22 Female Kottayam (2012)

 ●  Malayalam ● 2 hrs 0 mins

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This shocking and brutally realistic tale follows the twists and turns in the life of Tessa K Abraham (Rima Kallingal), a young 22 year old woman from Kottayam, working as a nurse at Bangalore. She loves her profession very much, which most of her counterparts considers as a thankless job. Tessa's younger sister Tissa studies at Kochi. In Bangalore Tessa shares her room with two other girls. Among the 2 girls, one shares a relationship with a wealthy married man, DK (Sathar). Meantime, Tessa tries her luck at getting employed abroad and gets in touch with Cyril (Fahad Fazil), who runs a recruiting agency. He promises her a job in Canada within a couple of months. Soon Tessa and Cyril become intimate. There is a shocking twist in the tale when Cyril has a fight with a guy misbehaves with Tessa. When this man turns out to be the son of a powerful politician, he is forced to hide for a couple of days and an unexpected guest comes into Tessa's life. What will Tessa have to endure in Cyril's absence? How will Tessa react when she comes to know about Cyril's true identity and his connection with the unexpected guest?
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Cast: Fahadh Faasil, Rima Kallingal

Crew: Aashiq Abu (Director), Shyju Khalid (Director of Photography), Bijibal Maniyil (Music Director), Rex VIjayan (Music Director)

Genres: Crime, Drama, Romance, Thriller

Release Dates: 13 Apr 2012 (India)

Malayalam Name: 22 ഫെമലെ കോട്ടയം

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as Cyril C. Mathew
as Tessa K Abraham
as Hegde
as Zubeida
as Tissa K. Abraham
as Jincy
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Film Type:
Feature Film
Colour Info:
Frame Rate:
24 fps
Aspect Ratio:
2.35 : 1
Archival Source:
QubeVault (Real Image Media Technologies) [Digital]
Music Label: Manorama Music
Music Director: Rex VIjayan, Bijibal Maniyil
Playback Singer: Neha Nair, Job Kurian
Music Director: Bijibal Maniyil, Rex VIjayan
Playback Singer: Neha Nair
Music Director: Bijibal Maniyil, Rex VIjayan
Playback Singer: Neha Nair, Bijibal Maniyil
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Rima Kallingal won the Kerala State Film Award for Best Actress for her performances in this movie and Nidra (2012).

This movie is set and filmed in Bangalore.
Movie Connection(s):
Remade as: Malini 22 Palayamkottai (Tamil)