Review By : Movie Run Time : 2 hour 04 minutes Censor Rating : U Genre : Drama, Thriller

Production: Anto Joseph Film Company Cast: Kunchacko Boban, Nayanthara Direction: Appu N Bhattathiri Story: S Sanjeev Music: Sooraj S Kurup Cinematography: Deepak D Menon Editing: Appu N Bhattathiri, Arunlal SP Stunt choreography: PC Stunts

Nizhal is a mystery thriller, directed by Appu N. Bhattathiri and starring Kunchacko Boban and Nayanthara in the lead roles.

Nizhal is the story of John Baby (Kunchacko Boban) and Nitin (Izin Hash), whose lives get intervened after the former faces a traumatic accident. Intrigued by the murder stories written by Nitin, John decides to unfold the instinct behind Nitin to orate such stories, and does he realize that the stories are actually based on true incidents. The what's and hows behind these incidents and their connection with Nitin forms the rest of the story.

The storyline of Nizhal is quite interesting, with a really great opportunity to spin out a terrific mystery thriller. The film progresses well in the beginning, but slowly, feels aimless at times, going off track, trying to just bulk up mystical elements to engage the audience. However, the movie has great visuals and a background score, with some fine performances.

Kunchacko Boban and Nayanthara in the lead have perfectly got into the shoes of their respective characters. Though there was not a great scope for performance in the script, both being best at what they do, deliver good stuff to justify the characters.

The film kicks off well, giving high hopes, but as the story unfolds, it starts to feel tedious and lingering. Albeit, the movie is able to pull off the mood with its colour grading and appealing visuals.

The film is a nice attempt, with a plot that is compelling and thrilling enough. The movie could have kept the audience on pins and needles, but less engagement vis-a-vis writing makes it an average affair. The slow pace and the loopholes in the writing make it a dull watch as things progress.

S. Sanjeev’s screenplay gives the audience collywobbles, wondering where the story is going and what is going to happen next initially, but the build-up doesn’t hold a candle to the expectations it gave to its viewers. He pens the moments neat, each scene is defined well but is unable to knit all of them together in an enthralling way.

Deepak D. Menon’s cinematography is among the major highlights of the film. His visuals have contributed to the ambience of the film, disseminating the emotions and the mood in the right amount, evoking a sense of consternation in the audience. The colour tones used and the sound design of the film have lifted the flick’s emotional part successfully.

Directed by Appu N. Bhattathiri, Nizhal had good chances to be one of the best mystery-thrillers in Malayalam, if only the film had a much-seizing plot. The environment it was set up in was also fulfilling but missed out on the proper conveyance of the film.

Verdict: Kunchacko Boban and Nayanthara’s Nizhal is a watchable thriller, accompanied by some good visuals.


2.5 5 ( 2.5 / 5.0 )



பிரேக்கிங் சினிமா செய்திகள், திரை விமர்சனம், பாடல் விமர்சனம், ஃபோட்டோ கேலரி, பாக்ஸ் ஆபிஸ் செய்திகள், ஸ்லைடு ஷோ, போன்ற பல்வேறு சுவாரஸியமான தகவல்களை தமிழில் படிக்க இங்கு கிளிக் செய்யவும்      



Nizhal (aka) Nilal

Nizhal (aka) Nilal is a Malayalam movie. Kunchacko Boban, Nayanthara are part of the cast of Nizhal (aka) Nilal. The movie is directed by Appu N Bhattathiri. Music is by Sooraj S Kurup. Production by Anto Joseph Film Company, cinematography by Deepak D Menon, editing by Appu N Bhattathiri, Arunlal SP.