Peruchazhi Movie Review
Noted Malayalam film director and scenarist Anjali Menon is back with Bangalore Days after the much acclaimed Ustad Hotel. Bangalore Days has created a lot of buzz even before its release due to its star cast, which includes Malayalam film director Anjali Menon is back with Bangalore Days after the much acclaimed Ustad Hotel. Bangalore Days has created a lot of buzz even before its release due to its star cast, which includes Dulquar Salman, Nivin Pauly, Fahad Fazil and Nazriya Nazim.
Trailer, songs and other promotional materials of the movie has been already listed in the hit chart. Story Arjun (Dulquar), Kuttan (Nivin) and Divya (Nazriya) are three cousins. Kuttan and Arjun, Software Engineer and a bike mechanic by profession respectively will be settled in Garden City Bangalore. Divya will be married to Das (Fahad), who will be working in a Bangalore based private company. Their marriage life will not be in good terms, as Das will be a workaholic guy.
In this course, Divya will come to know about Das’s old love story, which makes her stay away from him. What happens next? Who plays the role of peace maker in Das-Divya’s marriage life? Will forms the crux of the story, which is to be watched on screen. Cast And Performance Dulquar Salman is back with a bang, and it is his best performance after Ustad Hotel.
He shares more screen space in the film compared to Nivin Pauly and Fahadh Fasil. Nivin Pauly got a better screen space in 1st half compared to 2nd half, while Fahad Fazil got more screens pce in 2nd half.Nazriya and Parvathi were good among female leads, rest of the cast are fine. Script And Direction Filmmaker Anjali Menon is best in both the fields- as a director and a scriptwriter.
She has become successful in mixing all the necessary elements in the film, which makes Bangalore Days a perfect family entertainer. Slow pace in the second half seems to be unavoidable.Sameer Thahir hs weilded the camera, his frames were top notch, which is the main highlight of the movie. A Bangalorean, who don’t even understand Malayalam language will fall for Bangalore Days for Sameer Thahir’s camera work.
Praveen Prabhakar would have avoided the slow pace of the film in the second half with his editing techniques. Songs And Background Score Gopi Sundar’s Songs were superb and Background score has been proportionately mixed with the movie’s pace. . Verdict A perfect youth entertainer. Undoubtedly, Dulquar Salman is back on track after couple of box office flops. Go for it ! Strictly recommended. A must watch movie.
Written by: HotnSour Movie Channel Editor
Date published: 05/31/2014
4.5 / 5 stars
The story revolves around three cousins Divya ‘Kunju’ Prakash (Nazriya Nazim), Krishnan ‘Kuttan’ P.P. (Nivin Pauly) and Arjun ‘Aju’ (Dulquer Salmaan) who share a close bond since their childhood. Kuttan is a software engineer whose heart and soul is back home in his village. Arjun, whose parents are divorced, is a bike mechanic who lives his life on his own terms. Divya had completed her graduation and aspired to do her Master of Business Administration from Indian Institutes of Management but is compelled to get married to workaholic corporate executive Shivadas ‘Das’ (Fahadh Faasil) because of her parents astrologer’s suggestions. After their wedding, Divya moves to Bangalore as Das is settled there. Kuttan does the same for his job while Arjun joins a biker gang as a mechanic in the same city.
Divya feels emotionally alone as her husband Das continues to ignore her. Her only solace is the time she gets to spend with her cousins Aju and Kuttan. Naive Kuttan, who wanted a traditional, modest, saree-clad girl for a wife, falls in love with an air hostess called Meenakshi (Isha Talwar) on the Bangalore to Kochi flight. They date and Kuttan changes from a reserved and shy person to a trendy person to impress her. But his dreams are shattered when her ex-boyfriend arrives at her flat and he realizes that she was only trying to get back with him. He breaks off his relationship with her.
Divya and Das’s personal life keeps falling into despair and after an argument. One day, divya upon inspecting a room in their apartment that Das never lets anyone enter, is shocked to find it filled with photos, knick knacks and possessions of a strange girl (Nithya Menon). In thought of not having a place in Das’s heart and life, she leaves Das and returns back home to Kerala in sorrow, with kuttan. There they are still pulled into despair as kuttan’s father has abandoned his rich family and gone for a permanent pilgrimage, willing all his wealth and its rights to Kuttan and his sister. Kuttan and his mother convince divya to return to bangalore. Kuttan also brings his mom to bangalore as his mom convinces him to, by saying that she has had only bad days from the day she came to that house after marriage, in a very funny way.
Arjun was a bike racer but due to a foul incident, he is forced to serve a one year ban from racing. He falls for a radio jockey named Sarah (Parvathy) but when he finally meets her in person, he finds that she is a paraplegic. He starts to like her attitude and starts to follow her. They became good friends but Arjun is saddened when he learns that Sarah is to leave for Australia on a university scholarship.
Meanwhile as Divya and Das were in a middle of getting a divorce. Arjun learns that a few years back, Das was an ex-bike racer. He then went by the name Shiva and is a leader of his biker gang. Shiva had given up on racing after he was involved in an accident that killed his love Natasha Francis (Nithya Menon). Upon knowing what happen, Divya decides to return to Bangalore and takes up her MBA. She gradually win over by a repentant Das and arranges for him to meet Natasha’s parents. After the meeting, Das is able to let go of his past. Divya forgives him and they get their marital life on track.
Kuttan’s mom gets to know about the urban indian culture much with her neighbours and after 3 months decides to visit her daughter in Oklahoma, USA.
In the airport, kuttan and his mom see meenakshi, who will be an air hostess in kuttan’s mom’s flight to London. Meenakshi approaches kuttan and reveals that her relationship with the old boy friend has broken permanently and she will be waiting for his call. Just seconds after that, kuttan goes by and talks with her. Though what he talks is not revealed, it is clear that he replied in negative and he tells his mom to go to the flight.
Arjun gets a chance to race on the same day that Sarah has to leave for Australia. With Divya, Kuttan, and Das cheering for him, he wins the race. After the race, Arjun realizes, how much important Sarah is to him and by meeting her changed his life. He asks her not to leave to Australia. Sarah forgoes her scholarship to stay with him in Bangalore. In the end, Kuttan gets married to his neighbour in Bangalore, a foreigner named Michelle (Paris Laxmi), an European Bharathanatyam dancer. Who has embraced the culture of Kerala. The film ends with Divya, Das, Arjun, and Sarah breaking into their room and all of them posing for a photo.