Venicile Vyapari (Malayalam: വെനീസിലെ വ്യാപാരി ) is a Malayalam film directed by Shafi, starring Mammootty,Kavya Madhavan and Poonam Bajwa.Hits over 84 theaters on today (16/12/2011).
The film's plot unfolds in Alappuzha, a town in Kerala popularly known as the Venice of the East. Written by James Albert the story follows a murder mystery. According to the director, Venicile Vyapari has a "heart touching story" and is a "rollicking comedy entertainer".
The movie revolves around Pavithran (Mammootty), who lost his parents in his childhood. He enters the police force by chance, though it is not his ambition to do so. So, he resigns and starts exporting coir products from Alappuzha. During this period, he meets and befriends Lakshmi (Poonam Bajwa), who is the manager of a local bank. Another character is Ammu (Kavya Madhavan), who is the leader of the union of coir workers and with whom Pavithran is secretly in love.
Venicile Vyaapari is the fourth film of Shafi with Mammootty, after Thommanum Makkalum, Mayavi and Chattambinadu. This is also the fourth film of screen writer James Albert after Classmates, Cycle and Ividam Swargamanu and the first time he is writing the script for a Mammootty-starrer.
The film was produced by Madhavan Nair under the banner of Murali Films.
Mammootty appears in three different getups in the film. He dons the period costumes, wearing khakki trousers and tall cap, which will be the highlight of the film. Vijaya Raghavan, Jagathy, Salim Kumar, Suraj, Sreeraman, Kalabhhavan Shajon, Rajan Padoor form the supporting cast.
Shooting commenced in August 2011,and the film was mostly shot from Alappuzha. The song "Kannum Kannum" was shot from Ooty.
Bijibal composed the music for the film, which has lyrics by Kaithapram. The film will have a remix of the song "Kannum Kannum" from the film Angadi. Mammootty explains that it was the desire of the director Shafi to use a super hit song of the eighties in a dream scene of the film.
Banner - Murali Films
Director - Shafi
Producer - V.P. Madhavan Nair
Story And Script - James Albert
Cinematography - Shyam Dutt ,
Editor - Manoj ,
Art Director - Joseph Nellickal ,
Makeup - Pattanom Rashid
Costume Designer - S. B. Satheesan
Production Control - Dixon
Executive Producer - Manoj Madhavan Nair
Cheif Associate Director - K.C.Ravi
Associate Director - Ajai Vasudevan
Production Executive - Satheesh Kaavilkotta , Rajesh Menon
Lyrics - Kaithapram
Music Director - Bijibal
Stills - Sas Hamza
Designs - Collins
Assistant Director - Anil Thrikkakara , Rathish.M.Munnar
Promo/Trailer Cuts - Sajid Pee Cee
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