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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.
Venugopal aka Venu (Mammootty) is a complete family man, who lives for his family. He returns to his native, resigning his job in Gulf, to spent the rest of his life with his family. His family consists of his loving wife Nandini (Asha Sarath) and their only son Anand (Master Prajwal Prasad).
Venu starts a small scale Finance company, named Anand Finance. The company raises to popularity within a small time span and enters into the good book of the people. Venu's gain was the loss for Manavalan Peter (TG Ravi), who runs a big finance company. Peter develops an enemity towards Venu and he decides to avenge his company's lose.
Venu, who is a doting father has big plans for his son and wants to make him a doctor. But the sudden death of Anand, leaves Venu and Nandini shattered and the couple takes a long time to recover from the shock. This incident changes Venu's total perception towards life and that forms the rest of the story.
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Cast and Performance
Mammootty delivers his best performance in recent times as Venu. The actor once again proves his mettle to play emotional scenes with a balanced act. While Asha Sarath struggles to play the role of a typical housewife in the first half, she excels in the second half with perfectly delivered emotional scenes.
Mamta Mohandas, who plays Dr Jayashree does her role to near perfection. Master Prajwal Prasad, who portrays Venu and Nandini's son Anand, is convincing in his role. Rest of the cast did complete justice to their respective characters.
Script and Direction
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.
Manoj Pillai's cinematography creates a perfect ambiance for the simple plot. Editing by Sagar Das is up to standard.
Music and Background Score
Bijibal's creates a perfect mood for the movie with his background score and the songs are fine.
A tender and completely engrossing family drama.