneur Jamshedji Framji Madan, who oversaw production of 10 films annually and distributed them throughout India beginning in 1902. He founded Elphinstone Bioscope Company in Calcutta. Elphinstone merged into Madan Theatres Limited in 1919, which had brought many of Bengal's most popular literary works to the stage, he produced Satyawadi Raja Harishchandra in 1917, a remake of Phalke's Raja Harishchandra. Raghupathi Venkaiah Naidu was a film pioneer. From 1909, he was involved in many aspects of Indian cinema, he was the first to own cinemas in Madras. He was credited as the father of Telugu cinema. In South India, the first Tamil talkie Kalidas was released on 31 October 1931.
Nataraja Mudaliar established South India's first film studio in Madras. Film gained popularity across India. Tickets were affordable to the masses with additional comforts available at a higher price. Young producers began to incorporate elements of culture into cinema. Others brought ideas from across the world. Global audiences and markets soon became aware of India's film industry. In 1927, the British Government, to promote the market in India for British films over American ones, formed the Indian Cinematograph Enquiry Committee; the ICC consisted of three Indians, led by T. Rangachari, a Madras lawyer; this committee failed to support the desired recommendations of supporting British Film, instead recommending support for the fledgling Indian film industry. Their suggestions were shelved. Ardeshir Irani released Alam Ara, the first Indian talkie, on 14 March 1931. Irani produced the first south Indian talkie film Kalidas directed by H. M. Reddy released on 31 October 1931. Jumai Shasthi was the first Bengali talkie.
Chittor V. Nagaiah, was one of the first multilingual film actor/singer/composer/
Y NOT Studios
Y NOT Studios is a film production company in Chennai, established by producer S. Sashikanth; as of 2017, the company has produced 12 feature films, which includes productions made in the Tamil, Telugu and Hindi film industries of India. It has collaborated with filmmakers including Sudha Kongara, Balaji Mohan and Pushkar–Gayathri, who have directed some of the company's most well-known films; the company's first release was Tamil cinema's first parody film Thamizh Padam, which featured a predominantly new technical crew and a rookie star cast. The film became a commercial success, became the first of many "new-wave cinema" projects that the production house chose to specialise in. Subsequent successful production included Balaji Mohan's bilingual romantic comedy films, Kadhalil Sodhappuvadhu Yeppadi and Vaayai Moodi Pesavum, with both films recognised by critics for their innovative narratives. Y NOT Studios produced Vasanthabalan's period drama Kaaviya Thalaivan, which focused on the competition between two theatre artistes in the 1930s and had a popular soundtrack composed by A. R. Rahman.
Y NOT Studios produced several profitable films from 2016 onwards, with Sudha Kongara's sports drama Irudhi Suttru, being made in three different languages. Their next films, Pushkar–Gayathri's crime drama Vikram Vedha and Prasanna's comedy drama Shubh Mangal Savdhan were commercial successes. Y NOT Studios was created by Chennai-based architect and entrepreneur S. Sashikanth in 2009. Having worked in films as an assistant art director, Sashikanth remained in contact with film personalities through his architectural work and became a close acquaintance of ad filmmaker C. S. Amudhan and cinematographer Nirav Shah. Looking to make his directorial debut, Amudhan pitched film scripts in three genres for Y NOT Studios: a road film, a period film and a spoof film, with the latter materialising as the studio's first film, Thamizh Padam, Tamil cinema's first spoof film. Featuring a new technical crew and a rookie cast led by Shiva, Sashikanth opted to sell the film to Dayanidhi Azhagiri's Cloud Nine Movies to ensure it received a wide release.
Told in satirical fashion spoofing popular Tamil films and celebrities, the film narrated the tale of a young man looking to reunite with his long-lost family while tackling the criminalities of a notorious gangster. Upon release, the film received critical acclaim en route to becoming one of the box office successes of the year in Tamil Nadu. Rediff.com called the film a "must watch", while Sify.com labelled the film as a "rollicking comedy" and gave particular praise for Shiva's performance and the director's script and dialogues. The studio's next film, Va by director duo Pushkar–Gayathri, earned positive reviews but did not perform well at the box office. Telling the tale of a man hunting for liquor on a dry day in Chennai before leaving to Saudi Arabia, the film was shot within the city and was again distributed with the assistance of Cloud Nine Movies; the studio next produced Balaji Mohan's Kadhalil Sodhappuvadhu Yeppadi, made in Telugu as Love Failure, both films opened to critical and commercial acclaim.
After being impressed with a short film version released on YouTube by Balaji, Sashikanth approached him and opted to co-produce a full length feature of the script along with the film's lead actor Siddharth. In their review of the film, Rediff.com praised the team's innovative style of film-making noting that "the story is told in a new format" and that "the script is simple yet meaningful". The success of their first collaboration prompted Y NOT Studios to produce Balaji's next bilingual project, the comedy drama Vaayai Moodi Pesavum starring Dulquer Salmaan and Nazriya, shot in Tamil and Malayalam; the film narrated the tale of a fictional hill station, hit with a virus that causes people to lose the power of speech, with the second half of the film being predominantly a silent film. The film opened to positive reviews, with a critic from Rediff.com writing it was "a new concept coupled with the director’s unique narrative style and a screenplay loaded with satire and comedy, that makes Vaayai Moodi Pesavum, a thought-provoking and enjoyable film", concluding it was "definitely a must watch".
After the release of the film, Behindwoods.com remarked that Y NOT Studios "associated themselves with gutsy new-wave cinema". The company's next release was Vasanthabalan's historical drama Kaaviya Thalaivan, which narrated the tale of two stage actors who compete for roles and the future of India during its quest for independence. Featuring Siddharth and Prithviraj in the lead roles and with music composed by A. R. Rahman, it became Y NOT Studios's biggest production till date. Kaaviya Thalaivan was announced in September 2012 and research work for the final script was carried out for nearly a year wherein facts and whereabouts were collected from veteran theatre artists across Tamil Nadu. Vasanthabalan was inspired to write the film's script after discovering more about Tamil stage actors from the 1930s and adapted real-life events from the lives of T. K. Shanmugam, K. B. Sundarambal, S. G. Kittappa. Filming took a further year, before it had a theatrical release in November 2014. Despite opening to positive reviews and winning critical acclaim, it performed poorly at the box office, with trade pundits blaming the time of release.
Notwithstanding its modest commercial performance, the film won ten Tamil Nadu State Film Awards for 2014, including awards for Best Actor, Best Music Director and Best Cinematography. From 2016 onwards, Y NOT Studios continued to contribute towards
Uchathula Shiva is a 2016 Tamil action film, directed by Jaypee, starring Karan and Neha Ratnakaran in the leading roles. Featuring music composed by Vidyasagar, the film is produced by Karan's wife, Devi Karan and marks the actor's first home production; the film had a theatrical release on 16 September 2016. An easy-going taxi driver named Shiva gives out advice on hygiene and the need to be'professional' to an idli vendor on street, thus establishing himself as someone with a humanitarian side, in the first scene. Further, his conversation with Gnanasambandam in a car and the way he talks to his over-concerned mother over phone brings him closer to the audience. However, within no time, things go haywire when the story kicks off. Nila is being chased by a prominent drug dealer named Albert in the town, Shiva comes to her rescue and offers a lift, he tries to contact people. Little does. What follows is an unexpected series of incidents. Karan as Shiva Neha Ratnakaran as Vidya/Nila Aadukalam Naren as Albert Ilavarasu as Ondipuli Ramesh Khanna as Sundar Sangili Murugan as Accused Ashwin Raja as Accused Kovai Sarala as Shiva's mother Kanal Kannan as Special appearance Yashmith in a cameo appearance The film became Karan's first home production, with the actor revealing that he chose to do a "light-hearted entertainer" rather than a serious film.
Neha Ratnakaran was signed on to portray the leading female role in the film, which progressed throughout early 2016. The project marked the return of composer Vidyasagar after a brief sabbatical from Tamil films; the music and background score for the film were composed by Vidyasagar and lyrics written by Vairamuthu. Director Dharani made his debut as playback singer with this film; the film had a theatrical release across Tamil Nadu on 16 September 2016, opened to mixed reviews from critics. A critic from The Times of India wrote "a few scenes appear wacky, as the filmmaker seems to be confused about whether to approach these sequences in a serious or comical manner" and "as a result, the audience, are left confused". Uchathula Shiva on IMDb
Dhuruvangal Pathinaaru known as D-16, is a 2016 Indian Tamil language crime thriller film written and directed by Karthick Naren and starring Rahman in the leading role. Featuring a predominantly new cast and crew, the film went on to gain positive reviews from film critics as well becoming a critical box office success; the film completed its 100 days on April 6, 2017. The film was dubbed in Telugu as 16: Every Detail Counts and released theatrically on 10 March 2017, receiving positive responses; the story begins with Deepak narrating the story of one of his case that occurred during his service as a police officer in Coimbatore. Deepak narrates the story to a man, the son of another police officer who has come for taking career advice from him. Deepak starts the story. Three young men hit a man with the car. Afraid that they might get caught, they carry the body to their home. Deepak continues the story from his perspective, he comes to his office in the morning and his sub-ordinate officer informs him about a suicide of a person named Krish that has happened in the area and hands over the license of that person.
The informer, a newspaper boy is called in to give his information. On his way out, the newspaper boy shouts out to police, they ignore him. Deepak meets the new police officer, Gautham. Gautham mentions about the those young men, they go to investigate them. They act suspicious. After finding nothing, they return to the office. While on their way, they get a call informing them of another incident, they go there to find. Her friend Vaishnavi was the one to identify this. Deepak gets a call saying that Shruti, previous day evening had written a complained against a person Mano, he interrogates them. They tell of the incident; the incident was - she unknowingly overspeeds and nearly hits them. The three young men confess that after the incident, they haven't met her. On further investigation in Shruti's apartment, it is revealed that the blood group is B+ which matches with Krish. Gautham investigates and identifies that, Shruti had told the neighbour about a young man, her fiance, they decide that the fiance might decide to watch the young men as suspects.
As the day ends, Deepak decides to go home. His neighbour informs him about a young man, waiting for him. Deepak had captured a camera from some kids; these kids were asked to meet him at his residence for getting back the camera. From the camera,Deepak sees that Vaishnavi has lied about arriving late to the house, while she was there earlier, he notices the car number from the video. Both Gautham and Deepak decides to check on Vaishnavi, but they realize that she is missing from her house, they go looking for her everywhere but she is not found. She is shown to be in the airport. Gautham and Deepak come to the conclusion that one among the young boys might have been the suspect and that Shruti would have given complaint against the one whose name she would have confused with. After this conclusion they see Mano on the road on his way to police station. To the Deepak and Gautham, he narrates the incident of how they hit the man while driving the car, carrying the body and realizing that the body was taken by the original killer.
He confesses this to the police and says that the newspaper boy who saw them hit the man has been asking for ransom and threatening them. The newspaper boy explains to the police that on the day of the incidence, he saw a man with a bullet wound who had committed suicide and another case were the car hit a man. Gautham and Deepak hypothesize the situation by narrating a story - Both Krish and Shruti are in the apartment and the anonymous killer breaks in and kidnaps Shruti and Vaishnavi's assumed boyfriend and threatens Vaishnavi. While trying to escape, Krish is killed. Vaishnavi's boyfriend escapes and is hit by the car and killed, but they are not sure of the story. They get a lead to the car number and follows it, but Gautham and Deepak meets with an accident. After narrating this much, Deepak asks the other man to him he was narrating the story whether he still wants to be in the police. Deepak excuses himself into the house. While he is ther he comes to know that the person with whom he was conversing is not the person whom he thought to be.
He takes his pistol. In the climax it is revealed by Vaishnavi to Deepak that Shruti was abused and her videos taken by Krish and his friend. Shruti's boyfriend, had planned to visit her this same day to surprise her, he enters the scene. But Krish takes away Shruti. Rajeev meets Krish and attacks him. In this fight, Krish dies, and Rajeev chases Krish's friend and it is this man who gets hit by the car and dies. Rajeev takes Vaishanvi and Shruti to Nasik along with him; the man to whom Deepak was talking to reveals himself as Gautham. Before Deepak can take his gun, Gautham holds him at gunpoint, he tells Deepak. He had come to ask Deepak on, he answers and hence didn't solve the case. This angers Gautham who shoots him saying that because of Rajeev, he now has to live as another person. Deepak gets killed,while Gautham gets shot i
36 Vayadhinile is a 2015 Indian Tamil comedy-drama film directed by Rosshan Andrrews, written by Bobby Sanjay and produced by Suriya under his production studio 2D Entertainment. An official remake of the Malayalam film How Old Are You, the film features Jyothika in the lead role, while Rahman plays a supporting role, it marked her comeback of Abhirami and Jyothika, her performance has been the highlight of positive critical reviews. The film was declared a commercial success two weeks after its release, she was awarded Filmfare Critics Award for Best Actress at 63rd Britannia South Filmfare Awards. 36-year-old Vasanthi is a UD clerk in the Revenue Department. Her husband Tamizhselvan works at All India Radio. Tamizhselvan aspires to emigrate to Ireland, but Vasanthi cannot accompany him as most Irish companies refuse her job applications because of her age being a problem. There is nothing interesting about her life. One day, Vasanthi is summoned by the IG, Rajan to his office and she learns that the President of India would like to have a conversation with her.
The meeting turns ends in disaster after she faints in front of the President and she becomes the subject of Facebook jokes and before long, she watches helplessly as her husband and daughter Mithila fly away to Ireland. Vasanthi's old classmate Susan David, now a successful CMO, reminds her of the bold, strong-willed woman she used to be and inspires her to rediscover her younger self, a woman with big dreams and aspirations. Vasanthi, encouraged to have bigger goals in her life, gets an idea through a wedding catering order, she learns about the unhealthy market vegetables that are sprayed with toxic pesticides, refines her home greenhouse while appealing to other women in her neighbourhood to start their own greenhouses for the welfare of their families. Susan gets her a slot in the region's annual architectural conference, graced by the bigwigs of the country, her talk on organic greenhouse farming concept is well received by the audience. Despite resistance and lack of support from her husband, Vasanthi persists on with her new project, which turns out to be a big success as she was able to fulfill the demand of the wedding catering order and materialise her idea.
She receives national acclaim for her endeavors. Following this success, Vasanthi once again gets an invitation from the President of India; this time, Vasanthi is unwavering and cleverly answers the questions of the President, wins the respect and appreciation of her husband and daughter. In August 2014, it was announced that actress Jyothika would make a comeback to acting after a seven-year sabbatical by featuring in the Tamil remake of Rosshan Andrrews's Malayalam film How Old Are You, which featured Manju Warrier in the leading role. Jyothika's husband Suriya agreed to produce the venture under his production banner 2D Entertainment, while director and writer Rosshan Andrrews and Bobby Sanjay were retained from the original version. Suriya revealed that Jyothika and he were impressed by the Malayalam version and Jyothika took two days to agree to make a return as an actress. Actor Rahman was added to the cast in October 2014, to play the role played by Kunchacko Boban. Music director Santhosh Narayanan was signed on to compose the film's soundtrack.
The shoot of the film began in November 2014 and shoots were planned to take place in Chennai and Rajasthan. The final scene of the film was first shot, with scenes of Jyothika's character meeting the President, played by Siddharth Basu, at Rashtrapati Bhavan filmed in New Delhi. During the first schedule, actress Abhirami signed on to portray a pivotal role, marking a comeback to Tamil films after an eleven-year absence. Sanjay Bharathi was offered a small role in the film by producer Suriya, working with him in another production. Masss; the film's soundtrack was composed by Santhosh Narayanan. The soundtrack album features eleven tracks, which includes three songs, five instrumentals from the original score and three karaoke numbers; the lyrics for the three songs were written by Vivek. The album was launched at Leela Palace, Chennai on 6 April 2015. Two songs, "Rasathi" and "Happy-Naalu Kazhudha" were performed live by Santhosh at the event, hosted by Dhivyadharshini. Sify gave the album 4 out of 5 stars and wrote, "Santhosh Narayanan delivers another terrific album adding to the list of his impressive filmography.
36 Vayadhinile has a good collection of some catchy songs & soothing background score, a great attribute to the movie". All lyrics written by Vivek; the satellite rights of the film were sold to Jaya TV. The film received positive reviews from critics. Sify wrote "Overall, 36 Vayadhinile is a better film than the most of the so called commercial movies and it is must watch for the family audiences who seek quality entertainment. There are some positive messages that the film conveys, which need to be appreciated"; the Times of India rated 3.5 of 5 and wrote "36 Vayadhinile might be a familiar tale of women empowerment, but the issues that it deals with are valid". Rediff gave the film 3 stars and wrote "A simple yet effective script, well executed by the director, coupled with some enjoyable music, the wonderful performance of Jyothika make 36 Vayadhinile worth a watch". However, The Hindu gave a negative review. It’s, at best, a glorified television soap, broadly written and staged and performed, blaring its messages through a megaphone".
Filmfare Critics Award for Best Actress - Jyothika Behindwoods People's Choice Actor Female - Jyothika Behindwoods
Enakkul Oruvan (2015 film)
Enakkul Oruvan is a 2015 Tamil-language Indian psychological thriller film directed by debutant Prasad Ramar and produced by C. V. Kumar. A remake of the 2013 Kannada film Lucia directed by Pawan Kumar; the film features Siddharth and Deepa Sannidhi in the lead roles, with Santhosh Narayanan composing the film's music. The film was dubbed in Telugu under the title Naalo Okkadu; the plot is non-linear, starting by showing the final scene of the film. The plot starts with the protagonist being in a state of living on life support; the film, from the beginning, tells two stories of the same person, one in colour and the other in black and white. A detective from Mumbai crime branch starts investigating the incident that caused the protagonist's current state; the Detective going through his belongings stumbles upon a mysterious pill. Meanwhile, police interrogate them for information; the story starts with Vicky, from a village and working as an Usher/"torch-shiner" in a movie theatre owned by Durai.
Vicky suffers from insomnia. On one of his sleepless nights Vicky is contacted by a drug dealer who gives him Lucia pills as a solution to his sleeping problems; this drug is said to have the capability to help one dream the life they want but has the side-effect, that on discontinuation the same dreams shall turn into a nightmare. With the help of the Lucia pills, Vicky starts seeing himself as being a successful actor called Vignesh surrounded by people he knows in the real world. Film actor Vignesh's life is depicted in black-and-white. Durai, the theater owner where Vicky works, had directed a film in his youth produced by a thug, who now wants Durai to sign off his theatre for his debt. In the black-and-white life and Durai gets a number of death threats from a person. More events from the dream are followed by similar events in reality as Vicky falls in love with Divya, a model in the dream and a waitress in reality. In the dream and Divya hit it off at the beginning but friction arises when Vignesh expresses his discontent on Divya working in film industry.
Meanwhile, in reality, Vicky struggles to win Divya's heart, who rejects him first due to his low salary and falls for his humble character. Divya's attempts to get Vicky educated and lead him to earn a better job turns out to be futile and results in death of Durai in the hands of goons. Frustrated, Vicky chooses to continue to work in the theatre, despite the threats. Vicky and his foreign friends release Durai's film to the audience, he reconciles with Divya, who agrees to marry him. In the dream, Durai is kidnapped, Vignesh rescues him with the help of police. In the process, all of the goons are either killed except for the contract killer. Vignesh feels Durai decides to fire him. Vignesh sends off all his servants so as to be alone. A visually disturbed vignesh finds himself in a thrashed room. Vignesh gets hold of the torch and through its light sees the "torch-shiner" Vicky inspecting the screen of the theatre. Divya misses Vignesh and tries to get back with him but Vignesh is in his own shell and shuts out everyone from his life.
Divya receives an unexpected call from Vignesh some days and he asks her to meet him. He tells her that he cannot decide if the present moment is a dream or reality but he is happy, he says. Asking Divya to close her eyes, Vignesh jumps off the roof to the confusion of everyone present, including the contract killer waiting to kill him. At present, the detective with the help of the suspects, performs a sting operation on the drug dealer and learns more about the Lucia pills. Meanwhile, Divya is caught in an attempt to kill Vignesh by pulling him off life support. During her interrogation, the whole investigating team along with Divya watches a re-run of an interview of the film star Vignesh. In the interview, Vignesh expresses his dissatisfaction of the stardom and reveals that he is color blind from an accident in his childhood, he tells the interviewer that he dreams of being a normal person and in fact in one of his dreams he is a "torch-shiner" who gets no attention from people and is in love with the dream of his life.
The detective is now convinced that Vignesh is living in his own versions of reality and chose to be in his dream over the real world by attempting suicide. Divya cries near a comatose Vignesh in the hospital and Vicky is shown married to Divya and have a daughter. Vignesh's health begins to deteriorate and the doctors attempt to defibrillate him. Vicky and alive in his dream world finds everything disappearing around him and is killed by a shot to the head. Vignesh wakes up from his coma to see the astonished doctors and Divya and Durai's relieved faces,implying that it was actor Vignesh, real, vicky was his illusion. Producer C. V. Kumar purchased the Tamil remake rights to the Kannada film Lucia in October 2013 after being recommended into doing so by his technical crew; the director of the original, Pawan Kumar, revealed that he would work on the pre-production of the film and help a new director understand the script. The team held initial talks with actor Bobby Simha about portraying the lead role, but he was dropped.
In early December 2013, C. V. Kumar signed on Siddharth to play the lead role in the film, while newcomer Prasad Ramar, co-writer of Pizza was assigned the task of directing the venture. Principal photography for the film started on 10 February 2014 and it was anno
Serndhu Polama is a 2015 Tamil romantic musical film directed by Anil Kumar and produced by Sasi Nambeesan. The film stars Vinay and Preethi Christina Paul in the lead roles; the music was composed by Vishnu Mohan. The film was released on 6 March 2015; the movie starts off with Kumaran telling his wife. He spends two days of each month with women he meets on the Internet, his old-fashioned wife does not suspect anything. While Kumaran is driving, he finds Abhishek unconscious on the road. Abhishek tells his story to Kumaran on how he ended up on the road. Abhishek is a disheveled photographer who meets up with his friend, a florist. There, he sees Julie, shopping and is in a hurry, she asks Abhishek to drive her around for the day for $500. He borrows his friend's car for the day. At the end of the day, Julie invites him, a man she has no clue about, into her house and asks him to make coffee. While he is making coffee, she asks him to zip her dress up for her, it is revealed that Julie wants to be a model for the Vogue magazine and was meant to be meeting a famous fashion photographer for an opportunity.
She instructs Abhishek to drive to the photographer's house. Once they reach their destination, Abhishek reveals that he is the well-known photographer that she was going to see, they fall in love. A montage song shows them travelling together all over New Zealand. Julie's parents find out, as they do not approve of their relationship, they decide to get her married by force. Meanwhile, Abhishek's childhood friend Sherin sees a picture in an art gallery and tells the manager about Abhishek, his friends, her childhood. Sherin escorts him to a hotel. There are some awkward circumstances between them, but Abhishek tells her full story once he is sober. Sherin talks about her dead brother's murder that happened in their "secret place" and pretends to help Abhishek get Julie back. However, Sherin is convinced that Abhishek murdered her brother because he was the last person to see him at the secret place and wants to avenge him; the story cuts back to the present day, where Kumaran is seen together in bed with a woman and leaves hurriedly when her husband returns.
Sherin and Abhishek try to find Julie. Sherin meets Julie and tells Abishhek to forget her. Vinay as Abhishek Madhurima as Sherin Preethi Christina Paul as Julie Thambi Ramaiah as Kumaran Thalaivasal Vijay as Grandpa Nandu Arun In September 2013, the producers revealed that they had signed on Malayalam director Anil Kumar and actors Vinay and Preethi Christina paul to work on their debut production. Pre-production work for the film began in November 2013, with director Anil Kumar flying out to New Zealand to scout locations; the film was launched in January 2014 at a temple in Papakura, Auckland with the producers holding auditions for local actors from New Zealand to join the cast soon after. In early 2014, the team shot a schedule in New Zealand for nearly fifty days with reports suggesting that the director and lead actress, had fallen out during the making of the venture. Anil Kumar admitted that he thus subsequently chose to extend the role of another actress Preethi Paul in the film, revealing he added an extra song which had not been planned.
Serndhu Polama on IMDb