After a lots of flops in hand this year, Mohanlal is credited with a movie that brings him some relief for the year end. Ividum Swargam Aanu is a typical village story, completely different from the early movies of Lal.
Directed by Roshan Andrews, the film tells the story of a farmer. Mohanlal plays the lead role as the farmer. Mathew (Lal) is a bachelor and choose farming as his profession. He is a very nice man and is very much attached to his family especially to his father Jeremiah. Thilakan plays the role of Jeremiah.
The family owns quite a big and impressive farm. A wealthy land grabbler and businessman Aluva Chandy ( Lalu Alex) enters into the peaceful life of Mathew and his family. He sets his eyes on their farm and dreams of bringing out it into a resort. He create such situations that create pressure on Mathew to sell his farm which is in the centre of the proposed project. Aluva Chandy convinces the villagers that a big township will be set up there. He create obstacles in the smooth functioning of the farm in the form of pollution control, loan etc that depress Mathew. Meantime Mathew seek the help of Prabalan ( Sreenivasan), an advocate, who helps him to solve the problem. How Mathew fights against the land grabblers and the land mafia to save his farm is the crux of the story.
The story highlights true happenings. Mohanlal, as usual, has been successful in executing the emotions very well. So also Lalu Alex, with his achayan slang has been successful in creating the impression of a real land mafia. The movie has three heroines- Lakshmi Rai, Priyanka and Lakshmi Gopalaswamy. Lakshmi Rai comes as advocate Sumathy, Priyanka as television Journalist Betsy and for the first time Lakshmi Gopalaswamy is seen in a negative tinch role of SFC manager. Other cast of the film includes Thilakan, Sreenivasan, Sukumari, Kaviyoor Ponnamma, Shankar etc.
The story is by James Albert who has written for films like Classmates and Cycle. Roshan Andrews, the director of the film, who has movies Udayanaanu Thaaram and Notebook credited to his career has been successful in bringing out a common story with some freshness.
Divakar has handled the camera and Gopi Sundar has scored the background music in this film. There are no songs in the film.
In fact one can blindly comment the movie Ividum Swargam Aanu to be worth watching. It is sure to give the feeling of a good cinema.
Movie: Ividum Swargam Aanu
Cast: Mohanlal, Lalu Alex, Thilakan, Sreenivasan, Lakshmi Rai, Priyanka, Lakshmi Gopalaswamy, Sukumari, Kaviyoor Ponnamma, Shankar
Director: Roshan Andrews
Production: Aashirwaad Films
Music: Mohan Sitara