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City of God (2011)

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In the city of Cochin a series of incidents connects the lives of a Tamil laborer couple, an actress, a builder, a criminal, and the wife of a businessman,

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Cast

Credited cast:
Indrajith Sukumaran ... Swarnavel (as Indrajith)
Parvathy ... Maragadam (as Parvathi)
Prithviraj Sukumaran ... Jyothilal (as Prithviraj)
Rajeev Pillai ... Sony Vadayattil
Rima Kallingal ... Suryaprabha
Rohini
Jagadish ... Inspector Pavamani
Shweta Menon ... Liji Punnoose
Kishore Satya ... Mehboob
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Rajesh Hebbar ... Punnoose
Chemban Vinod Jose ... (as Vinod Chemban)
Shaju K.S.
Sudheer Karamana ... Nachimuth
Valsala Menon
Anil Murali
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In the city of Cochin a series of incidents connects the lives of a Tamil laborer couple, an actress, a builder, a criminal, and the wife of a businessman,

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India

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Malayalam | Tamil

Release Date:

23 March 2011 (India) See more »

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Mary Matha Creations See more »
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Dolby Digital

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The film uses the hyperlink cinema format as its narrative structure, a technique first used by Satyajit Ray in his Kanchenjungha (1962). See more »

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Written by 'Anil Panachooran'
Performed by 'Preeti Pillai'
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Raw and Realistic
11 October 2011 | by Vinod NairSee all my reviews

Director Lijo Jose Pelissery's City of God is one of the best movies to come out of the Malayalam film industry. The unique narration deviates this film from the regular fares of Malayalam cinema.

The film basically revolves around a henchman Jyotilal (Prithviraj) and his friend Sonny (Rajeev Pillai) who runs a construction business. In the meantime, there are Swarnavel(Indrajith), a labourer from Tamil Nadu who has a crush on a fellow labourer Marathakam (Parvathy) and Viji Punnoose (Shwetha Menon), an NRI businesswoman who is revenging for her husband's cold-blooded murder. Lastly, there is also Suryaprabha (Rima Kallingal), an upcoming actress who is pursued by Sonny. City of God portrays the lives of these characters in Cochin from different perspectives.

Dialogues by Babu Janardhanan is realistic and hard-hitting. The hand- held cam effects provide the viewers of a 'first-person' kind of feel. The film does not lag and the songs appear not to affect the pace of the film. Songs in this film are not note-worthy but the BGM by Prashant Pillai is excellent.

Overall, City of God is one Malayalam film which will be favoured by the non-mainstream audience. The performance of the cast, which is the major plus point is brilliantly complemented with the raw and realistic theme of the movie. The film might be termed as an experiment but it is a world-class piece of work. Undoubtedly.


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