has always been my all time favorite. I love movies being made his way.
Those picture-like frames, beautiful heroines and everything in his
movies appear so elegant and divine like. And to remake a movie that he
has made is a huge challenge.
The remade Rathinirvedam was
such a disaster that I was very skeptical about Nidra. But this time it
is Sidharth Bharathan, the legend’s own son and yes he ought to be
different. And how did Nidra unveil? Did it make me go deep into sleep
or was it a snooze that made me want to experience it again and again?
Nidra is a movie that
narrates the story of a girl who ends up marrying her childhood friend.
Sidharth plays Raju who is suffering from a phobic disorder and Rima
Kallingal comes along as Aswathy his love interest. Vishnu Raghavan as
Raju’s elder brother and Sarayu enacts the role of Vishnu’s wife. KPAC
Lalitha plays Aswathy’s mother while Thalaivaasal Vijay dons the role of
Nidra is a visual
treat and comes out as an emotionally rich and
touching love story. There are many frames which would take your breath
away and the credit should go to the cinematographer Samir Thahir. Those
beautiful locations, the wooded secret dwelling place, the verdant
flowing river, even those flower pots in the house looked so beautiful
and perfect. And yes of course, the climax, you really need to watch it.
Jassie Gift’s music is very fresh and the background score takes your
senses to an entirely different level.
out best of all and perhaps one of the best performances
I have seen in recent times. He is so convincing in his role and he has
handled it with utmost care that no time did he cross the boundaries.
Rima, for the first time, made me think that she can act. She looked
beautiful and as Aswathy has done super job. Jishnu Raghavan can call
this as his come back movie and looked apt in the role of a tough
brother. While Sarayu looked very natural in her role, KPAC Lalitha who
played the same role in the original and Thalaivaasal Vijay as Raju’s
father were perfect in their roles. One thing that I found very
interesting in the movie was that Vijay Menon who did the role of Raju
in the original comes in the role of Raju’s doctor in the new version!
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