CAST & CREW
Fiction has the unique capacity of weaving beautiful stories but there are some real lives too which have tales to be told of. Ennu Ninte story is one real life love saga.
Plot: Kanchana is into house arrest for 25 years (due to opposition to her love), and her love interest passes away eventually. The couple had lived in Mukkam, Calicut. The story thus revolves around the real life love (with all its yearning) between Kanchanamala and Moideen. It is during the time when conversing with your spouse before elders was not appreciated.
The film doesn’t set any new standards merely due to the fact that many couples would have undergone such a plight. But the way it is told should be definitely credited.
This couple doesn’t give up, and hopefully wait for the reunion, and this aspect makes this film different from others. The intellectual pursuit of love is intelligently touched in this film; love is something more than physical attraction.
The passion and depth of the mutual love of the love birds is indeed commendable. This is one of the best performances of Prithviraj and he brings before our eyes the situation of a man who is in the imaginative process of getting love again. The good voice and communicative eyes of Prithviraj is indeed commendable. Parvathy is a perfect fit for the role of Kanchanamala. The onscreen chemistry between Prithviraj and Parvathy is appreciable. Saikumar, Tovino Thomas and Lena have done good job.
The movie has music by three famous music directors including M Jayachandran, Ramesh Narayan and Gopi Sundar. The film is slow paced but it should be lauded for its good portrayals. Cinematography of Jomon T John brings the place of continuous rains and fertile locales beautifully. Lyricist Rafeeq Ahmed pens the heart-rending wait of the couple in a beautiful way.
The relentless hope is a subject which will not bring a smile in your face and thus the little efforts to bring smile can be forgiven.
There are few outstanding dialogues in the film. There is also A-class writing. RS Vimal debuts in this poetic flick as the director as well as writer. The real life love story of the 60s is transformed naturally onscreen, thanks to Vimal’s direction. The hard work of the director has paid off (he had worked on this film for nearly 7 years).
Verdict: A must-watch film and one of Malayalam‘s best Movies.
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