Written by Ajayan Venugopal, English is a family drama
with slight tinges of black humour and satire. Lead actors'
performances are the main attraction in it. Ajayan's interesting
story, Shyamaprasad's gripping narration, Rex Vijayan's music,
Udayan Ambady's cinematography and a few humours moments are the
other highlights of the film.
English revolves around four individuals from diverse
backgrounds and their families, who live in London. Films against a
foreign backdrop usually focus more on the glamour quotient of the
place, but moving away from this trend, the director throws light
on the psychology of the lead characters. He tries to show how they
react when they are put in different condition.
Shankardas (Jayasurya) is a Kathakali artist who reaches
London due to certain circumstances. He wishes to return to his
native place, but has to face difficulties as he cannot return.
Nikhil (Nivin Pauly) is an IT professional in London who enjoys his
London life to its maximum. He is born and brought up in Gulf.
Gauri (Remya Nambeesan) lives with her husband in London. Joy
(Mukesh), who runs a corner store in London, lives with his wife
Saly (Sona Nair), children, his mother and brother. Another family
is that of Dr Ram (Murali Menon) and his wife Saraswati (Nadiya
Moidu). Saraswati belongs to a traditional Brahmin family who finds
very difficult to adjust to the life in London.
All lead actors like Mukesh, Jayasurya, Nivin Pauly, Nadia Moidu
and Remya Nambeesan have done a good job. Jayasurya has etched out
his character wonderfully. As the corner store owner, Mukesh is
sure to win the viewers' heart. Others' performances are also big
assets to the movie English.
English has rich production values and Rex Vijayan's
music is major highlight in the technical front. His music has a
multi-cultural flavour. His unique mixing of fusion adds to its
charm and it takes you to the world of music that is unheard of.
Udayan Ambady's picturisation is another big strength of the
Overall, Shyamaprasad has made a wonderful experiment through
the movie English, which will definitely impress the film
Cast: Jayasurya, Mukesh, Nivin Pauly, Nadia Moidu, Remya Nambeesan
Music: Rex Vijayan
Cinematography: Udayan Ambady
Release date: May 24, 2013