Bhayanakam review: A brilliant film not to be missed!

Bhayanakam review: A brilliant film not to be missed!

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Critic's Rating: 3/5

Monday 23 July 2018

Movie Title

Bhayanakam review: A brilliant film not to be missed!



Star Cast

Renji Panicker, Asha Sarath

Director Jayaraj’s Bhayanakam, which won three awards at this year’s National Film awards that includes best direction, best adapted screenplay and best cinematography, is based on legendary author Thakazhi Sivasankara Pillai’s Kayar

The story unveils in a Kuttanadan village where a new postman comes and pretty soon, the natives there starts loving him. Most of the youngsters in the area are soldiers fighting for their motherland somewhere. Incidentally, the postman himself is a former Army man, who had to discontinue his services after getting injured.

He is given a temporary abode at the modest house of Gowri Kunjamma (Asha Sarath), whose two sons are soldiers. The postman is welcomed happily by the villagers, as he give the money and letters sent by the loved ones toiling somewhere away, to many of those who are eagerly waiting for it.

However, seasons change and with the break of the Second World War, the postman starts bringing letters of grief. Now he is seen by the villagers as the messenger of agony and this affects him in a big way too.

With brilliant frames by Nikhil S Praveen, Jayaraj has narrated this story in a fascinating manner. The story moves ahead in an engaging way and the change in weather fabulously shows the change in attitudes that the postman has to go through.

In perhaps his best performance yet as an actor, Renji Panicker does the character of the postman, brilliantly. He enacts his role with total dedication and is eminently convincing. Asha Sarath comes up with an impressive show, as Gowri Kunjamma, whose character has been interestingly developed with some mysteries that remains all along.

Bhayanakam is one from Jayaraj’s Navarasa series and the filmmaker needs to be applauded for this one. It shows the frightening face of war and in the story, it happens not on a war front, but in the hearts of some simple villagers in Kuttanadu.

Bhayanakam review- Verdict: Very Good

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