Credit must be given to Vineeth Srinivasan for the care taken in each frame to create the right mood and elevate the characters. Those who had fallen in love and felt the pangs of separation and the desperate helplessness will identify themselves in Nivin Pauly and Isha Talwar.
Vineeth himself has grown through the same schools and colleges and would have seen so many such incidents to flare his imagination. Love goes back a generation when a glance or a gesture spoke louder than all those silly banter and conveyed volumes of message. The romance between Vinod(Nivin Pauly) and Aisha (Isha) is delightfully engaging and credit should go to the young actors for their absolute commitment and dedication towards the characterization of the pair.
Nivin Pauly as the small town college boy acts and looks fine in his role. Isha Talwar looks bewitching and angelic as the Muslim girl and is able to be convincing. At times though, she looks a bit confused.
Aju Varghese, Bhagath Manuel , Ahmed Siddique, Sunny Wayne, Manikuttan , Sreenivasan have performed creditably in their respective roles.
Manoj K. Jayan’s performance is notable.
Cinematography by Jomon T John is exceptionally good. Ranjan Abraham edits brilliantly and Shaan Rahman’s music and background score is so melodious and so wonderfully applied that the aura and flavor of romance are enhanced.
“Thattathin Marayathu” is a beautiful romantic film which brings back memories of days gone by for the ‘not so young’ and lessons to the young on ‘how it used to be’.
A movie with excellent first half and agerage second half. But sure, it doesn’t disappoints you.
The movie is simple and moving with a very clear theme and substance.
Verdict: ‘Thattathin Marayathu’ is Good !