Collector (2011 film)
|Directed by||Anil C. Menon|
|Produced by||V. V. Sajan|
|Edited by||V.T Sreejith|
|Music by||Reghu Kumar|
Collector is a 2011 Malayalam political action thriller directed by Anil C. Menon with Suresh Gopi in the lead. The film has Suresh Gopi playing the title role. The film is a socio-political thriller that takes a look at the contemporary social scene in the state. Tamil actor Rajeev played the villain. The film was dubbed in Telugu in the same name.
Avinash Varma (Suresh Gopi) is the District Collector of Ernakulam. He takes on several anti-social elements who rule the underworld of Kochi . Of them, Williams (Adithya Menon), who is a real estate businessman, is his biggest opponent. ACP Revathy, social activist Arundhati and a few honest and sincere government officers and the Chief Minister are there to support Avinash Varma. The City Police Commissioner, the Lady Mayor Sethulakshmi (Mohini) of Kochi Corporation, and a couple of corrupt ministers and officials are supporting the illegal activities of Williams. In the age-old battle between the 'Good' and the 'Evil', Avinash Varma wins as expected, and his truth and honesty are rewarded.
The film ran into financial troubles when its shooting was a mid way. Collector is the seventh directorial venture of Anil C. Menon. The production Controller of the Collector is Shibu G Suseelan.
- Suresh Gopi as Avinash Varma IAS, District Collector
- Rajeev as John Christopher
- Yamini Sharma as Revathy IPS, Assistant Commissioner
- Baburaj as George Mathew IPS, City Police Commissioner
- Nedumudi Venu as Mahendra Varma
- Adithya Menon as John Willams
- Lakshmi Sharma as Gouri
- Mohini as Mayor Sethulakshmi
- Kaviyoor Ponnamma as Avinash Varma's Mother
- Maniyanpilla Raju as Sulaiman Mohammed
- Janardhanan as Chief Minister
- Kalashala Babu as Minister Kurishumoottil Mathachan
- Subair as Krishnamohan
- Abu Salim as CI Xavier
- Anil Murali as CI Musthafa
- Biju Pappan as CI Soman
- Krishnakumar as Chandran
- Chali Pala as Adv. Habeebulla
- Sreehari as Prabhakaran
- Prof. Aliyar as Ninan Koshy
- T. P. Madhavan as Shankaran Namboothiri
- Sudheesh as Rameshan S Namboothiri
- Sajid Yahiya as Dilshen Mendisco
- Ambika Mohan
The film received mostly mixed to negative reviews upon release. Veeyen of nowrunning.com gave a negative review and said, "Collector fits into the socio-political thriller genre in Malayalam films to the 'T'. The film tries to speak a lot, but the fact is that not many are in a mood to listen. For, we have seen it all" and gave 1.5 stars of 5.
Indiaglitz gave a positive review and said, "The highlights of the movie are the brilliant production values starting from its awesome title graphics to excellent cinematography by Manoj Paramahamsa. Some of the dialogues in the former half and climax are indeed interesting, though that is not the case with the entire movie."
Sify.com rated the movie as positive and said, "Collector is loud, formulaic and tailor made for those who are addicted to the age old good versus evil sagas. For those who get thrilled when the hero renders lines of dialogues to virtually everyone around and takes on a dozen hunks with sheer grit, this may be a fine film. For the rest of the world, this may not be such an exciting experience. The choice is yours!".
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|Released||15 July 2011|
|Recorded||A Qube, Chennai|
The soundtrack features four songs composed by Reghu Kumar. The songs, as well as the choreography, received largely positive reviews. The songs managed to average the music charts in the initial weeks. This was the last work of Reghu Kumar, who died in 2014.
|3||"Rengi Nare"||Renjini Jose||5:20|