Kambhoji - Indian Malayalam-language musical thriller film


Kambhoji - Indian Malayalam-language musical thriller film

Kamboji or Kambhoji is a 2017 Indian Malayalam-language musical thriller film written and directed by Vinod Mankara. The film stars Vineeth and Lakshmi Gopalaswamy in the lead roles, and Sona Nair and Rachana Narayanankutty in supporting roles. The film's score and soundtrack was composed by M. Jayachandran. The story is based on a true incident that took place in Malabar regions in the 1970s. In a small village in Palakkad district of Kerala, Kunjunni (Vineeth), a Kathakali artiste and Uma Antharjanam (Lakshmi), a Mohiniyattam dancer unites and their passion towards their art blossoms into love, but a tragedy strikes in the form of a murder. Principal photography was held in Varikkassery Mana in Palakkad. Kamboji received five Kerala State Film Awards.

Music

The film's soundtrack album and background score are composed by M. Jayachandran. The lyrics for the songs were written by ONV Kurup, Vinod Mankara and Gopalakrishna Bharathi. The album was released on 5 September 2016 at Hycinth hotel in Trivandrum. The album marks Jayachandran's re-collaboration with Vinod Mankara after their successful film Karayilekku Oru Kadal Dooram (2010) for which the former won Kerala State Award for best music director. The film also marks the last works of acclaimed Malayalam poet ONV Kurup before his death. Kurup handed over his written lines to Mankara just three days before his death. The soundtrack album has nine songs set to tune by Jayachandran and comprises popular singers like K. J. Yesudas, K. S. Chithra, Bombay Jayashree among others who have recorded their voices. [caption id="attachment_2379" align="alignnone" width="300"]Kambhoji Malayalam Film Poster Kambhoji Malayalam Film Poster[/caption] [caption id="attachment_2380" align="alignnone" width="300"]Kambhoji Malayalam Film Poster Kambhoji Malayalam Film Poster[/caption]

Awards

Kerala State Film Awards

Deepak Kamboj

Deepak Kamboj started and conceptualized the powerful interactive platform - KambojSociety.com in September 2002, which today is the biggest and most popular online community portal for Kambojas in the world. He was inspired by the social and community work carried out by his father Shri Nanak Chand Kamboj. He has done research on the history, social aspects, political growth and economical situation of the Kamboj community. Deepak Kamboj is an author of various articles about the history of Kamboj community and people.