Evidey Malayalam Movie Review
Sans any formalities, director K.K. Rajeev establishes the premise of his second film in the very first scene itself. The good thing is that the suspense milieu hovers around to an extent until the answer is revealed. 'Evidey' is remarkably supported by its lead actor Asha Sarath, who plays Jessy, and she effortlessly exudes the angst and pain of a wife when her husband goes missing.
Rajeev's penchant for exploring the soul of emotions through close-up shots has really worked out in placing Jessy as a symbol of tolerance. Her isolation as a mother and wife makes her livid as well as desperate for seeking answers to the mystery surrounding the disappearance of her husband. The director's excessive dependence on the emotions of the characters sometimes lends it the trait of dramatic presentation.
The story is penned by Bobby and Sanjay while Krishnan. C writes the screenplay of 'Evidey'. It's a consistent script in parts albeit it creates the impression of embracing the road less traveled. The film is a well-intentioned suspense thriller catering to the emotions of family relationships. It's the quest of a wife for her missing hubby, who is a popular drummer and stage performer. Post some gripping moments, the depth of the suspense evokes a mixed feel altogether.
Manoj. K. Jayan plays 'Symphony' Zakariya, who disappears from his house, creating panic in the house. His father Kuttichan (Prem Prakash) stands as a pillar of strength for Jessy and her two children in the chaos. After a few days, Jessy gets letters ostensibly written by Zakariya. Meanwhile, Jessy smells something fishy in it and she starts her own investigation without the knowledge of local SI Simon (Baiju Santhosh).
Shebin Benson, who essays Zakariya's son Leen Zakariya, gets a notable outing in 'Evidey' as the character undergoes various kinds of emotions in the decisive phase of the tale. Prem Prakash has shown the right kind of attitude to the role with a matured performance. The shadows of flaws start to pop up through the incidents that occur after the disappearance of Zakariya. Though built up to sustain the suspense, the incidents are a tad farfetched in terms of the result.
The college sequences involving Shahana (Anaswara) and Leen fail to gel with the main track of the plot. Equally unwarranted are the scenes between Jessy and SI Simon, who narrates an insignificant tale about her after meeting her in the police station. The surroundings of the plot deserve more fair treatment and revision to transform 'Evidey' as a fine thriller.
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