Venu Nagavally has proven many times in the past that apart from being a talented actor he is also a good director who can handle sensitive themes with ease.
In his new offering 'Bharya Swantham Suhurthu' he still maintains his penchant for quality narratives though he is attempting a theme that had been in the circuit for long.
Heavily inspired from a few English movies and Goutham Menon's 'Pachakili Muthucharam' in bits and pieces, the movie is quite interestingly told one though with a little shortcomings.
The movie has Jagathy in the lead as Zakhariah, a gulf returnee who is now running a not so happening life, as a private banker.
His life is all immersed around his wife Molly, only daughter Teena and in their regular house hold chores .Girija Vallabha Menon (Mukesh) one of his regular clients who is into textiles business is a habitual womaniser, who runs a secret life away from his wife Sreelakshmi who is an orphan, left alone suffering the pain of childlessness.
To steal away some time from his lackluster marriage life, Zakhariah learns from Girija Vallabhan the art of returning to youthfulness.
He changes his attires and outlook and turns techno savvy, finding girls from internet chat rooms and spending hours for maintenance of good physique.
When Urmila, the wife of an architect comes up to offer him love with no strings attached, he began to forget his family and business and decides to take every dangerous chances offered by life to be happier ever after.
The movie has an excellent script about fooling around, treachery and related struggles, resounding in its social relevance by Cheriyan Kalpavaady. He packs the dialogues with many careful insights that is very much engaging and thought provoking
But Venu Nagavally fails to utilise the best of the sequences in paper and manages to end up with not more than a satisfiable product.
The highlight of the movie is that its characters find the best actors from the industry who could play to their strengths, in these roles.
Jagathy Sreekumar is likeable as Zakhariah, and tries his best to live up to the lighter sequences. And Mukesh is in his umpteenth time playing the same role of a man who lives in falsehood and deceit makes a cakewalk through the proceedings.
Urvashy as Molly wonderfully sustains and enlivens the poignant drama with controlled performance throughout the movie. Padmapriya appears beautiful but don't have much to do. Thilakan is in his usual self providing the needed tempo to the movie .And the rest of the cast of this small movie are also passable.
The technical crew doesn't spell any wonders and in fact appear less than mediocre .The music department and the song picturisation is also a letdown with at least a couple of unwanted songs by Alex Paul appearing destructively inane.
But even with all these shortfalls, 'Bharya Swantham Suhurthu' is one of the better products of the year, a film that won't let you thoroughly dissatisfied.