Njandukalude Naattil Oridavela Review : An entertaining watch for families
Nivin Pauly’s Njandukalude Naattil Oridavela has been in the making for sometime now. The movie, which makes the directorial debut of Althaf Salim has finally hit screens today as. The movie is aimed mainly at the families visiting theatres during this Onam season. Let’s see how the movie has actually turned out to be.
Njandukalude Naattil Oridavela’s story is primarily about the Chacko family. Veteran actors Lal and Shanthi Krishna play a middle aged couple in the movie. They have three children – Kurian (Nivin Pauly), Mary (Srinda Arhaan) and Sarah (Ahaana Krishna). Siju Wilson plays Srinda’s husband and newbie Aishwarya Lekshmi plays Nivin’s pair.
The Chacko couple lead a happy life when an unexpected problem arises. They try to inform this to their kids. Kurian comes home from London hoping that his parents have fixed his marriage. But what awaits him is something serious. How the family stands united to face this situation is what is discussed in this movie.
One of the weakest links in the movie is clearly it’s writing. Althaf Salim and George Kora and have jointly scripted this movie. The emotions do not work out and the humour looks forced in. The movie has a host of characters but apart from Sheela Chacko’s character, all the others lacked depth and proper characterisation. The fact that Althaf has opted out for a feel-good shade when the story had a lot of scope for some emotional drama is quite strange. Despite that, families seem to enjoy this movie with Nivin Pauly’s goofy act winning him applause.
Coming to the perfomance side, veteran actress Shanthi Krishna has made a memorable comeback. With her act as a bold and strong mother, she stands tall as the backbone of this movie. Nivin Pauly’s performance reminds of his own roles in Oru Vadakkan Selfie and Premam (teenage age days). Lal, Ahaana Krishna, Srinda, Siju Wilson and all the other supporting actors justified their casting.
Technically, Njandukalude Naattil Oridavela is a quality product. Mukesh Muraleedharan’s aesthetic frames has given a rich feel to the movie. Composer Justin Varghese has also had an impressive debut.
Njandukalude Naattil Oridavela has it’s share of flaws which cannot be completely overlooked. Despite that, families will enjoy the movie for it’s fun and entertaining factor.