Aravindante Athidhikal: Film Review – An Emotion Called Mom

Verdict: Good performances and a simple story make this a decent watch. 

When the acclaimed father-son duo Sreenivasan and Vineeth make an appearance after a hiatus, the expectation is sky-high. And Aravindante Athidhikal checks all the right boxes. Directed by M. Mohanan, whose repertoire includes gems like Kadha Parayumbol, Aravindante Athidhikal has the right mix of drama, comedy, and understated romance. The flick is produced by Pradeep Kumar Pathiyara and co-produced by Noble Babu Thomas. Scripted by Rajesh Raghavan, the movie has Nikhila Vimal, Urvashi, KPAC Lalitha, Aju Varghese and Premkumar in the lead.

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What’s Aravindante Athidhika About: 

Five-year-old Aravindan (Vineeth Sreenivasan) is abandoned by his mother at the Mookambika Temple in Kollur during Navratri. Madhavan (Sreenivasan) picks up the crying child and brings him up as his own. Aravindan grows up into the little town’s man Friday and is much liked by the guests of Madhavan’s Mookamika Vilasam Lodge. An unexpected turn of events extend Girija (Urvashi) and her daughter Varada’s (Nikhila Vimal) stay at the lodge. What follows is a subtle love story that is not built upon grand proposals or promises. After Varada learns of Aravindan’s past, she takes it upon herself to unite the son and his long-lost mother. 

What Works:

Vineeth brings a sincere effort to the screen. The camaraderie between Madhavanchettan and Aravindan is brought out well by Sreenivasan and son. Urvashi is in her element as Nikhila’s helicopter mother. The movie is a journey through timelines and festivals. The focus is kept mostly on the Mookambika temple and the lives of the people around it. Aju Varghese does a decent job as Vineeth’s buddy and Bijukuttan provides the comic relief. Jonah Jijo does well as young Aravindan, who is left at the crowded temple among strangers. Co-producer Noble appears in a cameo. Shaan Rahman’s signature style can be heard throughout the movie, which rests heavily on a son’s yearning for his mother. The song Rasathi stands out and the background score is soothing. 

What Could Have Been Better:

Aravindante Athidhikal would have made for an enlivened watch had the sides been trimmed and clipped. Several characters and situations could have been removed to get a crisper film, but they do add some crucial emotions that present an untouched and realistic perspective.  

Why You Should Watch:

A simple storyline peppered with decent performances make Aravindante Athidhikal an entertaining movie to watch.

By Jan Mary Varghese

Release Date: 2018-04-27
Language: Malayalam
Director: M. Mohanan
Genre: Drama
Cast & Crew: Vineeth Sreenivasan, Sreenivasan, Nikhila Vimal, Urvashi
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2 Comments

  1. Jijo Joseph

    April 27, 2018 at 10:58 pm

    I loved the movie. After a long time i saw a wonderful family entertainment movie "aravinthante adhithikal". Thanks to the whole crew. 

    Jijo Joseph

  2. ANEESH km

    April 28, 2018 at 11:33 am

    Technically, cinematography is brilliant and the way he has captured Kodachadri Hills on his camera needs a special mention. And special mention for the music. Overall, it has turned out to be a good family entertainer.

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