Rani Padmini is the advenure drama which stars Manju Warrier and Rima Kallingal in the lead roles. The movie is directed by Aashiq Abu and penned by Syam Pushkaran and Ravi Sankar. Rani Padmini is produced by Fort Entertainments.
Rani Padmini Story
Rani (Rima Kallingal) is a tomboyish young woman who escapes from a group of goons. Padmini (Manju Warrier), on the other hand, is a simple married woman who is in search of her husband (Jinu Joseph) who went to participate in a car rally.
Padmini and Rani meet during a trip and then develop a strong bonding. The journey turns the lives of the duo and the women discover themselves. What happens to Rani and Padmini forms the crux of the story.
Cast And Performance
Manju Warrier and Rima Kallingal literally carry the movie in their shoulders. Manju is at her usual best as the simple, matured Padmini; while Rima equally shines as the tomboyish Rani. But there is nothing extraordinary about their performances.
Jinu Joseph and Sajitha Madathil surprise with their portrayal of Padmini's husband and mother-in-law. The rest of the star cast includes Sreenath Bhasi, Sana Althaf, Soubin Shaheer, Praveen Jain, Hareesh Khanna, Kunchan, Ambika Mohan etc are good in their roles.
Script And Direction
Aashiq Abu makes a perfect comeback after the disastrous movie Gangster. He scores by beautifully narrating a not-so-strong theme to near perfection.
The script by Syam Pushkaran and Ravi Sankar has succeeded in depicting the wafer thin story line through a strong script. The sharp and crispy dialogues deserve a special mention.
Madhu Neelakandan is the director of photography. The breathtaking visuals make the movie a perfect treat. Saiju Sreedharan's editing is up to the marks. Sameera Saneesh's costumes highly support the characterization.
Songs and background score are composed by National Award winner Bijibal. The songs are just okay; but the musician scores with the perfect background score which completely sinks in with the narrative.
A beautiful entertainer. Watch it without much expectations.
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Manju Warrier plays Padmini, the matured, understanding, feminine woman, who leads a suffocating life with her husband and mother-in-law.
Rima Kallingal plays Rani, a tomboyish woman who craves for the attention of her parents, who always wanted an ideal daughter.
Aashiq Abu is back with a directorial venture, after a short hiatus of one and a half years.
Syam Pushkaran And Ravi Sankar
Syam Pushkaran and Ravi Sankar penned the screenplay and dialogues for the movie. Syam has collaborated with Aashiq for his earlier movies, including 22 Female Kottayam.
Madhi Neelakandan is the director photography. It is the first collaboration of Madhu and Aashiq.
Saiju Sreedharan handles the editing. Sameera Saneesh designs the costumes. Libin Mohanlal handles the makeup.
The songs and background score are composed by Bijibal. He is teaming up with Aashiq Abu for the fourth time.
A beautiful entertainer to be watched without much expectations.