Ellarum Chollanu

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  • NR
  • 1998
  • 2 hr 3 min
  • 5.8  (45)

Ellarum Chollanu is a Malayalam comedy-drama movie released in 1992. Directed by Sathyan Anthikad, the film features Mukesh, Maniyanpilla Raju, Saikumar, Innocent, and Urvashi in lead roles. The movie revolves around the life of Balachandran (Mukesh), a bank employee who is forced to marry a girl named Gauri (Urvashi) because of his mother's wish. Balachandran doesn't love Gauri and often indulges in affairs with other women. Eventually, he falls in love with his colleague Indu (Parvathy), who reciprocates his feelings. However, Balachandran's inability to stand up to his mother's wishes creates problems for him.

The film also focuses on the lives of Balachandran's friends - Raju (Maniyanpilla Raju) and Chandran (Saikumar). Raju is a government employee who is struggling to get married due to his financial situation, while Chandran is a successful businessman who is going through a tough phase in his life.

The story takes a funny turn when Balachandran and his friends decide to help Raju in finding a suitable bride by creating a fake identity of a wealthy NRI. They come across a girl named Radha (Rekha) who is keen to get married to an NRI. However, things get complicated when Radha's father (Innocent) finds out the truth about Raju's identity and demands that he marries his daughter.

Amidst all the chaos, Balachandran's affair with Indu is exposed, which creates a rift between him and Gauri. Balachandran, Raju, and Chandran then embark on a journey to mend their relationships and start afresh.

The film's director, Sathyan Anthikad, has beautifully captured the essence of friendship, love, and family relationships in this movie. The screenplay is well-written, and the dialogues are witty and humorous, keeping the audience engaged throughout.

The songs in the film are a treat to the ears, with M.G. Sreekumar's melodious voice adding depth to the emotions conveyed in the lyrics. The cinematography by Vipin Mohan is impressive, capturing the scenic beauty of Kerala in all its glory.

The performances by the lead actors are noteworthy, with Mukesh, Maniyanpilla Raju, and Saikumar delivering their best. Mukesh's portrayal of Balachandran, a man torn between his mother's wishes and his own desires, is commendable. Urvashi and Parvathy, who play the love interests of Mukesh and Maniyanpilla Raju respectively, have done justice to their roles.

Innocent and Rekha, who play supporting roles in the film, have also delivered impressive performances. With its ensemble cast, hilarious dialogues, and an intriguing plot, Ellarum Chollanu is a must-watch for Malayalam movie lovers.

In conclusion, Ellarum Chollanu is a timeless classic, with its relatable storyline, brilliant performances, and memorable songs making it one of the best Malayalam movies of all times.

Ellarum Chollanu is a 1998 drama with a runtime of 2 hours and 3 minutes. It has received moderate reviews from critics and viewers, who have given it an IMDb score of 5.8.

Ellarum Chollanu
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    2 hr 3 min
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    5.8  (45)