Twists and turns all the way

P.K. Ajith Kumar
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Strange:A still from ‘Nee Ko Njaa Chaa’.
Strange:A still from ‘Nee Ko Njaa Chaa’.

Film: Nee Ko Njaa Chaa

Director: Gireesh

Cast: Sunny Wayne, Sanju, Praveen, Poojitha Menon, Sija Rose, Rohini Idikkula, Parvathi Nair

Fiction, said William Henry Hudson in his ‘An Introduction to the Study of Literature’, should not be so strange as truth. While truth can afford to be stranger than fiction, fiction should seem credible at least, even when you are willing to suspend disbelief, as you do while watching a film.

Watching ‘Nee Ko Njaa Chaa’, you remember that well-discussed observation from Hudson. You would also wonder if these many twists were required in the film, written and directed by debutant Gireesh.

The director has made the film aimed at the youth, as is the trend in Malayalam cinema these days. And there are many other things that go with the trend – like sex jokes that are crude and not so crude, double entendres, twists at every possible turn, adultery, self-references and.celebration of friendship. Still, `Nee Ko Njaa Chaa’ (acronym for Ninnem Kollum Njanum Chavum’) is not among the worst Malayalam films released recently. It may irritate you at times – but there have been many worse films from big directors featuring bigger stars – but it would not bore you to death. That is because of a fairly slick pace of the film – which is well shot by Neil D’ Cunha and well edited by Manoj – and some neat performances from the young cast.

Sunny Wayne, who had made a promising debut in ‘Second Show’, plays the main protagonist, Roshan, a young cosmetic surgeon and an incurable Casanova. The film’s plot takes off when he reaches Goa with his friends, aspiring director Abu Hameed, a role in which debutant Sanju has done a good job, and Joe (Praveen).

There the trio meets three girls (Sija Rose, Rohini Idikkula and Parvathy Nair) as well as a former sweetheart (Poojitha Menon).

A series of twists and a few laughs ensue, leading to a double, or triple, climax.

P.K. Ajith Kumar




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