Set in the small town of Thalassery is this innocent love story where ‘Vinod’ (Nivin Pauly), a youngster from a modest Hindu household with communist ideals falls for a beautiful girl named ‘Aisha’ (Isha Talwar), hailing from an affluent and prominent Muslim family. More an obsession which followed their ‘accidental ‘first meeting, Vinod is instantly smitten by the charms of the beautiful face behind the veil, but is clueless on how to impress the girl he has fallen in love with. Gradually finding ways to grab her attention, Vinod finds to his surprise that Aisha is reciprocating the same feelings that he has for her.
Nivin Pauly, Isha Talwar, Aju Varghese, Sunny Wayne, Sreenivasan, Manoj K Jayan
Jomon T John
Vineeth Sreenivasan’s Thattathin Marayathu is a movie which does not offer anything fresh in terms of its story lines, but it is presented in a fantastic way with applaudable brilliance. Definite to find takers from every generation, with fine lines, humour, colourful visuals, songs and presentations, everything that you could expect from a romantic film is served in apt quantities by young director Vineeth. Though with many clichéd situations, and melodramatic moments the movie is styled as an interesting love tale .
Watch the movie for:
Fine direction from Vineeth Sreenivasan, who once again repeats the magic that he offered with his debut film Malarvadi Arts Club.
Wise casting and near-perfect characterizations.
Nivin Pauly, with his realistic portrayal of the title role of Vinod, is at his best.
Beautiful, gorgeous looks of Isha Talwar. Though she has very little dialogues, her charm and appeal makes the love story even more likeable.
- The supporting cast including Aju Varghese, Sunny Wayne and Sreenivasan impress us with their fine portrayals of their respective roles.
- Brilliant visuals by Jomon T John.
- Excellent music and Background scores by Shaan Rahman, whose songs including “Anuragathin Velayil…” “Thattathil Marayathe…” and “Muthuchippi…” are already chart toppers.
Skip the movie for:
- Story line is a little clichéd and sometimes overly melodramatic.
- A little dragging in the latter half.
In all, Thattathin Marayathu, with its charm and innocence, is a definite entry into the list of some good movies that came out in 2012. Highly recommended for all those who has tender feelings and would like to enjoy a feel good romantic entertainer.