Kunjiramayanam is a 2015 Malayalam comedy film directed by Basil Joseph and starring Vineeth Sreenivasan, Dhyan Sreenivasan, Aju Varghese, Neeraj Madhav and Srinda Arhaan. The film revolves around the lives of Kunjiraman (Vineeth), a Gulf returnee who wants to get married, and his cousin Laalu (Dhyan), a local politician who is in love with a girl named Salsa (Srinda). The film also features a host of other quirky characters, such as Kuttan (Aju), a barber who believes in astrology, and Thankappan (Neeraj), a drunkard who claims to be a freedom fighter.
The film is set in a fictional village called Desham, where Kunjiraman and Laalu have a long-standing rivalry. Kunjiraman blames Laalu for ruining his chances of getting married to his childhood sweetheart Nithya (Sneha Unnikrishnan). Laalu, on the other hand, accuses Kunjiraman of spreading a curse in the village that prevents anyone from getting married. The film follows the hilarious consequences of their actions, as they try to sabotage each other's plans and end up creating more chaos and confusion.
Kunjiramayanam is a fun-filled entertainer that showcases the comic timing and chemistry of the lead actors. The film also has some catchy songs composed by Justin Prabhakaran, such as \"Salsa\", \"Paisa Paisa\" and \"Kunjiramayanam\". The film was well received by the critics and the audience alike, and became one of the highest-grossing Malayalam films of 2015. The film was also remade in Tamil as Velainu Vandhutta Vellaikaaran in 2016.
The film also has a subplot involving a mysterious man named Vishnu (Mamukkoya), who claims to be the reincarnation of Lord Vishnu and has a special connection with Kunjiraman. He helps Kunjiraman in his quest to find a suitable bride and also reveals the truth behind the curse that has plagued Desham. The film also explores the themes of friendship, family, love and tradition in a humorous way.
Kunjiramayanam was the debut film of Basil Joseph, who was an assistant director to Vineeth Sreenivasan in his previous films. The film was produced by Suvin K Varkey under the banner of Little Big Films. The film was shot in various locations in Kerala, such as Thalassery, Kannur, Kozhikode and Palakkad. The film also marked the debut of Sneha Unnikrishnan, who played the role of Nithya, Kunjiraman's childhood sweetheart.
Kunjiramayanam was released on 28 August 2015 and received positive reviews from the critics and the audience alike. The film was praised for its comedy, performances, music and direction. The film also became a commercial success and collected over 20 crores at the box office. The film also won several awards and nominations, such as the Kerala State Film Award for Best Popular Film, the Asianet Film Award for Best Comedian (Aju Varghese), the SIIMA Award for Best Comedian (Neeraj Madhav) and the Vanitha Film Award for Best Debut Director (Basil Joseph).
The film also has a lot of references and homages to other Malayalam films and actors, such as Mohanlal, Mammootty, Sreenivasan, Jayaram, Dileep and others. The film also has a cameo appearance by Deepak Parambol, who plays the role of a police officer. The film also has some scenes that are inspired by real-life incidents, such as the coconut breaking ritual that was performed by the villagers of Desham.
Kunjiramayanam is a film that celebrates the spirit of comedy and the culture of Kerala. The film is a refreshing and enjoyable watch for the viewers who love to laugh and have fun. The film also has a message of unity and harmony among the people, regardless of their differences and conflicts. The film is a must-watch for the fans of Malayalam cinema and comedy. e0e6b7cb5c