Sanity after decades of rom-coms in which teenage heroines are successfully wooed by heroes twice their age and forced to choose domesticity over careers. You are destined to be an even greater doctor than your dad is. Even if a female character is shown to belong to one of these fields, they are rarely ever seen at work. He is joined by Narayani Swati who is the other extreme and goes out of her way to help others. Yet she is more of a singer-dancer-maybe doctor! So, let me narrate it! It provides a lovely, sometimes comforting walk down memory lane for the pre-millennials. It should be mentioned that the several sub-plots that take up a major chunk of the running time are feebly written, and ultimately fail to deliver the goods. We find that the romantic angle is completely done away with even though the female lead Aparna Gopinath has a strong presence in this film.
Sameera is waiting for a visa to Iraq, where she would get a good salary. Thankfully, she ignores her, perhaps for all of us. Enthinu adhikam, Tsunami vare vannu. Asif Ali is there only for a brief period but he is impressive as well. But, our films tend to show only the extremes; either make a superhero out of him who takes on the corrupt system single-handedly and walks away in slow motion after blowing up the bad guys in the end or the link in the nexus between the politician, police and the criminal, a dark and grumpy persona without an iota of humanness in his personality. I'm trying to learn the language, but I can't realistically follow him around and point to things all the time. Lower level comments should be reasonably related to the discussion.
It's here that Aravind Dulquer Salman , a door-to-door sales executive meets Anjana Nazriya Nazim , a young doctor all ready to tie the knot. She looks so real and you are totally moved by the tough situations that her character goes through. Top level comments must be on topic. He does raise his voice in front of petty politicians and applies third degree measures on seasoned criminals and drug peddlers without leaving a mark on their bodies for the medical examiners or the Judges to detect. So, even if Giri sometimes comes across as condescending and slightly goody two-shoesish, we are going to let it slide for now. It seems that the director has taken particular care not to do away with the comic streak throughout. But he did not come! At the end of it all, one is never sure if it's pro-conversation or anti-conversation, since it's neither here nor there.
Giri is the son of the soil, the revolutionary who is constantly challenging the privileged. Swati, who was his co-star in the recent hit Amen, makes her presences felt here too. Yes, this is the story of the 'new generation' with Dulquer Salmaan and newcomer Jacob Gregory of sitcom Akkara Kazhchakal fame in the lead. Here is a big round of applause for the sincerity with which this film has been written and presented. But, there is hardly anything to justify the words 'Action Hero' used in the title. As a teenager, Pooja is angsty, grouchy, pensive, and —sometimes if the mood strikes —sunny, a.
You can call this a 'new gen' police story where our man Biju Paulose Nivin Pauly has to sign the vouchers for the expenses incurred by his subordinates on the previous day. In a state with an agrarian economy, it is also high time we had more cool farmer heroes and heroines in popular culture. We see her in the hospital, with her patients, and without, literally and figuratively, making a song and dance of it. Of course, what Malayalam movie would be complete without a doffing the hat to communism? But the quality could range terrible to good. For full disclosure this is made by a few friends. Whenever she tries to talk to Abin about this, he dismisses her fears.
When they stop at a small tea shop in the village on their way to their new home, they are confronted with the Kerala staple of the elderly man who reads a newspaper while keeping an eye on everyone and everything in the place. The film stretches to three hours but one doesn't feel it thanks to the even pacing. I'd like to find some movies so that I can get a better grasp on spoken Malayalam, and also so that we can enjoy them together. There are allusions to sexual violence everywhere in Varathan—a man and woman are menaced and threatened for sitting in a car together, the camera lingers on a rock bearing a campaign slogan for unrepentantly sexist politician and there is a strong reminder of the 2016 abduction and assault of a Malayalam actor. He is a crusader for justice, a martial arts expert, social reformer and what have you.
The focus shifts to the crisis situation that the nurses face almost with no real help from anyone and the involvement of the Indian embassy that comes later. Midway into the film, after much thought and deliberation, Pooja decides to propose to Giri. Fahadh Faasil excels in portraying the silent character with bottled-up emotions. On the other hand, it's all over the place. It is only after landing in Kochi Johns and Korah realise that they were set up to live and study here for a measly sum of rupees five thousand per month.
Divya is a cheerful girl trying very hard to be an ideal housewife and please her silent husband. Otherwise, your post will be removed. The action comes in the fag end of the film when he takes on the gang of a goonda, which reminds us of the pathbreaking Tamil film Subramaniapuram 2008. Parvathy once again proves what an amazingly talented actor she is. The stillness and the hush that reigns in the latter half is more of a challenge to the viewer, used to an incessant and deafening verbal onslaught almost all the time.
He is so genuine and it is a delight to watch him convey his emotions through his eyes in the final scene. Like many a viewer out there, I had developed a special liking for what the film was trying to put across in the former half - that a talkative mouth often inadvertently serves as a devil's den. Many of them have subs. But in front of the common people, he is a model police officer, listening to their grievances patiently and providing solutions to them if they are within his ambit. He is a post graduate and has left the cosy job of teaching to serve the society in a better way.