Naradan Movie Review: Tovino Thomas shines on screen as a journalist in this thrilling story

Actors: Tovino Thomas, Anna Ben

Director: Aashiq Babu

Rating: 3/5

Written by: Bhavana Sharma

Naradan features Tovino Thomas and Anna Ben in the lead roles. Tovino is riding the success of his blockbuster film Minnal Murali. The film directed by Aashiq Abu was released in theaters today and it opened to a positive response from the audience. Fans are gaga over the performance of the lead actors in the Malayalam movie. Originally slated for an April 2021 release, the film was postponed due to the second wave of the COVID-19 pandemic. Here is the review.

The story is about a senior reporter who is also a news anchor. Tovino Thomas aka Chandraprakash is under pressure for giving good stories and breaking news to the news channel. On the other hand, it is under a lot of pressure to provide better and more exclusive news than its rival news channels. To overcome all this, he starts his own news channel where he is not bound by any rules from his elders. What happens next shapes the rest of the story.

Tovino is just awesome as Chandraprakash. He shines on screen in this particular role and has definitely topped his performance. Tovino is a great performer and he actually stepped into the role of a journalist. Anna plays a lawyer and her scenes with Tovino are great and Anna lives up to the expectations set by her character’s introduction.

This movie also stars Sharafudheen aka Pradeep John, Joy Mathew as Shivadas Kurup, Vijayaraghavan, Balachandran Chullikkad, Indrans aka Thomas and many more in key roles.

Naradan movie was directed by Aashiq Abu. It was written by Unni R and produced by Santhosh T Kuruvilla, Rima Kallingal, Aashiq Abu. Aashiq Babu actually focused on the concept called yellow journalism. In today’s world, every news channel wants to grab the number 1 position and to do that, they do anything at the cost of anything. Aashiq focused on that and showed the ugly side of journalism. He talks about the ethics of journalists and how they forget them these days. The story of this movie becomes exciting in the second half and the last 30 minutes are the highlight of this movie.

Cinematography was done by Jaffer Zadique and editing is by Saiju Sreedharan. The musical score was donated by Yakzan Gary Pereira and Neha Nair. The music was given by Sekhar Menon.

Sharafudheen, Joy Mathew, Vijayaraghavan, Balachandran Chullikkad, Raghunath Paleri, Jayaraj Warrier, Rafi, Kunchan, Dileesh Nair, Rajesh Madhavan, Indrans and Jaffer Idukki in supporting roles gave their best.

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