Kalyanapittennu (1997)

 ●  Malayalam ● 2 hrs 27 mins

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This clever comedy delves into the fluctuating fortunes in the lives of two young men from impoverished families. After many struggles to progress in life and become wealthy, they decide to employ a different tactic. They hire a wedding broker, Jagathi to help them find brides from extremely wealthy families. In a hilarious sequence of events, the marriage broker employs many unethical practices and clever lies to ensure that the two young men find suitable brides from extremely wealthy families. However, after the success of this plot, he demands more and more money as his brokerage fee and ends up blackmailing them with exposure of the truth. How will the young men find a solution to this dangerous problem?

Cast: Dileep Pillai, Mukesh Madhavan, Priya Raman

Crew: KK Haridas (Director), M Raveendran (Music Director)

Genres: Comedy

Release Dates: 25 Jul 1997 (India)

Malayalam Name: കല്യനപിട്ടെന്നു

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A Watchable Comedy Entertainer

Kalyanapittennu is a comedy-drama directed by KK Haridas, released in 1997. The movie has an astonishing list of cast including actor Mukesh, Dileep, Jagathy Sreekumar, Kalabhavan Mani, Narendra Prasad, KB Ganesh Kumar, KTC Padannayil, Priya Raman, Anusha, Anju Aravind, Chandini, and Ambili and more.

The movie consist the funny tale of two men (Mukesh and Dileep) gets married into a family through their lies. The family they're married into has an untold, dark past which only revealed nearing the end of the movie. The movie progress in a humorous tone from the beginning to end. While the male actors excelled their roles with their wit and natural acting, female counterparts' were a bit extravagant in their acting. Especially, Anju Aravind's (Radhu) acting seemed bit over and dramatic. Priya Raman and Anusha graced the screens with their acting and beauty. Even in her small screen time, Chandini did a good job.

The film's music was composed by the music maestro of malayalam industry, Ravindran. The film spawned hits and the song "Thalayodu thala" sung by KS Chithra was a chartbuster.

Overall, it is a watchable film with quality humour and good music. If you are looking for some good laugh, this movie is recommended.

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24 fps
Aspect Ratio:
2.39:1 (Scope)
Music Label: Satyam Audios

Music Director: M Raveendran
Lyricist: Ramesan Nair
Playback Singer: KJ Yesudas

Music Director: M Raveendran
Lyricist: Ramesan Nair
Playback Singer: KS Chithra

Music Director: M Raveendran
Lyricist: Ramesan Nair
Playback Singer: Pradip Somasundaran

Music Director: M Raveendran
Lyricist: Ramesan Nair