Fahad Fazil is a geeky software professional who suffers from an Obsessive-compulsive disorder. On a trip to Trivandrum for a conference, he ends up at Paravur railway station with two ... See full summary »
A story of homecoming from late 1970s, when 10 year old Vicky arrives at his grandparents home in rural Kerala to attend his grandfather's funeral. The disjointed family gathers together ... See full summary »
Fahad Fazil is a geeky software professional who suffers from an Obsessive-compulsive disorder. On a trip to Trivandrum for a conference, he ends up at Paravur railway station with two strangers - Nedumudi Venu a veteran politician and Swathi Reddy a social worker. Fahad has to interrupt his journey and go to the other side of the state to help Nedumudi Venu, reach his home in Kozhikode, where his wife is critically ill. The journey becomes a learning experience for Fahad. The film is about the interplay between the above three main characters. Written by
The summary above states the plight of how fantastic Malayalam cinema is received by the movie-goers. People just haven't got acclimatized by which movies to go to & which not. At a time when the industry is experimenting, it is onto us that we support it.
North 24 Kaatham depends upon the used formula, but delivers hyper-adventurous experience.
Talking about how a single journey can change a person's perspective in & towards life, N24K captures the condition of commuters during the infamous & sometimes unnecessary strikes (hartal) in Kerala. It gathers few current topics as well, while speaking about love, relationship, life values & death. Now, since there are many elements packaged in one, interpretations may differ, but at the end of the day, what matters is entertainment & message. The film by débutante Anil Menon does to Malayalam Cinema which only few filmmakers have done: STRENGTHEN!
Fahadh Faasil is getting glamorous every passing day, his performance as the skeptical, hygiene-conscious prig is amazing; he is directed very well & aptly. His co-actors Nedumudi Venu & Swathi Reddy both are top-notch. Supporting cast is fine; Sreenath Bhasi is growing as a teen symbol. Coupled with ample humor, slapstick, seriousness & drama, N24K succeeds more in the second half throwing emotions & sensitive expressions to its viewers. Music is very good and Rex Vijayan's vocals again brings the ceiling down, editing is tad goofy, screenplay & direction well-done.
BOTTOM LINE: Highly Recommended! As a whole, it delivers what it proposes & we might even link it with Neelakasham.... Although both talk something different about life. 7.4 out of 10.
Can be watched with a typical Indian family? YES (One scene might be awkward)
Profanity/Nudity/Sex: No | Vulgarity: Mild | Violence/Gore: No | Smoking/Drugs: No | Alcohol: Strong
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