#Home review – Heartwarming family drama

Title: #Home
Rating: 3/5
Reviewed By: Sai Nikhil
Cast: Indrans, Sreenath Bhasi, Manju Pillai, Naslen K Gafoor
Director: Rojin Thomas
Streaming on: Amazon Prime
Language: Malayalam

Story: An emerging movie director goes home to write the script for his next film in peace. What funny and unexpected events happened at his home forms the rest of the story.

Performances: Indrans, who played the role of the director’s father, got the meatiest role in the film and he has done a fabulous job. He is so natural and a completely heartwarming performance from him. Sreenath Bhasi plays the role of the emerging director and he is natural and at ease too. Manju Pillai and Naslen K Gafoor, who played his mother and brother respectively, were impressive too and evoked laughs here and there. All other supporting actors contributed to make this film more realistic and relatable.

Technicalities: Camerawork is neat and pleasant. Songs and background score are not catchy or loud but created a pleasant feel-good vibe. Dialogues towards the end are excellent. Editing is good. Despite a 161 minute runtime, there are hardly any boring or patience-testing scenes.

Analysis: The story of the film is simple. The treatment is in typical Malayalam style with very realistic and relatable characters making every scene feel genuine and heartwarming. There is good dosage of humour too here and there, never allowing the film to become too dramatic or dull. The length is definitely long but that doesn’t end up as a reason to complain. Though the film is long, it has an engaging screenplay with a lot of good scenes to constantly keep the viewer invested. The message conveyed and the overall feel-good factor of this film are enough to definitely give this film a shot with the entire family. Rojin Thomas, the writer and director has delivered a good entertainer for families with his
sensible writing overpowering the tricky runtime.

On a whole: #Home is a feel-good family drama with heartwarming performances and a much needed useful message.

Rating: 3/5

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