Director Anvar Sadik has made an impressive debut with his urban romantic musical movie "Ormayundo Ee Mugham". The a breezy entertainer has Vineeth Sreenivasan, Namitha Pramod, Aju Varghese and Sou in the lead. Though the story is a familiar tale of romance and emotions, its technical excellence stands out.
The story of "Ormayundo Ee Mugham" revolves around Gautham (Vineeth) who lives with his family, including his mother (Rohini), grandmother (Lakshmi) and his sister. His mother takes over the family business after the death of his father. However, Gautham is not interested to run their business.
His destiny takes control of his life when he meets Nithya (Namitha) who is a sand artist. He falls in love with her without knowing her past. Nithya who lives with her sister Nitu (Sou) is suffering from memory loss after a major accident. The rest of the film talks about how Gautham manages to find a place in her heart and the consequent changes Nithya brings to his life and attitude.
"Ormayundo Ee Mugham" does not have a highly thoughtful storyline, but the director has managed to present the story in a pleasing manner. The film is in fact a visual treat, which keeps you engaged with its beautiful frames. The film does not have high emotional or dramatic sequences, instead it is a feel good movie with some good performances.
The other most noticeable aspect of the movie is Shaan Rahman's music. The background score and the songs are well composed, which suits the storyline of this urban love story. The director has placed each song at the right situation and will immerse the audience with its soothness.
Coming to the script of the movie, Anvar hasn't tried too much of gimmicks with the dialogues. One thing that can be noticed is that the director has made an effort to avoid any cheesy romantic dialogues, which could have easily spoiled the momentum of the narration. The basic storyline of the movie is feeble and do not offer much for the director to explore its possibilities as an entertainer.
Each character has contributed well to the storyline of the film. Vineeth has proved again that he is a multi talented personality with his performance. Namitha has given out yet another impressive performance. One thing that is missing strongly for them would be the chemistry between them.
Veteran actress Lakshmi has given out an effortless performance as a friendly grandmother, who is always in her own world of love stories. Rohini has brought out a fresh personality to the character of Gautham's inquisitive yet a caring mother with her performance and body language.
Aju has done his part well as Appurva, a close friend of Gautham. His presence was indeed an addition to the storyline with elements of comedy, which was otherwise missing in the storyline. Sou has also done justice to her role as Nithya's sister. Other actors like Mukesh, Muktha and Edavala Babu have also done their part well.
A special mention has to be given to the art director Suresh Kollam, costume designer Sameera Saneesh and makeup artist Ronex Xavier for making each frames of the movie more romantic and beautiful.
The most noticeable aspect of the movie is its camerawork and the colour tone. The cinematography by Jithu Damodar lifts the standard of the visual experience and the lighting gives a romantic mood. The editing, which is done by Johnkutty is also impressive.
To conclude, "Ormyundo Ee Mugham" is an impressive movie, which is worth a watch. You will not be disappointed if you go without much expectation.
Note: Do not expect yet another "Thattathin Marayathu".