Nithya Menon (Sheela), Shekhar Menon (Ummar), Praveena (Adoor Pankajam),
Vineeth (S.P. Pillai), Rahul Madhav (Rahul), Aju Varghese (Romanch)
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hours 35 minutes
Salmaan and Nithya Menon in the lead. Directed and written by Jenuse Mohamed
(popular filmmaker Kamal’s son). Set in Bangalore, it speaks about modern-day
love relationship, infatuations, social-media make-up or break-up, marriage
just turning out to be a set-up of security, so-called stability and
conveniences, taking a practical approach etc. It is true that the movie is not
projecting any new story, but is definitely able to hold the attention of the
audience with light-hearted moments, subtle humour. Although occasional drag is
felt due to moderate pace of the movie, it never gets boring. The best part of
the movie is that characters are not over the top, rather all of them are so
much believable in nature. It does not have the roller-coaster of emotions;
rather a very soft take is taken on matters of heart. Names of the protagonists
are interestingly chosen and it does add humour in the dialogues.
with the narration of the story of 100 days of love by BKN aka Balan K Nair
(Dulquer Salmaan). He is from an affluent family (family is settled in Dubai),
but he chooses to be in Bangalore to pursue his career on his own. He is a
columnist and feature writer in a national daily and also aspires to be a
cartoonist. He is passionate about designing comic / cartoon strips and getting
the same published. Balan is in a recovery phase after a painful break-up. He
has challenges in the professional front as well since he is shown the door
after having a fight with one of his superior. His enemy number 2 (he has an
enemy at number 1 position as well, but I am not revealing the same, want to
keep it as a suspense) Romanch (Aju Varghese), though less talented than
Balan, scores over him and gets confirmed in the organization. The exchange
between Balan and Romanch is hilarious where Romanch sympathizes with him and
also offers him some food vouchers so as to humiliate him.
his friend Ummar (Shekhar Menon), a gamer. Their interactions are
also very interesting.
love begins when Balan happens to meet Sheela (Nithya Menon) coincidently in a
rainy night when both of them happen to take the same taxi. Balan feels an
instant connect with her. She leaves her camera in the taxi itself. Balan takes
it home along with him with a hope of finding her and returning the camera.
Balan gets amazed to see her age-old handheld camera which had a roll with a
capacity to click 12 photographs only. Balan feels for Sheela but is troubled
since he is not aware of her whereabouts.
Balan to get the film roll washed and developed, which could probably give them
clues about her whereabouts. The search begins to identify a college chemical
laboratory, a garden, a theater, a cafe etc. seen in the photograph. They get
disappointed with their failed search attempts. Once again, coincidence happens
and Balan comes face to face with Sheela.
fancied was to convey to Sheela ‘I love you’ on meeting her, but when they
meet, is he able to actually say these three magical words to her? Do they fall
in love? What is Sheela’s take on love? Did she feel the need to fall in love
at all? How does the climax shape up? Watch the movie.
Nithya form a wonderful pair in the movie. Shekhar Menon is superb with his
comic timings. Rahul Madhav justifies his character very well, am not revealing
anything about this character. Aju as always generates a lot of laughter
through his cameo. Vineeth and Praveena play Nithya’s parents. I was surprised
to see Vineeth playing father to Nithya, but he was convincing. Praveena had a
limited role to play.
moment which I want to make a special mention: When Balan interacts with Sheela
and asks her whether she wants to be original or just live life without
accepting the realities of life.
watch this soft and sweet movie.
is a sweet movie celebrating Life and Romance.