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Ramante Edanthottam is the Kunchacko Boban starring romantic drama, which is written and directed by Ranjith Sankar. Anu Sithara essays the female lead in the movie, which is produced by director Ranjith himself, for the banner Dreams N Beyond.
Ramante Edanthottam Story
Ram Menon aka Raman is a 40-year-old man who runs a resort near a forest area. He is extremely passionate about nature and loves to live near the forest.
Raman's life takes a different turn when he falls in love with Malini, a city-bred young woman who visits his resort on a 4-days-long vacation. Where Raman and Malini's brief affair takes them, forms the crux of the story.
Cast & Crew
Kunchacko Boban as Raman
Kunchacko Boban, who plays Raman, once again astonishes us with his extremely charming screen presence and matured acting skills. Even though it is not a challenging role for the actor, it is truly a pleasure to watch Chackochan as Raman, a man with neverending positivity.
Anu Sithara as Malini
Anu Sithara, who plays Malini, has portrayed the powerful character with absolute ease and maturity, despite this being her first performance-oriented role. The role of the woman who frees herself from an unhappy married life and finds herself was totally safe in Anu's hands. She is undoubtedly here to stay.
Script & Direction: Ranjith Sankar
Ranjith Sankar, the writer-director has tried a hand in the romance genre, with Ramante Edanthottam. The director successfully creates a deep, unconventional love story, without getting over-dramatic.
He has succeeded in bringing out the best from his lead actors. A special kudos for the wonderful portrayal of the lead characters, especially Malini. But, the constant slow pace in the movie narration and extremely predictive storyline might not go well with the audiences, who expect an engaging watch.
Joju George as Elvis
Joju George proves that he is one of the most under-rated actors of his generation, by delivering his career-best performance in Ramante Edanthottam. The actor is simply brilliant as Elvis, the chauvinistic husband in the movie and even manages to outshine his co-stars at several points, with his amazing acting skills.
Ramesh Pisharady managed to score in a few scenes, with his impeccable comical timing. But Aju Varghese was totally wasted in his not-so-new role. Muthumali, Sreejith Ravi, and the rest of the star cast, are good in their respective roles.
Cinematography: Madhu Neelakandan
Madhu Neelankandan's breath-taking visuals makes Ramante Edanthottam an exceptionally beautiful movie experience. The stunning visuals have made a perfect backdrop for feel-good, light-hearted movie.
Bijibal, the National award-winning musician once again makes a mark with his soulful music. The background score goes perfectly hand-in-hand with the mood of the movie. The musician also impresses with the three melodious songs in the movie.
Other Technical Aspects
The editing by V Sajan could have been a little more effective, as the movie falls into the slow pace at certain portions. Ajay Mangad, the art director deserves a great applause for the creation of Raman's beautiful Edanthottam.
Ramante Edanthottam is a beautiful portrayal of the complex human relationships. The movie is just not all about romance, but it is also about standing up for our self-esteem and following our dreams. It might not impress all types of audiences, but will be a treat for those who love light, feel-good cinema.
An impressive take on romance and relationships. Watch it if you are a fan of light, feel-good cinema.