Saturday, November 15, 2014

Review : Ormayundo Ee Mukham (ഓർമ്മയുണ്ടോ ഈ മുഖം)

Cast: Vineeth Sreenivasan (Gautam), Namitha Pramod (Nithya), Aju Varghese (Apoorva), Mukesh (Doctor), Soumya Sadanandan (Neetu), Rohini (Vasundhara), Lakshmi (Grandmother), Idavela Babu, Raveendran, Bhagat Manuel
Genre: Romance
Direction: Anvar Sadik
Production: Jaison Elamgulam
Screenplay: Anvar Sadik
Story : Anvar Sadik
Cinematographer: Jithu Damodar
Music : Shaan Rahman
Production Company: RJ Creations and Blue Planet International London
Release Date: 14th November, 2014
Language: Malayalam
Duration: 2 hours 20 minutes

Ormayundo Ee Mukham (ഓർമ്മയുണ്ടോ മുഖം), is a very sweet romantic movie by Anvar Sadik. The story has been conveyed in a very simple and unexaggerated manner. One of the lead protagonist Nitya’s name and her profession of being a Sand-Artist is thoughtfully chosen. Nitya in Sanskrit means ‘eternal’. Can love be eternal? Can love be painted beautifully in the canvas of heart for ever or it is going to be one of the image drawn on the sand which can be erased completely? Anvar has melodiously told us this soft love story.

The film begins with a sand-art by Nitya followed by her accident. The aftereffect of the accident is that Nitya’s memory retention turns out to be for short-term of 24 hours. Nitya develops her own techniques to handle this memory loss.

Gautam (Vineeth Sreenivasan, MBA from UK) is supporting his businesswoman mother Vasundhara (Rohini), but is quiet absent-minded as well. His grandmother (Lakshmi) and sister also stay with him. Grandmother is absolutely modern in her thoughts and appearance, who still believes in the whole concept of love, and soul mates. Vasundhara is keen to get Gautam married to her niece but Gautam is not at all interested.

Nitya (Namitha Pramod) enters into Gautam’s life like a cool breeze. Their meeting was incidental. Both Nitya and Gautam could feel lot of comfort and enjoy each other’s company during their so called ‘first date’ but Alas! Nitya forgets every bit of those wonderful moments the next day. Gautam is determined and confident that he would be able to inscribe his face in her heart one-day. Nitya’s sister (Soumya Sadanandan) and Gautam’s friend / colleague Apoorva (Aju Varghese) also try to help Gautam in winning over Nitya’s friendship / love.

Rest of the movie projects how Gautam tries to win over Nitya first as a friend and then as his soul mate? How challenging their journey was? How Guatam tries to convince his mother about his love?

Star cast is so appropriate as per the roles. Vineeth has once again given a very good performance. He is so natural, spontaneous. Namitha is also good and brings lot of energy to the character. Rest of the cast viz. Rohini, Mukesh, Lakshmi, Soumya Sadanandan are all good. A special mention in regard to Aju Varghese and his  comical angle to the plot.

Philosophy of happy life is also discussed in the movie: to retain every good moment in the hard disk of heart/mind and leave / erase the negativities behind and start afresh every day.

Ormyundo Ee Mukham (ഓർമ്മയുണ്ടോ മുഖം), is a soft musical romantic movie which is going to leave a positive and happy impact on your heart.

Rating: 3.5 / 5 (Good +)