RAMANTE EDAN THOTTAM MOVIE REVIEW

Review By : Release Date : May 12,2017 Movie Run Time : 2 Hours 02 Minutes Censor Rating : U

RAMANTE EDAN THOTTAM CAST & CREW
Production: Ranjith Shankar Cast: Aju Varghese, Anu Sithara, Joju George, Kunchacko Boban, Muthumani, Ramesh Pisharody, Sreejith Ravi Direction: Ranjith Shankar Screenplay: Ranjith Shankar Story: Ranjith Shankar Music: Bijibal Background score: Bijibal Cinematography: Madhu Neelakantan Dialogues: Ranjith Shankar Editing: V. Sajan

Life is like a box of chocolates, you never know what you're going to get next. The film 'Ramante Eden Thottam' is a very poetic, bold and realistic approach to the socially relevant topic of suppressed womanhood. Written, directed and produced by Ranjith Sankar, the film is a romantic family drama that highlights the complexities of today's relationships.

 

The plot of the movie revolves around Malini (Anu Sithara), the young and talented wife of Elvis (Joju George), an unsuccessful Malayalam film producer. Raman (Kunchacko Boban) is an entrepreneur who helps to grow jungles amidst concrete jungles in big cities and is also the owner of a forest resort, Elvis and his family visit. Malini's gradual growth as an individual and her relationship with Raman forms the soul of the movie.

 

The movie has a surreal as well as a realistic feel to it. It discusses many bold topics that are seldom discussed in Malayalam films like extramarital affairs, suppressed womanhood, self respect, afforestation and enjoying life to the core. The director has succeeded in making the film connect with the audience despite some dialogues being a bit over dramatic. The lag and the slow pace that sustains throughout this 2 hour 2 minutes movie is one of its biggest negatives.

 

Madhu Neelakantan's cinematography elevates the beauty of the movie and takes the grandeur of the Raman's Eden Garden to an implausible level, in spite of having some shaky frames. The music and the background score by Bijibal also have the required soothing effect that will induce the feel of a cool breeze present in misty hilltops of Nelliampathy.

 

Good acting by the entire cast especially Anu Sithara, Kunchacko Boban, Joju George, Sreejith Ravi, Muthumani and Ramesh Pisharody add substance to the movie. Aju Varghese seemed as an irrelevant part of the movie placed merely to generate some humor, as his character did not have much to accomplish.

 

The movie will definitely satisfy people who like poetry, nature and truly understand the essence of life.

Verdict: A beautiful short story which could have been dealt with a better engagement

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Ramante Edan Thottam (aka) Ramante Edan Thotam

Ramante Edan Thottam (aka) Ramante Edan Thotam is a Malayalam movie with production by Ranjith Shankar, direction by Ranjith Shankar, cinematography by Madhu Neelakantan, editing by V. Sajan. The cast of Ramante Edan Thottam (aka) Ramante Edan Thotam includes Aju Varghese, Anu Sithara, Joju George, Kunchacko Boban, Muthumani, Ramesh Pisharody, Sreejith Ravi.