‘Classmates’, which is considered as one of the best campus movie ever released in Malayalam will complete its 10 years of release by this month .The initial release of this movie was on 31st August 2006. The film is directed by Lal Jose and written by James Albert. The star cast of the movie includes Prithviraj, Kavya Madhavan, Jayasurya, Indrajith, Narain, Jagathy Sreekumar, Balachandra Menon and Radhika. The music is composed by Alex Paul with lyrics are penned by Vayalar Sarath Chandra Varma
‘Classmates’ becomes one of the biggest blockbusters in the Malayalam film industry and collected about 23 crores. This movie is considered as one of the highest grossing Malayalam movie at that time.
The film depicts the reunion of 1991 Chemistry batch, organized by Professor Iyer (Balachandra Menon) and his wife Lakshmi Teacher (Sobha Mohan) in memory of their son Murali (Narain). The old classmates, Sukumaran (Prithviraj) is now a diamond merchant based in Mumbai and is a divorcee. Satheesan (Jayasurya) is now an MLA, Pius (Indrajith) is now settled in Gulf, while Thara Kurup (Kavya Madhavan) still unmarried and runs a dance school and Raziya (Radhika). The story progresses as to tell us how the death of Murali takes place, by a flash back of their old collage days.
Reunion Of Actor Brothers
It’s a delight to watch the on screen chemistry between Prithviraj Sukumaran and Indrajith Sukumaran who are real life brothers. Earlier this siblings act together in movies like Police and Krithyam.
First Genuine Super Hit For Prithviraj
This movie can be considered as the first genuine super hit of Prithviraj Sukumaran. He has done many movies before ‘Classmates’, but none of the movie can be considered as a clean super hit. The movie ‘Swapnakoodu’ too was a super hit, but that movie can’t be considered as his own movie. ‘Classmates’ can be considered as one of the best movie he have ever done.
The Rise Of A Star
This movie marks the entry of a new star to Malayalam film industry, Narain. ‘Classmates’ gave a breakthrough in the acting career of Narain. The role of Murali was first offered to Kunchacko Boban, but he refused the role to focus more on his real estate business. The song ‘Ente Khalbile’ made Murali, the role played by Narain more famous.
All-Time Hit Songs
All songs in the movie were super hits at that time and among them ‘Ente Khalbile’ sung by Vineeth Sreenivasan was a chartbuster. The song ‘Kattadi Thanalum’ is one of the most popular tour song ever. The song ‘Vote’ is one of the polpular election based song. The music direction is done by Alex Paul and lyrics are penned by Vayalar Sarath Chandra Varma.
This movie can be regarded as a Malayalam cult-classic and a must watch movie for Malayalam movie lovers.