‘Nayattu’ movie review: A convincing portrayal of the mercilessness of a faceless system

Director Martin Prakkat chooses a darker temper, which sits nicely with the hopelessness that pervades the movie

Early on in ‘Nayattu’, we see police officer Maniyan (Joju George) reluctantly manufacturing proof towards somebody, following orders from a distinguished politician. By the practiced ease with which he goes about this act, we all know that this isn’t the primary time he’s doing it, neither wouldn’t it be the final. “Even goons have the liberty to not take up quotations they don’t wish to. The police wouldn’t have that freedom,” he tells rookie police officer Praveen Michael (Kunchakko Boban), revealing his helplessness.

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However when it turns into inconvenient for the system, it received’t take lengthy for it to show the hunt towards those that had been as soon as their hunters. Cops Maniyan, Praveen and Sunitha (Nimisha Sajayan) are compelled to go on the run after they realise that the police, attributable to political strain, is attempting to border them in a case, wherein the circumstantial proof is towards them.

In his fourth movie, Martin Prakkat makes an attempt to put naked the interior workings of the regulation and order equipment, and appears at how the political ramifications of high-profile instances and media narratives can form the ultimate outcomes, as per the script written from prime. Shahi Kabir, a civil police officer, who wrote the screenplay for ‘Joseph’ brings his information and expertise of working within the division to the desk.


  • Director: Martin Prakkatt
  • Forged: Joju George, Nimisha Sajayan, Kunchakko Boban

A substantial a part of the preliminary half is spent in telling us the private backgrounds of the three law enforcement officials. Two of them are from Dalit backgrounds and all three aren’t economically well-off. Maniyan has invested all his hope on his younger daughter, however is consistently involved that he’s by no means current for her when she wants him. All these particulars would come to play a key function within the narrative later.

On the centre of the battle is Sunitha’s grievance towards one in all her kin, an area ruffian related to a Dalit political group. Within the station, issues get out of hand however political strain once more saves the day for the goon. However even when the script appears to have good intentions, a few of the scenes at this level have a potential implication that the legal guidelines empowering Dalits are someway being misused, which isn’t true contemplating the variety of instances of Dalit oppression nonetheless being reported.

Aside from this misstep, the movie stays firmly on the facet of those that are preventing a shedding battle towards the system. Taking a shift from the flashier presentation and upbeat temper of his earlier movies, Prakkat chooses a darker temper, which sits nicely with the hopelessness that pervades the movie. The viewer can also be immersed on this world with the trio, feeling each ounce of the concern and anger that they expertise. However the fairly ambiguous epilogue can go away extra questions than solutions within the thoughts of some viewers.

‘Nayattu’ is a convincing portrayal of the mercilessness of a faceless system, the place the hunters may grow to be hunted earlier than they even realise it.

Nayattu is at present operating in theatres

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