Nivin Pauly’s Hey Jude successfully completes 50 days in theatres!
In the age of piracy and digitization, it is a commendable feat for a movie to enjoy a fifty day theatrical run. Nivin Pauly’s Hey Jude has successfully managed to do so. This Shyamaprasad directorial was released on February 2. The movie, which tells the story of a differently abled Jude, was largely opened to positive reviews. Though the box office start was slow, it gradually picked up courtesy the positive word-of-mouth in social medias.
Hey Jude has also completed 50 days in Tamil Nadu. It is still being screened in a few centres in Chennai. Not many Malayalam movies manage to achieve this but Nivin’s popularity in TN has clearly worked in Hey Jude’s favor.
The movie scripted by newcomers Nirmal Sahadev and George Kanatt is basically a coming-of-age story of Jude, an oddball. How love and understanding transforms Jude after befriending with his neighbor Crystal and her father Sebastian, a neuropsychologist, forms the crux of the story.
Nivin Pauly as the differently abled Jude has given his career best performance. Though the movie has only a handful of characters, all of them – Siddique, Trisha, Vijay Menon and Neena Kurup – have given a performance worth remembering for a long time. Hey Jude also won a couple of accolades at the 48th Kerala State Awards. While costume designer Sakhi Elsa and dance choreographer Prasanna Sujit won awards for their works, actor Vijay Menon earned a Special Jury Mention.