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Pranchiyettan and the Saint (2010)

Pranchiyettan is a successful businessman who often has talks with an imaginary St. Francis of Assisi. The story deals with how he goes about changing his embarrassing image to making a name for himself using wealth and contacts.

Director:

Renjith

Writer:

Renjith
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Tini Tom ... 'Subran' Subramanian
Jayaraj Warrier
Jesse Fox Allen Jesse Fox Allen ... Saint Francis of Assisi
Mammootty ... Chirammal Eenashu 'Pranchi' Francis
Biju Menon ... Joppan
Priyamani ... Padmashree
Siddique ... Jose
Innocent ... Vasu Menon
Jagathi Sreekumar ... Pandit Deenadayal
Idavela Babu ... Yusuf
Balachandran Chullikadu ... Ajay Nambiar
Ganapathi ... Pauly
Shivaji Guruvayoor ... Antony
Sasi Kalinga ... Eeyappan
Kushboo ... Omana
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Storyline

Chirammal Enashu Francis, a.k.a. Pranchiyettan (Mammootty), is a successful businessman based in Thrissur. He is a devotee of Saint Francis of Assisi and often has imaginary conversations with the saint. His ancestors were rice traders, but he has grown beyond the small rice shop to expand his business into jewellery, real estate, finance, shopping complexes and lot more. Even though he is successful and wealthy, he is not well-educated and he is unhappy with his name and also wants to become a celebrity. He is called Ari ("rice") Pranchi by everybody, citing his ancestors' business as a colloquial taunt. He wants to change his image from Ari Pranchi to something great and is ready to spend a fortune for it. The film deals with how Pranchi tries to get a good name and what changes that brings to his life. Written by JashDM

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Country:

India

Language:

Malayalam

Release Date:

10 September 2010 (India) See more »

Also Known As:

Пранчиеттан и Сэйнт See more »

Company Credits

Production Co:

Capitol Theatre See more »
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Color
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Kudos to director Renjith and Mammootty
1 January 2011 | by vinuutaSee all my reviews

This movie is well taken with a excellent message of " Don't go behind laurels, if you deserve them they will come looking for you". Every 10 minutes in the movie there is some kind of message to the viewers. Mammootty was so involved in his role and performed exceptionally well, I think this will remain as one of his best movies for the next decade or so. Again there is no words to explain how well Renjith has directed this movie, he has spent time and effort and gave importance to every crew in this ship. If you see the movie you all will understand how each actor and actress is well placed to make this a magnificent movie. Ranjith also has studied Thrissur very well and has taken so much care in portraying exactly how Thrissur natives will behave in their daily life. I wish every director gets to take these kind of movies there by raising our standards. Cheers to all the crew and cast of the movie "Pranchiyettan and the Saint" even saints will like this movie.....!!!


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