Ganga a Brahmin girl, the other protagonist in the film lives in Palakkad
near the Kalpaathi river with her daughter and her husbands family.
Her husband Raghurama Iyer (Vineeth) also works in the Gulf and is acquainted
A shocking news from the Gulf shatters the otherwise smooth going lives
of the two girls. Akbar is arrested in the Gulf and sentenced to death
for murdering Raghurama Iyer. As per the rule prevailing in the middle
east, Akbar's only hope for survival is a pardon letter duly signed
by his surviving relative that's Ganga. Raziya goes to Palghat to plead
for her husband's life. Raghurama Iyer's family who was dependent on
him financially cannot forgive the injustice done and insults her. But
Raziya does not give up. Though at first Ganga cannot even think of
pardoning Akbar who destroyed her life, slowly the desperateness of
Raziya gets to her. She feels that it is wrong on her part to put Raziya
in her own wretched situation when God has provided a way out. But,
Ganga has to pay a huge prize for gifting a life...
The story is realistic to the core. There are no unnecessary dialogues,
characters or incidents to mar the flow of the story except maybe the
instance where Kamal makes a dig at the Television news reporters which
was out of place. The movie portrays the life and distress of the two
main characters Meera Jasmine and Kavya Madhavan. Completely female
oriented, the heroes does not have much of a role in the movie. The
songs By M. Jayachandran have an old world charm about them and gels
well with the mood of the film. Rain forms a backdrop to the film conveying
the bleak mood. Cinematography by P. Sukumar and script by T.A Razak
is note worthy.
Both Meera and Kavya has done justice to their roles. Meera's character
is more expressive whereas Kavya has conveyed her emotions successfully
with restraint. It is definitely one of the best roles in Kavya's career.
Another exceptional performance is from Mamukoya as Meera's father.
The helplessness of the simple man is effectively portrayed. Biju Menon
as Akbar's friend is convincing. The character of Salim Kumar as Akbar's
uncle, though unnecessary may have been added to lighten up the otherwise
pensive mood of the film.
Overall the movie is worth watching and we rate it good.