Aashiq Abu directorial "Rani Padmini", which stars Manju Warrier and Rima Kallingal in the lead, hits theatres on Friday, 23 October.

The travelogue, which does not have a hero as such, revolves around two women - Rani (Manju) and Padmini (Rima) - who are on a journey from Kochi to Himachal Pradesh. Though the duo are travelling to the same destination, they both have different purposes.

[Watch 'Rani Padmini trailer]

Manju Warrier had made a comeback with Roshan Andrrews "How Old Are You?" in 2014, followed by Sathyan Athikkad's "Ennum Eppozhum" opposite Mohanlal earlier this year.

On the other hand, Rima Kallingal's last film was a Malayalam spoof film, "Chirakodinja Kinavukal", directed by debutant Santhosh Viswanath. She had earlier worked with Aashiq Abu, who is her husband, in "22 Female Kottayam", which won her several awards.

[Check out 'Rani Padmini' first look posters]

The script of the Aashiq Abu directorial is written jointly by Shyam Pushkaran and Ravi Shankar. The cinematography of the movie is handled by Madhu Neelakandan, while editing was by Saiju Sreedharan.

"Rani Padmini" is produced by PM Harris and VS Muhammed Althaf under the banner of Fort Entertainment.

[Watch video of Manju Warrier imitating Mohanlal in 'Aaraam Thampuran']

Read live audience review of 'Rani Padmini' below:


#RaniPadmini (3.5/5)Well, its some FRESH AIR. Moving in a slow pace-But, final opinion will be much positive from viewers.


Story might be average, but the making, dialogues, scenes, music and rest are for sure a one time watch

IG - Malayalam

#RaniPadmini getting good response... Magical camera work !!

Mr Optimist

Look Like Ashiq Abu is Back.Good Reports for #RaniPadmini

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യാത്രയും ത്രില്ലും ഇഷ്ടപെടുന്നവരെ #ranipadmini à´¬àµ‹à´±à´Ÿà´¿à´ªàµà´ªà´¿à´•àµà´•à´¿à´²àµà´²

Mr. Distractor

ആഷിക്ക് അബു ചതിച്ചില്ല എന്ന ഒരു വാക്ക് പറയാം, #RaniPadmini