22 Female Kottayam directed by the new sensation Aashiq Abu is a brilliant piece of film making. The movie is a bold attempt to showcase an issue that has high relevance in these times. Through Tessa K Abraham the makers of the movie has shown us the pain and the brutal reality that is faced by many of the young females. Giving it a commercial touch and to convince the audience is a tough task and Aashiq Abu and his team has done it with such ease.
The movie is about Tessa K Abraham, a nurse at CMS Hospital Bangalore who hails from Kottayam. As she wishes to go to Canada (like many other nurses these days) she goes to a visa agency. There she meets a guy Cyril and falls in love with him. As their love life moves on some unfortunate things happens and Tessa had to face the most brutal , dark and harsh realities of the modern day society. I dont want to go in deeply to the story as it will spoil the real beauty. It is a revenge story of a girl who has nothing to loose. Her method of revenge is what makes the movie a thrilling experience.
Performance wise both Rima Kallingal and Fahad Fasil excelled in their roles. Whether it is the fun moments or the serious moments, they both were competing with each other. Tessa is undoubtedly Rima’s best performance till date. Fahad also was really good in his Cyril avatar. Loved his performance towards the climax. Memorable performances by Prathap Pothan, Sathaar and TG Ravi. A special mention for Resmi Satheesh (as Subaida) for her promising debut.
Technically, Aashiq Abu has delivered one more gem. He has handled the movie quite brilliantly. No extra territorial gimmicks. Just reality shown with at most sincerity. Abhilash Kumarand Syam Pushkaran can be proud of making a neat script even though it is inspired by flicks like Kill Bill and Ek Hasina Thi. Editing was done sharply by Vivek Harshan. Cinematography was also on a high. Shyju Khalid deserves a pat for that. I loved the getup and costumes of Rima’s nurse character.
Overall 22 FK is a BRILLIANT and socially committed movie that stands for women!!
Without any doubt I can give 4/5 for director Aashiq Abu’s “22 Female Kottayam”. Watch it for the sake of Malayalam movies!!
Overall 22 FK is a BRILLIANT and socially committed movie that stands for women
Green: Recommended Film
Orange: Okay, Watchable, Experimental Films
Red: Not Recommended