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(U) (2014)


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06 Nov 2014
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Varsham Review

Varsham is a family drama written and directed by Ranjth Sankar. Mammootty plays the central character of the movie, while Asha Sarath and Mamta Mohandas essay the female leads. Varsham is produced by Mammootty and Ranjith Sankar under the banners Playhouse Motion Pictures and Dreams & Beyond.

Ranjth Sankar's script is simply flawless. The writer-director manages to bring up a very simple theme and portray it without any entertaining gimmicks or over-dosage of sentiments.

Verdict - A tender and completely engrossing family drama.

‎varsham‬! Cant say anything with my wet eyes.. Watch and feel it ..!! An intense emotional drama that happens once in a decade..with the classic performance of mammookka

The film is an authentic assertion of the universality of love, compassion and empathy. It appeals both to the ordinary film-goer as well as the cognoscenti. It is an unconventional film that stands out for thematic novelty and directorial skill. The film seems to have gone down well with the audience, tired of being fed stale fares by the mainstream Malayalam cinema.

Mammootty play as Venu, who runs a business in Thrissur. Veteran actor T. G. Ravi plays the villain role after a long gap in this film. Ravi, who was known for his villainous characters during the 70s and 80s in Malayalam, will appear as Manavalan Peter in “Varsham.”

Verdict: A must see for all those who love good cinema.

Varsham, directed by Ranjith Shankar is a down to earth movie told in an appropriate way, making it more realistic; giving the feeling that the characters are from real life seen around us. The film with Mammootty and Asha Sarath in lead is neither a thriller nor a comedy flick. It is a resemblance of reality.

We can’t see a Mega Star Mammootty in the film. It was all Venu; raining in Varsham. The veteran actor brings the character to life. None other than him can make the character this much hike.

Verdict: Overall, Varsham is a family entertainer; saying a real story with the help of some characters created through the script. The film is so simple that, it matches real incidents.

Venu (Mammootty) is a financier and has a happy family including his wife (Asha Sharath) and son (master Prajwal). A twist in the tale turns their lives forever and what happens to Venu and his family forms the rest.

Director Ranjith Shankar isn’t know for bringing novel concepts or great films. But he knows to explain things in simple yet likeable manner. If it was the decent thrills in Passenger, the humour in Punyalan, this time around it is Mammoottys performance.

Verdict: Overall Varsham may not be a great film or a masterpiece. But it has its heart in the right place and a brilliant Mammootty which makes up for an easy watch.

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