Film: Violin

Cast: Asif Ali, Nithya Menon, Sreejith Ravi, Vijayaraghavan

Director: Siby Malayil

In the movie Violin directed by Siby Malayil, it is the magical strains of the violin that bring the lovers together. A reference is also made to the healing powers of music. Except for these aspects, the movie offers nothing out of the ordinary. The love story moves along familiar lines — hero and heroine fall in love and begin to share their joys and sorrows, the villain gets into the act to play spoilsport. The music therapy part of the story is handled in an offhand manner and hence remains unconvincing. Also, the scene in which the heroine falls in love ‘all of a sudden' appears awkward. The filmmaker could have treated this part more sensitively. The script is written by Viju Ramachandran.

Angel (Nithya Menon) lives with her two aunts. She teaches the violin, and her aunts bake cakes to earn their living. Angel is distrustful of men in general and flies into a rage whenever they get too close for comfort. Henry (Sreejith Ravi) is a local goon who has a grouse against the family and harasses them often. Aby (Asif Ali) reaches the city to work in Simon's (Vijayaraghavan) seafood company. Angel's house is mortgaged to Simon, who directs Aby to occupy a separate portion of the house. When Aby comes to her house, Angel is furious and behaves rudely with him...

Rafeeq Ahammed's lyrics are set to music by Bijibal and Anandraj. Camera is handled by Manoj Pillai. The movie is produced under AOPL Cinemas.


Malayalam Cinema ReviewsOctober 18, 2011