|Thalsamayam Oru Penkutty|
|Directed by||T. K. Rajeev Kumar|
|Produced by||Reel 2 Reel Cine Productions|
|Written by||Sunny Joseph, Manuel George|
|Editing by||B. Ajithkumar|
Thalsamayam Oru Penkutty (Malayalam: തല്സമയം ഒരു പെണ്കുട്ടി ) is a 2012 Malayalam satirical comedy-drama film directed by T. K. Rajeev Kumar, starring Nithya Menon, Shweta Menon, and Unni Mukundan in the lead roles. The film is produced by Reel 2 Reel cine productions. The plot is similar to the academy nominated Hollywood movie The Truman Show.
The film is about a television programme with eponymous title where TV cameras follow a female during the day time for a month and it will be televised live. How she faces odd daily life circumstances will be gauged in an interactive manner where the viewers can sms their opinions on day to day basis.
The first contestant selected for this innovative concept is Manju (Nithya Menon), a rustic girl who looks naïve to cope with big bad urban world. But, she has the support of Zarina, the producer of the programme.
As far as TV viewers are concerned, they seem to be hooked from day one itself when Manju takes her own sweet time to get out of the bed. Now, our girl has to deal with the real issues, on the first day she catches up with the Opposition Leader of the State on his morning walk and talks about the power woes of her Panchayath thereby getting brownie points from the viewers.
Next, she slaps a young molester in an Air-conditioned State transport bus making her popularity soar even further. After a few such instances, we are shown how the top honchos of the channel (mild bad guys) played by Siddique and Baburaj try to manipulate things as they need more eyeballs to attract solid sponsors. That is not all, our girl even gets stuck by Cupid's arrow during the course of this programme; Surya (Unni Mukundan), a stammering common guy who is working as an assistant choreographer in films.
- Unni Mukundan as Suryan
- Nithya Menon as Manjula Ayyappan
- Shweta Menon as Zarina
- Sruthi Dilep as Priya
- Manianpilla Raju as Ayyapan
- K. P. A. C. Lalitha
- Suraj Venjaramoodu as Shibulal
- Tini Tom
- Devi Chandana
- Vanitha Krishnachandran
- Baburaj as Thomas
- Binu Adimali as Kannan, the cameraman
- Sruthi Menon as Sandhya
- Kottayam Nazeer as Himself
- Kalabhavan Navas
- Vinayakan as Alex
- Neena Kurup
- Harikeshan Thampi
- Kochu Preman
- Susheelan as Sundaran, the auto-rickshaw driver
- Baiju as a Toddy drinker
- Chembil Asokan
- Aziz as a man at Ayyappan's teashop
- Satheesh as a member of Thalsamayam Group
|3.||"Ente hridayathalam"||Madhu Balakrishnan,Jinsha|
|5.||"O thingal"||Palakkad Sriram|
|7.||"Ponnodu Poovayi"||K. J. Yesudas|
- 2012: Best Female Playback Singer - Ponnodu Poovayi
- "Thalsamayam Oru Penkutty". Nowrunning.com.
- ""Thalsamayam Oru Penkutty" scheduled for January 26.". Kottaka.com. Retrieved October 21, 2011.
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