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A young, nonconforming woman named Tessa gets entangled in a cat-and-mouse chase in the by-lanes of Kerala, hunting for a mysterious artist who previously lived in her apartment.


Martin Prakkat


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Credited cast:
Dulquer Salmaan ... Charlie
Parvathy ... Tessa (as Parvathi Menon)
Aparna Gopinath ... Dr. Kani
Nedumudi Venu ... Kunjappan
Tovino Thomas ... Georgy
Seetha ... Tessa's Mother
Soubin Shahir ... 'Kallan' Suni
K.P.A.C. Lalitha ... Rahel
Chemban Vinod Jose ... Mathai
Kalpana ... Mariyam
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
P. Balachandran ... Usman
Shereej K. Basheer ... Auto-rickshaw Driver
Molly Kannamaly ... Card Player
Neeraj Madhav ... Ansari
Joy Mathew ... Ummer


Charlie is a young guy who always loves traveling and believes in enjoying life to the fullest. He considers life to be a celebration and tries to bring happiness in the lives of people around him. Tessa is a graphic artist with a sensitive outlook towards life. The film depicts the love story of Charlie and Tessa, and how their love influences the lives of the people around them. Written by Vikram, synopsis from Bookmyshow

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Release Date:

25 December 2015 (USA) See more »

Filming Locations:

Kochi, Kerala, India


Box Office


INR 68,600,000 (estimated)
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Finding Cinema See more »
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This film is loosely inspired by the 2014 Thailand film: The Teacher's Diary. See more »


Kunjappan: The pain of waiting for something... is a kind of... pleasure.
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References Titanic (1997) See more »


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A visual delight filled with happiness!
9 January 2016 | by nvk-64045See all my reviews

Charlie which was one of the most awaited releases of 2015 hit the theatres with very high expectations, and the movie has raised to the expectations. The movie has turned out to be a visual treat filled with happiness as the movie will make you leave the theatre with a with a peaceful smile on your face . As the name suggest 'Charlie' is the protagonist of the story played by Dulquer Salman, the movie begins when 'Tessa' (Parvathy) leaves her home and later comes to know of Charlie she develops a curiosity to know more about Charlie and the rest forms the story. The movie evolves to be a feel good movie which delivers a refreshing experience. The first half is equipped with all the elements that can build a curiosity not only among Tessa, but also among the audience, and the film improves as it enters the second half which reveals more about the character of Charlie. 'Charlie' is not an easy character to portray but Dulquer Salman proves he is the perfect man for the job his new and different look along with excellent costume designs by Sameera Saneesh not only adds to the character of Charlie but has also managed to create a great buzz in the town about the film much before the release. Dulquer Salman once again proves that he is that kind of an actor who keeps on improving with his films. Parvathy has also delivered an excellent performance equipped with good costume designs she impresses the audience with her looks and acting. The movie is power packed with many other powerful characters played by Nadumedi Venu who once proves that he is one of the finest character actors in the industry Kalpana, Aparna Gopinath, Soubin and Tovino Thomas who crafted their characters to perfection.

Martin Prakkat seems to have improved a lot as a director compared to his previous flicks, as directing a movie like Charlie is not an easy job as it requires a different perspective of thinking, he has found success in delivering a refreshing experience. Jomon T John impresses with his colourful frames and has done a terrific job in capturing the colours of Kochi and the scenic beauty of Munnar. The art director Jayashree Lakshmi Naryanan deserves a special applause for her stunning elements which takes the movie to a different level the script by Unni R does an excellent job in bringing perfection to the characters in the movie. Charlie stands out in its editing the editor Shameer Muhammed has done an excellent job in moulding a visual treat. Gopi Sunder's music and background score has also managed to impress and Sameera Saneesh costumes deserve special applause as it helped the movie along with Dulquer Salman's different looks in its promotion which made Charlie a much awaited release. Martin Prakkat and his men has done exceptionally well to deliver a refreshing experience which leaves a peaceful smile on your face.

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