The biggest highlight of the film is magical and realistic frames by Little Swayamp. The climax scene is gripping. It's only that Hollywood has done a brilliant job of it, showing us detailed step. Vijlesh and Sharafudeen in the role of the antagonist were above expectation. You are above all but just needs to remain at your roots. In its current form, 'Varathan' is memorable while it lasts but the finale feels a little rushed and as I mentioned above, the punishment meted out to the baddies felt insufficient.
I'm sure everybody will be hooked to that. To be precise, Aishwarya as Priya was a delight to watch and her frustrations and emotional imbalance are shown with immense clarity so that every woman could easily relate her to themselves at some point in their lives. Varathan unravels in a village, but not the Sathyan Anthikad sort where virtues abound. The movie falls into cliche territory, with a lot of the plot being predictable. Most importantly the reason why they decided to settle in a remote village is not convincing.
What you would expect from an amal neerad film. As for why, god knows. I watch this after a long time after it's release and yet I feel like posting something about it because I really enjoyed it. That's usually the case for an Amal Neerad film. Abin is calm even in the face of difficulties, including while losing his job in Dubai.
Have you ever had to sit through a lecture on morality when it comes to a friendship or relationship with people of opposite gender? Have you ever had travelled to a strange place with your partner and felt like you're being followed by someone? Towards the climax, it is Fahadh's aptly played Abin who steals the show with a scintillating performance and thereby elevates the total mood of the film. It steers clear of some of Amal's stereotypical themes. But the fight scenes could have been a little bit better. If you want to be upset for two hours watching a village full of extreme weird people very close to mental patients trying to torture a normal couple , then go for it. Varathan is truly an entertaining movie, but it has it share of problems. Every single person in a tiny village looks like criminals and sounds like they never see a women. .
Other characters, introduced in slow motion, have no background story. Sep 23, 2018 By K. Meanwhile, Cinematographer Littil Swayamp's visuals are top-notch. If you throw the logic out of the window, then the action sequence will be enjoyed. The film is a slow-burn thriller with a payoff that boasts ample doses of masala. If only had Amal done away with some of his regular cinematic tropes such as the excessive use of slow-motion, his choice to include a badly choreographed muddy rain fight as opposed to slower yet more effective, hard-hitting methods to inflict pain on the antagonists, and not giving the female protagonist enough masala moments as the male , 'Varathan' would have turned out to be a more thrilling cinematic experience.
The screenplay by the Suhas—Sharfu duo is solid. If not, then few questions remains to be answered. Fahadh is quintessential in his performance as a sophisticated urban youth. The arc of helplessness, pain and outrage finds a very convincing, natural portrayal here. Abin's cool demeanour does make one uncomfortable in the beginning but the climax compensates where he transforms into a protector's role. Abin Fahadh Faasil and Priya Aishwarya Lekshmi decide to relocate to India from Dubai.
The way Aishwarya Lakshmi shows her emotions were easily relating with the audience. Sharafudheen as Josy is a real surprise owing to the character's malicious intents. She finds insecure when she understands she is being watched an followed by her old classmates for their lust. In most of the frames, he gives the impression that there is perseverance for unique angles quite often. The film opens in Dubai and moves quickly to an estate in Vagamon, Kerala. I mean they are husband and wife, but their equation cause lot of confusion.
Specially the feeling when you get sometimes throughout is rare. The new environs aren't the friendliest, to say the least, and it is Priya who notices this first. There is an air of mystery and trepidation lurking over the scenic small town, seeping into every crevice of the story line. The couple's journey to their hometown in a taxi where the cab driver is peeping towards her shows the actual face of the society. All in all, Varathan is an enjoyable thriller-action flick with some fine acting, good bgm, incredible cinematography and action sequences that will stick on your mind long after the credits roll. Every minute scenes including the caterpillar crawling overleaf, the sluggish movement of the caterpillar. A slow but goof 1st half which is a build up.
Varathan is that with the exception of the first hour and a half. But the ideas, the themes that arise are pretty much the same. Group of youngsters, sexually depraved men,. Amal Neerad is famous for making movies in slow motion even if that's not required. Abin is shown to be having a very cool temperament. The script is a complete flop, fake looking and not good enough for a movie in this time.
He could have shorten it by about half an hour by reducing the number of slow motion shots however. This is not in anyway the maximum of his potential as his character is one which does not have a lot of depth but its fine. Abin and Priya land in the hillside village from Dubai after losing his job abroad. Now Priya is desperately looking for a solution to this issue of intrusion into the privacy of strangers. Positives: Aishwarya Lakshmi and Fahad Fazil acted brilliantly. At a particular point in life, they decide to shift their base to their homeland. Aishwarya Lekshmi gives out a genuinely good performance.