Nidra (2012) Review Aggregator
Sidharth Bharathan’s directorial debut ‘Nidra’ that features the director himself in the lead role along with Rima Kallingal and Jishnu has been released. Looks like Sidharth has got it right the first time around, and critics sound pleased.
Nowrunning talks of the film as a brilliant tribute of a son to his dad: “They say some stories stand the test of time. ‘Nidra’ is one such film that even after twenty years since it was originally made still holds ground, since it steers clear of the stereotypes that one normally associates with films that deal with insanity. As a tribute, this remake is perhaps the best that a son can offer to his legendary filmmaker dad! Bharathan, I’m sure would have been proud.”
Rediff says the film is passable: “To his credit, Siddharath makes this story contemporary by introducing a philosophical angle debating the difference between sanity and insanity, the concept of reality, and even touching on environmental concerns. Samir Thahir’s photography gives the film a glossy look. On the whole, Nidra is a passable remake by a new director, but it lacks the emotional tug of the films of the same type made in the past.”
Sify thinks that it could have been much better, but affirms that it is very good as it is: “Nidra shows the emotional journey of a couple, who understands each other perfectly well, in a nice way. It’s one film that should be appreciated for its inherent sincerity. Get ready to go on an emotional trip, when you buy a ticket for this one!”
Tags: Jishnu, Manikandan, Nidra, Rima Kallingal, Sameer Thahir, Sidharth Bharathan