Nadanna Sambavam Malayalam Movie

Feature Film | 2024
'Nadanna Sambhavam', directed by Vishnu Narayan, explores the familiar dynamics of mistrust and marital strife within a residential colony. Despite strong performances it falls short due to a lackluster script and predictable plot.
Jun 22, 2024 By K. R. Rejeesh

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In Theaters: INDIA  

The premise of director Vishnu Narayan's film is hardly unfamiliar to us. 'Nadanna Sambhavam' is a collage of incidents set in a residential colony. The film has all worthy resources to make it appealing but a solid substance. There are all kinds of trite moments while the characters are established and the following incidents are easy to predict. Vishnu Narayan introduces a familiar milieu in the tale: A married man keeps a warm relationship with the housewives and girls residing in a colony and some men infer his demeanour as an attempt to flirt with women. Though riveting at one stage, the story takes the same old route sans offering any freshness in the narrative. The director fails to eschew the regular template and sequences of such hackneyed tales set in a residential colony.


The initial scenes bring to light the discord between Ajith, played by Suraj Venjaramoodu and his wife Dhanya, played by Lijomol Jose. Ajith, who finds happiness in the company of his friends in boozing parties, always ignores his wife's interests. He starts to suspect her when Dhanya becomes close to their amicable neighbour Sreekumaran Unni, played by Biju Menon, a marine engineer. Sruti Ramachandran plays Roshy, Sreekumaran Unni's wife, who is always busy with her profession.

Meanwhile, Lincoln (Sudhi Koppa), a resident of the colony, keeps snooping on Sreekumaran Unni and spreads the gossip that the latter is a womaniser. As a close friend of Ajith, Lincoln also tries to instigate Ajith by informing fake news. Once, Ajith confronts Sreekumaran Unni, leading to an altercation followed by a police case. Written by Rajesh Gopinathan, the film's conflict lacks any novelty though it tries to be eloquent about considering the interests of life partners as well as understanding them. The attempt to generate humour with certain situations is banal and fleeting.

Biju Menon finds himself the task of portraying Unni as a cakewalk and the role doesn't demand anything outstanding from the actor. Meanwhile, Suraj gets ample scope for performance as a male chauvinist, who treats his wife badly. He has enacted the role convincingly by exuding all the unruly and haughty traits of the character. Though portraying the typical role of a housewife with subdued emotions, Lijomol has occupied her space confidently as a performer. Sruti Ramachandran has hardly anything to do significantly as far as the film's plot conflict is concerned.

The police station sequences show glimpses of a grave theme in the screenplay but again, the film nosedives into an ordinary track. Structurally, the film is built around the subversive emotions of married women but that aspect has been only dealt peripherally. The script struggles in the whole act, finding itself and its characters adrift on an over-used terrain due to lack of freshness and clear substance to convey. In a pleasant premise, unfortunately, the script seems to be vacuous enough to create drab moments. A solid content mars the conflict in 'Nadanna Sambhavam' which remains as a half-baked product.

K. R. Rejeesh