Cast : Mohanlal, Kanika, Madhu, Thilakan, Nedumudi Venu, Shankar Ramakrishnan, Siddarth Barathan, Nandu, Suraj Venjaramoodu, Tiny Tom, Kalpana, Master Abhi Sateesh and Master Prajawal,
Story, Screenplay and Directon : Ranjith
Producer: Antony Perumbavoor (Aashirvad Films)
Spirit Malayalam Movie Preview
After five years Mohanlal and Ranjith are getting back together with the Malayalam movie Spirit. The association between Ranjith and Mohanlal goes a long way back. Together they have given the Malayalam film industry lots of big films. Their last movie Rock N Roll was a failure and there were talks about Mohanlal and Ranjith having a fall out after the film. Ranjith also started to do more serious films like Kaiyoppu, Thirakkatha, Paleri Manikyam, Pranchiyettan and The Saint, Indian Rupee etc which were all appreciated by Malayalam movie audience and he clearly didn’t had any intention to make another film that will only boost Mohanlal’s superstar image. But as things turned out, at this point of time Mohanlal also desperately want to do a film that have some substance in the story. And Ranjith was more than happy to cast the brilliant actor in his new movie Spirit.
Spirit will be very different movie from the one’s Ranjith and Mohanlal did in the past. It revolves around an English writer Reghunandan, who is doing research for his new book Spirit, dealing with the impact of alcoholism in various strata of society. In the process Reghunandan, himself an alcoholic meets many interesting personalities. Although it will be centred around the protagonist played by Mohanlal, Ranjith has given equal importance to other characters including the antagonist Alexy Thadeus played by writer-director Shankar Ramakrishnan, who is making his debut with Spirit. Kanika, the heroine in the movie also has a throughout role. Character actor-comedian Nandu, who rarely get good roles, despite proving that he is a good actor, is also said to be having a role of some importance in the movie, making the movie an important one for him also. Siddharth Bharathan, who recently re-made his father’s film Nidra, will also join this movie, but his time as actor. Veteran actor Madhu will also be seen donning a very different role compared to the ones we have seen over the years. After Indian Rupee, Thilakan is ready with yet another power packed performance in Spirit. Tiny Tom who got a new leash of life through the same movie will be seen in this Ranjith movie too. Ranjith has also roped in Nedumudi Venu making this movie a casting coup of sorts, with all the phenomenal actors in one movie. Suraj Venjaramoodu, the flavour of the season also finds a place in the movie, so does Kalpana. Master Abhi Sateesh and Master Prajawal are the two child artists in the film.