The Director -Actor duo Fahadh Faasil and Dileesh Pothen’s most awaited comedic thriller ‘Thondimuthalum Driksakshiyum’ is Pothen’s second directorial venture after Maheshinte Prathikaaram which was an enormous commercial success.
A movie with a warm heart of a humble villager, carefully crafted to tickle your funny bones until you burst out laughing. The story welcomes its audience with wide open arms shedding some light into the love story of the main leads Nimisha Nair who plays the bold and beautiful Village girl Sreeja and Suraj Venjaramoodu who plays the timid and kind hearted lover boy next door.
After sailing the backwaters of Alappuzha, post Sreeja and Prasad’s (Suraj Venjaramoodu) romantic tale the movie strolls us through the roads of Kasaragod where a thief is painted into the picture. In a bright red KSRTC bus where Sreeja dozes off unknowingly at the window seat, in shades of black and grey Fahadh faasil steals the thunder with his sneaky eyes, effortlessly slipping a gold chain off Sreeja’s neck. Followed by a barrage of wolf hoots and applauds.
The story shifts focus to Sreeja and Prasad’s inter cast wedding and their financial crisis and hurdles after which the thief steps in to cause a complete commotion in their married life testing their time and patience. Ever since the theft, Sreeja and Prasad spent tiresome days at the police station fighting for justice trying to retrieve their priced possession.
But, a theft case which could have been easily mortified was later on scaled up as a robbery by the police. Just as the title suggests 'The evidence and the eyewitness’ this is when the movie picks up its insanely slow pace. Despite the award winning cinematography and the witty but neatly written script the movie drags miserably till the end. A story which should have been beautifully played out within the first half of the feature film was monotonously stretched out into a 135 minutes long cinema while losing out on all the glory with which the movie hit off in the first half.
Regardless of its flaws ‘Thondimuthalum Driksakshiyum’ backed by fresh peppy background scores is a very down-to-earth flick driven by corruption.
Three Cheers to all the actors who did justice to their roles throughout the movie. Even though the Brownie points definitely go to Fahadh for his Billion dollar expressions, Nimisha Nair successfully saves herself some praises for her promising debut in the film.
Walk in with a clear head for this one cause you’re in for a truck load of patience!