Director Blessy of Kazcha fame, is back with yet another film with a sensitive
theme different from the commercial films turning out year after year
in the industry. The movie is inspired by a short story ' Orma' written
by late Padmarajan.
Mohanlal plays Rameshan Nair an honest, hardworking man who works in the Secretariat.
His family is an ideal one with a loving wife Lekha ( Meera Vasudev), a son Manu
(Arjun) and a daughter. Rameshan
cares very much for his family. He has big dreams for his son and wants him to
be an IAS officer. He guides him all the way and Manu on his part tops in
whatever he does and is an all
rounder in school. Ramesh's co-worker cum friend Joseph (Jagathy) is a pillar of
support for him.
As their life goes on smoothly, Rameshan slowly begin to notice that
he seems to forget things. He consults a doctor who dismisses it as
stress. The situation gets out of hand soon and they discover that he
suffers from Alzeimerís. Ramesh takes voluntary retirement and
they move to his ancestral home. Their otherwise solid life is shattered
as slowly Rameshan changes, completely loosing his memory and becoming
dependent on others. The rest of the story how the family - Lekha, Manu
and Rameshan's father (Nedumudi Venu) deal with the critical situation...
It is a beautifully
made film sure to touch the hearts of the people who see it. There is
no entertainment value as such but it portrays a real life crisis faced
by a close knit family really well. Rameshan's relationship with his
son as well as his father is really touching. The movie drags
a bit in the first half but makes up in the second half. Sethu Sriram's
cinematography, Kaithapuramís lyrics and Mohan Sitaraís music gels well
with the temper of the movie.
The director has drawn wonderful performances out of all the characters.
Mohanlal after a long time is in his elements. He lives the character Rameshan
and proves that given a chance he could do wonders with his roles. An excellent
performance surely one of his best till date. Meera Vasudev as Lekha who stands by her
husband throughout the ordeal and Arjun as Rameshan's son gives a commendable
performance. The close relationship between the family members is enacted very
well. Nedumuni Venu and Jagathy are first rate as usual.
Overall we rate the movie above average.