Overview: Award-winning movie editor Appu N Bhattathiri’s debut directorial Nizhal, starring Kunchacko Boban and Nayanthara, begins with an accident involving John Child, who’s a First Class Judicial Justice of the Peace. The incident instils post-traumatic stress in him, which follows him like a shadow. Later, throughout a dialog along with his scientific psychologist buddy Shalini (Divya Prabha), he learns about a bit boy named Nitin (Izin) who narrates unusual homicide tales. When John meets Nidhin, he realises that his tales should not a figment of creativeness, and their struggles are related not directly. Impressed, John goes after his tales.
Appu has finished a superb as a debut director by way of this investigative thriller, whose storyline touches upon complexities of the aware and unconscious thoughts. They’re instructed subtly, making one curious, on the identical time, a bit fearful. S. Sanjeev’s much less dramatic script makes an attempt to be modern. The best way it makes use of a pure power as a metaphor to elucidate the lead character’s psychological state is an instance. It succeeds in maintaining the viewers hooked until the mid of the second half. And, the occasional comedy works. Nonetheless, the way in which the script tries to attach the dots appears a bit peripheral.
Kunchako Boban provides an easy efficiency as John Child, a Justice of the Peace who struggles along with his traumatic section. His masked get-up within the first half evokes an eerie feeling and completely matches his character’s dilemma. Nayanathara, who seems as Sharmila, an IT skilled, is an apt selection for the function. She provides a classy and spectacular efficiency. The one who steals the present is little Izin who performs the function of Nitin, a vivacious boy who’s mature for his age. The mix scenes of John and Nitin are fairly charming. Divya Prabha, Rony David and Saiju Kurup additionally seem in important roles.
The background rating by Sooraj S Kurup is an fascinating side of this film. It’s contemporary and modern and blends properly with the core of the film. One occasion the place he makes use of the boy’s phrases as background rating lifts the complete environment. The well-edited film has some pleasant photographs by cinematographer Deepak D Menon. Go for it in case you are a fan of tales involving mind-games.