Salt N' Pepper (2011)

 ●  Malayalam ● 2 hrs 12 mins

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Delectable and delightful, this offbeat romantic drama revolves around the life of Kalidasan (Lal), an ornery bachelor working in the state Archaeological department and is a foodie. His only companion is his cook cum confidant Babu (Baburaj). Manu Raghav (Asif Ali) is Kalidasan's nephew and he comes to his uncle's place, while searching for a job. Kalidasan's boring life gets an altogether different twist with a wrong call from Maya (Shweta Menon), a spinster who is a dubbing artiste, living as a paying guest with her friend Meenakshi (Mythili). It all starts when Maya dials for a dosa and gets Kalidasan on line, instead of the food joint. As expected, the initial conversations between these two unusual characters create negative vibes and are peppered with choice abuses, but a long-distance romance develops because they have a similar interest-cooking and food. If Kalidasan is a born foodie, Maya is giving expression to her yearning for her late mother, by indulging in culinary activities which evoke a sense of deep nostalgia in her. Having struck up an affinity over the telephone, Kalidasan proceeds to let Maya into the secrets of baking a Joan's Rainbow Cake. The plot develops naturally as their conversations help to etch their characters. They both get the jitters before their first personal meeting and become conscious of their physical appearances. Will they strum up the courage meet face to face or will they let their insecurities rule, thereby causing complications and misunderstanding?
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Cast: Asif Ali, Shweta Menon

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

Rating: U (India)

Genres: Comedy, Drama, Romance

Release Dates: 08 Jul 2011 (India)

Tagline: Oru dosha undakiya kadha... ;)

Malayalam Name: സല്റ്റ് ന്' പെപ്പെർ

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Did you know? The cinematographer of this movie Shyju Kahild, is a relative newcomer, who gained immense critical acclaim in his debut movie Traffic in 2011. Read More
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as Manu
as Maya
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as Nafeesa
as Pooja
as Babu
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as Meenakshi
as Kalidasan
Supporting Actor
as Balakrishnan


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Film Type:
Colour Info:
Red One
Frame Rate:
24 fps
Aspect Ratio:
2.35:1, 2.39:1 (Scope)
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Music Director: Avial, Bijibal Maniyil
Lyricist: Avial
Playback Singer: Avial

Music Director: Avial, Bijibal Maniyil
Playback Singer: Shreya Ghoshal
Oru dosha undakiya kadha... ;)
Movie Connection(s):
Remade as: Un Samayalaraiyil (Tamil)
The movie was remade in Tamil as 'Un Samayal Arayil' and was shot simultaneously in Telugu and Kannada as 'Ulavacharu Biriyani' and 'Oggarane'.

The film became a sleeper hit in the box office, completing a running of 100 days at many centres in Kerala.

Versatile actor Prakash Raj was so impressed by the script of this movie, that he purchased the rights for it and remade it in Tamil, Kannada, Telugu and other languages.

The cinematographer of this movie Shyju Kahild, is a relative newcomer, who gained immense critical acclaim in his debut movie Traffic in 2011.