Njangalude Veettile Athidhikal is a family drama directed by Sibi Malayil. Jayaram and Priyamani plays the lead roles in the movie, while Narain appears in a pivotal role. Jayaram and Sibi Malayil joined hands after a long break of 9 years with the movie. Njangalude Veettile Athidhikal is produced by Milan Jaleel under the banner Galaxy Films.
Adv. Manoj Kumar (Jayaram) and Bhavana (Priyamani) is a
mismatched yet loving couple, who lives in the city with their
daughter. Manoj is a money-minded person while Bhavana is very
composed and she lives in the world of books. The couple's daughter
dies in an accident and that makes Bhavana, an introvert. She tries
to hide herself in the world of books and this creates a gap
between her and Manoj.
Bhavana slowly starts suspecting Manoj and thinks that he has
affairs with his female colleagues. She conveys her problems to her
friend Maya (Lena).
Maya advices Bhavana to take revenge on Manoj by entering into an
affair with a dangerous person. Bhavana writes a letter to the
criminal, who is a client of Manoj (Kalabhavan Shajohn) by
imagining another appearance for him (Narain), which does not
Bhavana starts imagining that the criminal is visiting her and
starts a conversation with him. Manoj, who witnesses this incident,
realizes the mental condition of his wife and takes her to a
psychiatrist. At the same the time, the original criminal, who gets
converted into a nice human being after reading Bhavana's letters,
comes to visit her. This forms the crux of the story.
Cast and Performance
Jayaram, who plays Adv. Manoj Kumar, disappoints with his
repetitive role and performance. The actor has nothing to do with
the role, which shows uncannible resemblance with his earlier
characters. Priya Mani shines as Bhavana, a mother who lost her
child and a woman, who lives in her own imaginary world.
Lena and Narain impresses with their power-packed acting skills.
Innocent and KPAC Lalitha has nothing much to do; but plays their
parts well. Kalabhavan Shajohn, who played the criminal who
receives Bhavana's letter, deserves a special mentioning. The actor
has played his role to near perfection.
Script and Direction
The major drawback of the movie is its script, which falls into
low phase right from the beginning. Some portions of the movie
shows extreme similarity with various other movies, which discussed
about the psychic problems. K Gireesh Kumar fails to make the plot
engaging, with his soul-less script.
Sibi Malayil's comeback fails to impress. The director, who made
a bunch of iconic movies, made a wrong choice with the theme, which
he selected for his comeback.
Sameer Haq did a good job with his cinematography. Bijith Bala's
editing is not up to standards, as the movie runs through a low
phase from beginning to end.
Music and Background Score
Bijibal excels with the background score. But, Ratheesh Vega's
songs are not up to expectations.
Only recommended to strong Jayaram fans.