Nithyaharitha Nayakan review: A tedious watch
Nithyaharitha Nayakan has a script that is pathetic to the core and tests the patience of the viewers
Critic's Rating: 1/5
Saturday 17 November 2018
A R Binuraj
Vishnu Unnikrishnan, Dharmajan Bolghatty
In director A R Binuraj’s Nithyaharitha Nayakan, the hero narrates the various love affairs that he has gone through over the years and the heartbreaks faced as a result, to his wife on their wedding night.
The hero comes in various looks as stories are shown one after the other as flashbacks. No, even before you start thinking of Premam, let us warn you that this is not in that league or not even its bargain basement version. This one is a sheer torture.
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In his maiden adventure, Saji (Vishnu Unnikrishnan) falls for his beautiful classmate during his schooldays and he tries to convey his feelings for her, with the help of his friend, Joby (Basil Joseph). In all fairness, there are some funny one liners in this episode and it ends when the girl says she is actually in love with the friend and not with the hero.
As only the hero seems to be surprised about girls ditching him, his wife decides to go back home as well. In fact, the “message” that is conveyed as the reason for this, towards the climax, gives you an exact idea about how silly the makers of the film are thinking.
With a script that is pathetic to the core, the director makes a forgettablemisadventure that tests the patience of the viewers in an annoying way. You sit in disbelief watching the leisurely pace at which scenes unfold and the unnecessary detailing that kills the humour in most scenes.
It is indeed curious how a script writer like Vishnu Unnikrishnan decided to play the lead in a film based on such an inane script. He tries hard to repeat his own hit mannerisms from Kattappanayile Rithwik Roshan.
Then there is also an attempt to tickle the funny bone teaming up with Dharmajan Bolghatty, who incidentally is the co-producer. But everything goes in vain and Nithyaharitha Nayakan becomes a tiring affair.
Nithyaharitha Nayakan review: Tedious watch