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Chandrettan Evideya Malayalam Movie Review: Anusree is the showstopper, Namita Pramod is such a disappointment

I had no great expectations when I went to watch Dileep’s latest movie ‘Chandrettan Evideya’ especially after reading reviews that said the film has no uniqueness and no ‘emotional’ impact. When the movie was over, I realized that the movie reviews are wrong. 

[Reviews of other Malayalam movies I enjoyed: Sukhamo DeviElsamma ennoru aankutty, Bangalore DaysMumbai Police, Anju Sundarikal]

Chandrettan Evideya Malayalam Movie Review: The Story
Chandrettan Evideya is a light-hearted, humorous family entertainer that Sidharth Bharathan has put together. 

                                               [Image credit: Kerals.com]
The story goes like this:

An avid columnist on classical dance forms, Chandramohan (starring Dileep) works at the legislative assembly in Thiruvananthapuram and his wife Sushama whom he fondly calls as “Sushu” (starring Anusree) works in Thrissur.

They are happily married till Sushu visits a “naadijothisham” expert in Tanjore. He reveals that her husband is likely to have a marital affair because the love of his previous life, a famous dancer, is about to enter his life in this birth. This piece of information rocks Sushu’s life.

Sushu, who is armed with all the instincts and intuition of a dedicated, loving wife, tracking her husband's activities more closely to find out if he is having an affair.

Chandrettan Evideya Malayalam Movie Review: The Characters

Dileep does justice to the character he portrays as “Chandramohan” and this is one of his few movies in recent times that I enjoyed watching. But the “mental interactions” he has with the “poet” from his previous life takes the fun out of the plot altogether, appears forced and artificial.                              
The show-stopper of “Chandrettan Evideya” is Anusree, whose first movie “Diamond Necklace” had caught my attention - where she acted as Fahad’s wife and she did a fantastic job of it.

Mark my words, Anusree is an actress who is going to deliver some brilliant performances in Malayalam cinema. She has an amazing sense of timing, handles humour with effortless ease and her dialogue delivery is excellent. 

Namita Pramod is a sensation among my friends, especially on Facebook and Twitter. As an avid movie watcher, I have always been disappointed by Namita. In every film that I have seen of hers, she plays ‘Namita.’ You get the feeling that she is clueless about the character she is playing. Her dialogue delivery is artificial, her body language is graceful but her performance is nothing worth writing about. [MOVIE REVIEW: How Namita Pramod's lack of acting is most apparent in the film 'Vikramadityan']

Chandrettan Evideya Malayalam Movie Review: The End

The story of “Chandrettan Evideya” is nothing new  but the treatment that Sidharth Bharathan gave it has raised many eyebrows and brought many smiles. 

Sidharth Bharathan has won the hearts of many women who probably gave him a standing ovation in their minds for the way the movie ended. 

That’s what has clinched this family-drama-comedy into a winner.
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