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Ann Maria Kalippilaanu Movie Review: A Cute Movie That Is Good Enough To Keep You Entertained


Ann Maria Kalippilaanu, which has Sara Arjun and Sunny wayne in the lead roles has hit the theatres today(August 5, 2016). The film which is the second directorial venture of Midhun Manuel Thomas has been produced by Alice George under the banner of Goodwill Entertainments

The movie touted to be a feel-good entertainer with a difference, has been jointly scripted by Midhun Manuel Thomas and Jithin Manthrickal.

Go through the slides to meet the cast and crew members of Ann Maria Kalippilaanu..

Sara Arjun As Ann Maria

Sara Arjun, who shot to fame with her roles in films like Deiva Thirumagal and Saivam, would be seen in the role of Ann Maria in the film.

Sunny Wayne As Poompaatta Gireesh

Sunny Wayne is back to a full-length role after a brief break.The actor would be seen in the role of a small time guda named Poombatta Gireesh.

Aju Varghese As Ambrose

Aju Varghese does the role of Ambrose, a character who closely follows giressh. It is for the first time that Sunny Wayne and Aju Varghese are doing a full-length movie together.

Rest Of The Cast

The film also features actors like Saiju Kurupp, Siddique, Shine Tom Chacko, Leona Lishoy, Dharamajan Bolghatty in important roles.

Director: Midhun Manuel Thomas

Ann Maria Kalippilaanu is the second outing of Midhun Manuel Thomas as a director. He debuted as a director with the film Aadu, released in the year 2015.

Music Director: Shaan Rahman

Shaan Rahmaan, who is on a high after giving back-to-back hits returns with the film Ann Maria Kalippilaanu. The songs of the film have already turned out to be hits.


The story of Ann Maria Kalippilaanu revolves around a vibrant and jovial kid named Ann Maria. Things take a turn when she witnesses certain events that happen in her school, which leaves her disturbed. It is then that Poompaatta Gireesh enters the scene and the rest of the happenings form Ann Maria Kalippilaanu.

About The Movie

Ann Maria Kalippilaanu is a light-hearted feel-good entertainer in all the senses. The film won't make you bored at any point of time and there are some moments laced with simple humour which are genuinely enjoyable. The makers have made it a point to convince the viewers about the storyline and happenings.

Where Ann Maria Kalippilaanu scores heavily is in its narrative pattern. The director has employed an interesting narrative pattern taking us through the life of Ann Maria through different characters in the film.


Sara Arjun plays the lead role of Ann Maria and she definitely is the life of the movie. The young kid has made a solid debut in Malayalam and she is sure to win the hearts of the audiences in the coming days.

Sunny Wayne gets a meaty role in the form of Poompaatta Gireesh, a small time gunda and a lazy guy. He has put up a convincing performance. Aju Varghese is at his usual best and leaves a mark, as Ambrose. A big applause to Siddique, as this man is unstoppable and he is sure to entertain you with the portrayal Babychayan.

Rest of the cast comprises of actors like Saiju Kurup, Shine Tom Chacko, Leona Lishoy and one would get a feel like they could have been used in a better manner. Thattathin Marayathu fame John Kaippallil, who plays the character with a negative shade, is definitely a good prospect for Malayalam films.

Script & Direction

First thing first, Ann Maria Kalippilaanu is not a film in the lines of the director's previous venture Aadu, which fetched him good popularity. The director has taken a different path in narrating a feel-good movie. Don't expect the heavy BGMs or complete style sequences, that you saw in Aadu.

Midhun Manuel Thomas has used his creative liberties up to a good extent and he has smartly packaged some scenes, which would answer the doubts in your mind. But, still the director could have taken care of some cliche elements like those in the climax and certain scenes involving the kids.

Script jointly written by Midhun Manuel Thomas and Jithin Manthrickal, has addressed some of the major social issues, without losing the entertainment factor. On the flip side, while some characters have been brilliantly developed, some others have got loose ends.

Music & BGM

Shaan Rahman never disappoints and his fresh tunes have contibuted a lot to the film. Sooraj S Kurupp also scores well with the BGM.

Cinematography & Editing

Vishnu Sharma has done a good job in capturing some good frames. Expertise of Lijo paul has come in to play in editing and he has done well to keep the running length to just over 2 hours.


Ann Maria Kalippilaanu is a genuine feel-good movie with some good moments to offer to the audiences. The film won't disappoint you as it has been freshly packaged by Midhun Manuel Thomas.

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