Varnyathil Aashanka Review: Entertainment through realism and it came out well!
One among the Malayalam releases that had graced the screens all over Kerala this Friday was Varnyathil Aashanka directed Sidharth Bharathan. Thrissur Gopalji had written the screenplay of this movie which had Kunchacko Boban, Suraj Venjarammoodu, Chemban Vinod, Shine Tom Chacko, Manikandan Achari etc in the lead roles. Ashiq Usman had bankrolled this flick under the banner of Ashiq Usman productions.
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The movie had created an anticipation level before its release mainly due to two factors. One is movie’s trailer which was indeed a good one. The other factor is Sidharth Bharathan, who is known for his critically acclaimed previous ventures like Nidra and Chandrettan Evideya. Chandrettan Evideya was a decent box office success as well.
Varnyathil Aashanka is told in a satirical manner and humor is there in the movie from its beginning to the end. It tells about certain incidents happens in the life of a few crooks named Kwotta Siva, Wilson, Gilbert, Pratheesh and Dayanandan. It all happens on a Hartal day in Thrissur, which was declared due to a political killing that happened.
The screenplay was hilarious at times and it followed the path of a satire in the most subtle manner. Along with humor, it also offered the audience moments to thrill as well. Screenplay by Thrissur Gopalji has been a good one and Sidharth Bharathan’s craft made it a very good entertainer which has a certain quality in its making and presentation. It has been told in a realistic manner and yet entertained the audience very well. All the characters had their own space in the plot and everyone has their own identity as well.
Performance has been great from each and every artist. Kunchacko Boban once again played his part to perfection and as Kwotta Sivan, he gave a natural performance. Suraj Venjarammoodu once again rocked the show with his amazing performance. He was in his elements and the way he carried the character named Dayanandan has been fantastic. His body language was amazing as well. Chemban Vinod, as Wilson, Manikandan Achari as Gilbert and Shine Tom Chacko as Pratheesh gave very good performances and Rachana Narayanan Kutty also played her part satisfactorily. Tini Tom, Sunil Sugatha, Gayathri Suresh, Dinesh Prabhakar etc too did their part well even though they did not have too many scenes in the movie.
The DOP of this flick was Jayesh Nair and his visuals provided the realistic atmosphere which was needed to set the plot. Music from Prashant Pillai was also blended really well with the atmosphere in the plot. Editing was done by Bavan Sreekumar and he did a nice job as well. Even though the flick moved at a medium pace, it never bored the audience or lagged.
In total, Varnyathil Aashanka was a very good realistic entertainer which will give you something really fresh inside the cinema hall. It will make you laugh a lot and in the end, through humor, it will make you think as well about what is going on in our society. It will never disappoint you for sure.