Madhav Ramdasan’s ‘Apothecary’,is akin to a storm that engulfs you with the sheer weight of the subject that it deals with. The movie throbs with moments of intense poignancy and not for a moment can one take the eyes of the screen. The movie adopts a unique narrative structure and it adheres to that uncompromisingly. The effort that the director has put in is visible in every frame and it has a kind of missionary zeal that is seldom seen in the harebrained ventures that pass off as movies.
The Malayalam movie stars firstly Suresh Gopi, Jayasurya and Asif Ali in lead roles together.
While actress Abhirami, Thampy Antony, Neeraj Madhav, Kavitha Nair, Jayaraj Warrier, Arun, Seema G Nair, Jayan Cherthala, Lishoy and Meera Nandan played other important roles. The script for the thriller flick is penned by Ramadasan and cinematography is handled by Hari Nair. Let’s take a look at the movie review and story.
The story of Apothecary movie turns around the life of Dr Vijay Nambiar (Suresh Gopi) who is a famous neurosurgeon living happily with his wife Dr Nalini Nambiar (Abhirami) who is a gynecologist in the same hospital. In the hospital, Jayasurya (Subi Joseph) is admitted as a patient, then Vijay experience certain unexpected things that changes his attitude and perspective towards the life.
The thriller movie deals with a serious issue and wonderfully directed and narrated by Madhav and seems to be a one of the masterpiece of his narration. Lead cast has done stupendous job and portrayed the role nicely. Supporting characters played pivotal roles. The plot is tightly knitted and rhythm of the movie is good. Music flows well with every passing scene.
All the characters get good screen presence. The story is well developed and film also marks the comeback of yesteryear actress Abhirami. The suspense, thrill, intriguing plot and impressive performance of actors don’t let the audience to leave the edges of the seat. All in all, movie goes well with those who are not looking for any entertainment and light issue with a pinch of comedy.