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Helen (2019)

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An ordinary suburban girl suddenly disappears, leaving her loved ones in a desperate search as she must face the ultimate battle - the one for her life.

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Mathukutty Xavier
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Credited cast:
Anna Ben ... Helen Paul
Lal ... Paul
Noble Babu Thomas Noble Babu Thomas ... Azhar
Aju Varghese ... Ratheesh Kumar
Binu Pappu ... Ravi Prakash
Rony David ... Jayashankar
Vineeth Sreenivasan ... Kanchan (Cameo)
Bonny Mary Mathew ... Littu
Kookal Raghavan ... Raghavan
Kozhikode Jayraj Kozhikode Jayraj ... Security
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Anitha Anitha ... Municipality Worker 1
Ananth Gejo Antony Ananth Gejo Antony ... Ananth
Bushara Bushara ... Municipality Worker 2
Trichur Elsi ... Devaki
Arun G. Arun G. ... Shibin
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An ordinary suburban girl suddenly disappears, leaving her loved ones in a desperate search as she must face the ultimate battle - the one for her life.

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Sometimes even to live is an act of courage

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Drama | Thriller

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References Finals (2019) See more »

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Kaanaa Theeram
Written by Vinayak Sasikumar
Produced by Shaan Rahman
Performed by Megha Josekutty
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Capsule Review: Helen (7 Stars)
25 November 2019 | by nairtejasSee all my reviews

Helen (given name) made me tear up not because of the survival element - which is a rarity in Malayalam cinema, I should add - but because of standout performances by Lal and Anna Ben who play a father-daughter duo with so much delicacy and warmth it drives the thriller forward without being hammy. It is when Ben's character gets stuck in a cold storage unit one day that things take a turn in the plot as the director uses the event to highlight a series of issues currently plaguing the country: police apathy and their morality lens, caste discrimination, and work stress. It is rather delicious to find these topics scattered as garnishing in a film that is by and large about survival. How Ben manages to enact her challenging role is definitely an attracting element here but what I would like to move your attention to is the range of Lal and how effortlessly he plays the role of a father figure with ultimate finesse it reminded me of my own. Helen has been made well with slight issues in screenplay in the first half and a little bit of convenience storytelling but overall it comes around and will make you feel emotional towards the end. There's no way you'll feel disappointed. TN.


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India

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Malayalam

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6 December 2019 (USA) See more »

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$224,613
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