Guruvayoor Ambala Nadayil Review: A laugh riot powered by Prithviraj and Basil

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Guruvayoor Ambala Nadayil Review: A laugh riot powered by Prithviraj and Basil

After the sensational success of Jaya Jaya Jaya Jaya Hey, director Vipin Das joins hands with writer Deepu Pradeep, who excels in spinning fun stories around weddings. The latter has proven it with Kunjiramayanam, Padmini and Perilloor Premier League. In Guruvayoor Ambala Nadayil, the focus is on Vinu’s (Basil Joseph) arranged marriage with Anjali (Anaswara Rajan).

Interestingly, Vinu is more close to Anjali’s brother Anandan (Prithviraj Sukumaran) than Anjali. Vinu, who works in Dubai, is often seen talking to Anandan over phone. He even saves his furure father-in-laws’ phone contact as Anandettan’s father. There’s a peculiar bromance between the two, around which the first half is largely centered. At a particular point, the two part ways putting the marraige on tenterhooks. From there, it is a proper Priyadarshan-style comedy (Vettam, for example) with multiple forces trying to stop the wedding and a section trying to make it happen amidst all the odds.

Basil and Prithviraj are terrific together, particularly the latter, who is not known to pull off comedy roles. The duo’s chemistry and hilarious exchanges is one of the major highlights of the film. In the second half, several new characters make their way, of which Jomon Jyothir excels. Some of his casual one liners are uproarious, making even mundane moments work.

A disappointing aspect though is the much hyped cameo by Yogi Babu. It’s a criminally underwritten character and the actor fails to offer any laughs. However, the other supporting actors, including Nikhila Vimal, Anaswara Rajan, Siju Sunny and Saafboi perform their parts well. Towards the second half, the film shifts into complete chaos mode with hundreds of junior artists amidst action, comedy and music. Vipin and team has done a wonderful job in executing these portions.

In a nutshell, Guruvayoor Ambala Nadayil is a film that deserves to be enjoyed with families in the theatres. It’s a film for all sections of the audience to unwind, relax and let out some carefree laughs.

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