The most watched Malayalam movie in Amazon Prime is “Punjabi House”,
which has been rated by one and a half times more customers than any other movie.
It has a rating of three and a half out of five stars.
The movie stars Mohanlal, Kavya Madhavan, Jagathy Sreekumar, Babu Antony, Salim Kumar and Mukesh.
The director is Shaji Kailas, screenplay by Renji Panicker and music by Vidyasagar.
This film captures the essence of family love with its captivating story line.
It depicts the strong bond between a father and his daughter in a sentimental story.
Mohanlal plays the role of a taxi driver
who falls for the daughter of a wealthy businessman played by Kavya Madhavan.
The cab driver turns out to be a great dancer and is able to woo her parents, mainly their daughter.
So she falls in love with him and an interesting drama ensues.
The film is set against the backdrop of marriage festivities and presents an attractive social message about family values, too.
Produced by P.N. Bhaskar
The movie, which is produced by P.N. Bhaskar under the banner of Percept Picture Company, is directed bynoted director Shaji Kailas and written by
Renji Panicker who has earlier scripted successful movies such as “Laksham”, “Kolayathil Achan” and “Katha”.
The music is scored by Vidyasagar while the cinematography has been done T.Thomas.
In spite of its interesting story line, there are some loose ends
that the audience might feel could have been explained at a better level.
The film is released in a number of languages including Malayalam, Hindi and Telugu.
The film was launched in Malayalam on 17 December 2012. The official trailer was released on 1 January 2013.
The film was theatrically released on 30 August 2013 along
with a running time of 128 minutes in Kerala box office.
The movie was distributed by Tharoor Nair under the banners Percept Picture Company, Akshara Arts and Goldstone Cinema Limited.
The movie was released in 76 theatres across Kerala on the day of release.
The film was rated as “Average” by the audience.
The movie was shown in 70 theatres across Tamil Nadu on 17 October 2013.
The film was released in a number of languages including Malayalam, Hindi and Telugu.
The film was released overseas through Goldstone Pictures and is also released
worldwide through Goldstone Pictures under the distribution of Akshara Arts and Percept Picture Company.
The movie has received positive reviews from critics and audience alike with
the main star Kavya Madhavan’s performance being widely praised by critics and audiences alike.
Though the movie was released with good expectations, it did not do well at the box office.
The movie has collected around 2.6 crore from Kerala alone.
The movie failed to do well in most theatres across India except a few cities
where the movie was released on more than 500 screens. https://thebrewsnews.com/
The film grossed around 2 crore at Kerala box office and 1 crore in other places across India.
The movie collected around 2.6 crore from Kerala alone.
High-quality content and excellent production values ultimately gave the film a good performance at the box office, but this did not help overcome its weak story and uneven pace.
The performances of Kavya Madhavan, Jagathy Sreekumar, Babu Antony and Salim Kumar
were widely lauded and made the film an enjoyable watch thanks to these actors.
“Pampa” wrote, “There is nothing much known about Vidyasagar’s pre-background.
However, the way he has been able to blend melody and music
with the scenario of Mohanlal’s movie makes this soundtrack a must-listen record”.
“The Hindu” wrote, “Writer Renji Panicker has tried to put across
a social message by portraying the hollowness of marriages, which are based mainly on monetary gains.
While the intention is good, and there are several instances that prove this point,
it all gets lost in the maze of characters and confusion in plot.
The end result is an unpleasant experience”.
sify.com’s reviewer gave it a four out of five rating and wrote, “Watch Punjabi House only for Kavya Madhavan’s performance.
She is superb. The plot is simple, but has the potential to entertain.”
“The New Indian Express” said, “Director Shaji Kailas has directed a smart story and script. However performance of actors was not up to the mark”.
The movie received positive critical reviews by critics and audience alike.
Several locations were used in the making of the film.
The main settings were in Cochin and Kochi while some scenes were filmed at the music director’s house in Kozhikode.
The cab was later on used in Tamil movie “Mouna Raagam”.
The music was composed by Vidyasagar, with lyrics penned by B. K. Harinarayanan and Gireesh Puthenchery.