Thondimuthalum Driksakshiyum (2017) is a very simple film yet a wow bursting moments, thrilled, cleverly written, pity feels also a fun watch!
Initially the story runs around a couple Sreeja (Nimisha Sajahan) and Prasad (Suraj Venjaramoodu) who lives in Cherthala, who falls for eachother. But Sreeja’s father being against their intercaste marriage but Prasad’s family was convinced and the pair gets married. Then thought of shifting to another place i.e. Kasaragod. While bus journey, Sreeja sleeping near the window from behind a thief (Fahadh Faasil) stoles the chain and before sreeja caughts him he swallows the chain. Then he’s taken to the nearby police station and the investigation on, thief reveals his name also as Prasad there’s no identity of him and he denies that he has not stolen the chain. Next morning, police takes him to the toilet but they don’t fine a chain. Then he’s been taken for medical examination, there when they found a chain in his stomach. How to extract the chain, then, becomes the question. The couple will get their chain back?
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Initially we will feel like there’s a regular story of a intercaste married couple who’s been bothered due to parents, they will succeed in convincing their girl’s father? But! But! Here comes a twist, the story takes us somewhere else, very cleverly written!
Actor turned director Dileesh Pothan, another hit combo of Fahadh-Dileesh after a hit of Maheshinte Pratikaram (debut as a director). There’s something in Pothan’s direction, clever! Sajeev Pazhoor, who has written the story who always promises to offer much more to the entertainment industry with his neatly written scripts. Cinematographer Rajeev Ravi has perfectly captured the brownish realistic frames. Composer Bijibal repeats his magic with three beautiful tracks and a sophistic background score.
Coming to the acting, the fresh debut Nimisha Sajahan (Sreeja), what a naturalist! Those unshaped eyebrows no makeup on, totally a impressive lady. No one can believe it’s her debut movie in Malayalam industry.
Suraj Venjaramoodu (Prasad- Sreeja’s husband), no doubt he’s already a superstar of the Mollywood! Never fails to impress the audience with his versatility. Actually his expressions are amazing that fear and pity facial expressions will definitely make you feel pity of them, even Nimisha!
Coming to our superstar Fahadh Faasil (thief – Prasad), this character is known as one of his finest performance! What a guy! Without uttering a single but spoke some words, kept engaged with all his psycho, funny, laughing moments, making run cops behind him is just a wow scene. There is one scene where cops run behind him, which has been totally shot for something 8 days, shared Fahadh.
Debutant Sibi Thomas (Sub Inspector) and Alencier Ley Lopez (Chandran) as a cop were also a great performers! Alencier being old, what a energy this guy has, hats off!
Also the film has won many several Awards like 3 awards at National Film Awards, four awards at Filmfare Awards South, 8 awards at Asianet Film Awards, 3 at South Indian International Movie Awards and much more! You can imagine now how wonderful this movie could be.
A MUST WATCH for a memorable strong acting by the lead actors, fresh, simple and intelligent writing.
So! What are you waiting for? Go watch it. Don’t worry, complete movie is freely available on Disney + Hotstar for you all, with English Subtitles.