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Acha Dhin Movie Review: Don't Expect A 'Acha Dhin'

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Acha Dhin is the family entertainer, which stars Mammootty in the lead role. The movie is directed by Marthandan and penned by AC Vijeesh. Popular TV actress Mansi Sharma essays the female lead. Acha Dhin is produced by S George, under the banner Cyn-Cyl Celluloid.

Acha Dhin Plot

Durgaprasad (Mammootty) is a native of Jharkhand who have been living in Kochi since last 20 years with his loving wife Sheetal (Mansi Sharma). He is working as a cleaning staff in a mall. The couple eloped from Jharkhand, as they belonged to two different castes.

Durgaprasad loves Kerala and considers himself as a Malayali. But the people around him still consider him as an outsider. The couple is awaiting their first baby, after many years of treatment. After a series of incidents, a heavily pregnant Sheetal falls ill and needs immediate medical treatment.

The highly nervous Durgaprasad tries his level best to make enough money; but fails. Later he ends up in a situation, where he is forced to receive money from a terrorist group. What happens next forms the crux of the story.

Acha Dhin Cast

Mammootty essays Durgapasad with much perfection. It is a cakewalk for the much-experienced actor and sadly the character was not enough challenging for him.

Debutante Mansi Sharma, who plays Sheethal has nothing much to do in the film. The rest of the star cast, including Padmaraj Ratheesh, Kishore, Renji Panicker, Sudheer Karamana, Manianpilla Raju, Kunjan, P Balachandran etc are fine in their roles.

Script And Direction

The movie, which is penned by AC Vijeesh, impresses with a decent beginning. But screenplay completely fails to narrate the plot in an effective way and looks too weak after the second half. The major twist, which was supposed to give a thriller mode to the movie, ended up as an immature attempt.

Director Marthandan has failed to effectively narrate the weak plot and loses the control over the film after the interval. The director has not been able to bring out anything exciting from the dull story line.

Technical Aspects

Pradeep Nair's cinematography has perfectly set the ambiance for a family thriller. Ratheesh Raj's editing was not up to the mark, as the movie fails to follow a rhythm from the beginning till the end.

Songs And Background Score

Songs and Background score are composed by National Award winning musician Bijibal. He has done an average job with the background score. The songs are just ok.


A total disappointment for the audience and definitely not a 'Acha Dhin'.

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Mammootty As Durgaprasad

Mammootty plays Durgaprasad, a Jharkhand based man who lives in Kochi and works as a cleaning staff in a popular mall of the city. The actor plays his part well, but his performance couldn't save the weak script.

Mansi Sharma As Sheetal

Mansi Sharma essays Sheetal, Durgaprasad's wife. Mansi is a good pair for Mammootty in the case of looks, but fails to impress with her performance. The actress has nothing much to do in her minimal role.

Padmaraj Ratheesh

Padmaraj Ratheesh, the son of late actor Ratheesh appears in a key role in the film. The actor inherits the rough and tough looks and eyes of his father. But Padmaraj doubtlessly needs to improve his acting skills.

Screenplay And Dialogues

Vijeesh AC, the scenarist who made his debut with Mammootty starrer Immanuel, pens the screenplay and dialogues for Acha Dhin. The movie impresses with decent beginning; but disappoints after a certain point.


Director Marthandan completely fails to narrate the dull story in an effective way. The movie completely goes out of the hand, after it emerges to the thriller track.

Technical Crew

Pradeep Nair's cinematography is above average. Mahesh Narayanan's editing is not up to the standards.

Costumes And Art

Sujith Raghav is the art director. Costumes are designed by Kumar.

Songs And Background Score

Songs and Background score are composed by Bijibal. The musician proves that he is the best when it comes to the background score. Songs are just average.

Production Banner

The movie is produced by Mammootty's close associate, under the banner Cyn-Cyl Celluloid.


A below average flick by Mammootty-Marthandan duo, which miserably fails to impress.

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