Chappa Kurishu (2011)

 ●  Malayalam ● 2 hrs 10 mins

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This emotionally charged contemporary drama puts the scanner on the complexities of reality in a busy city in Kerala, teeming with life. It deals with socially relevant issues regarding the pursuit of success at any cost, and conflicts that arise in modern romantic relationships. The two key players in the story are Arjun and Ansari. Arjun is in the pursuit of success at all cost and works in the construction business. He's about to be engaged to his family friend's daughter Ann (Roma), but is indulging in a full-blown affair with his subordinate, Sonia. Ansari (Vineeth Sreenivasan), who lives in a slum and works in a supermarket doing odd jobs that include cleaning toilets, sweeping floors and being an errand boy for his supervisor. Ansari has a soft corner for his co-worker Nafiza (Nivetha), and she reciprocates his feelings. The twist in the tale occurs when Arjun loses his cell phone and it accidentally reaches the hands of Ansari, who keeps the expensive piece of equipment like a treasure. It is then that Ansari comes to know that the phone contains clips of sexually intimate scenes between Arjun and Sonia. Will Ansari agree to hand over the phone to Arjun? Will Arjun's fears that in the wrong hands, the video would be uploaded onto YouTube and used to destroy Sonia's reputation, come true? How will the conflict between Arjun and Ansari pan out?
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Cast: Fahadh Faasil, Remya Nambeesan

Crew: Sameer Thahir (Director), Jomon T John (Director of Photography), Rex VIjayan (Music Director)

Rating: U/A (India)

Genres: Drama

Release Dates: 14 Jul 2011 (India)

Tagline: Based on 1000 true stories.

Malayalam Name: ചാപ്പാ കുരിശ്

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Did you know? This movie received a great deal of critical acclaim and had won several awards and accolades including a Kerala State Film Award in 2011. Read More
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24 fps
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2.35:1, 2.39:1 (Scope)
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Based on 1000 true stories.
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Remade as: Puli Vaal (Tamil)
This movie received a great deal of critical acclaim and had won several awards and accolades including a Kerala State Film Award in 2011.

A controversial highlight of this movie was a two-minute smooch between Remya Nambeesan and Fahadh Faasil, which was the first time ever such a display could be seen in a Malayalam film.

There was a controversy that was created about the jarring similarity between the story line of this movie and the Korean film 'Handphone'.

This movie was remade in Tamil under the title 'Pulivaal', with Prasanna and Vimal essaying the lead roles.

This movie marks the directorial debut of Thahir and was shot entirely with Canon 5D and 7D DSLR cameras