Ennu Ninte Moideen

Ennu Ninte Moideen



Critic's Rating: 3/5

Monday 21 September 2015

Movie Title

Ennu Ninte Moideen


R S Vimal

Star Cast

Prithviraj, Parvathy, Sai Kumar

If you are aware about the tragic real life love story on which debutant director R S Vimal’s Ennu Ninte Moideen is based, you are waiting to be moved by what is to be seen on screen. It such a heart wrenching tale of unselfish love!

B P Moideen and Kanchanamala come from affluent households at Mukkam in Kozhikode. They fell in love during their youth but the romance was opposed by both their families as they belonged to different castes. 

Kanchanamala was detained by her family but that didn’t affect their undying love for each other, which they continued through letters and the occasional meetings for the next two decades. Finally, before they could unite, tragedy struck and Kanchanamala still lives as Moideen’s wife, though they never got married officially.

Writer-director R S Vimal, who has earlier made a documentary on this tragic love story titled Jalam Kondu Murivettaval needs a pat on his back for packing this one deliciously. With spectacular visuals by Jomon T John, supported by good music, the film looks rich and intense.

But the problem is when the detailing goes overboard and the focus shifts from the protagonists to creating situation that gives more scope for its colourful frames. 

As a result, they fall in love pretty quickly and the tension that the lovebirds go through has not been shown in depth. There are several vignettes that describe Moideen’s character and the way he fakes his injury after an encounter with the police early on, the funny speech that he does during a campaign and the play that he uses to mock Kanchana’s brother, in fact gives a confusing idea about his character’s nature as well. Of course, we won’t play spoilsports by describing more.

This one may not be perfect script, with certain characters missing midway and episodes that have been created just for an effect. It’s also surprising that the director did not mention about what happened to the real life characters on whom the film is based.

But you tend to forget it all as this one has its heart at its right place. Moideen and Kanchanamala’s decision to wait for the approval from their families for the wedding is perhaps noble and their yearning to come together remains as a burning pain in the minds of every viewer.

Though his ill-fitting wig and his trademark mannerisms are there as occasional distractions, Prithviraj has played Moideen in a highly impressive way, with lot of dedication. The hugely talented Parvathy is terrific as Kanchanamala, whose world begins and ends with Moideen. 

In fact, most of the actors have done their job very well, especially Sai Kumar, Tovino Thomas and Lena. 

Ennu Ninte Moideen is a tad too long at almost 167 minutes but the honesty with which the story has been narrated and the efforts that has gone into it makes this one a not to miss love story. Be ready to go on a nostalgic trail, which is quite emotional. Watch this one!

Verdict: Good

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