Adaminte Makhan Abbu

Adaminte Makan Abu (Abu, Son of Adam) is a 2011 Indian drama film written, directed and co-produced by Salim Ahamed; it is his debut. It stars Salim Kumar and Zarina Wahab in the lead roles with Mukesh, Kalabhavan Mani, Suraj Venjarammoodu, and Nedumudi Venu in supporting roles. The cinematography was handled by Madhu Ambat and it was edited by Vijay Shankar.

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Adaminte Makan Abu (Abu, Son of Adam) is a 2011 Indian drama film written, directed and co-produced by Salim Ahamed; it is his debut. It stars Salim Kumar and Zarina Wahab in the lead roles with Mukesh, Kalabhavan Mani, Suraj Venjarammoodu, and Nedumudi Venu in supporting roles. The cinematography was handled by Madhu Ambat and it was edited by Vijay Shankar. The film features songs composed by Ramesh Narayan, and the score is by Isaac Thomas Kottukapally.

The film tells the story of a poor attar (a kind of perfume) seller Abu (Salim Kumar) whose only remaining wish in life is the Hajj pilgrimage, which he strives hard to fulfill. Development on Adaminte Makan Abu began roughly a decade before it was released. It was shot digitally over one month beginning on 7 November 2010. Thrissur and Kozhikode in Kerala, India were the major filming locales. Distributed by Laughing Villa, a company owned by Salim Kumar and Allens Media, Adaminte Makan Abu was released in theatres on 24 June 2011. It received wide critical acclaim, with much praise for its story, direction, cast, cinematography, and score. It received honours for its music, cinematography and writing, as well as for Salim Kumar’s performance.

The film garnered four National Film Awards: Best Film, Best Actor, Best Cinematography and Best Background Score, at the 58th National Film Awards. It performed similarly at the 2010 Kerala State Film Awards, where it won the awards for Best Film, Best Actor, Best Screenplay and Best Background Music. It was sent as India’s official entry for the Best Foreign Language Film for the Academy Awards in 2011 but was not nominated

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