916
Theatrical poster
Directed byM. Mohanan
Written byM. Mohanan
Produced byK. V. Vijayakumar Palakkunnu
StarringMukesh
Anoop Menon
Malavika Menon
Asif Ali
Meera Vasudev
CinematographyFaisal Ali
Edited byRanjan Abraham
Music byM. Jayachandran
Production
company
Aadhith Aishwarya Sneha Movies
Distributed byCentral Pictures
Release date
  • 10 November 2012 (2012-11-10)
CountryIndia
LanguageMalayalam

916 is a 2012 Malayalam drama film written and directed by M. Mohanan, starring Mukesh, Anoop Menon, Malavika Menon, Asif Ali and Meera Vasudev. The film is about maintaining the sanctity of familial relationships.[1]

Plot

916 focuses mainly on the relationship between a single father, Dr. Harikrishnan (Anoop Menon), and his 12th grade daughter Meera (Malavika Menon). It narrates the events of two closely knit families losing their balance; Harikrishnan's, and Dr. Ramesh's (Mukesh), his wife (Meera Vasudev) and their two children. While Dr. Harikrishnan is an altruist who considers his profession a means to serve society, Dr. Ramesh thinks otherwise. Prasanth (Asif Ali) appears as a romantic interest of Meera, leading her astray into the world of malls, cellphones, and the Internet. The movie comes to a twist when Meera goes missing.[2]

Cast

Soundtrack

Music was composed by M. Jayachandran.

Song Length Singer(s) Picturization
"Naattumaviloru Maina" 4:08 Shreya Ghoshal
"Kelkkan Kothikunna Paattu" 4:25 Sudeep Kumar
"Chenthamara Theno" 3:58 Haricharan, Mridula Warrier
"Pizza Pizza" 4:04 Benny Dayal, Suchitra
"Kiliye Cherukiliye" 4:15 K. S. Chithra, Haricharan

Reception

916 got mixed reviews upon release. Kerala9.com gave the movie 2/5 stars, ending with a verdict "Not up to the mark; no ‘916 purity’…".[3] theaterbalcony.com gave 68% and said that "It is great that 916 tried to bring lots of social awareness, however there should be an equal importance to the entertainment factor too, however the latter was missing from 916 most of the time" [4]

References

  1. ^ P. K. Ajith Kumar (1 November 2012). "Family VALUES". The Hindu. Retrieved 9 November 2012.
  2. ^ "Review: 916 is very preachy rediff.com".
  3. ^ http://www.kerala9.com/news/916-malayalam-movie-review/
  4. ^ http://theaterbalcony.com/Movie-detail/916-malayalam-movie-review/