Indian Rupee, directed by Ranjith has Prithviraj essay a very deglamourised role for the first time. The film can be easily categorised as one of the best films of the Malayalam film industry to hit the screen this year.
Indian Rupee, unlike most of Prithviraj's film is minus any thrilling action sequences or mushy romance. Indian Rupee has Prithviraj essay a very mature and the boy next door sort of role, contrary to his previous films.
Ranjith has been regarded as one of the best film makers in Malluwood till date and with Indian Rupee, he has reaffirmed the audiences belief in him. Though the style adopted is conventional, Ranjith has managed to make a nice movie, thanks to a well written script and perfect execution.
Though one must say that some of the twists and turns and melodrama could have been avoided, Indian Rupee is a film which should not be missed.
Cinematography by S Kumar is beautiful and so is the music by Shahabaz Aman.
Jayaprakash or JP as he is popularly known (Prithviraj), is a simple guy with huge dreams and aspirations about his future. JP begins his career as a sub agent in the real estate business. He is interacting with some of the bigwigs in the industry and is slowly making his presence felt in the big bad world of reality business in Kozhikode. Hameed (Tini Tom) is his best buddy who backs him all the time and helps JP make some quick bucks. The two decide to make money by selling the property owned by an old man named Achutha Menon (Thilakan). However, that never happens.
In the process, Achutha Menon becomes an inseparable part of their lives and things start falling in the right place, much to the delight of JP. Rima Kallingal as Bina plays the love interest of Prithviraj in Indian Rupee. Bina is a doctor and her parents are not too keen to get her married to JP.
JP manages to earn a commendable fortune. However, in the process, he learns some valuable lessons about the importance of money in life.
Indian Rupee is one of the best films of Prithviraj, who has not had a hit for a long time. His expressions, vulnerable look and dialogue delivery is excellent, considering it is an absolutely deglamorised role.
Thilakan is truly outstanding and undoubtedly the show stealer. His mannerism, dialogue delivery, style – Thilakan is truly amazing. He has shown that he need not be superstars like Mohanlal or Mammootty to win accolades for his performance.
Jagathy Sreekumar, as Pappachan is good too. Rima Kallingal, Mallika, Tini Tom, Lalu Alex and Mamukkoya have excelled in their parts.
Overall, Indian Rupee is a must watch film.
Cast: Prithviraj, Thilakan, Rima Kallingal, Jagathy Sreekumar, Mamukkoya, Mallika, Tini Tom, Lalu Alex
Music: Shahabaz Aman