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Vijith Nambiar’s Munthiri Monjan wrapped up

Set in an urban backdrop, the story is told by a frog and revolves around Vivek Viswanath, a young marketing guy working in advertising

Published: 17th January 2019

Munthiri Monjan – Story told by a Frog, an upcoming romantic comedy, is in its final stage of production. Directed by debutant Vijith Nambiar, the film has Manesh Krishnan (Friday, Tournament, Oru Mexican Aparatha) and Deepika Anil in the central roles.

The film will be a fresh experience for Malayali audiences, says Vijith. Set in an urban backdrop, the story is told by a frog (just like it says in the tagline) and revolves around Vivek Viswanath, a young marketing guy working in advertising. He accidentally meets Ima Rajiv, who runs an online lending library startup and their friendship slowly transitions into romance. On a train trip to Mumbai, another girl enters his life accidentally. The further incidents in the film give rise to humour, satire, and emotion.

Manu Gopal and Meharali Poilungal Ismail have penned the script. of Munthiri Monjan, which is produced by Asokan PK under his banner, Vishvas Movies Pvt Limited. This is the production company’s follow-up to the 3D Sanskrit film, Anurakthi. Eros International will be distributing the film, which was filmed on location at Kochi, Palakkad, and Kozhikode. 

The cast includes prominent names such as Innocent, Idavela Babu, Irshad, Salim Kumar, Niyas Backer, Anjali Nair, and Vishnu Nambiar, along with Bollywood actor Kairavi Thakkar, who made a cameo appearance in Dulquer Salman’s Solo.

Vijith Nambiar, a trained musician who studied under the late BA Chidambaranath, has composed three unique songs for the film, one of which is a Mehfil. Shreya Ghoshal, Shankar Mahadevan, Hari Shanker KS, and Vijesh Gopal have sung the songs, with lyrics penned by Rafeeq Ahmed, Muralidharan Guruvayur, and Manu Gopal. The cinematography is by Shan Hafsali and the background score is by Rijosh.

Munthiri Monjan is expected to hit the screens in March.

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