The Film festivals of the state had indeed helped many of our film makers to replicate the quality concepts of many world movies to admirable Desi flicks. Dr.Biju who is already renowned for his few films, has his latest 'Aakasahthinte Niram' stylized like that of films from 'Kim Ki duk'- one of the most admired film makers in our festivals. Plotted with the wonderful nature around and isolated piece of lands with a few characters, the movie is embellished with solemn silence, with a parable like story. All of its characters are nameless and is placed in an inaccessible beautiful island which becomes the territory for a few.
Indrajith appear as a pickpocket who tries to snatch some money from an old man (Nedumudi Venu) who is at the nearby harbour on his motorboat to sell his products. The pickpocket ends up in an isolated island, where the oldman makes a living with a few occupants - a mute girl (Amala Paul), a stammering helper (Anoop Chandran) and a seven year little boy (Master Govardhan) .The frustration of being trapped in the island leaves him with myriad of emotions and expressions of anger. But after realising the extreme bonding between their inhabitants and the nature settings, the pickpocket gradually evolves a better person and start empathising about the life that the exotic locales offer.
The movie has a very striking plot with the one similar to many international movies. The characters presented by Dr Biju are brilliantly embellished by the actors with Indrajith making another standout performance. The animosity and hostility, the confrontational attitude, the shock, the sadness, every aspect is wonderfully natural with a natural ease. Nedumudi Venu, Amala Paul and Co also appear suitable for the roles. Cinematography by M J Radhakrishnan is another highlight of the movie, with very fine visuals making an intense impact. The movie also feature some mesmerising music pieces by Isaac Thomas and Raveendra Jain, that adds to the mood of the movie.
In the negative part, the movie unleashes in a sluggish pace that is characteristic of the director. Some dramatic dialogues and sequences also mar the effectiveness of the narratives.
On the whole, this 'Aakashaathinte Niram' is more for the discerning viewer and the festival circuit. Unfortunately, the film has had an unsung release, with hardly any promotion or awareness, which will make the effort go unnoticed. However, if you wish to listen to an untold story that's sensibly treated with some wonderful performances, I would surely recommend this attempt from Dr Biju which is sure to help him enter the hall of universal fame.