Nayattu Malayalam Movie Review: Nayattu Kunchacko Boban Joju Geroge Nimisha Sajayan Malayalam Movie Review & Rating: Theaters in Kerala were empty last summer and Vishu was the time when Kovid was in full swing. They were all shut down soon after the protocol came into force. But for more than a year now, Malayalam cinema has been slowly regaining ‘normalcy’ with a long list of Vishu films. The question also arises as to how long this can continue in the event of a recurrence of Kovid. However, two weeks of massive releases are passing. Malayalam cinema is filling the theatre and OTT platform with a variety of different stories and characters.
‘Hunting’ features Martin Prakat returning after a long hiatus. Martin Prakat, who left the film industry after the super hit film ‘Charlie’ released in 2015, is returning with ‘Nayatti’ after a long absence of five years.
The story of ‘Nayatti’ has been experienced by the Kerala society in many ways. Kerala has witnessed many times the police lockup tortures of Rajan and Naxal Varghese during the Emergency and the subsequent Nedumkandam and the subsequent legal proceedings in which the accused finally escaped in favor of the rule of law. Film interpretation of such stories has come in many forms. If the mentality of the victim and the family has always been the theme of the films, then ‘Nayat’ presents this theme in a different way.
‘Hunting’ is also a top-down observation of a legal system that goes through many flaws. The film deals with a number of relevant issues, including the three policemen who are brought before the law for an illegal arrest and the resulting torture and then sentenced to life imprisonment, their escape, life, humanity and the wrongdoings of the state. There have been films with similar ideas in Malayalam cinema since Shaji N Karun’s ‘Piravi’. Over the years, the contemporary relevance of the ‘hunter’ has remained great.
JoJo George, who changed the course of his acting career with ‘Joseph’, brings out another flexible level of his acting prowess with the character of Manian. JoJo George was able to express the body language of a police officer just as easily as in previous films. He has been able to act out all the exciting scenes in its most serious nature. If you see a light part of the old police roles played by Biju Menon in Jojo, you can’t go wrong. In ordinary police stations on the outskirts of Kerala, the character turns out to be some real policeman living a dissatisfied but wild and indifferent life.
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Kunchacko Boban arrives as Praveen Michael. Unlike his usual style, Kunchacko Boban is able to shift to the rigidity of a police uniform to some extent. Fans can expect Praveen Michael to become another notable role in his career. Nimisha Sajayan plays the role of Anitha, a female police officer, who is one of the newest generation of Malayalam cinema actresses. Through this character, she was able to rise from the folk characters she has acted in so far to a ‘professional’ personality.
‘Nayatti’ cannot be seen as a thriller movie. It exposes the entrenched administrative world biases. It also hints that power is class-based and exploitative.
The songs composed by Anwar Ali and composed by Vishnu Vijay are full of features and fun to listen to. The song can claim a folk folk influence. Martin Prakat’s directorial prowess shines through in ‘Nayatti’ as in previous films. Shyju Khalid’s camera stood out in a way that made life in the film feel real. After ‘Joseph’, the screenwriter can be proud that ‘Nayat’, written by Shahi Kabir, is as good as ‘Joseph’.
It is not known whether it can be said that ‘Nayattu’ continues to be the sentimentality of new Malayalam cinema. But it has the character of films after two millennia. The film is based on the excellence of the script and the director. It has to become a challenge as there are many instances in the film that touch on subtle elements. But the success of ‘Nayatti’ is that those who worked in the film industry were able to overcome that challenge. Through the possibilities of technology and acting, ‘Hunting’ transcends its small limitations.
The box office potential of the film, produced under the banner of Gold Coin Motion Picture by Ranjith and PM Sasidharan, will depend on the upcoming Kovid expansion and the new protocol that is likely to follow.
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