|Screenplay by||J. Pallassery|
|Story by||Mahesh Mithra|
|Produced by||M. Mani|
|Narrated by||J. Pallassery|
|Edited by||Ranjan Abraham|
|Music by||Mohan Sithara|
C. Rajamani (Score)
Aroma Movie International
|Distributed by||Aroma Release|
Mr. Brahmachari (transl. Mr. Celibate) is a 2003 Indian Malayalam-language comedy-drama film directed by Thulasidas and written by J. Pallassery from a story by Mahesh Mithra. It was produced and distributed by M. Mani through the company Aroma Movie International. The film stars Mohanlal and Meena, with Nedumudi Venu, Jagathi Sreekumar, Jagadish, Kaviyoor Ponnamma, and Prem Kumar in supporting roles. The film released on 3 March 2003, and turned out to be a box-office hit.
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Ananthan Thampy is a middle-aged man who has decided never to marry in his life. He thinks he will lose all his youthfulness and manly looks by marriage. His main hobby is body building and physique maintaining. Ananthan Thampy prefers to be a chronic bachelor. Ananthan Thampi is known among his friends as Thampi annan. The two ever-loyal assistants Rajappan and Varadappan support him and his ideals, though secretly in their hearts, they plan to marry their sweethearts.
His father Shekharan Thampy and mother Subhadramma are eagerly waiting for the day when their son would re-think and change his stand, they always give offerings in temples for that. Ananthan Thampy's sister Nirmala and her husband Venugopalan Thampi (popularly called VVT) are happy about Thampy's unmarried status, since they have an eye on the huge inheritance of Thampy.
Ganga and family comes to stay in neighborhood of Thampi. Shekharan Thampy rents out a house owned by him to an elderly teacher Vasumathi, who reaches there on transfer. She has four daughters. Eldest one, Sindhu is already married while the other three, namely, Ganga, Yamuna and Kaveri, live with their mother. The local workers does not allow Ganga's family to unload their furniture and other stuff from the lorry. On the demand of Thampy's sister, he had to unload all the furniture of Ganga's family all by himself to keep the pride of his sister.
One day a guy, Aravindan comes and pleads with Thampi for a job in his cable company. Thampi mistakes Aravindan to be Ganga's lover and promises him to help him marry her. Confusions arises and Thampy had to marry Ganga.
- Mohanlal as Ananthan Thampi / Thampi Annan/Thampi Aliyan
- Meena as Ganga
- Nedumudi Venu as Sekharan Thampi, Ananthan's father
- Jagathi Sreekumar as V. Venugopalan Thampi a.k.a. V. V. T.
- Kaviyoor Ponnamma as Subhadramma, Ananthan's mother
- Devan as Raghavan
- Jagadish as Rajappan
- Sindhu Menon as Sevanthi
- Mohan Raj as Masthan Majeebhai
- Bindu Panikkar as Nirmala
- Kalpana as Anasooya
- Prem Kumar as Varadappan
- Vijayakumar as Aravindan
- K. R. Vijaya as Vasumathi
- Jose Prakash as Aravindan's father
- Rajasree Nair as Vimala as Sindhu
- Sruthi Nair (Devika Rani) as Yamuna
- Nivia Rebin as Kaveri
- Jagannatha Varma as Thirumeni
- Saju Kodiyan as Shokkalingam
- Kozhikode Narayanan Nair
- Sajan Palluruthy as Milk seller
- Krishna Prasad
- Bayilvan Ranganathan
The film features songs composed by Mohan Sithara with lyrics by Girish Puthenchery. The soundtrack album was released by Manorama Music on 1 February 2003. The background score was composed by C. Rajamani.
|1.||"Kaanana Kuyil"||M. G. Sreekumar, Radhika Thilak||5:14|
|2.||"Bhajare"||K. S. Chithra||5:06|
|3.||"Thidambeduthu"||M. G. Sreekumar, Sujatha Mohan||4:12|
|5.||"Ninne Kandal"||Sujatha Mohan||4:22|
The film was well received in theatres and was a commercial success at the box office. Made on a budget of ₹1.40 crore, the film earned more than ₹2.50 crore in distributor's share alone. The Telugu remake right of Mr. Brahmachari was bought by Chiranjeevi.
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