Spirit (2012)

 ●  Malayalam ● 2 hrs 25 mins

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This emotionally charged socially relevant tale revolves around the life of Raghunandan, an ex-Bank of England employee who resigned his lucrative job because he was bored with the rather sedentary and mundane nature of his work. Having chosen journalism and friends preferred career, he worked in different cities in India. He now works for a TV news channel as an interviewer in a popular show named "Show the Spirit". In the mean time, he is in the process of writing an English novel too. He is essentially a loner but is a compulsive alcoholic and has an expensive collection of vintage drinks at home. It was his excessive drinking that resulted in his divorce some years back, but he shares a healthy friendship with his ex-wife Meera and her current husband Alexy. The couple have custody of Raghunandan's and Meera's son Aditya a.k.a Sunny, who is deaf and mute. This evocative tale explores the immense negative impact Raghunandan's fatal addiction towards alcohol has on his personal and professional life, and even more so on his family and loved ones. Will he ever realise his folly and embark on a path to recovery?

Cast: Kanika Venkatasubramaniam, Mohanlal Nair

Crew: Ranjith Balakrishnan (Director), Venu Isc (Director of Photography), Shahabaz Aman (Music Director)

Rating: U/A (India)

Genres: Comedy, Drama

Release Dates: 14 Jun 2012 (India)

Malayalam Name: സ്പിരിറ്റ്

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Did you know? This movie earned immense critical acclaim, winning many awards and accolades the prestigious National Film Award for Best Film on Social Issues. Read More
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as Raghunandan
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as Ashraf, CEO, News TV
as Pankajam
as ASP Supriya Raghavan
as Captain Nambiar
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as Alexi Thadeouse
as Sameer
as Muralikrishnan, Minister for Tourism and Cultural Affairs
as An Alcoholic
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as Johnson
as Maashu
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Film Type:
Feature Film
Language:
Malayalam
Colour Info:
Color
Frame Rate:
24 fps
Aspect Ratio:
2.35 : 1
Stereoscopy:
No
Archival Source:
QubeVault (Real Image Media Technologies) [Digital]
Tracklist
Music Label: Satyam Audios
01 
03:42
Music Director: Shahabaz Aman
Lyricist: Rafeeq Ahamed
Playback Singer: KJ Yesudas
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03:33
Music Director: Shahabaz Aman
Lyricist: Rafeeq Ahamed
Playback Singer: Vijay Yesudas
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03:32
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03:24
Music Director: Shahabaz Aman
Lyricist: Rafeeq Ahamed
Playback Singer: Unni Menon
Trivia:
This movie earned immense critical acclaim, winning many awards and accolades the prestigious National Film Award for Best Film on Social Issues.

Ranjith, the director of this movie, has scripted some of the finest films in Mohanlal's career like 'Devasuram', 'Aaraam Thampuran' and 'Narasimham'. This successful duo comes together once more after a brief hiatus for this movie. Ranjith makes it clear that he opted for Mohanlal as he felt he was the best for this character.

The director noted that this movie does not, in any way, advocate or proscribe alcohol. On the contrary, the movie insightfully discusses the subject and examines what happens when a person, however intelligent, falls prey to an addiction, any addiction for that matter.

It completed hundred days of theatrical run in Kerala, and was declared a box office hit.