From their first moment together, where they both clearly express the discomfort of meeting an ex-lover, the two protagonists work well together.
Ntikkakkakkoru Premondarnn Crew
|Directed by||Adhil Maimoonath Asharaf|
|Written by||Adhil Maimoonath Asharaf|
|Screenplay by||Vivek Bharathan|
|Produced by||Renish Abdulkhader|
Sharaf U Dheen
|Edited by||Adhil Maimoonath Asharaf|
|Music by||Nishant Ramtake (songs)|
Paul Mathews (songs)
|Release date||February 24, 2023|
Ntikkakkakkoru Premondarnn Movie Review: It is encouraging to observe how Sharafudheen’s career reached its pinnacle once she transitioned from a comic playing sidekick parts to a marketable main actress. Sharafudheen receives another proposal moment in Ntikkakkakkoru Premondarnn, eight years after being praised for a humorous proposal scene in Premam, but this time, his endearing personality serves as the main focus. Sharafudheen’s revitalising chemistry with Bhavana, who is making her comeback to Malayalam cinema, strengthens this generally safe movie.
The movie Ntikkakkakkoru Premondarnn is about getting another opportunity. The two childhood sweethearts Jimmy (Sharafudheen) and Nithya (Bhavana), who were forced to split apart as teens and are now seeking to get back together, are at the centre of the story. Moreover, Jimmy and Nithya are fervently looking for second chances on their own. Nithya is a victim of an abusive marriage, and Jimmy has a career that he is enthusiastic about.
Notwithstanding a few discrepancies, the picture by up-and-coming director Adhil Maimoonath Asharaf, who also wrote, directed, and edited it, is quite promising. While Jimmy is on the verge of starting a relationship with Fidaa (Anarkali Nazar), his ex-girlfriend Nithya shows up unexpectedly. There was a good opportunity for an explosive love triangle at this point, but it’s admirable how this movie handled it. No fuss or drama is made as Fidaa moves on graciously and encourages Jimmy to follow his true desires in both his personal and professional lives.
The creators use screenwriting methods like breaching the fourth wall and using various narrators in what appears to be an effort to inject some originality into the storyline. In the beginning, everything appeared intriguing, but they were so few and far between that, looking back, it didn’t appear to have a clear goal. A lot of the narration is provided by a small child named Mariam (Saniya Rafi), and the first half is made more enjoyable by their endearing sibling relationship. The insertion of a love song at a pivotal point is the only thing that undermines the narrative’s little stretching in the second half. Despite the fact that Bhavana and Sharafudheen are a handsome couple, the song was completely inappropriate.
From their first moment together, where they both clearly express the discomfort of meeting an ex-lover, the two protagonists work well together. As the story goes on, their chemistry only gets better, thanks in large part to some sane writing. The smooth chats between the long-lost pair are particularly impressive. Bhavana plays the character of a self-sufficient single mother beautifully in her return. Like she does in real life, her on-screen persona struggles with a painful history and fiercely pursues justice. That is not a very difficult persona, but it is one that she would like.
Bhavana’s character is well-rounded, but Jimmy, played by Sharafudheen, is a potentially strong character who was mostly left unrealized. At a sequence in the movie, Jimmy discusses how his lack of social connection during his six-year exile in Dubai has prevented him from speaking freely with others. If the movie had spent more time on this subject rather than limiting its depiction of his illness to a single line, it would have given the character a new dimension. Sharafudheen succeeds in shining despite these literary flaws. The actor has a certain ‘lovely’ quality.
Here’s a character that can be brutally vicious (remember Varathan?) as well as the perfect lovely person, as Jayaram performed so admirably in the late 1980s and early 1990s. He and all of his co-stars in Ntikkakkakkoru Premondarnn have excellent chemistry, not only with Bhavana. With Saniya acting as the third wheel, the sequences between Sharafudheen and Anarkali are all truly entertaining. The father-son relationship with Ashokan, who portrays a harsh father, has a similar influence.
Ntikkakkakkoru Premondarnn satisfies all other requirements for a feel-good movie, including appealing images, soulful music, and colourful clothing, and instills a sense of happiness and optimism.