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Swathanthryam Ardharathriyil Review

U Action, Thriller 1 hrs 39 mins Mar 31, 2018
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Swathanthryam Ardharathriyil Review & Rating

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With Swathanthryam Ardharathriyil, Antony Varghese who made a smashing debut in Lijo Jose Pellissery's blockbuster movie Angamaly Diaries last year is making his second outing. Written by Dileep Kurien and directed by debutant Tinu Pappachan, the movie is tipped to be an action thriller revolving around the life of a Kottayam based youth Jacob. Vinayakan, Chemban Vinod Jose, Sinoj Varghese, and Lijo Pellissery are the other prominent faces in this highly-anticipated action thriller produced by BC Joshy and presented by B Unnikrishnan. Read Swanthryam Ardharathriyil review below.

In the turn of a series of events, Jacob, a young Kottayam-based finance company manager, become the suspects in five cases including the murder of a sub-inspector which lands him in the jail overnight. In the jail, he gets acquainted with prisoners Simon, Kallan Devasia and a few others and hatches a plan to break free. The rest of this stunning action thriller is about whether they manage to escape the jail and what life has in store.

Antony Varghese plays Jacob while Vinayakan appears as Simon and Chemban Vinod Jose essays the role of Kallan Devassia. Three of these talented actors have delivered strong performances on par with each other. The movie features Antony Varghese in a completely different role from his maiden character Vincent Pepe but the actor quite convincingly pulls off his character with a flash of brilliance. Chemban Vinod Jose and Vinayakan add to the humor element in the story while the rest of the cast backs them with decent and convincing performances. 

Dileep Kurien, the writer of Swathanthryam Ardharatriyil, has done a good job penning an arresting script which keeps the audience hooked as the protagonists keep bumping into one obstacle after another. Nevertheless, there are a few loopholes in the movie and a little lag in the pace of both halves, which he could have taken better care of.  Tinu Pappachan, the director of the movie, has brilliantly assembled a bevy of elements that makes Swathanthryam Ardharatryil a compelling watch from start to the end. Girish Gangadharan's visuals are quite stylish with a rustic shade that matches the mood of the premise. Jakes Bejoy who has composed songs for the movie and Deepak Alexander's apt background score is effective and as compelling as the film is. The action scenes in the movie are also commendable. 

Final Verdict: Swathanthryam Ardharatryil is a smart action thriller that makes a compelling watch.

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Swathanthryam Ardharathriyil Live Updates & Public Talk

Debutant Tinu Pappachan who has assisted popular filmmaker Lijo Jose Pellissery in movies like Angamaly Diaries and Amen is stepping into direction with Swanthanthryam Ardharatriyil. The movie, backed by BC Joshy, Chemban Vinod Jose, and B Unnikrishnan, has Angamaly Diaries star Antony Varghese in the lead role alongside Vinayakan and Chemban Vinod Jose. Billed to be an action thriller that happens over a night's time, the making of the movie anticipated to be on a similar line with the Angamaly Diaries which pained the M'town red last year. As the Swanthanthryam Ardharatriyil is opening is finally releasing today, here we bring to you all initial feedbacks and responses the movie is fetching at the theatres. Have a look.

It is apparent from the first Tweets that have come out from the theatres that another amazing Malayalam thriller is very much on cards. Surprisingly, the movie seems to have most of the actor from Angamaly Diaries, the recent cult classic of Malayalam cinema directed by Lijo Jose Pellissery and it look like they are all set to mark another milestone upon the second coming. Antony Varghese who is making his second outing is getting a highly positive response from the audience. Chemban Vinod Jose and Vinayakan who star in the prominent roles of the movie are also winning the applause at the theatres. Tinu Pappachan seems to have come up with a remarkable debut indeed.

Going by the responses from the FDFS viewers, Tinu Pappachan has indeed made a remarkable debut on par with the movies of his pedagogue Lijo Jose Pellissery. Swathanthryam Ardharathriyil is presumably set against a jail backdrop and tells the story of Jacob who lands in jail after a series on incidents that sets his life upside down and hatches a plan with two other jailers to escape. Apart from the striking performance from the lead cast, the viewers are also impressed by the stunning cinematography (Girish Gangadharan) and the excellent music (Jakes Bejoy).  And from the looks of it, Swathanthryam Ardharatryil makes a totally enjoyable watch for the the fans of gritty action thrillers.

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What Is Swanthryam Ardharatriyil Is About?

Swanthryam Ardharatriyil is an action thriller movie by debutant Tinu Pappachan who has been assistant to popular filmmaker Lijo Jose Pellisserry. Set in Kottayam, the movie is touted to revolve around an ordinary guy who finds himself in a tough situation out of the blue on an Independence day night. The movie marks the second outing of Angamaly Diaries fame Antony Varghese in the lead role. Vinayakan, and Chemban Vinod Jose also appear in pivotal roles. Produced by BC Joshy and co-produced by Chemban Vinod Jose and B Unnikrishnan, Swthanthryam Ardharatriyil is brought to theatres by B Unnikrishnan.

What To Expect From Swathanthryam Ardharatriyil?

A Smashing Performance From Antony Varghese

It would be an understatement to say that Antony Varghese made a brilliant debut in Lijo Jose Pelissery's Angamaly Diaries. His impressive performance caught the attention of the critics and the audience right away and it was anticipated that the young actor will be getting a bevy of projects right away. However, we didn't see him in any movies last year while his co-actors who made debut in Angamaly Diaries bagged new movies in no time. Antony Varghese signed Swathanthryam Ardharatriyil after a gap of almost one year and much-wait for the right project to make a second outing. 

Vinayakan And Chemban Vinod Jose

Vinayakan And Chemban Vinod Jose are two actors who can pull of any character with an intense honesty and notable command which will leave a lasting impression on the minds of the audience. Both the actors are teaming up in Swanthryam Ardharatriyil alongside Antony Varghese in the pivotal roles of the movie. And from the looks of the trailer, the movie would be marking another memorable character in the filmography of both the versatile actors.

Lijo Jose Pelliserry's Stunning Cameo Appearance

Director Lijo Jose Pellissery is one of the rare filmmakers in Malayalam cinema who has the spine to experiment unapologetically and bring out films that are pathbreaking. Lijo Jose Pellisserry has not left his passion for cinema just at making it, he has ventured the big screen a couple of times in guest appearance and has managed to strike a note, no matter how small his roles were in movies such as Darvinte Parinamam and Sapthamashree Thaskaraha. Swanthryam Ardharatriyil has Lijo Jose Pelliserry appearing in a massive role with a stunning get-up. Watch out for it.

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