Second outing of Vineeth Sreenivasan in the director’s cap gives the audience a sweet romantic comedy with all the elements to stay in the minds of audience for some. The refreshingly new presentation of a passionate modern day love with sensible mix of realistic and forward thoughts makes this Nivin Pauly starer a sweet and enjoyable movie.
As the promos promised it is the intercast love story of a nair boy and a muslim girl and how they manages to take the relationship to a lifelong one against all the odds. Vinod is a nair blood and he is a close follower of the marxist party. Ayisha is from a very conservative Muslim family who are interested in industrialization and political power. Rather from being an expected plot of violence and melodrama, the movie concentrates more on the chemistry of the leading protagonists. That kind of a treatment really makes the movie more interesting and communicates easily to the audience.
What makes this movie a bit more interesting is the fact that the plot of the moviecan not be said as a fresh one. We are used to watching high dose melodrama, made and mad for each other love stories. Even though this movie has all those ingredients in it, the type of narrative which at times teases the modern day romance makes the movie a different one.
The only negative I felt about the movie is the portion in the beginning of the second half, where the police inspector played by Manoj K Jayan helps Vinod in establishing himself as a businessman. That particular part could have been conceived in a better way. Rest of the movie is undoubtedly enjoyable.
On screen, Nivin Pauly delivers thumbs up performance as the romantic and passionate Vinod. There is a drastic improvement in his acting. Loved the way he performed in the proposing scene, the scene before the “Anuragathin..” song and the scene where he gets angry with Abdu (Aju) when Ayisha doesn’t come on time. Isha Thalvar also delivered the role of Ayisha neatly. The character of Ayisha is more expressive than talkative. She delivered the emotional scenes with the required perfection. Aju impresses with his cool prtrayal of the Romeo freak Abdu. His dual sim dual affair and many more punch dialogs gives the audience a lot to laugh. His chemistry with Nivin is really good. Another impressive character is the new actor Deepak who played the role of Manoj, the clean communist. I am pretty much sure that Manoj will get many offers after this performance. Manoj K Jayan also delivered a memorable performance as the police head. Vineeth gave a pivotal character to his father. Sreenivasan plays the role of the leading female Protagonist’s father who is largely mute but opens his mouth at the right time. Small and sweet roles for Ahmed Siddique (K T Mirash), Bhagath and Manikkuttan. Nivedha and Sunny Wayne delivers a neat cameo appearance.
In making, Thattathin Marayathu stands very tall. A much improved Vineeth Sreenivasan is visible here. The way he treated the movie deserves a special mention. Even the most tensed scenes are treated lightly. I really loved the scene where Vinod calls Abdu and tells him about his situation after leaving home out of anger. Apart from the Helmet selling portion in the second half, the overall script is very gentle. Vineeth has included his concepts about communism through various scenes. Dialogs also need a special mention. Vineeth has pulled of some really catchy dialogs.
According to me, the biggest plus of the movie is the eye candy cinematography of Jomon. The way he used the lights and all were simply mind blowing. His cinematography along with the sweet music of Shaan makes the movie a visual treat. The scene in the song “Muthuchippi..” where Ayisha holds the guitar and sits in the bed was really a beautiful canvas and after a long time, I saw the audience clapping for visual beauty. Editing was really perfect.
Overall, Thattathi Marayathu form Vineeth Sreenivasan is a beautiful romantic package. It will surely impress that romantic person in you. Romance is always cliché. But presenting it in a way that impresses the audience is a tough job. Vineeth Sreenivasan and his crew has done it quite neatly. I am giving 3.5/5 and thumbs up for Thattathin Marayathu.
Green: Recommended Film
Orange: Okay, Watchable, Experimental Films
Red: Not Recommended