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Philips and the Monkey Pen (2013)

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Ryan Philips is a school boy who is always up to mischief when it comes to studying the maths subject. His life is turned around when he discovers a magical pen at his antique collecting grandfather's house.

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Rojin Thomas, Shanil Muhammed (co-writer)
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Cast

Credited cast:
Jayasurya ... Roy Philip
Ramya Nambeeshan ... Sameera Roy
Sanoop Santhosh ... Ryan Philip
Joy Mathew ... Capt. Richard Philip
Vijay Babu ... Pappan
Mukesh ... Principal
Innocent ... God
Sasi Kalinga ... Moorthi (as Sasi Kallinga)
Sudheer Karamana ... Decimal's Father
Kiran Aravindakshan ... Joan's Father
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Augen Augen ... 7-up
Nidheesh Boban Nidheesh Boban ... Decimal
Antony Elrin D'Silva Antony Elrin D'Silva ... Innocent
Diya Diya ... Joan
Pradeep Kottayam ... Pavithran Sir
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Storyline

Ryan Philips (Master Sanoop) is a smart cute school boy who has one biggest problem: Maths. As he struggles to escape from doing his maths homework, he resorts to mischievous acts, little realizing the trouble he is making. As we see his relationship with his dad Roy Philip (Jayasurya) and mother Sameera (Remya Nambeeshan) and conflicts of interest we get introduced to Ryan's grandfather Richard Philip (Joy Mather) who is an antique collector. On visiting his grandfather Ryan gets a magical pen called monkey pen. This monkey pen does his maths homework and soon changes his whole life. Written by Sreejith RR

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Comedy | Family

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Country:

India

Language:

Malayalam

Release Date:

15 November 2013 (India) See more »

Also Known As:

Волшебная ручка See more »

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Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$16,332
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Goofs

When Ryan announces that everyone must share food, we see the principal eating a fresh apple. Then he calls one person and gives him another apple. When he takes out his earlier apple we can see that the inner portion got dark (inner portion will get dark if it is kept outside for long time ). See more »

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Referenced in Adi Kapyare Kootamani (2015) See more »

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A Well-Written "Good Teachings Guide" For Kids. ♦ 69%
15 January 2014 | by nairtejasSee all my reviews

I was expecting a copy of some blown-off children's film with clichéd story-line and commonplace jokes. I was wrong, to an extent.

It starts off with a fantasy story of how a pen with a monkey head works wonders for a British. Characters grow into the screen as the beautiful narration advances and exposes plot points. Centered in a school, where a bunch of mischief machines find trouble doing their Math homework, the story revolves around Ryna Philips and his transition from bad boy to good boy. The aura is brilliantly captured, supported by a very good cast. The lead actor really pulls off his role well. Also, other kids keep us entertained with potshots to teachers, jokes and funny actions.

Jayasurya & Remya Nambeeshan do good as parents and they play pivotal roles towards the end. Chiefly, the story gives many life values throughout as to what is right, there is only one God, help others, say the truth always, etc.. As a result, it becomes a very good manual kinda film for kids who can learn stuffs.

What was supposed to be a fantasy flick goes serious towards the end and the climax just was the apt thing for the film. I loved Vijay Babu and his portrayal. Never a dull moment. Although, as an adult, the screenplay seemed to detach me with the whole experience. Not complaining of the 2 hours, but still, too much childish elements made me numb.

BOTTOM LINE: Recommended! Still, better than lots of other Mallu movies.


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