Review – Abhiyum Naanum

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Star-casts: Prakash Raj, Trisha, Aishwarya, Prithviraj, Thalaivasal Vijay and others.
Banner: Duet Movies
Production: Prakash Raj
Direction: Radha Mohan
Music: Vidhyasagar
Cinematography: Preetha

‘Emotions’ are inborn amongst everyone. Getting bonded with a particular relationship so closely shores everyone when that loved individual departs. ‘Every man is reborn when their children. Perhaps, Children grow so faster while dads remain same that exposes them to various emotions of joys, pains, surprises and shocks. They are introduced to a new world of many relations and it’s an unique feel’. Wow! Watching such theme on the screen gets us so excited about watching this film while on the screens, we see there’s something missing out.

The film opens with Raghumaran, a middle aged person coming across an youngster (Prithviraj) who’s out there with his cute little daughter in park. There begins the handshake between these two as Raghumaran starts narrating the affectionate tale of his daughter Abhi (Trisha). It’s glimpsing back through the happy days with his wife Anu (Aishwarya) and daughter Abhi. It’s about Raghu’s life changing with Abhi’s growth till her marriage with loved one.

Prakash Raj’s performance is so naturalistic in all aspects. Be it his humorous interaction with everyone especially Mano Bala, his wife and everyone else. His emotional outburst with his daughter’s separation, irritations towards his son-in-law Jogindar Singh (Ganesh Venkataraman) initially is great. Trisha’s role is completely in contrast from her previous ventures where she completely believed on skin shows. Though she doesn’t brim up with commendable performance, but thanks for not wearing micro mini dress and dancing with complicated steps that doesn’t suit her. Aishwarya lives under the skin of her character a mother who’s so practical. Watch her while speaking in emotions with her husband before night of Trisha’s marriage, they’re awesome and dialogues go straight onto us. Thalaivasal Vijay, the one playing his wife’s role and a beggar by character named Ravi Shashtri is brilliantly depicted.

Vidhyasagar can better quit scoring music as he’s completely running out of good tunes. None of the songs are worthy listening to and Radha Mohan could have avoided such songs that scatter attention. Capturing the shots of Ooty with toning and grading works in post production, Preetha hasn’t cranked anything special with her camera. Dialogues penned by C.P.Narayann and R.Subramanian’s are extremely extraordinary and sparkles the entire film with brightness.

However Radha Mohan is so annoying us spelling ridiculous stuffs like sitting on a boat mid of lake at mid night on a full moon day. Why the full moon can’t be spotted from the house terrace. The director must understand few things would really go as bonkers if turned into pictures. They are good to read on novels.

‘Sardarji incident’ narrated by Thalaivasal Vijay, story about Singh’s relatives revealed, Prakash Raj being getting stomachache on the day of marriage are something realistic….

As a whole, Abhiyum Naanum isn’t a flick that deserves 100/100 but a good attempt by Prakash Raj and Radha Mohan deserves special mention.

Bottom – Line: Nothing special

Verdict: Good

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