Pattam Pole

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Pattam Pole
Directed byAlagappan
Produced byKarunakaran Kanhangad
Written byGirish Kumar
StarringDulquer Salmaan
Malavika Mohanan
Archana Kavi
Anoop Menon
Jayaprakash
Lalu Alex
Music byM. Jayachandran
CinematographyAlagappan
Editing byRaja Mohammed
StudioCarlton Films
Distributed byCarlton Films
Kalasangham
Khas
Release dates
  • October 11, 2013 (2013-10-11)
CountryIndia
LanguageMalayalam
 
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Pattam Pole
Directed byAlagappan
Produced byKarunakaran Kanhangad
Written byGirish Kumar
StarringDulquer Salmaan
Malavika Mohanan
Archana Kavi
Anoop Menon
Jayaprakash
Lalu Alex
Music byM. Jayachandran
CinematographyAlagappan
Editing byRaja Mohammed
StudioCarlton Films
Distributed byCarlton Films
Kalasangham
Khas
Release dates
  • October 11, 2013 (2013-10-11)
CountryIndia
LanguageMalayalam

Pattam Pole (English: Like a Kite) is a 2013 Malayalam romantic film scripted by Girish Kumar, directed by renowned cinematographer Alagappan, who makes his directorial debut, and produced by Karunakaran under the banner of Carlton Films. The film tracks the relationship between a Brahmin youth, Karthik, and a Christian girl, Riya. Dulquer Salmaan plays the role of Karthik and new face Malavika Mohan, daughter of Bollywood cinematographer K. U. Mohanan, appears as Riya. Archana Kavi, Anoop Menon, Lalu Alex, Jayaprakash, Seetha, Leema Babu, Shraddha Gokul, Nandhu and Ilavarasu play supporting roles.[1] The film commenced its production in June 2013 and was mainly shot from Alappuzha in Kerala and Kumbakonam in Tamil Nadu.

Plot[edit]

Karthi (Dulquer Salman) and Riya (Malavika Mohanan) elope one early morning to Ooty, fearing that the elders in the family will not accept their inter-religious relationship. They return to their respective homes after a couple of days after having a fight. They convince their loved ones that they hate each other and vow never to see each other again. The film would then trace the eventual course of their lives.

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Production[edit]

The film marks the directorial debut of veteran cinematographer Alagappan. The story has been nurtured by Alagappan for two and a half years. His story and idea found many takers and veteran producer Carlton Karunakaran readily agreed to produce the film. But Alagappan wanted to finish all his projects for other filmmakers before he donned the director's cap. In the meantime, he tightened his script and penned the dialogues in Tamil while Gireesh Kumar who wrote the scripts took care of the parts in Malayalam.[2]

The film commenced its production in June 2013 in Kumbakonam in Tamil Nadu.[1] The major location was Alappuzha in Kerala where the film is mostly set.[3]

Location still
Dulquer Salmaan and Malavika
Location still

Critical reception[edit]

The film received mixed to negative reviews from critics and was a box office average. Paresh C Palicha of Rediff.com rated the film 2/5 and said, "Alagappan has tried to serve old wine in a 'new generation' bottle in his first film as director, and the end result is just average." The critic however felt that the film "is unconventionally bold with the way it deals with the issue of live-in relationship."[4] Ramesh Chandran of Malayala Manorama rated the film 1 in a scale of 5 and stated that the director has failed to impress the audience in his directorial debut. The critic concluded his review saying, "The movie has no spark. It does not offer you anything new or something old in a better way."[5] Aswin J. Kumar of The Times of India wrote: "Romance, no matter how many times it's told, has a special lure that diminishes the cliches that accompany it. In this film, this never happens."[6] Veeyen of Nowrunning.com rated the film 2/5 and said, "Azhagappan's directorial debut 'Pattam Pole' is a kite that takes to the winds with a vengeance, having severed its ties off its flyer. It flies aimlessly this way and that before losing poise and crashing to the ground, all torn and tattered.".[7]

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