Thallumaala is a Malayalam Movie released in 2022, directed by Khalid Rahman and starred by Tovino Thomas, Kalyani Priyadarshan, Shine Tom Chacko.

Plot of Malayalam Movie Thallumaala:

Follows a youngster ready to get married, but funny events happen and changes his plans.

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Check the availability to watch Malayalam Movie Thallumaala online.

Who is the director of Malayalam Movie Thallumaala?

Thallumaala is directed by Khalid Rahman.

Who acted in Malayalam Movie Thallumaala?

Main characters of Malayalam Movie Thallumaala are acted by Tovino Thomas, Kalyani Priyadarshan, Shine Tom Chacko.

When is Thallumaala released?

Malayalam Movie Thallumaala was released on 2022-08-12.

How long is Malayalam Movie Thallumaala?

The running time of Thallumaala is 2h 28min.

Who is the writer of Malayalam Movie Thallumaala?

Thallumaala is written by Ashraf Hamza, Muhsin Parari.

Which Production Company made the Malayalam Movie Thallumaala?

The production company behind the making of Thallumaala is/are Ashiq Usman Productions, Plan B Motion Pictures.

What genre does Malayalam Movie Thallumaala fall under?

Thallumaala is in the genre of Action, Comedy, Drama.

Full list of actors and characters in Malayalam Movie Thallumaala:

Tovino Thomas as Waseem
Kalyani Priyadarshan as Beepathu
Shine Tom Chacko as S. I. Reji Mathew
Chemban Vinod Jose as Omega Babu
Binu Pappu as Kalapurakkal David
Lukman Lukku as Jamshi
Gokulan as Rajan
Swathi Das Prabhu as Sathaar
Adhri Joe as Vikas
Austin Dan as Rajesh
Assim Jamal as Beepathu’s Brother
Shafi Kollam as Aliyan
V.P Khalid as Priest
Noushad Ali as Siyad
James Elia as J. P. Kodoor
Salim Kumar as Singer (Cameo)
Unni Raja as Suku

Producers and other crew members of Malayalam Movie Thallumaala:

Produced by: Ashiq Usman
Music by: Vishnu Vijay
Cinematography by: Jimshi Khalid
Film Editing by: Nishad Yousef
Costume Design by: Mashar Hamsa
Makeup Department: Ronex Xavier (makeup artist)
Production Management: Benny Kattappana (production controller)
Second Unit Director or Assistant Director: Binu Pappu (chief associate director)
Sound Department: Vishnu Govind (sound designer), Vivek Km Karma (sound effects recordist), Karthick Muniyandi (foley artist / foley recordist), Sapthaa Records (ADR: Mix & Mastered), Sree Sankar (sound designer), Anoop Thomas (sound effects recordist), Anish P. Tom (sound effects editor)
Visual Effects by: Indrajith Unni Paliath (lead compositor), E s Rahul (visual effects coordinator), Aswin Sanfran (visual effects editor), Roshin Shiroe (visual effects artist), Shibin Shiroe (visual effects artist)
Editorial Department: Srik Varier (colorist)
Music Department: Vishnu Vijay (musical director)

Videos of Malayalam Movie Thallumaala:

Thallumaala : Thallumaala – Official Trailer | Tovino Thomas, Kalyani Priyadarshan | Khalid Rahman | Ashiq Usman

Thallumaala : Thallumaala Paattu – Lyric Video| Thallumaala| Tovino Thomas| Khalid Rahman|Ashiq Usman|Vishnu Vijay

Thallumaala : Kannil Pettole Video Song | Thallumaala | Tovino Thomas | Khalid Rahman | Ashiq Usman | Vishnu Vijay

Thallumaala : Manavaalan Thug – Thallumaala Promo Song | Tovino Thomas | Khalid Rahman| Ashiq Usman |Suhail Backer

Thallumaala : Tupathu – Video Song | Thallumaala | Tovino Thomas | Khalid Rahman | Ashiq Usman | Vishnu Vijay

Short Synopsis of Malayalam Movie Thallumaala:

Thallumaala (transl. Ballad of Brawls) is a 2022 Indian Malayalam-language action film directed by Khalid Rahman and produced by Ashiq Usman. The film is written by Muhsin Parari and Ashraf Hamza. It stars Tovino Thomas, Kalyani Priyadarshan and Shine Tom Chacko. The film is about Wazim, A young carefree man who’s drawn into fights falls in love with a star vlogger Fathima, where the impact of his fists could have disastrous effects on his blossoming relationship.

The principal photography started on 12 October 2021. The film was released worldwide on 12 August 2022, where it received positive reviews from critics and audience. The film grossed over ₹71.36 crore (US$8.9 million) becoming the ninth-highest growing Malayalam film of all time and emerged as the 2nd highest grossing Malayalam film of 2022.

Full Synopsis of Malayalam Movie Thallumaala:

Thallumaala (transl. Ballad of Brawls) is a 2022 Indian Malayalam-language action film directed by Khalid Rahman and produced by Ashiq Usman. The film is written by Muhsin Parari and Ashraf Hamza. It stars Tovino Thomas, Kalyani Priyadarshan and Shine Tom Chacko. The film is about Wazim, A young carefree man who’s drawn into fights falls in love with a star vlogger Fathima, where the impact of his fists could have disastrous effects on his blossoming relationship.

The principal photography started on 12 October 2021. The film was released worldwide on 12 August 2022, where it received positive reviews from critics and audience. The film grossed over ₹71.36 crore (US$8.9 million) becoming the ninth-highest growing Malayalam film of all time and emerged as the 2nd highest grossing Malayalam film of 2022.

Plot

The plot begins with Wazim narrating about the fight, which happened 2 years back during Wazim’s wedding with popular vlogger Fathima Beepaathu Beevi. Due to the fight, Wazim becomes an infamous internet celebrity with the title Manavaalan. Two years before, Wazim met his friends – Jamshi, Vikas and Rajesh. The friendship between Jamshi and Wazim begun due to a fight in a Masjid that happened due to Wazim stepping on Jamshi’s shoes. Later they both, along with Wazim’s old friend Sathar, leave for a football match, which is interrupted by the fight between Vikas and Rajesh. As the trio joins in the fight, the friendship circle expanded. Few days later, Wazim’s father runs a cinema theatre.

At the theatre, Wazim meets Beepaathu, where they become friends, and Beepathu invites Wazim for a shop inauguration, but couldn’t attend due to the fights with Jamshi, Vikas, and Rajesh. Later the friends meet Omega Babu to settle the score for Jamshi, but they couldn’t settle the score as Wazim slapped Siyad, with whom Wazim has another score to settle. Later, Sathar brings Beepathu to Wazim’s theatre to watch a film, but Siyad and his gang intervene, where another fight erupts, leading to the theatre’s destruction. Eventually, Wazim was sent to Dubai. Two years later, Wazim returns home and meets Beepathu again. They fall in love and decide to get married. Meanwhile, Wazim’s friends gets involved in another fight with S.I. Reji’s gang, which leads to severe wounds for Wazim’s gang.

Reji tries to patch up things but leads to another fight during Wazim’s wedding. This fight breaks Wazim’s marriage, and Wazim is sent back to Dubai again. Two years later, Wazim is an internet celebrity, who returns back home and learns that Beepathu is getting engaged to another person. Meanwhile, Reji meets Wazim to settle the score of the wedding fight. A hand-to-hand combat ensues, where Reji defeats Wazim. Now a happy man, Reji decides to reunite Wazim and Beepathu, where they arrive at Dubai to meet her. When Wazim and gang arrives to meet Beepathu, Omega Babu arrives, where another fight erupts between Wazim’s gang and Omega Babu to settle the score for Jamshi.

Cast

  • Tovino Thomas as Manavaalan Wazim
  • Kalyani Priyadarshan as Fathima Beevi a.k.a Beepathu
  • Shine Tom Chacko as S. I. Reji Mathew
  • Chemban Vinod Jose as Omega Babu
  • Lukman Avaran as Jamshi
  • Swathi Das Prabhu as Sathaar
  • Adhri Joe as Vikas
  • Austin Dan as Rajesh
  • Binu Pappu as Kalapurakkal David
  • Gokulan as Rajan
  • Johny Antony as Abdullah, Wazim’s father
  • Neena Kurup as Wazim’s mother
  • Assim Jamal as Abid, Beepathu’s brother
  • Shafi Kollam as Shafi, Wazim’s brother-in-law
  • Noushad Ali as Siyad Poolakkandam
  • Bhanumathi Payyannur as Jamshi’s mother
  • James Elia as J. P. Kodoor
  • Dr. Satheesh Kumar as Cheriyan
  • Dhaneesh K. Balan as Dhaneesh
  • Sanu Salim as Biju
  • Mashar Hamsa as Nahas, Beepathu’s cousin
  • Ann Salim as Beepathu’s cousin
  • Naslin Salim as Beepathu’s cousin
  • Unni Raja as theatre projector operator
  • V. P. Khalid as Christian Priest
  • Tia Rohin Sebastian as Sumayya, Wazim’s sister
  • Tanvi Ram as Tressa, Reji’s wife
  • Assil as Nihal, Wazim’s Nephew
  • Mohammed Eravattoor as theatre watchman
  • Anand Bal as textile shop manager
  • Balan Parakkal as building partner
  • Babu Annur as building partner
  • Gulam Ali as building partner
  • Jaleel as Muslim Priest (Voice by Nasar Karutheni)
  • Salim Kumar as singer (cameo)
  • Vishnu Vijay (cameo)

Production

Development

In an interview, Muhsin Parari stated that: “After the box office failure of KL 10 Patthu, I wanted to make a film that meets what I couldn’t pull off in KL 10 Patthu. I signed up with Sameer Thahir and Ashraf Hamza for my next directorial. I discussed with Ashraf hamza that my drive is to make a film in same flavor as of KL 10 Patthu but one that attract people to theatres. Suddenly the name ‘thallumaala’ popped up in my brain from nowhere, and we decided to make it as a chain of fights that presented in a musical way.”

Thallumaala was announced in October 2019 with Aashiq Abu and Rima Kallingal as the producers. Sushin Shyam would do the music, and Tovino Thomas and Soubin Shahir were announced as the lead actors at that time. Later in February 2020, Muhsin Parari announced that he would do the script part only, and Khalid Rahman would be the film director. Ashiq Usman replaced Aashiq Abu and Rima Kallingal as the producer.

“We haven’t made this film from a storyline. We focused on entertainment aspects of cinema like action, music etc., and made a story to fit in these elements properly. For this, We needed a confident director and venturesome producer. There comes Khalid Rahman and Ashiq Usman.”

– said Muhsin Parari.

Soubin Shahir also dropped out of the project and Shine Tom Chacko came as the replacement in February 2020. It was reported that Rex Vijayan and Shahabaz Aman would join as music directors with Sushin Shyam working only on the background score. On 2021 February, it has been reported that Kalyani Priyadarshan is cast as the heroine of the film. Principal photography of the film commenced with a pooja function on 12 October 2021. It was confirmed that Vishnu Vijay will handle music and background score.

Incident

On 2022 March 7th, two people have admitted to a hospital claiming Shine Tom Chacko manhandled them. The incident happened when the local people of Kalamassery HMT colony questioned the crew of the film regarding dumping waste while filming. Later the police intervened and set end to things.

Music

The original soundtrack is composed, programmed, and arranged by Vishnu Vijay with lyrics penned by Muhsin Parari. The album features a promotional song titled “Manavalan Thug” written and performed by Dabzee and SA, composed by Dabzee, which was not included in the film but was listed in the original soundtrack album, which released on 10 August 2022.

Marketing

In August 2022, a trailer show was held on the outer wall of Dubai Festival City Mall. The film’s title was written using laser technology on the water fountain. This was the first time that a Malayalam film is drawing a picture in water as part of its promotion. On August 10, The cast were supposed to visit the HiLITE Mall in Calicut for the promotion of the movie. However, crowd had turned out in huge numbers at the venue, which made the makers cancel the promotional event.

A promotional song titled “Manavaalan Thug” written, composed and performed by Dabzee & SA was released on Muzik 247’s YouTube channel on 10 Aug 2022.

Release

Theatrical

Thallumaala was released worldwide on 12 August 2022.

Home media

The satellite and digital rights were sold to Surya TV and Netflix respectively. The film began streaming on Netfilx on 11 September 2022.

Reception

Box office

The film was a financial success and turned out to be the highest grossing Tovino Thomas flm yet. In the opening day, the film grossed ₹7.4 crore and ₹15 crore from the first and second day worldwide. On its fourth day, the film grossed ₹31 crore at the box office overtaking the lifetime collections of Tovino’s other three ventures of 2022, Vaashi, Dear Friend and Naaradan in less than a week. The film collected ₹45 crore after 25 days of theatrical run.

Critical response

Thallumaala received positive reviews from critics and audience.

Nirmal Jovial of The Week rated the movie 4/5 stars and said, “With a strong script—complemented by a strong flavour of Malabar—it delivers what it promises in its title and more. Thallumaala is a film with a nonlinear narrative structure with the plot divided into different chapters. Rahman uses this narrative structure to give the audience a parallel view of the present and the past of the protagonist. This also ensures no drop in the film’s energy in either of the halves. The script by Ashraf Hamza and Muhsin Parari is top-notch.”

Cris of The News Minute called the movie “loud, cartoonish and fun” and rated it 3.5/5 stars. “It is experimental with a capital E. You can either enjoy it, or understand that this is something appreciable and just not your kind of thing. But if you are the curious kind, you’d want to know just what the H this is all about. Princy Alexander of Onmanorama reviewed the movie as “A fun ride anchoring on new gen vibe” and said, “Thallumala is more of a jovial experiment in terms of technique and narrative. The use of technology and graphics resonates well with the youth who can also relate to the characters because of their spontaneity and their lack of fear of consequences.”

S.R. Praveen of The Hindu gave praise for its action sequences and technical craft, but mentioned the lack of substance in the narrative and the same craftily hidden with non-linear style and the relentless fight-song-fight routine that would render one without a breathing space to think.

Controversy

On 12th September 2022, a day after the film’s streaming release, the subtitling company ‘Fill in the Blanks’ through their social media handles expressed their dissatisfaction of Netflix editing their English subtitles for ‘Thallumaala’ which were already approved by the film’s writer. Upon the incident, several subtitle artists from various countries shared similar experiences they faced in the past, and showed solidarity to the company. Netflix is yet to respond on this.