NAYATTU – MOVIE REVIEW(NETFLIX)

A thriller that is produced by Martin Prakkat, Ranjith, P. M. Sasidharan and written by Shahi Kabir. The film is directed by Martin Prakkat. Martin Prakkat’s last film was the critically and hugely successful “CHARLIE”.

The movie begins craftily etching characters and their dimensions while slowly evolving the plot. NAYATTU’S screenplay is simple and taut never veering away from its “hunt” despite opportunities galore. It does not preach nor prescribe like most socially relevant movies do and just relies on a “telling” narrative that is rare and unforced. It is to the writer’s credit that NAYATTU remains faithful to its cause without going overboard or being lofty.

The actors in the film Kunjako Boban, Joju George, and Nimisha Sajayan deliver convincing performances that remain pragmatic at all levels. The rest of the cast are decent.

Shyju Khalid’s cinematography is wonderful. Vishnu Vijay’s background score steps up the pace. There are two songs and are quite catchy. Mahesh Narayanan’s editing keeps the film crisp. Dialogues are good and direction by Martin Prakkat is from the top draw.

NAYATTU is a brilliant portrayal of the “drama” that is played at the top echelons and the final scene is a powerful representation of the puppets that we are..

NAYATTU – NAYAM !!!

3.5/5

B.U.Shreesha

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