Onnum Mindathe

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  • 2014
  • 146 hr
  • 5.1  (80)

Onnum Mindathe is a Malayalam romantic drama film released in 2014, directed by Sugeeth and starring Jayaram, Meera Jasmine, and Manoj K. Jayan. The movie portrays the story of a family in crisis and how they come together to overcome obstacles and rediscover their love for each other. The plot revolves around Unnikrishnan (Jayaram), a successful businessman who is happily married to a loving wife, Meera (Meera Jasmine), and has two children. However, life takes a dramatic turn for the worse when he finds himself caught between his family and business responsibilities. Unnikrishnan's ambition for success in business leaves him with little time for his family, causing an emotional disconnect.

Unnikrishnan's estranged relationship with his family reaches a climax when his daughter accidentally falls into a backyard pool and is in critical condition. This tragic incident forces him to confront the reality of his neglect of his family relationships. Unnikrishnan's wife, Meera Jasmine, who has been patiently enduring her husband's neglect, now makes a stand and begins to assert herself as an individual, questioning the values of the society.

Meanwhile, Unnikrishnan faces pressure from his business associates who demand that he prioritize his work over his family. On the other hand, Unnikrishnan's brother-in-law, played by Manoj K. Jayan, plays a significant role in the narrative. He helps Unnikrishnan in his time of need while also being empathetic towards Meera's pain.

The film is an interesting take on the realities of modern-day life where work-life balance is a constant struggle. The story of the film revolves around broken relationships, communication gap, and the importance of family. The film touches upon various points like gender roles, emotional intelligence, and the inextricable link between social and economic development.

In the film, the director effectively uses symbolism to convey the emotions of the characters. The pool in the backyard of Unnikrishnan's house symbolizes the deep emotional rift between him and his family. When Unnikrishnan's daughter falls into the pool, it represents the family hitting rock bottom.

The movie's cinematography is another aspect that stands out. The use of low-angle shots to depict the dominant business associates and high-angle shots to illustrate Meera speaking up against them is excellent. The film's music is also noteworthy as it aptly captures the emotions of the characters.

The performances of the lead cast members are top-notch. Jayaram delivers a splendid performance as a conflicted businessman, torn between his family and his ambition. His acting skills are at their peak, and he does justice to the role. Meera Jasmine, as his long-suffering wife, dominates the film's emotional landscape with her subtle yet powerful portrayal of a woman scarred by her spouse's negligence. Manoj Jayan provides excellent support in his portrayal of the brother-in-law, who is a friend and mentor to Unnikrishnan.

The movie's dialogue is crisp and impactful, conveying the film's important message about the value of family and the importance of keeping communication channels open. The director, Sugeeth, has taken a simple yet relatable concept and has presented it in an engaging and thought-provoking manner.

In conclusion, the movie Onnum Mindathe is an emotional journey of a family in crisis, its journey of self-discovery, and its ability to heal itself. The film is brilliantly executed with a great storyline and an excellent cast, making it a must-watch movie for those who appreciate good cinema.

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    146 hr
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    5.1  (80)