Vineeth Sreenivasan is in acquainted territory, displaying his knack of holding the viewers engaged, even when telling tales that we’ve seen many a time earlier than on-screen
When a Vineeth Sreenivasan film is about to reach, one can sense the all-round feel-goodness from miles away, proper from its carefully-crafted promos to the songs, which arrived in good outdated audio cassettes this time. It was apt, since nostalgia of assorted sorts occurs to be his different promoting level. But, there have been factors in Hridayam when Vineeth displayed greater than a need to interrupt freed from that cheerful, heartwarming mould and let his characters run wild, laying naked their demons. However then, the characters appear to get sudden realisations concerning the type of film that they’re in, and get again to radiating goodness.
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The movie has been conceived as completely different phases within the lifetime of Arun Neelakandan (Pranav Mohanlal), that has formed the individual that he’s at current. Slightly than banking on a strong plot, the script takes us alongside on a journey which stretches to in all probability a decade or extra from Arun’s life, starting from his heady days in an engineering faculty in Chennai, to his life as a married man. Taking nearly as a lot area within the narrative is Darshana (Darshana Rajendran), with whom Arun falls in love early on throughout their faculty days.
It’s a love story which is kind of short-lived, hitting the rocks even earlier than the honeymoon interval is over, however the impression of which stays with them, and by extension within the narrative. This additionally brings out the worst sides in each of them, however Vineeth, the author, holds them again at numerous factors from being harmful and taking the film away from its ‘feel-good’ goal.
- Director: Vineeth Sreenivasan
- Starring: Pranav Mohanlal, Darshana Rajendran, Kalyani Priyadarshan
For example, the brooding Arun, who displays a wild streak, mysteriously begins tidying up the hostel room and learning onerous one positive morning, though it isn’t clear what prompted the change. Within the latter half, which chronicles Arun’s post-campus life, issues will not be so eventful with the whole lot, together with his relationship with Nithya (Kalyani Priyadarshan), continuing a bit too quick. In the long run, one wonders whether or not Arun has modified a lot in any respect from his early campus days, for the entire level of the film was his transformation.
However for all the dearth of depth that Vineeth is commonly accused of, he has a sure knack of holding the viewers engaged, even when telling tales that we’ve seen many a time earlier than on-screen. He will get it proper within the packaging and the pacing. Hesham Abdul Wahab’s additionally music provides quite a lot of verve, though there have been factors one wished the background music was toned down a bit and the violinist given some relaxation.
Although there may be nonetheless room for enchancment, Pranav has actually come a great distance from his preliminary solo outings, through which even his parkour expertise couldn’t make up for the dearth of expressions. Right here, he’s rather more assured and comfy, managing to hold the movie for half, regardless that Darshana steals the present every time she will get a possibility.
Hridayam won’t stir your soul, however Vineeth has delivered sufficient to maintain you entertained, which isn’t any imply activity when you’ve got a runtime shut to 3 hours.
Hridayam is at present operating in theatres