Director Sathyan Anthikad
Music director Ilayaraja
Genre comedy, Drama, Romance
Release date April 6, 2007 (India)
Writer Sathyan Anthikad
|Release date April 5, 2007 (2007-04-05)|
Songs Thennipaayum Thennale
Cast Dileep (Vinod), Mukesh (Shaji Raghavan), Meera Jasmine (Anupama), Parvathi Menon (Rashmi), Innocent (Thankachan), Murali (Vijayan)
Vinodaythra (English: Excursion) is a 2007 Malayalam romantic comedy drama film written and directed by Sathyan Anthikkad, and starring Dileep, Mukesh, Meera Jasmine, Murali, Innocent, KPAC Lalitha, and Nedumudi Venu. The film was a super hit in box office.
It is the story of a good natured but irresponsible young man, Vinod (Dileep) who comes to a hilly village live with his elder sister Vimala (Seetha) and brother in law, Shaji (Mukesh). Shaji is an engineer at the irrigation department and Vinod wants to learn life from him, but end up creating problems for Shaji.
Vinod meets a lot of people in the village and learns lessons of life from them, chiefly from Anupama (Meera Jasmine) whom he falls in love with. The film is a comedy, but ends up leaving a message for the audience like a typical Sathyan Anthikkadu movie.
Mukesh had not acted in any of the movies directed by Sathyan Anthikkad till 2005 despite both being active in the film industry for more than 20 years. When asked about this in an interview, Mukesh commented in a light mood that he and Sathyan Anthikkadu belongs to same (Ezhava) caste and one Ezhava does not like another Ezhava prospering. Sathyan Anthikkadu immediately called up Mukesh and was cast in a guest role in his next movie Rasathanthram. Thereafter Mukesh acted in the next two movies of Sathyan Anthikkad, namely Vinodayathra and Innathe Chintha Vishayam.This movie was inspired from 2001 Korean film My Sassy Girl
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