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Ayal Njanalla Review

Ayal Njanalla Review
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Ayal Njanalla

IndiaGlitz [Friday, July 31, 2015 • Malayalam] Comments

Identities misplaced, mistaken, lost, found and assumed have always been a staple for storytellers. Actor turned director Vineeth Kumar has worked on a thin storyline to tell a good enough movie. Like the title 'Ayal Njanalla' suggests, there is the case of mistaken identity and the subsequent confusions and sorting out that the movie narrates.

But the movie has much more to offer. Be it the stunning visuals of Gujarat or the comic elements used, there is a lot of novelty at work here. Apart from these, there are two people who leaves an impact as the credits roll - Fahadh Fazil and Sreekumar. The duo has previously teamed up for 'Haram'. In 'Ayal Njanalla', it is their hilarious conversations that add richness to the narrative.

While Fahadh stands his own with his stunning performance, Sreekumar too holds his space with some beautifully delivered dialogues and comic timing. It is simply amazing to see the innocence in the eyes of Prakashan (Fahadh) metamorphose into the cool glance of Fahadh Fazil (Fahadh) the actor character in the film. So is the Koylandi dialect used by Fahadh, with so much naturalness.

The plot revolves around Prakashan, a Keralite brought up in Gujarat. He has assimilated himself to the Gujarat milieu, looking after the tyre mechanic business and falling in love with a girl there, played eloquently by Mridhula Murali. His only link with Kerala is the Koylandi dialect he speaks. Prakashan undergoes a financial crisis when his uncle dies and decides to pay off his debts by selling his ancestral property in Kerala.

Prakashan goes to Bangalore to meet one of his friends regarding disposing his property. While there, certain events happen that leads to the movie's crux. His close resemblance to a prominent actor Fahadh Fazil leads him to many interesting situations. Scenarists Saja S and Praveen Kumar has done a good job in infusing the story with more energy. The frames too are realistic and some of the visuals still resonates especially the hues of Gujarat.

Vineeth Kumar has done well in his debut venture and deserves credit for bringing out the vintage Fahadh back in action. Though there is a lack of focus in the second half to keep it gripping, the movie can be an enjoyable ride. 'Ayal Njanalla' sure can be tagged as a Fahadh Fassil movie with a lot of laughs thrown in.


Rating - 2.5/5

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