Ranjith is back with yet another artistic flick, Njaan. The movie is an adaption of the Magical History novel, K T N Kottur Ezhuthum Jeevithavum written by T P Rajeevan. Dulquer Salmaan plays the title character K T N Kottur and young journalist Ravi in the movie. Njaan is produced by Ranjith himself, under the banner Gold Coin Motion Pictures.
Ravi (Dulquer Salmaan) is a young writer, who arrives in Kottur
village to write an autobiography of Koyilothu Thazhe Narayanan
Nair alias K T N Kottur (Dulquer Salmaan), who was a poet and
revolutionary freedom fighter. K T N was a man who led a very
different life by breaking all social norms and disappeared at the
age of 30.
Ravi finds out that K T N Kottur was considered as a Communist
by some people, while some others thinks that he was a racist and
criminal. Ravi realizes that the information about K T N Kottur is
very minimum and he enters in a mission to know more about K T N
Kottur. And forms the rest of the story.
Cast and Performance
Dulquer Salmaan shines as K T N Kottur and Ravi. The actor
breaks his boy next door image and delivers his best performance
till date. He proves that he have that spark to be a brilliant
The female leads Anumol and Jyothi Krishna are perfect in their
roles. The rest of the actors Joy Mathew, Suresh Krishna, Harish Perady,
Kurup, Irshad, Jayan Cherthala, Shruthi Ramachandran and
Muthumani equally excels in their roles.
Script and Direction
Ranjith once again proves that he is one of the best directors
of Mollywood, with his excellent craft. The director deserves a
special applause for the courage he shows to select such different
subjects for his movies.
The script penned by T P Rajeevan is brilliant. The movie, which
is an adaption of a novel, have the merits of being penned by the
novelist himself. The only minus is the slow pace that makes the
second half a bit stretched.
Manoj Pillai's cinematography is perfect. The stunning visuals
helps in bringing the right mood to the movie plot, which develops
through a mix of pre-independence era and present.
Art Direction by Santhosh Raman deserves a special mention. The
movie has shown the pre-independence era and present with maximum
Editing by Sandeep Nandakumar is not up to expectations; as the
movie falls into slow pace in the second half.
Music and Background Score
Bijibal's songs are fine. But he once again proves his talent
with the background score, which plays a main role in completing
the mood of the movie.
Strongly recommended for the audience who love to watch unconventional movies.