Well, film buffs have another movie to toast the Kozhikodan flavour. Over 80 per cent of Jibu Jacob’s Mohanlal-starrer Munthirivallikal Thalirkkumbol was shot in Kozhikode.
Jibu Jacob, director, says they searched for a heavily-crowded housing colony all over the state before deciding on Kesava Menon Nagar at Bilathikkulam. “We wanted a place where there is full of life,” says Jibu Jacob.
Not just the place, a lot of people from the colony have also been part of the movie. “The people of the colony were very cooperative. Most of them have contributed to this movie in various ways,” said script writer Sindhuraj.
Many were also actors in song sequence by Meena, who plays the character of Ulahannan’s wife. Another place in Kozhikode where the movie was shot was the Chalappuram Panchayat. However, in the movie, the panchayat has been named ‘Keezhattur Panchayath’.
The family entertainer will hit the screens on December 22. “This movie brings old fashioned romance back into the screen,” said the director Jibu Jacob.
When Kozhikode became the protagonist..
The city of Kozhikode has always played a prominent part in many movies, even though the production of films is mostly centred in Kochi
Here is a list of movies in which Kozhikode has played an important role
There has been no Malayalam movie
in recent times that has celebrated Kozhikode as in Ustad Hotel. The movie is about a young man and his grandfather, who shares a refined taste for food, music and Sufism
The film, a gangster drama, was shot in Kozhikode. The art director erected a set, similar to the Valyangadi market for the movie
If you are a Malayali film buff, you would know how Sudhi roamed around in his auto ‘Sundari’ through the city. Not only did the movie depict the life of auto drivers of Kozhikode, it also showcased the culture and life