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Njanum Ente Familyum – Movie Review

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Njanum Ente Familyum, directed by KK Rajeev is his first directorial debut. Though Rajeev has made many good serials, it is the first time that he is venturing into directing films and that lack of experience shows!

Njanum Ente Familyum, scripted by Cherian Kalpakavady is extremely predictable. Though the film tries to hold our attention in the first half, director KK Rajeev loses complete dimension in the second half and the film becomes a drag. It becomes difficult to sit through the entire movie.

Njanum Ente Familyum bears a lot of resemblance to the Hindi film Dil Ek Mandir, directed by CV Sridhar and released in 1963. The film was remade in Malayalam as Hridayam Oru Kshethram (1976) starring Madhu, Sri Vidya and Raghavan.

Visuals by Vaidy S Pillai and music by MG Sreekumar is good.


Dr Dinanathan (Jayaram) is one of the best cardio thoracic surgeons in the city and is extremely happy with his wife Dr Priya (Mamta Mohandas) and his children.

Jayaram's character happens to see a heart patient at the behest of his friend Dr Moorthy (Jagathy Sreekumar). During the course of his interaction, he gets to know that the patient John Pailykkunnel (Manoj K Jayan) is in fact the husband of his ex-flame, Sophiya (Maithily).


Jayaram's potential as an actor has not been utilised to the maximum and the film Njanum Ente Familyum does not pose any challenge to the talented actor. Mamta Mohandas has nothing much to do. Mythili and Manoj K Jayan deliver a stupendous performance.

Overall, Njanum Ente Familyum is plain boring!

Cast: Jayaram, Mamta Mohandas, Maithily, Manoj K Jayan
Director: KK Rajeev
Music: MG Sreekumar

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