‘Nizhal’ movie review: Starts with a bang, ends with a whimper

Nayanthara and Kunchako Boban star on this moody, atmospheric thriller that unravels in the direction of the end

Managing to construct up the anticipation and to maintain the viewers guessing till the time of the scriptwriter’s selecting would imply half the job executed in developing an efficient thriller. However a lot of the opposite half rests on how potent that last reveal is. Think about the sensation if you anticipate a lion to stroll out of a cave, after listening to its majestic roars for a while… and also you see a mouse crawling out as an alternative! In ‘Nizhal’, in the long run, after a lot anticipation, we get to see one thing significantly better than a mouse, however one thing lower than a lion too.

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Judicial Justice of the Peace John Child (Kunchako Boban) is recovering from an accident that has left him with a post-traumatic stress dysfunction. Throughout consultations along with his scientific psychologist good friend Shalini (Divya Prabha), she tells him concerning the case of faculty scholar Nithin (Izin Hash), who had narrated a disturbing story within the class, which appeared all too actual, however the supply of which remained mysterious. The boy’s over-protective mom Sharmila (Nayanthara) is initially reluctant on the concept of digging deeper into this, however quickly she joins John in making an attempt to unravel the thriller.


  • Director: Appu.N.Bhattathiri
  • Forged: Kunchako Boban, Nayanthara

Appu. N. Bhattathiri, who has made a reputation as a movie editor, dons the director’s hat for the primary time on this moody, atmospheric thriller, that’s involved lots concerning the mindscape of its characters. Piqued by the intriguing story narrated by the younger boy, the Justice of the Peace turns right into a part-time investigator, digging up occasions from the previous that additional complicate the scenario.


S.Sanjeev’s script will get these elements proper, with the viewers stored questioning as to the place the thread will lead subsequent, with every doable lead turning chilly. The Justice of the Peace’s private struggles, with regard to his psychological state, and its doable connection to the boy’s thought course of, additionally provides to the intrigue. The viewer at this level has a lot to chew on and play a guessing sport with. The script throws up a number of prospects too. However the last reveal seems as considerably of a whimper after all of the sluggish, affected person increase within the first half in the direction of one thing larger.

A want on the a part of the screenwriter to have one thing greater than a mere thriller story, and depart the viewers with a message, appears to have led to that fairly tame ending — which is considerably of a let down — contemplating the real effort in sustaining the thriller virtually all by way of. An ending one may have by no means guessed doesn’t all the time imply a satisfying ending. ‘Nizhal’ is price a watch if you’re of the sort who enjoys the journey fairly than the vacation spot.

Nizhal is at the moment operating in theatres


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