Ramante Edanthottam is a 2017 Malayalam romantic comedy movie written and directed by Ranjith Shankar stars Kunchacko Boban and Anu Sithara in lead roles. It also has Aju Varghese, Muthumani, Joju George, Ramesh Pisharody, Sreejith Ravi in supporting roles. The film has music composed by Bijibal and produced by Ranjith Sankar under the banner Dreams N Beyond.
A film producer with more of flops to his credit, Elvis (Joju George) claims that he is happily married. He has a graceful, obedient wife Malini (Anu Sithara) at home and enough of freedom to ‘have fun’ with ‘chicks’ when he feels like. The ‘cool’ man says he wouldn’t mind his wife too treading the route if she wishes. Once on a trip to Wagamon on a vacation, the family meets Raman (Kunchacko Boban), who leads a nearly ascetic life and he forms a bond with the initially spiteful Malini.
Ramante Edenthottam is delightful with some stunning, green visuals of the beautiful Edenthottam. You would want to take a break and head to rest on its lap. The story it says isn’t one we haven’t seen or heard of. It is what stands for and against the film, at the same time. Women who are forced to crush their dreams and needs, being victims of smothering, unequal marriages, despite being talented, are all around us. It does make you feel that long gone are those who feel life goes for a toss, if stuck with an ill-treating partner. Not only would they break-free, they would surge ahead, even forgetting any hatred for the ex-partner, being neck-deep drenched in peace and the newfound freedom.
We have seen umpteen movies about them, even in Mollywood. Ranjith Sankar’s movie stays free of any drippy sentimentality that generally comes along with such stories and you see Malini’s character handling it all with poise and grace. All that said, the film still doesn’t offer many take aways, moments or something special that stay with you once you leave the hall.
Those contemplating on a fit-cation or a radical break, try watching Ramante Edenthottam, for it can definitely offer a decent dose of slow yet steady rejuvenation.