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 performer.
The female leads Anumol and Jyothi Krishna are perfect in their roles. The rest of the actors Joy Mathew, Suresh Krishna, Harish Perady, Saiju 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 originality.
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.