Aakaashathinte Niram (2012) Malayalam Movie Review Aggregator
Dr. Biju’s ‘Aakaashathinte Niram’ that stars Indrajith, Amala Paul and Nedumudi Venu in the lead roles, along with Prithviraj in a cameo has been released. The film has evoked mixed responses from the critics, and here is what they have to say about the film.
Nowrunning says its visually splendid, but lacks life: “‘Akashathinte Niram’ thus ends up a visually spectacular film that lacks something very vital – life! And there are too many voids lying all around it that thwart its attempts to come across as a believable experience.”
Rediff sounds quite impressed: “The film is almost silent, with characters not speaking for long stretches of time. It depends on the actions of the characters and the movement of the visuals to hold the viewer’s attention. This somewhat meditative treatment runs the risk of distancing the viewer. One can see the influence of the Japanese master Akira Kurosawa’s Dreams and South Korean director Kim Ki Duk’s Spring, Summer, Fall, Winter… and Spring here.”
Sify calls it average fare: “If you are ready to get into a world of your own and give meanings to the curious dialogues and sequences on screen, this one could work for you in parts. The film is strictly for those who have the appetite for serious, art house movies. Even then, with the lack of an interesting storyline, the film may not be an engaging affair after all. Watch it if it suits your taste.”
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