In the first 40 minutes of the movie Nithya Haritha Nayakan directed by AR Binuraj, there is a humor track involving Vishnu Unnikrishnan and Basil Joseph. Watching that portion will give you a feeling that you are in for a movie that is somewhat similar to a Kattappanayile Ritwikroshan. But sadly after that initial burst, the movie just goes flat and post interval it is an annoying repetition of predictable back and forth drama with an ending people like Kannan Thamarakkulam use to cover up the mess.
The story is about Sajimon who had a lot of crushes in life. And every time things have gone wrong for him. The movie Nithya Haritha Nayakan is basically about the relationships in Sajimon’s life until he finally gets married to a girl. The plot of the movie is really bizarre that I can’t even summarize it.
Nithya Haritha Nayakan is a beta torturous version of something like a Premam. While Premam sort of brimmed with freshness, here it is the extreme opposite of freshness. Situations are randomly created and the writer is totally clueless about what to convey and ends up playing it to the gallery by making almost all the female protagonists a figure to blame for breaking the heart. There is a point in the movie where our hero becomes a victim of depression and whatever you have seen till that point and what you will see after that has a total disconnection. And the film ends by showing us a segment that talks about the bad usage of mobile by kids. I was only disappointed till that portion happened and when the writer and director decided to go for something like that I started hating the film.
AR Binuraj has worked as an associate and chief associate under many prominent names including Shaji Kailas. The problem with his making is the same problem why we don’t hear much about Shaji Kailas these days. The outdated feel in the treatment and the assumption that people want to see a random collage of comedy and sentiments along with songs has severely ruined this movie. The writing is struggling to find subplots that will merge with the story and the caricature tone getting mixed with “real” sentiments was a terrible idea. There is a school life love story, college life love story and one love story that happens when he is in that marriage age bracket. None of it had charm and where it will all end was clearly visible from far away. Technically the movie is so weak that I think the makers thought the Saho effect will cover up everything. Some of the songs were actually good to hear while their placements were really bad.
Vishnu Unnikrishnan should think about not repeating himself. He is not an untalented guy. Seeing him as this color discriminated, confidence lacking guy in every movie isn’t going to help him in building a long-term career as an actor. They have marketed it as the comeback film of the duo Dharmajan and Vishnu, but to be honest, this time they aren’t making any big impact as a duo as the role of Dharmajan isn’t that significant. Basil Joseph’s usual style of comedy was actually the only part I liked in this whole film. Indrans was wasted in the father character whereas Manju Pillai was really good as the loud mother. Action Hero Biju fame Jayashree Sivadas was fine as her role mainly had only one job of smiling gracefully. Akhila Nath and Shivagami had pretty much nothing to do in the movie. Raveena Ravi has a sweet smile and equally sweet sound. But her performance lacks grace. She was all over the place in that one song sequence with Vishnu. There is a brigade of comedians here trying desperately to make it a comedy entertainer.
Nithya Haritha Nayakan almost feels like an instantly made script that had only one intention of capitalizing on the fame of its central actor’s current market. It hardly has a plot and much like Kannan Thamarakkulam’s Achayans and Vijay Chandar’s Sketch, you have a social message at the end that has no frigging connection with the nature of the movie.
Nithya Haritha Nayakan almost feels like an instantly made script that had only one intention of capitalizing on the fame of its central actor’s current market.
Green: Recommended Film
Orange: Okay, Watchable, Experimental Films
Red: Not Recommended