Once again, acclaimed-director, Anjali Menon is at helm. Be it her directorial debut, Manjadikkuru or her stint as screenwriter for Ustad Hotel, she has always hit the right chord with the audience. And the magic continues with her latest venture, Bangalore Days.
Bangalore Days is the story of three cousins. Arjun (Dulquer Salman), a happy-go-lucky bike maniac, Kuttan / Kuttettan (Nivin Pauly), a software engineer by profession, and Divya (Nazriya Nazim) who just completed graduation and gets married to Shiva Das (Fahadh Faasil). The trio are more like best buddies, than just cousins. And one childhood dream is the strong bond that keeps them connected. To visit Bangalore and have a gala time together. Destiny brings them together to the ‘Garden City’ for various purposes. Will they be able to make their childhood dream come true? Or will their personal life take new turns, forcing them to give up their dream? Watch Bangalore Days to know for yourself.
The movie has a stellar cast. Had it not been for heartthrob Dulquer, the character of Arjun may not have been so lively. Nazriya has always been the bubbly, full-of-life girl on the silver screen. Her natural self reflects perfectly in the character. Nivin Pauly is in sync with Kuttan, a shy yet adorable one among the lot. Fahadh Faasil, Parvathi and Isha Talwar along with the other cast did justice to their respective roles. Nithya Menon made a special appearance as Natasha.
Filmmaker Anjali Menon has once again offered a perfect family entertainer with Bangalore Days. Family and relationships have always been the crux of her stories. This time she explores the ups and downs in the lives of three cousins. And how they turn into a pillar of strength for each other during troubled times. The simple story, smooth narration and the chemistry between the characters helps viewers to connect with the movie, easily. Anjali Menon definitely deserves a round of applause.
Cinematographer Sameer Thahir has captured the bustling life of Bangalore, quite brilliantly. The visuals can be described as an ode to the ‘Garden City’ of India. The soundtrack of the film, by Gopi Sunder, is in sync with the mood of the film. Unlike typical South Indian movies, the sound effects are not too loud, making the movie an enjoyable experience. The opening credit montage with the actors’ real childhood photographs is praiseworthy. The only drawback the film faces is that it’s a tad too long.
Why should you watch this film?
Bangalore has always been a dream city for most Malayali youths. So grab your popcorn and enjoy a trip through the busy yet fun-filled roads of the ‘Garden City’ with your favorite stars. Live your dream with Bangalore Days.