- 2 hr 33 min
Ishtam is a Malayalam romantic drama film that was released in 2001. The movie is directed by Sibi Malayil and stars Dileep, Navya Nair, and Nedumudi Venu in lead roles. The movie has a runtime of around 2 hours and 32 minutes. The film revolves around a young man named Gopikrishnan (Dileep), who has been living away from his family for a long time. One day, he receives a letter from his mother asking him to come back home. Gopikrishnan's mother wants him to get married and settle down in life. But Gopikrishnan does not want to get married because he thinks that he has not yet found his true love. Gopikrishnan's parents decide to get him married to a girl named Radha (Navya Nair) without his consent. Gopikrishnan is not happy with this decision and decides to run away from home. During his journey, Gopikrishnan meets a girl named Girly (Navya Nair), who is travelling to her hometown. Gopikrishnan and Girly become good friends and travel together. During their journey, they get to know each other better and fall in love. Gopikrishnan finally reaches his destination and is shocked to find out that Girly is actually Radha's sister. Gopikrishnan is in a dilemma as he doesn't want to hurt Radha or Girly's feelings. Nedumudi Venu plays the role of Girly and Radha's father. He is a kind-hearted man who wants his daughters to be happy in life. He supports Gopikrishnan and Girly's love story, but Radha's marriage with Gopikrishnan becomes a big problem for him. Ishtam is a well-crafted movie with brilliant performances by the lead actors. Dileep's portrayal of Gopikrishnan is commendable. He delivers a stellar performance as a confused young man who is struggling to find his true love. Navya Nair's performance as Girly and Radha is also noteworthy. Her innocent looks and expressive eyes make her character believable and relatable. The music of the movie is composed by Mohan Sitara, and the songs are melodious and catchy. The songs "Paathiravaayi Neram" and "Arikathayi Aaro" are still popular among music lovers. The cinematography of the movie is beautiful, and the scenic locations in Kerala add to the visual appeal of the movie. The dialogues are well-written and add depth to the characters. In conclusion, Ishtam is a beautiful movie that explores the themes of love, family, and self-discovery. The movie has its share of emotional moments and is sure to leave the audience with a warm feeling in their hearts.