Njaan

Njaan

3.5 39 Ratings

Directed by : Ranjith

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  • Critics Rating 3.2/5
  • MJ Rating 3.4/5
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“Njaan is a brilliant film but certainly not for everyone. Power packed performances, especially by Dulquer. Highly recommended for off beat cinema lovers.”

Njaan Credit & Casting

Dulquer Salmaan

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Njaan Audience Review

A self portrait of brilliance

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‘Njan’ is a story set in the pre-Independence era and oscillates every now and then into the present. Ravi Chandrasekharan (Dulquer Salman) is a young professional who has keen interest in the life of KTN Kottur – a writer, poet and revolutionary freedom fighter. Ravi being involved actively in theatre and arts, expresses his wish to recreate the story of KTN Kottur on stage rather than make it a book. To explore the different shades and the mysteries surrounding the character, he arrives at Kottur to learn the intricacies of the person.

 

The encounters and twists in the life of KTN Kottur (played by Dulquer) and the mystery surrounding his disappearance on the day India won her Independence makes up the story. Dulquer’s performance is by far the best of his career, expect power packed performances by the complete cast, not one of them have let go off the plot or their respective character. 

 

The narration and depiction of all the present day people as characters from the pre-Independence era is brilliant. The closest attempt to this would have been Range De Basanti, but 'Njan' delivers better. The background score by Bijibal takes the movie a notch higher. Perfect cinematography by Manoj Pillai and tight direction by Ranjith make this a worthwhile watch.

 

The 2nd half of the movie drags a bit, but I guess that is required to bring out the emotions and shades of KTN Kottur’s character and the dilemma he goes through. 

 

The essence of theatre has been brought out well, don’t expect a commercial entertainer. If you love off-beat movies, you have found your treasure.

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