Renji Panickar, Vinaya Prasad, Shobha Mohan, Nelson, Lal Jose, Akshaya
Premnath, Oshein Mertil, Harikrishnan, Vijay Raghavan (Guest Appearance), Manju
Satheesh, Nikki Galrani
Thomas, Jude Anthany Joseph
Shanti Oshana (ഓം ശാന്തി ഓശാന), is
so refreshing and exhilarating. The female protagonist of the movie Nazriya
Nazim as Pooja Mathew narrates the story. The movie scores high due to its
simplicity. Though when the movie opens with the birth of a girl child and her
journey to grow as a teenager (shown in the inset) with nursery rhymes in the
background, it gives a feeling that the movie plot might have been dealt very
very lightly. But as the plot unfolds, it is delightful to watch a teenage girl
Pooja trying to explore love in life. After a brief period of infatuation with
Yardley (a class mate), she gets infatuated with the male lead Nivin Pauly as Giri
Madhavan. Yeah, initially it seems to be a mere infatuation of Pooja with Giri.
I could relate very well to the infatuations of the teenager but later it is amazing
to watch the beautiful lighter moments through which an infatuation transforms
into steadfast love and it has been dealt in with great maturity by ‘still-to-grow’
natural and spontaneous performance, who has expressed the intricate emotions
of anxiety, love / possessiveness for Giri, disappointment after being treated
as a small girl by Giri, still holding him close to her heart with the hope of
uniting with him etc. very convincingly.
performance with his serious look and dons various roles viz. a social worker,
kung fu master effortlessly. Though this movie is narrated from Pooja’s
perspective, Giri as a clear-headed, almost ascetic, practical youngster does
leave an impact through his ground-to-earth performance.
– Dr. Mathews (played by Renji Panikar) and Annie do give some wonderful
positive and humorous moments in the movie. I liked the way parenting has been
hilarious. And Vineeth Srinivasan as Dr. Prasad Varkey
has less screen time but pivotal to the plot. Vinaya Prasad as Rachel has also
a small role that of a wine-maker, but adds value to the movie by her sheer serene
Giri’s mother, Lal Jose, Harikrishnan, Manju Satheesh, Nikki Galrani have also
given good performances.
successful in making a very simple straightforward rom-com movie without much
twists / turns and a grey character / element within it. I watched the whole
movie with a smile on my face.
the visuals in sync with the simple positive tone and mood / tempo of the
romantic flavour of the film. Especially “Kattu Mooliyo Pranayam…” is good.
and splash of humour.