Aadhi

Malayalam
DramaThriller
26 Jan, 2018
2 hrs 38 mins
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32,593 votes
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Aadhi, an aspiring musician, travels to another state in hopes of making it big. While there, an unexpected event leaves him trapped, unable to return to his family and running for his life.
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Verdict: With its quota of impeccable stunts and drama, Pranav Mohanlal`s launch vehicle is a treat. Being a celeb kid, and that too one of someone like Mohanlal, comes with its baggage. But Aadhi, which marks the debut of Pranav Mohanlal after his stint as a child artiste, is one that has you holding on to []... ...Read full review
Pranav Mohanlal, perhaps, could not have waited for a better cinematic package than Aadhi to mark his entry to Malayalam cinema as a lead actor. The Jeethu Joseph directorial offers everything that a film in the populist mold can offer and explore all aspects of Pranav`s acting skills. ...Read full review
Aadhi aka Adithya Mohan is a youngster who nurtures a dream to become a music director. One day, he gets a chance to perform in a club in Bangalore but an event that follows turns his life upside down. ...Read full review
The movie tells the story of Aadhi, who after getting involved in a dreadful accident is forced to stay on the run, just to stay alive. What is the accident? How did Aadhi become involved in it? Will he survive his hunters? Two hours and thirty nine minutes with Aadhi will give you insight into all these questions. ...Read full review
In one of the scenes of Aadhi, Pranav Mohanlal`s character, a struggling musician, says, "Talent is not enough, you need to be lucky too, to get good opportunities." While his character might not have been very fortunate, Pranav definitely has reasons to smile as he gets a launch pad that banks the maximum on the skills that make him stand out. Elaborately lining up his talent in music, parkour, gymnastics and more, Aadhi is tailor-made for him and even has an ounce of his dad, both acting and music-wise, to top it all. It`s a dream package, to begin with. ...Read full review
Aadhi is all Pranav Mohanlal. It is a film made just for Pranav, to announce his arrival, and it is nothing less than grand. It has him in the centre, just him. It is for him that the tale has been spun. But, Pranav makes it all worthwhile. With mind-boggling action sequences and enough screen presence, Mohanlal`s son makes a comfortable debut, winning us with his charisma. ...Read full review
Adithya Mohan is an aspiring musician. He wants to enter the world of film music, but he hasnt managed to get any offers till now. At one point he gets to know about a club in Bangalore where a lot of film professionals would come. So his friend told him that if he can make an impression by performing at that club, chances of getting an entry to the industry is high. So Aadhi goes there and unfortunately some incidents that happen during his performance puts him in an extremely difficult situation. How he ultimately escapes from that is what Aadhi talking about. ...Read full review
The film kicks off with an acknowledgement to Pranav Mohanlals world fans association. The title card calls out"The son of complete actor Mohanlal. Pranav enters the frame with a guitar, takes a seat in the dimly-lit restaurant and croons Mohanlals iconic Manjil Virinja Pookkal track (which is also his ringtone). The star pressure is writ large on the actors face and body language in the initial scenes. But as the film gains momentum, he lets down his guard and warms up to being Aditya Mohan. ...Read full review
Before we get to the narrative of Aadhi, lets dig into the meta-narrative. Aadhi (Pranav Mohanlal) dreams of becoming a music director, and in an early scene, his friends advise him to try the Telugu or Tamil film industries, because there just arent enough opportunities in Malayalam cinema. ...Read full review
Late one night on the darkened terrace of a Bengaluru nightclub, three men engage in fisticuffs as a hapless woman tries to stop them. One of them suffers a fatal fall off the roof. To save himself from the dead chaps influential millionaire fathers wrath, another member of the trio blames the death on the third man there, aspiring musician Aditya Mohan a.k.a. Aadhi. ...Read full review
Director Jeethu Josephs protagonist Aadhi is a tailor-made character for debutant Pranav Mohanlal. Aadhithya Mohan aka Aadhi (Pranav) is a compassionate and gentle youngster. His mother Rosy (Lena) is a progressive woman, who eloped with Aadhis father Mohan Varma (Siddique), a Hindu when she was just 18-years-old. She is one of those liberal mothers, who pressures her son into finding a girlfriend for himself. ...Read full review

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