Njangalude Veettile Athidhikal Reviews

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An average Malayali film lover will always welcome veteran director Siby Malayil when he comes out with a movie, that too after a gap. But his latest offering ‘Njangalude Veettile Athidhikal’,proves an altogether unwelcome prospect. A timid effort with little spark of imagination or flair,the movie will leave you high and dry.

It doesn’t take much thinking to realize that most of Jayaram’s characters are as predictable as the tea that is usually served in our trains. It’s mostly bland, repetitive and churned up without much effort.

It is all about marital discord, psychological trauma, fidelity and infidelity.The premise is as old as the woods and the treatment is absolutely anachronistic. The complications that the plot is laden with leave the viewer in a maze and the pedestrian end presents a picture of shambles.

Manoj (Jayaram) and Bhavana (Priyamani) are locked in a marriage which is ridden with conflicts and lack of trust.An advocate Manoj is an outgoing personality driven by his passion for money. While Bhavana is an imaginative being and is a real bookworm. Her literary bent of mind seldom finds an ideal foil in Manoj who is ruthlessly practical. The self centred Bhavana harbours a suspicion that her husband is having extra marital affairs.Their relation worsened after the death of their daughter in an accident. The arrival of Maya (Lena), in the scene complicates matters further. A woman who has no love lost for menfolk, Maya adds fuel to the fire with her closeness to Bhavana.

Afterwards we are treated to situations that would look outdated even in a movie which released two decades ago.Bhavana’s extravagant imagination runs riot and her hallucinations make her do some unthinkable things. The characters of Narain and Kalabhavan Shajon come in, to no avail. From an average family drama the film is sought to be elevated to an exhaustive psychological examination. But the hollow script never allows the film to prosper in the manner the director would have conceived.

This one could easily rank among the worst films from Siby Malayil, who has made some terrific movies in the past. The uncanny resemblance of some scenes to the classic movie Manichithrathazhu is interesting for sure. The visuals are fine but the music rarely appeals.

Jayaram repeats his trademark antics, once again. Priyamani and the rest of the cast struggles to present their badly written roles convincingly.

There is no point in mincing words, Njangalude Veettile Adhithikal tests the patience of the viewer big time. Watch it at your own risk please!

‘Njangalude Veettile Adhithikal’ releases on Today

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Jayaram’s Njangalude Veettile Adhithikal, with Narain and Priyamani in the lead, will hit the screens Today (Oct 1). It is after a long time Jayaram is having a release.

Jayaram plays Manoj, a lawyer, living with his wife Bhavana (Priyamani) and their daughter. The story is about some frictions happening in their relationship during a certain point of time, after a tragedy.

According to the director, the film is about how some unwelcome guests can influence our lives.

Njangalude Veettile Adhithikal is being produced under the banner of Galaxy Films. Directed By Siby Malayil, K Gireesh Kumar is the scenarist. Sameer Haq is the cinematographer while Ratheesh Vega is the music director.

Jayaram teams up with Sibi Malayil

JayaramVeteran director Sibi Malayil, who has been quiet for sometime now, has announced his new project. The yet to be titled project is being scripted by K Gireesh Kumar and will have Jayaram as the hero. Priyamani is expected to play the heroine.

The shooting of the film will start on July 1. Jayaram has played the hero in Siby Malayil’s Summer In Bethlehem, Kaliveedu, Alice in Wonderland, Amrutham and Ente Veedu Appoonteyum.

K Gireesh Kumar had scripted Alice in Wonderland and Amrutham. He has also scripted films like Veruthe Oru Bharya, Gaddama and Swapna Sanchari.

Priyamani to speak 4 languages

Priyamani, the stunning actress is gearing up to entertain South Indian audiences with her upcoming movie titled ‘Charulatha’. It is being reported that Priyamani will be dubbing for herself in all the four languages.

Yes, as bizhat reported viewers earlier, Charulatha will be released in Kannada, Tamil, Telugu and Malayalam simultaneous, as the actress is equally famous in all the four film industries. Priyamani is now taking this as a challenge and reportedly interested to speak for her role in all the four languages for Charulatha.

Priyamani will be seen playing the roles as a Siamese twin in this thriller, Charulatha with Skanda playing protagonist. Ponkumaran is directing Charulatha in the production of Globus One Studios banner. Music and BGM for Charulatha is being scored by Sundar C. Babu while Donmax will take care of editing department and M.V. Panneerselvam is the director of Photography among the technical crew.

‘Avalude Ravukal’ yet to fix heroine

With the exceptional theatre run of ‘Rathinirvedham’, more and more film makers from Malayalam have opted to remake old movies with erotic themes and skinny sequences. The producer of ‘Rathinirvedham’ remake, Sureshkumar who seems to be spearheading this movement of presenting aphrodisiac sensuousness in the package of ‘classic remakes’ has already started working on his new movie in the similar lines- ‘Chattakkari’ with Shamna Kassim as the heroine. Still many others in Mollywood are in various stages of remakes of their versions of ‘Ina and ‘Rasaleela’.

Seeing the potential of these kind of remakes, the super director of yesteryear’s, I V Sasi has also announced the new version of his 1978 hit -Avalude Ravukal which he expects to be a shortcut to hit making in 2012. But even after a year from its announcement, the director and the crew are yet to find the right actress to don the central role of the prostitute Rejani that Seema has made immortal in the original.

Priyamani was said to be in consideration for the role but the age factor has resisted the makers to cast her and to look for someone younger.

Liberty Basheer is the producer who is getting ready to fund this remake. And once the actress to give lips to the song ‘Raagendhu Kiranagal’ is finalised, the movie will start canning immediately.

Priyamani’s desire to direct a film!

Many actresses have a long time desire to direct films and actress Priyamani is one among the list. We have seen many heroines turning directors in south and Priyamani wants to follow the foot steps of those actresses. Priyamani is very keen in directing a film but at the same time she made it clear that it is going to be only after two years.

Priyamani says “It is my longtime dream to make a film and at present my top most priority is only acting. I will make a film mostly after two years of time and even my friends are asking me to direct a film. I am really blessed that I have worked with some of the best directors of Indian cinema. I have learnt a lot from them and will be constantly learning. I thank all my directors for giving me an opportunity”.
The actress has sizzled at the Celebrity Cricket League matches along with her friends and co stars. She is found enjoying and also encouraging her team. In fact Priyamani is very fond of cricket