Director Dr. Biju’s new experiment in the celluloid “Aakashathinte Niram” is definitely a good attempt on conveying the message of how to live life happily with selfless attitude and positive perspective. Even though the movie achieves its goal, the making isnt that impressive from a director who gave a delightful new treatment on terrorism through Veettilekkulla Vazhi. By that I dont mean that it is a poorly crafted movie. While Veettilekkulla Vazhi stays in our mind for its freshness and haunting nature, Aakashathinte Niram ends up in only a positive smile.
“Aakashathinte Niram” is the story about a thief (pick pocket, robber wateva you say). One day he tries to attack an old man for money. The old guy who lives in a lonely island smartly takes the young fellow to is house in his boat. Even though the young man is offered all the comforts in that house by the old man and his companions, the life he lived and the humiliation of the present life frustrates the young guy badly. He tries almost all the possible way to get out of the island. During his days in the island, he knows that there is a purpose behind the old man who is living a strange life in that lonely island. The soul of the movie lies in the portion where the young blood realizes the secret behind the man and how it makes him think and live positively.
By the title of the movie, the director is trying to convey the idea of perspective of living. The plot of the movie can successfully convey this message. But the tempo of the script and level of detailing of a few portions disturbs the intention of the movie.
Performance wise, Indrajith delivers a flawless performance as the young man. Nedumudi Venu shows his experiance in the field with his portrayal of the old man. Amala Paul, Anoop Chandran and Master Govardhan delivers a descent outing in their relatively mute role. Prithviraj gracefully handles his cameo appearance as the doctor.
In the technical side, Dr Biju follows his signature style of non verbal communication with the audience. But the script was a bit dragging at the first half as it tried too much to showcase the frustration of Indrajith’s character. Cinematography of M J Radhakrishnan is impressive with beautiful angles and frames of Andaman. Visual effects at some point was a little out of the blend. Santhosh Raman’s art direction deserves a special mention.
Overall, “Aakashathinte Niram” is a good execution of a worthy message in a fresh way. I am giving 3 out of 5 and a thumbs up for this Dr Biju movie. Could have been more engaging.
"Aakashathinte Niram" is a good execution of a worthy message in a fresh way.
Green: Recommended Film
Orange: Okay, Watchable, Experimental Films
Red: Not Recommended