Produced by Vineeth Sreenivasan
Narrated by Anarkali Marikar
|Directed by Ganesh Raj|
Screenplay by Ganesh Raj
|Starring Arun Kurian Thomas Mathew Siddhi Mahajankatti Roshan Mathew Annu Antony Vishak Nair Anarkali Marikar|
Aanandam (English: Joy) is a 2016 Indian Malayalam romantic comedy film written and directed by Ganesh Raj in his directorial debut. Vineeth Sreenivasan produces the film under the banner of Habit Of Life with Vinod Shornur under Cast N Crew.
The film features Arun Kurian, Thomas Mathew, Siddhi Mahajankatti, Roshan Mathew, Annu Antony, Vishak Nair and Anarkali Marikar in the lead roles. Shooting locations were at Goa, Hampi, Kochi, Mysore, and in Amal Jyothi College of Engineering, Kanjirappally, Kottayam. It was released in theatres on 21 October 2016.
The story starts with the introduction of a group of friends: Gautham, Kuppi aka K.Unnikrishnan Pillai, devika aka devooty, Dia, Darshana, Varun and Akshay. Gautham and Devika are love birds of their group, Kuppi pretends to be a wild life photographer, Akshay is a scared person who is in love with Dia, Varun an angry person who doesn't smile too much and Darshana is an introvert. They are excited to go for their first I.V tour in their college life. Further more the story explains how the tour changes the life of these seven people.
Songs are composed by Sachin Warrier, which his debut film as a music director. Lyrics were penned by Vineeth Sreenivasan, Manu Manjith, Sachin Warrier, Anu Elizabeth Jose.
The film collected ₹45 lakh in the first weekend from the UK box office.