Director: Manu Ashokan
Cast: Parvathy, Asif Ali, Tovino Thomas, Siddique, Anarkali Marikar
Ever since Uyare was announced, the audience was edgily waiting for the movie since the storyline is based on an acid attack survivor. The star cast of Parvathy, Asif Ali and Tovino Thomas was another reason for the movie gaining hype. Scripted by Bobby-Sanjay, the movie is directed by debutant Manu Ashokan.
Pallavi Raveendran (Parvathy) has dreamt of becoming a pilot since her schooldays. She gets admission into an aviation academy while she’s pursuing graduation. Though a very ambitious girl, her decisions have to be approved by her domineering boyfriend Govind (Asif Ali). However, she joins the academy and works well towards accomplishing her dream. At the same time, she struggles personally due to the possessive nature of Govind. Her dreams are shattered when she is subjected to acid attack. This even results in the cancellation of her pilot licence. How Pallavi overcomes this trauma forms the rest of the story.
Parvathy with her restrained and powerful act portrays Pallavi effectively. She has so effortlessly portrayed Pallavi that the audience could really feel the trauma an acid attack victim goes through. The performance is proof that why she is considered as one of the best actress in Malayalam. Asif Ali as Govind gives an impeccable performance, which makes us hate him.
Tovino deserves great applause for the portrayal of Vishal, the perplexed aircraft owner. Only Tovino can bring such a charisma to this character, which presents us some beautiful and hilarious moments. The other outstanding performances from the movie come from Siddique and Anarkali Marikar.
The movie has some really poignant moments. It is also about relationships. The relationships in Pallavi’s life are depicted well, the most touching ones being those with her father (Siddique), friend Saritha (Anarkali) and Vishal. Manu Ashokan can always be proud of his debut movie. The movie gifts a very talented director to Mollywood. Bobby-Sanjay’s script is really touching and has some powerful moments etched in it. Mukesh Muraleedharan’s frames are appealing and Mahesh Narayanan’s cuts give us a perfectly engaging movie. Gopi Sunder’s music sets the perfect mood.
Uyare is a tribute to all acid attack survivors. It’s an engaging and inspirational movie, which will remain in our hearts. Uyare flies high on a gratifying script and performances....