Film: PARAYAN MARANNATHU
Banner: Nandanam Films
Cast: Bij u Menon, Lakshmi Sharma, Arun, Vidya, Baby Parvathy, Kalaranjini, Narayanan Nair, KPAC Lalitha, Madhupal, Suraaj Venjaramoodu, Jaffer Idukki, Geetha Salaam etc.
Music: Arun Siddharth
Cinematography: Praveen Panicker
Director: Arun S. Bhaskar
Producer: P.S. Sheeja
Release Date: November 22, 2009
A tale of lust and infidelity, the story begins with the teenage girl Gauri (vidya) who is doing her plus two and she doesn't have a father. It is her mother (kalaranjani) who takes all the pains to bring her child up. Life is quite tough for this girl but then she braves it all and tells herself that one day, she would become a doctor. But her life takes a turn when she sees Chandran (biju menon), a man much older to her. Gauri falls in love with him and in no time, Chandra responds to her but with a more physical intention. However, Chandran is a married man with children. What are the consequences of this forms the rest of the story.
The director has come up with a known theme so a lot depended on the presentation and narrative that didn't work so well. The dialogues were normal, the script was written without many twists and turns, the screenplay was adjustable. Background score didn't have that kind of impact and the songs were dull. Cinematography was a saving grace with some nice locations and good angles, editing could have been better to build the emotion. Costumes were natural, art department was alright. Vidya was good, she was filled with energy and had that innocent sex appeal in her, Lakshmi Sharma was luscious and elegant, Arun was alright, Kalaranjani was natural, Narayanan Nair was okay, Suraaj offered few light moments, the real show stealer was Bij u Menon who gave a riveting performance. The others were okay.
The film revolves around the theme of amateur love from one side and the element of lust from the other. However, it was not able to draw a fine line to the relations and the message it was trying to convey since that would have worked well. While the first half goes about with the passionate moments, it is the second half that goes quite depressing and in the end leads to a climax which leaves the audience non-plussed. There are many things left halfway and few questions that needed answers. So not much for the mass or the family audience to take home and this will fizzle at the box office...
Bharatstudent Verdict : Just okay