Directed by Sidhartha Siva Produced by Thomas Kottakkakam Written by Sidhartha Siva Music by M. K. Arjunan Cinematography Prabhath E K Editing by Bibin Paul Samuel Studio 7E Studios Release date(s) July 26, 2013 Country India Language Malayalam Starring
Indrajith Sukumaran Lena Abhilash Minon Sudheesh
A Class V student is given an assignment to frame 101 questions. The
film is about the kid's journey to frame those questions and his its answers. There is also a story running parallel to it, of the kid's father, who loses his job as a factory employee . The
two parallel streams converge at the end as each of the '101th question' is unfolded before us.
101 Chodyangal is directed by Debutant Director Sidhartha Siva [noted actor, comedian & host]. The film haswon awards for best children's film & best child artist (Male) at Nation Awards 2012-13. Minon, for his impressive debut, also won best child artist (Male) awards at Kerala State Film Awards & Kerala Film Critics Awards.
'101' chodyangal is a simple story story told in a simple manner. After TD Dasan & Manjadikkuru another film that tells the story of kids, based on his POV. It is a must watch movie for Parents & especially Kids. It may not be entertaining, might not have crass comedy, mass songs, over the top action but it has got a soul and is pure from the heart.
Debutant Siddarth has done a nice job, without going the art house way told us an entertaining and thought provoking story. All the actors have done very good job, especially Minon. Just one song in the movie. Music & BG are passable, not something we look forward to in such a film. Camera work was okay, but could have avoided some cliched/ unnecessary shots. Editing is good, it doesn''t lag at any pont with a runtime of under 3 hours.