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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.


Rojin Thomas, Shanil Muhammed (co-writer)

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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


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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15 November 2013 (India) See more »

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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 »


Referenced in Adi Kapyare Kootamani (2015) See more »

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The Monkey Pen does work wonders!
15 November 2013 | by achuhenrySee all my reviews

It is not everyday that you see a children's film enthrall both kids and adults alike. But here is one such gem from first timers Rojin Thomas and Shanil Muhammed who have beyond doubt written something special in the history of Malayalam cinema with their monkey pen. A very innocent take on school and life there, PATMP is a film with a heart.

The movie opens with a few school boys planting posters on a school wall and quickly spirals into the history of a magical pen which one of the boys possesses, the Monkey Pen. We are taken back to British ruled Kochi (who in turn are ruled by a very monkey-faced and lanky Mr.Moorthi).

Ryan Philip played by Master Sanoop, like any other 5th grade boy is as naughty as naughty gets. Jayasurya, a once-naughty-boy, plays Ryan's dad and Remya Nambeesan, a once-eloped-lover, plays his mom. A non-homework doer and late-comer Ryan is not new to being beaten black and blue by his Maths Teacher (Vijay Babu). His naughty tantrums form the first half of the movie.

It spirals you back into your school days where war meant butt-stabbing with sharpened pencils and and launching Duster missiles.

Ryan with his naughty antics teaches his school principal (Mukesh), Maths teacher and grandpa (Joy Mathew) how to love and forgive. It is often quoted that smile is a curve that can set a lot of things straight and Ryan proves how true that is.

The movie does remind of you the classic Taare Zameen Par here and there, but the directors quickly rule out such comparisons with their own creativeness.

Master Sanoop's cute smile is infectious and diffuses out of the screen to spread one across your face. Vijay Babu as the Caning Maths Teacher, Mukesh as the apple loving principal and Joy Mathew as Captain Grand-dad are simply perfect and they all etch a place in your heart. Special mentions must go to Ryan's gang members, especially Mr.Toothless- ruthless.

The speck-less cinematography that captures the innocent smile and the Sea's wide mile alike, is an absolute delight. The music is soothing and refreshing. The BGM is so moving that it can bring tiny droplets of tears even on the driest of eyes.

This is a movie that revokes that child inside you and redeems the adult that you are. It teaches you how simple deeds can have gargantuan impacts in making our world a happy place. The creators have infused wit and wisdom in balanced proportions laying out an interesting, thought provoking and introspective piece of cinema that can have a cathartic effects on the shady part of your brain.

Like the Chalk Board red 'One positive thought can make your day Happy'.

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