Njangalude Veettile Adhithikal is too much of drama in a script that is confused about its nature. Veteran director Sibi Malayil has presented a suspense drama in a very amateur way through this cinema. Following the same concept of Russell Crowe starrer A Beautiful Mind, this movie from Sibi Malayil is a boring experience.
It’s the story of this advocate Manoj. His wife Bhavana comes from a literature family and is always in the world of books. The sad demise of their only girl child creates a big gap in the relationship and Bhavana is in a mentally stressed situation. She starts doubting her husband for certain extra marital affairs. How this misunderstanding causes issues in the family life and how they overcome it is what this film talking about.
What is really annoying about the craft is when you realize the fact that it is a Sibi Malayil movie. Lots and lots of places are there in the script where you feel the treatment was very amateurish. There is a kind of intellectual build up for the character Bhavana, but after that she is this very clichéd housewife whom we see in these pathetic daily soaps. Anyone with some interest about cinema can easily predict the “could have been a” suspense of the film which depends on certain characters. And having seen that Hollywood movie, Njangalude Veettile Adhithikal helped me in realizing the beauty of the classic. Thanks to the character played by Shajon which gave the movie some entertainment value.
On screen, Jayaram repeats his typical style of acting which we have seen several times. Priyamani wasn’t successful in dealing with the huge amount of drama given to her character. Shajon was really impressive as he managed to do both the antagonist part and the expected comedian part in a very convincing manner. Narain wasn’t impressive and Lena was okay. Innocent, K P A C Lalitha and a few more actors are there in small roles.
As I said the direction was poor and the films overall feel is really underwhelming. The extremely dramatized the script was also a villain. All those sequences used to create disturbance in the mind of the female protagonist looked lame and outdated. And at one place you can see Dr. Sunny, Nakulan and Ganga. Dialogues were unimpressive. BGM was a bit excessive. Music and cinematography were average.
Njangalude Veettile Adhithikal is a forgettable cinema which looks like an extension of the modern television serials. My rating is 2/5 for this movie from Sibi Malayil. This mind is not beautiful.
Njangalude Veettile Adhithikal is a forgettable cinema which looks like an extension of the modern television serials.
Green: Recommended Film
Orange: Okay, Watchable, Experimental Films
Red: Not Recommended