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Abhiyum Naanum

Abhiyum Naanum – Movie Review

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Abhiyum Naanum
Movie review

Starring: Trisha, Prakash Raj, Aishwarya

Direction: Radha Mohan

Music: Vidyasagar

Production: Duet Movies

At a time when female infanticide is widely rampant in our country, director Radha Mohan should certainly be lauded for crafting a film which speaks high about showering love and affection on a girl child.
Abhiyum Naanum, the much awaited film from the stables of Duet Films, has finally hit the screens amidst huge expectations created by the director's last venture Mozhi. Unfortunately, Radha Mohan struggles to weave the same magic this time.

Prakash Raj who marries Aishwarya leads a happy life with his daughter Abhi in Ooty. He is extremely fond of his family especially his daughter and cannot bear even the barest separation from her. He creates a huge fuss on the first day when Abhi starts her school. In a similar vein, director's attempts to showcase Prakash's emotions when Abhi gets married fall flat and appear to be ill contrived.

When Abhi comes of age to proceed with her collegiate studies, she wants to go to Delhi and heeding to her wish, Prakash permits her. But she returns with a sardarji and much to Prakash's angst, insists that that she wants to get married to him. Whether Prakash Raj allows this marriage or whether he becomes the villain for his daughter forms the rest of the story.

There are a few scenes which deserve mention like the one when Trisha says to her dad that she is ready to leave her lover if Prakash Raj does not approve of him to which he immediately declines the idea. Similarly, when Aishwarya wonders to her husband about how he is going to withstand his daughter's absence in his life after her marriage is a beautiful one and sits heavily on our hearts.

At the same time, the sequences when Prakash Raj speaks to the Prime Minister in the phone and in places when he cries when Abhi starts her school are just short of buffoonery. Director could have avoided scenes where Prakash Raj is shown to be cramming lessons for pre K.G admissions. It is difficult to appreciate his acting in many situations as it appears over dramatic.

Towards the end, Abhiyum Naanum becomes almost close to an ordeal and is a test of patience. Director could have worked towards a tauter script.

Debutant Ganesh Ram looks fine but does not have much scope for performance. Manobala's character hangs in air.

Vidysagar's music is very ordinary. Camera work by Preetha is noteworthy. Film is likely to suffer commercially.

Verdict – Abhiyum Naanum – sparkles in bits and pieces

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