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    Tiyaan Movie Review: A Promising Plot Dampened By Inept Screenplay!

    By Akhila Menon

    Tiyaan is the pan-Indian movie, which stars Prithviraj and Indrajith in the lead roles. The movie is written by Murali Gopy and directed by Jiyen Krishnakumar. Tiyaan is produced by Haneef Mohammed under the banner Red Rose Creations.


    Pattabhirama Giri is a Malayali Brahmin who lives in a North Indian village, along with wife Amba and daughter Arya. The arrival of godman Mahashay's new ashram leads to a tragical incident in the life of the couple.

    How Pattabhiraman takes revenge on Mahashay, with the help of a mysterious man named Aslan Mohammed, forms the crux of the story.

    Cast & Crew

    Prithviraj As Aslan Mohammed

    Prithviraj has delivered a fantastic performance as Aslan Mohammed, the mysterious man who influences Pattabhiraman. The actor's exceptional voice modulation deserves a special applause.

    But, Prithvi has comparatively less screen space in the first half, which might not go well with his fans. The flashback portions of his character lack clarity, which badly affects the characterization of Aslan.

    Indrajith As Pattabhirama Giri

    Indrajith once again reminds us that he is one of the most under-rated talents of Mollywood, with the stellar performance as Pattabhirama Giri. His flawless performance makes the character and its transformations more effective.

    Murali Gopy As Remakanth Mahashay

    Murali Gopy delivers a graceful performance as the godman Remakant Mahashay Bhagwan. But, the characterization of Mahashay has striking similarities with the earlier godman roles of Mollywood, especially Narendraprasad's role from Ekalavyan, which makes it less exciting.

    Direction: Jiyen Krishnakumar

    Jiyen Krishnakumar, the director has done justice to the screenplay, but couldn't enhance it in any way. The extreme predictability is the main spoilsport in the narrative.

    While certain elements were over-exploited, some highly promising ones were left unattended. The lack of clarity at several portions might not go well with the common audiences and affects the entertainment aspect.

    Script: Murali Gopy

    Murali Gopy, the writer couldn't recreate his magic with Tiyaan. The movie clearly discusses a highly valid theme, but the lack of balance in the script plays the spoilsport. The way the mutual respect for religions is depicted in the movie is extremely commendable.

    While the certain aspects were over-exploited, the writer leaves several other potential factors in the mid-way, unattended. While certain dialogues were sharp and crispy, some others end up ineffective.

    Padmapriya As Vasundhara Devi

    Padmapriya, the highly talented actress is totally wasted in the role of Vasundhara Devi, which is just an insignificant cameo.

    Ananya As Amba

    Ananya delivers a decent performance as Amba, the wife of Pattabhirama Giri. Even though the role doesn't provide much scope, the actress has made a mark with her decent acting skills.

    Supporting Cast

    None of the supporting actors, including tjhe National award winner Suraj Venjaramoodu, Shine Tom Chacko, Rahul Madhav, Ravi Singh, Mridula Sathe, have much scope to perform.

    Baby Nakshatra Indrajith, the daughter of Indrajith and Poornima has made a decent debut, by playing the role of Pattabhiraman and Amba's daughter, Arya.

    Cinematography: Satheesh Kurup

    The breathtaking visualisation by DOP Satheesh Kurup makes Tiyaan an absolute visual treat. It is undoubtedly one of the best films in the recent past, in terms of visualisation.

    Music: Gopi Sundar

    Gopi Sundar, the National Award winner once again creates magic with his extraordinary background score, which has taken Tiyaan to a whole new level. The songs are just okay.

    Other Technical Aspects

    Editing by Manoj is not up to the standards. The movie falls into the slow pace very often, which severely affects the flow of the narrative. A few portions in the movie, especially the portions which portray Pattabhiraman's struggles, are over-stretched and repetitive.

    The graphic effects used in the movie are fine. Mohandas, the art director has done a brilliant job. Vivek Ranjit, who has handled the subtitling department of the film, deserves a special mention.


    A highly promising plot which was dampened by an inept screenplay. Watch it without much expectations.

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