Varshangalkku Shesham Movie Review (Streaming on Sony Liv)

Varshangalkku Shesham Movie Review: A Journey Through Friendship and Dreams

Movie Name: Varshangalkku Shesham
Release Date: 2024-06-07
Cast: Pranav Mohanlal, Dhyan Sreenivasan, Nivin Pauly, Kalyani Priyadarshan, Vineeth Sreenivasan
Director: Vineeth Sreenivasan
Producer: Visakh Subramaniam
Music: Amrit Ramnath
Banner: Merryland Cinemas

Varshangalkku Shesham‘, starring Pranav Mohanlal and Dhyan Sreenivasan, is a Malayalam film that released on April 11, 2024, and quickly grossed over 80 crores despite its low budget.

Now streaming on Sony Liv in both Malayalam and Telugu, the movie explores the journey of two friends aspiring to make it in the film industry between the 1970s and 1990s.

The story begins in a small village in Kerala during the 1970s to 1990s. Venu (Dhyan Sreenivasan) has always been passionate about theater and movies since childhood, desiring to make a mark in the film industry.

He meets Murali (Pranav Mohanlal), who is equally passionate about music and is skilled at playing the violin. Both friends share the same dream: to prove their worth in cinema.

They travel to Madras, pursuing their dreams by taking up odd jobs.

Venu gets a chance to direct a film thanks to Murali, who helps him by arranging a meeting with a producer, Keshav Dev, who had previously incurred losses on a film. Murali’s suggestion to Keshav leads to Venu’s opportunity as a director.

Murali, selflessly supporting his friend, watches Venu rise as a director while continuing his own pursuit of music. However, their friendship faces challenges and conflicts, leading to a rift.

The film explores the reasons behind their fallout and the subsequent twists in their lives.

Themes and Execution:
The movie realistically portrays the film industry of the 1970s to 1990s, highlighting the significance of friendships and connections in securing opportunities.

The story emphasizes friendship, sacrifice, and emotions over romance or comedy. The performances by the lead actors bring a natural feel to their roles.

Amrit Ramnath’s music and Viswajith’s cinematography effectively transport the audience to that era, while Ranjith’s editing supports the narrative.

Varshangalkku Shesham‘ appeals to a specific audience interested in the nostalgic depiction of past film industry dynamics, friendships, and the struggles of aspiring artists.

It serves as a reminder of the unwavering dedication and passion artists have for their craft, seeking only the applause of their audience.

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