Varane Avashyamund Malayalam Movie ReviewFeature Film | Family, Romance | 2h 25min
The essence in the plot blended with familial elements rightly proves director Anoop Sathyan's perfect tutelage from his father-mentor Sathyan Anthikad. Taking a leaf out of his father's narrative style, Anoop, who has also written the screenplay, brings out a delightful family drama in the backdrop of Chennai city. Despite its familiar theme, 'Varane Avashyamund' is infested with typical ornaments required for a feel-good experience that is consistent throughout. It takes a close look into the lives of a host of Keralites living in an apartment and the relationships among them.
Shobana, who returns to Malayalam after a sabbatical, plays French language trainer Neena while her daughter Nikitha is essayed by Kalyani Priyadarshan. As a divorcee, Neena is very responsible in taking care of her daughter, who is looking for grooms extensively. Meanwhile, Major Unnikrishnan, played by Suresh Gopi, arrives as a resident of the apartment. Major is a bachelor as well as a reserved person.
Meanwhile, family of 'Fraud' (Dulquer Salmaan) occupies a flat in the apartment. Neena had a failed love marriage and Nikitha is opting for an arranged marriage. Now Neena finds herself that she is developing a crush on Major. But in the film, it's not so much vivid about how Neena falls in love with Major. Dulquer's character is like an aimless youth, who is working in a firm, but he is unsure if he has to show full commitment in his love with his colleague.
Neena opens up about her problems to her brother Manuel (Lalu Alex) when Nikitha opposes her. Major approaches Dr. Bose (Johny Antony) for changing his short-tempered nature and it becomes decisive in his life. Suresh Gopi is almost like in a reinvented mode as he has skillfully portrayed the retired army man with emotional musings about his mother. His timing in humour scenes is exquisite and delightful to watch.
Shobana lends much-needed maturity to the role that demands subtle emotions quite often from the seasoned actor-dancer. Kalyani, daughter of ace filmmaker Priyadarshan, is effortless in her Malayalam debut expressing the charming side of the character mostly. Dulquer has hardly any significant scenes apart from appearing quarrelsome with his little brother at home and pretending to be a good lover in the company of his beloved.
'Varane Avashyamund' creates several fissures in the script sans any solid explanation for conviction. The blossoming of silent romance between Neena and Major is narrated in a confused manner. This makes the audience sceptic about the turnout of events in the life of the main characters.
Anoop shows his deftness in handling humour showing the apt sense of placing the sequences properly. Relationships among families in an apartment in Chennai and their personal affairs form the crux of the tale. Cliched at a glance, 'Varane Avashyamund' is a simple and uneventful family drama with with the right dose of delightful moments. A couple of songs by Alphonse create a good feel altogether.
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