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Oppam (English: Together) is a 2016 Indian Malayalam crime thriller film scripted and directed by Priyadarshan, based on a story by Govind Vijayan. The film, produced by Antony Perumbavoor for Aashirvad Cinemas stars Mohanlal, Samuthirakani, Anusree, Vimala Raman, Nedumudi Venu, and Baby Meenakshi in primary roles. Mohanlal plays Jayaraman, a blind man and the prime suspect in a crime he encountered.
Principal photography commenced on 5 March 2016 in Kochi and completed on 14 June 2016 in Chitranjali Studio in Thiruvananthapuram. Oppam was released in India on 8 September 2016. The film received positive reviews from critics, who mostly praised Mohanlal’s performance as a blind man.
|Produced by||Antony Perumbavoor|
|Story by||Govind Vijayan|
|Cinematography||N. K. Ekambaram|
|Edited by||M. S. Ayyappan Nair|
|Distributed by||Maxlab Cinemas and Entertainments|
|Box office||est.₹61 crore|
- Mohanlal as Jayaraman
- Anusree as Ganga, ACP
- Samuthirakani as Vasudevan
- Vimala Raman as Devayani
- Nedumudi Venu as Justice Krishnamoorthy
- Baby Meenakshi as Nandini
- Renji Panicker as Padmakumar P, IPS
- Chemban Vinod Jose as Anandhan R, CI
- Mamukkoya as Kunju “Kunjikka” Mohammad
- Harish K. R as Veeran
- Kalabhavan Shajohn as Madhu
- Kunchan as Ganga’s grand father
- Idavela Babu as Swaminathan
- Aju Varghese as “Mala” Babu, auto-driver
- Manikuttan as Devayani’s brother
- Arjun Nandhakumar as Ravi
- Kalasala Babu as R. K. Menon
- Pradeep Chandran as Police officer
- Innocent as Jayaraman’s uncle
- Bineesh Kodiyeri as Kannan, Jayaraman’s brother
- Devshi Khanduri as Sardarji’s daughter
- Sona Heiden as Sardarji’s wife
- Arun Benny
- Balaji Sharma
- Poojappura Radhakrishnan
- Anjali Aneesh as Lakshmi, Jayaraman’s sister
- Sreelatha Namboothiri as Krishnamoorthy’s akka
- Kaviyoor Ponnamma as Jayaraman’s valiyammayi
- Bindu Murali as Ravi’s mother
- Suchitra Pillai-Malik as School principal
Jayaraman (Mohanlal) was born blind, but has a heightened sense of smell, hearing and touch. He belongs to a big family and works as an elevator operator of an apartment in Kochi, as he wants to earn money for his sister’s marriage. He is loyal to Krishnamoorthy (Nedumudi Venu), a retired judge residing in the same apartment. Jayaraman accompanies Krishnamoorthy on his trips for finding a person he was looking for since the time he was working as a judge. Though, Jayaraman had never asked any questions regarding it as he feels that it was unnecessary.
On their last trip, Krishnamoorthy feels that it is time to reveal the truth behind the quest. Years ago, a man named Vasu (Samuthirakani), was sentenced to jail by Krishnamoorthy for a crime he did not commit (abiding by law though he understood Vasu is innocent). It leads to the death of Vasu’s entire family, who poison themselves. Vasu becomes mad, and, resorts to avenge his loss. At the time of his arrest he gives Krishnamoorthy a warning that he would kill him and his family. Now Vasu has been released from Jail, and Krishnamoorthy feels that it is not safe anymore.
Krishnamoorthy is alleged to have a daughter Nandini (Baby Meenakshi), a school going girl. He is scared of Vasu, because if Vasu would ever come to know of Nandini, he would kill her. Hence, she is studying elsewhere and lives all alone under the shelter of the nuns at her convent, nor she knows about the existence of her father. Her only relation is to Jayaraman, whom she calls Ramachan, who visits her often. Jayaraman is sent to the school occasionally by Krishnamoorthy to checkout Nandini. She asks Ramachan about her father on his every visit, to which Jayaraman replies that he would bring him on his next visit.
One day, Krishnamoorthy asks Jayaraman to help him transport money from his bank account to another deposit, setup for the welfare of Nandini. Since transferring it via bank account can be traceable, they had to withdraw and transport the money manually to another deposit. Jayaraman withdraws the money and hand it over to Krishnamoorthy, and this is accidentally watched over by Devayani (Vimala Raman), a divorcee and the maid of apartments in the flat. Krishnamoorthy puts the money in his safe at the apartment.
What happens next forms the rest of the story