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Love in Singapore (2009 film)

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Love in Singapore
File:Love In Singapore.jpg
Official theatrical poster
Directed byRafi Mecartin
Produced byRafi
Starring
  • Mammootty
  • Salim Kumar
  • Bijukkuttan
  • Nedumudi Venu
  • Jayasurya
Music by
  • Suresh Peters
  • Rajeev Alunkal (lyrics)
CinematographySanjeev Sankar
Distributed byM.H.M. Productions
Release date
23 January 2009
CountryIndia
LanguageMalayalam

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Love In Singapore is a 2009 Indian Malayalam-language directed by Rafi Mecartin, starring Mammootty and Navaneet Kaur.

Plot and setting[edit]

The movie stars Mammootty as Machu, an orphan who became rich by selling scrap. The prime location for the film is in a large hall at a bottle recycling factory in Kochi. Machu starts off rather humbly but soon gets rich. Now his scrap business has branches all over India. Machu, who is uneducated, keeps a low profile and prefers to hang out with his two friends, Shukkoor (Salim Kumar) and Narayanan (Bijukuttan). His life changes when Andrews Perreira (Nedumudi Venu), an Anglo Indian investor cheats machu into investing all his wealth into Perreira's investment company. Perreira acts as if he tried to commit suicide to give his investment fraud a lively touch. The innocent investors, including Machu, believe this and forgive Perreira, believing it wasn't his fault. The movie takes a wild turn when Machu meets Perreira's daughter, Diana, and wishes to marry her. But Perreira betrays Machu again by interchanging his daughter with his neighbour's daughter, an old friend of Machu's. On the wedding day, all falls apart as Machu and his friends goes to confront Perreira for his crimes, but Perreira with his daughter had already escaped to Singapore. Then the movie goes into utter humour as Machu and his sidekick (Jayasurya) tries to locate Perreira and Diana in Singapore.

Cast[edit]

  • Mammootty as Machu
  • Navaneet Kaur as Diana Pereira
  • Suraj Venjaramoodu as Peethambaran
  • Jayasurya as Tony
  • Bijukuttan as Narayanan
  • Salim Kumar as Shukkoor
  • Lalu Alex as Police officer Rathnam
  • Rajan P. Dev as Irumbu Mani
  • Nedumudi Venu as Andrews Pereira
  • Janardhanan
  • Sukumari as Diana's Aunt
  • John Kokken as Rahul
  • Sruthi Lakshmi
  • Geetha Vijayan

Production[edit]

The film was produced by Rafi, under the banner M.H.M. Productions. Lyrics of Rajeev Alunkal and Santosh Varma have been set to music by Suresh Peters. The still photographer is Sunil Guruvayur.[1][2] Navaneet Kaur was chosen as the female lead because the makers wanted a woman "who looks cosmopolitan". Shooting locations included Kochi, Karaikudi and Singapore.[3]

Soundtrack[edit]

No.TitleSinger(s)Length
1."Majic Majic"Afsal, Manjari 
2."Othiri Othiri Doore"Sayanora Philip, Suresh Peters 
3."Ithu Azhaku"Jyotsna 
4."Kaathirikkum Thinkal"Afsal 
5."He Dil Deewana"Sunitha Sarathy, George Peters, Suresh Peters 
6."Raagamaduchandra"Shweta Mohan 
7."Oh Priya"Shankar Mahadevan, Jyotsna 
8."Vananeelimayil"Ramesh Babu 
9."Kanninu Kuliram"K. S. Chithra 
10."Vananeelimayil" (Instrumental)  

Reception[edit]

Rediff wrote that "the script is illogical and consists of many 'laugh a minute' portions that have been put together to make this film. [...] Love in Singapore is one of the worst efforts by the director duo Rafi-Mecartin in recent times."[4] Sify wrote, "In one word, avoidable."[5]

References[edit]

  1. "Love In Singapore (2009)". Malayala Chalachithram. Unknown parameter |url-status= ignored (help)
  2. "Love In Singapore [2009]". msidb.org. Unknown parameter |url-status= ignored (help)
  3. "Rags-to-riches story". The Hindu. 2008-11-07. Retrieved 2021-01-07.
  4. Palicha, Paresh C (January 27, 2009). "Review: Avoid Love in Singapore". Rediff.com. Retrieved 2021-01-11. Unknown parameter |url-status= ignored (help)
  5. "Review - Love in Singapore". Sify. 24 January 2009. Retrieved 2021-01-11. Unknown parameter |url-status= ignored (help)

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