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Mazhayath Review

U Drama 2 hrs 2 mins May 25, 2018
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Mazhayath Review & Rating

Mazhayath starring Aparna Gopinath, Tamil actor Nikesh Ram and Guppy fame Nandhana Varma in the pivotal roles is touted to be family drama directed by National-Award winning filmmaker Suveeran known for his acclaimed directorial debut Byari. Actors such as Shanthi Krishna, Sunil Sukhada, and Manoj K Jayan are also part of this film which is presented by Spellbound Inc. Read Mazhayath review below to find out how the film fares to be.

A nuclear family consisting of Venugopal, his wife Anitha and their 12-year-old daughter Sreelakshmi. Venugopal's patriarchal mindset and Anitha’s determination to become independent set their otherwise happy family in a tumult. The clash of egos and the fight between the husband and wife affect the lives of all three. Venugopal and Anitha finally reconcile only to be shaken off by the devastating consequences of their troubled relationship on their teenage daughter.

Nikesh Ram who is known for the Tamil movie Athithi has delivered a decent performance in the role of Venugopal as a stubborn husband and loving father.  Aparna Gopinath has put on a fine and subtle performance as an ambitious and struggling woman.  Nandhana Varma, the Guppy beauty, has also done her part well. Although the film features Shanthi Krishna, Manoj K Jayan, and Nandhu in brief roles, their characters are well fleshed out and make the story looks more convincing without making too much fuss anywhere.

Suveeran in his second outing has come up with a fine family thriller which handles a relevant issue. He has carefully waxed the scenes from being too preachy and stays away from the annoying melodrama which most filmmakers could have fallen for. However, in the end, one feels that the director gives no explanation of any kind as to the mystery and wraps up the film too quickly. Gopi Sunder music is refreshing and assists the flow of the story.

Final Verdict: With extra bits and a few twists, Mazhayath could have been an amazing thriller. Nevertheless, the film is a fine watch with some food for thought.

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What Is Mazhayath About?

Directed by National-Award winning filmmaker Suveeran, Mazhayath is a family drama that tells the story of a teenage girl and her relationship with her parents. A bizarre accident that takes place shakes their bonding with each other. Aparna Gopinath, Nikesh Ram, and Nandhana Varma star in the lead roles of Mazhayath while actors like Manoj K Jayan, Shanthi Krishna, Sunil Sukhada, and Nandhu appear in the other pivotal roles of the film. The film is presented by Spellbound Films Inc.

What To Expect From Mazhayath?

Another Moving Drama From Suveeran

Suveeran who bagged the National Award for his directorial debut Byari has a long stint with theatre and plays. The film dealt with a sensitive topic and narrated the tribulations of a woman from the Byari region. He has also directed several short films and telefilms which are critically acclaimed. Mazhayath, as the second feature film of Suveeran, is a highly anticipated one by the movie buffs who are eager to see how ably the director handles a family drama.

Aparna Gopinath's First Ever Mother Role

Aparna Gopinath first grabbed the attention of Malayali audience with her striking appearance as well as performance in the Dulquer Salmaan movie American Born Confused Desi. Although she bagged a couple of projects as the leading lady following the blockbuster success of ABCD, it was Venu's Munnarayippu which featured her in a pivotal role alongside Mammootty that brought out the performer in her. In Mazhayath, Aparna is donning her mother role. She has also let go of her characteristic short hair. Watch out for the stunning performance from the actress who is also a popular theatre artist.

Strong Performance From The Cast

Suveeran has handpicked some of the finest actors including Nikesh Ram, Manoj K Jayan, Shanthi Krishna and Sunil Sukhada for his second directorial venture. Manoj K Jayan and Shanthi Krishna need no introduction; they are two of finest performers who leave their signature on each and every character they portray on screen. Athithi fame Nikesh Ram is marking his Mollywood debut in Mazhayath. Although he is yet to fetch any critical acclaim as an actor, the actor seems to have delivered a solid performance in Mazhayath alongside Aparna Gopinath.

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