Abhiyude Kadha Anuvinteyum Review & Rating
Asia’s first women cinematographer BR Vijayalakshmi is making a comeback to film direction after a long gap with Tamil-Malayalam bilingual romantic drama Abhiyude Kadha Anuvinteyum. The film also marks the Kollywood debut of Malayalam actor Tovino Thomas who stars in the pivotal role alongside the gorgeous actress Pia Bajpai. Suhasini Maniratnam, Prabhu, and Rohini are also part of Abhiyude Kadha Anuvinteyum which is titled Abhiyum Anuvum in Tamil. Check out the review of the film below.
Abhi who is a single child of his parents is a software engineer with regular life. He comes across the lovely and vibrant girl Anu who regularly posts videos on her social media page titled ANU which stands for Awareness Near You. Abhi gets fascinated by Anu’s character and soon becomes friends with her. Eventually, the duo decides to take their friendship out of the internet, meet each other, fall in love and get married on a whim without even telling their families. Anu soon becomes pregnant and her single mother arrives to take care of her. Meanwhile, Abhi’s parents also send a lady of their acquaintances for help. Life soon becomes a horrifying dream for Abhi and Anu who are torn between love and the norms of society.
Tovino and Pia Bajpai put up an endearing performance in the film. They share a delightful chemistry on screen and both the actors handle the emotional parts quite convincingly. Suhasini and Prabhu also deliver solid performances in their rather brief roles which are lazily written. Rest of the cast also comes up with a convincing performance in this film which fails to do justice to its own character and the tagline A Fearless Love Story.
Vijayalakshmi’s Abhiyude Kadha suffers badly from a badly written script. The first half of the movie is a love ride which is in part cliché-ridden and in part, exciting. In the second half, the movie goes haywire owing to the lack of a solid writing. Most disappointingly, the film shrinks in the end, without living up to all the hype and hoopla it created; failing its own marred plot. The songs and splendid visuals make it a bearable fare, though.
Final Verdict: Abhiyude Kadha Anuvinteyum is just another overhyped romance drama with an element of kitsch, and is meant for the religious lovers of the genre.
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What Is It About?
Abhiyude Kadha Anuvinteyum is a romantic drama starring Tovino Thomas and Pia Bajpai. The movie is the directorial venture of renowned woman cinematographer BR Vijayalakshmi who has earlier directed the films Pattu Paavada and Basket. The movie, as the name hints, is the story of Abhi and Anu, who falls in love and dream about a life together. But what happens when fate has some other plans for their lives form the crux of this intense love story which is inspired by true incidents happened in Latin America.
What To Expect?
A fearless love story
The teasers and trailer for Abhiyude Kadha Anuvinteyum justify its tagline A Fearless Love Story. Contrary to the popular format of romance movies which ends with a happy marriage, Vijayalakshmi's film starts at a marriage and moves on to the peculiar and eventful life of the protagonists. And from the looks of it, the visuals are strikingly bold and realistic adding to the dramatic element in the story. The songs from the movie testify that movie would indeed be a delight for the fans of romantic movies.
Tovino-Pia Bajpai on-screen chemistry
Tovino is an actor who improves his performance with each movie. The movie also marks the entry of the actor into Tamil and it is a remarkable character he has stepped into for his debut. Pia, who is familiar to the Malayali movie buffs through Tamil films like Goa and Ko, has a strong screen presence and possess a great on-screen chemistry with co-actors. Although it is the first time Tovino-Pia duo is gracing the silver screen, it's definitely something to watch out for in the movie.
An ensemble cast
The movie features an ensemble cast including veteran artists like Suhasini Mani Ratnam, Prabhu, Rohini, Manobala and Dheepa Ramanujam. It would be indeed a treat to watch these graceful and talented actors sharing screen space with each other in a bold romantic tale like Abhiyude Kadha Anuvinteyum. One can surely look out to some endearing performance from the supporting cast as well.