Breaking News Live, directed by Sudhir Ambalapadu once again treads on the plot of experimental cinema, like many other Malayalam films released recently. The film is based on the much hyped rape and murder that had made headlines last year.
Breaking News Live no doubt is a sincere effort on the part of director Sudhir Ambalapadu. In spite of the very emotional and sensitive subject, the movie somehow fails to touch the chord. The message that the film tries to convey is sincere. Through his narrative, Sudhir asks the citizens to get together and fight for our rights.
The first half of the film especially seems half baked and fails to make the 'connect' with the audience. Cinematography and songs by Mohan Sithara also fails to impress. The climax, however is very interesting and has that much needed punch which makes the film worth watching.
Nayana (Kavya Madhavan) is a graduate in catering technology and is looking forward to marry her co-worker (Vineeth) at the college soon. Nayana gets close to Swapna (Mydhili), who is working with ITL, a tour company. Swapna has the responsibility of taking care of her aged grandmother (Sukumari) and a mentally retarded brother. She is all set to marry soon.
On her return from a college tour, Nayana gets into a compartment of train which has Swapna, and a host of travellers including a women hockey team on it. During the course of her journey, she finds a hefty Tamilian guy trying to misbehave with Swapna and in her efforts to get rid of him, she asks for help. Nayana is shocked and unable to react on time and both of them falls off the train.
Nayana is unable to come out of the shock though she keeps this incident a secret. She then comes across a news report revealing details of a girl who is admitted in a coma stage for days. The girl eventually dies, and Nayana develops a deep guilt feeling that affects her life in more than one way.
Kavya Madhavan excels in her role as she carried the film on her shoulders. Vineeth and the rest of the cast does average job.
Breaking News Live is only worth a one time watch, and nothing else.
Director: Sudhir Ambalapadu
Producer: Ranjith Kumar
Cast: Vineeth, Kavya Madhavan, Mythily, Mamukkoya, Devan, Lakshmi Sharma, Thilakan, Anoop Chandran, Lena Abhilash, Sukumari, Subi Suresh, Thesni Khan, Saranya Moha