Ayal Jeevichiruppundu Malayalam Movie Review
Authors get inspired by anything. Sometimes, the tale of a common man's life might bring laurels for the writer. But shouldn't be there anything worthy in it? Beginning in a flashback mode, "Ayal Jeevichirippundu" is about Booker Prize winning writer John Mathew Mathan (Vijay Babu), who faces writer's block after his award-winning debut novel "Village Voices".
Meanwhile, at Vypin, Kochi, lives Murugan (Manikandan Achari), a fisherman, who cherishes the dream of visiting Goa. One day, he bids adieu to his friends and leaves for Goa. Incidentally, John arrives in Goa to attend the Malayali Association's function. John is visibly upset by his personal issues and the snobbery of the meeting organizer Velayudhan (Hareesh Peradi).
While relaxing at a beach, John bumps into Murugan, who was seen arguing with an auto rickshaw driver regarding the fare. Realizing Murugan's difficulty in conversing in local language, he saves him from the situation. There begins their friendship and we are taken to the interiors of Goa. For John, retreating to the countryside is a respite from the pesky calls by his wife Anjali (Namrata Gaikwad). Murugan appears to be an interesting character for John, who scribbles his experiences with him in his diaries as a draft to his new novel.
Director Vyasan K.P gives the impression that Murugan is a tool for John's new novel. But there's nothing extraordinary in Murugan's life or his behavior to be adapted for a book. We can only see demeanor of two people from two different social strata. Murugan appears to be naive and sincere throughout his association with John.
The director, who has written the screenplay, fails to justify the reasons why and how Murugan inspired john. This ambiguity leads the film nowhere. Besides, Murugan's missing towards the climax and his inability to trace a noted author's whereabouts even after returning to Kochi are far-fetched.
Set in the backdrop of Goa, "Ayal Jeevichirippundu" faces several creative stumble blocks and apparently ends as a mediocre attempt by a debutant director. Watch it for the neat performance by Manikandan Achari and the untraced Goan life in Malayalam films.