Philips and the Monkey Pen is a 2013 Indian Malayalam children's film written by Rojin Thomas and directed by Rojin Thomas and Shanil Muhammed. The film stars Sanoop Santhosh, Jayasurya, Remya Nambeesan, Vijay Babu and Joy Mathew.
The film revolves around a ten-year-old called Ryan Philip (Sanoop Santhosh) and his adventures with a magical pen called the Monkey Pen. The film was co-produced by actress Sandra Thomas under Friday Film House banner. Neil D’Cunha is the cinematographer and the music has been scored by Remya Nambeesan’s brother, Rahul Subrahmaniam.
The film released on 7 November 2013 in Kerala. The film completed 111 days in theaters and was a commercial success at the box-office. The film won Kerala State Film Award for Best Children's Film and Kerala State Film Award for Best Child Artist (Sanoop Santhosh).
The movie is the story of Ram Philip (Sanoop Santhosh) and his family includes his Christian father (Jayasurya),his Muslim mother, who marries against the wish of their parents. His grand father was Capt.Richard Philip (Joy Mathew).Sanoop Santhosh as Ryan Philip
Jayasurya as Roy Philip
Remya Nambeesan as Sameera Roy
Joy Mathew as Captain Richard Philip
Innocent as God
Diya as Juvan
Gourav Menon as Jahangir R. a.k.a. Jugru
Aakhash Santhosh as Rama Ramana Rajeeva Nandanan a.k.a. Raman
Antony Elrin D'Silva as Innocent P. Varghese
Nidheesh Boban as Decimal
Augen as 7-Up
Mathew Joy as Rahul
Mukesh as Principal
Vijay Babu as Padmachandran a.k.a. Pappan
Pradeep Kottayam as Pavithran
Kiran Aravindakshan as Juvan's Father
Dean Rowlins as Robert Bristo
Sudheer Karamana as Decimal's Father
Sasi Kalinga as Murphy
Nikhita Naiyer as Juvan's friend
Philips and the Monkey Pen got very much positive reviews from critics and other audiences.
Deccan Chronicle gave 3.5/5 rating and said, "This, to date, must surely rate as the year’s top contender of the prestigious Swarna Kamal for the Best Children’s Film. It lights up the righteous path without being preachy. When a son says to his father, "I thought the truth would pain you", the wise one smiles, inspiringly, "The truth isn’t bitter; it is the lies that are excessively sweet"."Kerala State Film Award for Best Children's Film
Kerala State Film Award for Best Children's Film Director- Rojin Thomas and Shanil Muhammed
Kerala State Film Award for Best Child Artist - Sanoop Santhosh
Kerala film critics award for Best child artist Kerala film critis award for Best Children Film
The film's soundtrack contains 6 songs, all composed by Rahul Subrahmanian. Lyrics by Anu Elizabeth Jose, Sibi Padiyara, and Mamtha Seemanth.