Abhiyum Anuvum review: Neither gripping or engaging!
The complicated story about love, relationships, surrogacy, incest, is not gripping or engaging
Saturday 26 May 2018
Tovino Thomas, Pia Bajpai, Rohini, Suhasini
Director BR Vijayalakshmi’s bilingualAbhiyum Anuvum (Abhiyude Kadha Anuvinteyum in Malayalam), has tried to present an emotional drama by raising a valuable question on our social and moral ethics, but sadly the treatment is shallow and lacks focus or finesse.
Abhi aka Abhimanyu (Tovino Thomas) is a software professional who gets attracted by the Facebook posts of Anu (Pia Bajpai) and falls in love with her. Though Abhi fails in his first attempt to woo Anu, he eventually gets her and subsequently, both of them decided to marry without informing their parents.
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The twists are unpredictable but it is not enough to emotionally move us.
The director's intentions were honest but the complicated story about love, relationships, surrogacy, incest, is not gripping or engaging. Tovino is wasted and he looks uncomfortable and struggles to speak in Tamil. Pia is annoying and is a miscast.
Veterans Prabhu, Rohini and Suhasini have given their best. Cinematography by Akilan is functional and music is average
BR Vijayakalakshmi’s core idea in Abhiyum Anuvum is really interesting but the overall execution falls flat that the film ends as an average romantic drama.
Abhiyum Anuvum review- Verdict: Average romantic drama
Reactions from Social Media:
#AbhiyumAnuvum @DoneChannel1 Asia's 1st woman filmmaker has boldly taken up a sensitive subject that has offered enough & more scope to its lead pair, @ttovino & @PiaBajpai ably supported by Rohini, Suhasini & Prabhu! A daringly bold film!
Martin N Joseph @mnj993
#AbhiyudeKadhaAnuvinteyum - Clished love story with dramatic dialogues and over melodrama. Totally disappointed. Good performance from #Tovino and #PiaBajpayee in vain by the poor script. Huge resemblance to the last episode of #Solo !!
HaRi Chegu @HaRidulQuerist
Superb Performance The Cute Couple@ttovino And @PiaBajpai
Super Acting and Emotional Love Sory
The Entire Team Expasaliy @PiaBajpai Superb I loved The Movie
my Rating 3.5/5