Posted by: Ranjith Sankar | April 19, 2017

Ramante Edanthottam

When did i first think of making Ramate Edanthottam?
Think it was in 2009 after Passenger..I was exhausted and looking for change. Finally reached a resort in  Nelliyampathy.It was a special resort.. the mornings were like heaven and evenings even more beautiful. I woke upto a monkey leading a block of goats..trees talking to themselves..
2nd day morning i took a jeep trecking to Mampara. The Jeep driver struck me immediately. He had a big stick to scare away tigers and elephants:) We reached the peak after a great ride and i felt i was so close to nature..I was still working in software then.It was like a new world opening up before me..
In the 4 days i stayed there I was pretty sure I was gonna shoot a romantic movie there. I could smell romance all around there. Raman was formed there as a Skelton from a combination of that jeep driver and that resort owner.
Years passed and I visited the resort every time i passed through palakkad..wud drive upto nelliyampathy and be there for few hours to feel Ramans world.
It was a scary movie to make so kept it aside everytime. After pretham i suddenly felt if i dont make it now may never make it in my career. Chackochan was equally excited to be raman and even agreed to spend 3 months for preparation.
Sadly by the time i wanted to shoot it ,the resort in nelliyampathy was not fitting enough.Across the years it had transformed into something modern, not Ramans world. I thought i may never find Ramans Ethanthottam. Then it was bijibal who suggested vagamon heights. He had composed for munthirivallikal thalirkkumbol there.
I write dialogues for my movies very late. I went to vagamon heights while i was through half of it and weeks into shoot.. The moment i reached the place i could see the scenes playing out infront of me there. The mud paths,rustic rooms,lakes, mountains, estate, forest.. the place even had the horse and dogs that were there in my script.. It was like a location waiting for me ready to shoot there.
The moment i saw the place all lil apprehensions in my mind regarding the movie had faded away. It was destined to be made and to be shot there.I only had to follow the flow..I have experienced this in few films and the moment u realise it you are relieved. The world will conspire for the rest to fall in place..
I still dint had a heroine. Many leading stars were ready to give their both hands to be Malini.But somehow i felt only the freshness of a newcomer can make it work. Met 100s of newcomers but nothing clicked.
Anu sithara happened days before the shoot.I went to meet her to say a polite NO.But the moment i saw her i saw Malini..I gave her a dialog and she was indeed malini.
There was no looking back from there. I am writing this when am on this fag end of my journey through this film. All I can say is that I am in love with it right now. I want to be detached from it as soon as possible so that i can take ur views on it realistically.
May 12 it is..


  1. I don’t know about others but for me Ramante Eden Thottam was like watching pages from my own life unfurl right before me on big screen. It was all incredible deja vous moments throughout! I am another Malini that I know; 10 years of marriage, a husband whom I seem to grow apart from, with every passing minute, the allure of a separation looming large, a 7 year old kid who has no inkling of what a real family is, for no fault of his, a stay at the same Wagamon heights last April, even got myself a birthday tattoo done this February and yes there is a Ram that I am in love with and cannot have. A Ram that taught me to fall in love with myself and with life all over again. Thank you for introducing me and the other umpteen viewers all around to Ram & Malini & Eden. Thanks Ranjith for doing it with great élan!

    • Hey thanks vinitta..all the best

  2. I saw ramante edhanthottam…it was wonderful feeling…me and my wife felt very satisfied after seeing the movie….but some men will never accept such movies…knowing to respect the partner is one of the strong pillar of an healthy married life….

  3. Such a nice movie… sir ,No words to say……

  4. ന്യൂ ജിൻേറഷൻ എന്നു പറഞ്ഞു ,

    ഏതു തോന്ന്യാസവും കാണിചാലും ,

    ജനം കാണുമെന്നും ,

    കൈയടിക്കുമെന്നും .കരുത്തുന്ന, കോമാളികളിൽ നിന്നും

    വ്യത്യസ്തനായി ചിന്തിക്കുവാന്, അങ്ങേക്ക് ഇനിയും ആശയങ്ങൾ

    വീണുകിട്ടട്ടെ ,

    സ്വച്ഛ സുന്ദരം … അങ്ങയുടെ രാമന്റെ ഏദൻതോട്ടം …..

    ഒരുപാട് ഇഷ്ടമായി …

    നന്മകൾ തുടരട്ടേ …….

  5. esterday watched this movie.. lot of things went through my mind… How come one can nail such a story so beautifully and execute it very well.. I searched for director and story writer through wikepedia.. my search ended here in this blog… I met elvis in my life too. Wonder how perfect that character has been drawn … Flawless… I really don’t know how to express my feelings after watching this movie .. I really feel this is what is really meant to be the so called “women empowerment”.. hats off to you for this wonderful movie…

    • Thanks genie!

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