Verdict: Njan Prakashan has the right amount of laughs and a flawless script.
After 16 years, director Sathyan Anthikad teams up with Sreenivasan as scriptwriter to produce one of the better films of 2018. With Fahadh Faasil in the lead, Njan Prakashan fulfills your expectations and then some more. One of the highlights include Shaan Rahman’s music and an ensemble cast including Nikhila Manoj, K.P.A.C Lalitha, Anju Kurian, and Devika Sanjay.
What’s Njan Prakashan About:
Prakashan aka P.R. Akash (Fahadh Faasil) is a lazy skeptic. Though he has studied nursing, he hates doing the work it entails. He is a master of white lies and would rather live off other people’s income than work hard. He meets Salomi (Nikhila Manoj) and tries to get her to marry him so that he can go to Germany on a dependent visa. He stays with Govindji (Srinivasan), an acquaintance from his village and a labor supplier, who lands in trouble because of Akash. How meeting people like Teena (Devika Sanjay) and Shruthi (Anju Kurian) change his life, make for a good watch.
Njan Prakashan is a movie peppered with witty one-liners and sarcasm in the dollops. Fahadh Faasil ends the year on a good note with a fabulous and convincing portrayal of P. R. Akash. The similarities to Carbon’s Sibi Sebastian can hardly be ignored. The scripting has almost nothing to fault and the premier cast have done a fabulous job. The funny one-liners and retorts will leave you in splits. It is good to see Srinivasan in a meaty role as Govindji. The ladies Nikhila Manoj, Anju Kurian and Devika Sanjay have done justice to their roles. KPAC Lalitha as Pauli chechi is honest and sincere. Shaan Rehman is music is fabulous and even includes a Bengali harvest song.
What Could Have Been Better:
After the intermission the plot, seems to waivers about a bit. But that can easily be ignored as it makes for up it in the last hour.
Why You Should Watch:
Njan Prakashan is a clean entertainer. Period. It is one of those movies that allow you to leave the theatre with a smile. So do make time for Njan Prakashan after the Christmas shopping.