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Ayaal Njanalla Movie Review: Fahadh Faasil Is Back!


Ayaal Njanalla is a comedy entertainer which stars Fahadh Faasil in the lead role. The movie is scripted and directed by actor turned filmmaker, Vineeth Kumar. Popular director Ranjith pens the story.

Mrudula Murali and debutante Divya Pillai essays the female leads opposite Fahadh. Ayaal Njanalla is produced by Dr. TA Sundar Menon, under the banner Sun Ads And Film Productions.

Ayaal Njanalla Plot

Prakashan is a young man who hails from Koyilandi, a small town in Kerala. He shifted to Gujarat 15 years back, along with his family and is running a small scale business. Even though he has no connection with Kerala, he still speaks in Koyilandi dialect.

He falls in love with Esha (Mrudula Murali) and she reciprocates. Prakashan falls in huge debt after the unexpected demise of his uncle (TG Ravi). He decides to sell his ancestral property in Kerala and comes to hometown.

After reaching Kerala, Prakashan realises that he resembles a famous actor; while people mistaken him for the actor. The following incidents changes his life and this forms the crux of the story.

Ayaal Njanalla Cast And Performance

Fahadh Faasil stuns the audience with his brilliant performance. He literally steals the show with his flawless acting skills and comic timing. He deserves a special applause for delivering the Koyilandi slang so effortlessly.

Mrudula Murali, who plays Esha looks gorgeous onscreen and okay with her performance. Divya Pillai makes a decent debut; but her performance is immature at certain points and she has to work on her acting skills.

The rest of the cast includes TG Ravi, Renji Panicker, Tini Tom, Sijoy Varghese, Noby, Sreekumar, Dinesh Nair, Sreekanth Menon, etc perfectly plays their respective roles.

Story, Screenplay, And Direction

The story penned by Ranjith is highly interesting and fresh.

Vineeth Kumar makes a promising directorial debut with the movie. The director has managed to keep the movie entertaining from the beginning to climax.

But the movie loses the excitement factor in the second half and lags at certain points. Some particular scenes lack the logic and leave the audience confused. 

Technical Aspects

Shamdat Sainudeen is the director of photography. The visuals are just mindblowing; especially in the song sequences. The cinematographer has managed to create a classy ambiance for the movie. Manoj's editing slightly falls in the second half; but in overall, he has done a neat job. 

Songs And Background Score

Songs and background score are composed by Manu Ramesan. The composer impresses with the fresh rhythmic songs. The soulful background score creates a perfect mood throughout the movie.


A neatly packed entertainer for the season and a perfect treat for the Fahadh Faasil fans.

Check out the slides for some candid pics of Ayaal Njanalla cast & crew... 

Fahadh Faasil

Fahadh Faasil is playing an interesting character in the film, with two different appearances. He is using a wig for one of the appearances, which is for the first time in his career.


Mrudula Murali

It is the first big release for Mrudula Murali, who has been active with some small films in the industry. She plays Esha a half Malayali girl, in the movie.

Divya Pillai

Debutante Divya Pillai plays one of the two female leads in the movie. The crew hasn't revealed any details about Divya yet.

Director-Vineeth Kumar

It is the feature film debut of popular actor Vineeth Kumar. He has earlier directed some highly popular advertisements and music albums.


The story is penned by filmmaker Ranjith. Initially, he was planning to direct the film himself, with Fahadh in the lead role. But later gave the opportunity to Vineeth Kumar.

Songs And Background Score

Songs and background score are composed by Manu Ramesan. Manu is the son of popular poet cum lyricist, S Ramesan Nair. The first song of the movie, Neelavan Mukile has already entered the hit charts. 

Technical Aspects

Shamdat is the director of photography. Manoj handles the editing. The costumes are designed by Sameera Saneesh. 


A fun-filled entertainer.

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