A passable first half is spoilt by a weak and uninspiring post intermission session that is stretched unnecessarily.
The story goes like, Sachidanandan an agricultural officer (Jayaram), Shyama (Meera Jasmine) and their daughter are the main characters here leading a happy family life. Enter Joy ( Manoj K Jayan) an NRI who is Sachi's childhood friend. Certain incidents from here on affect Sachi's family life and rest of the plot focus on how they overcome the hurdle or hardship they are presently in and how the balance in their life is restored.
The film will have some takers especially the family audiences and being vacation time, the makers would be hoping to cash in on this.
Direction is ok and Sugeeth just like his first film Ordinary has exploited the locales to make the frames look beautiful and for that he has been helped immensely by Faizal Ali, the camera man.
Jayaram is in a comfort zone here and the character of Sachidanandan is not at all challenging for him as majority of the roles he has portrayed in his entire career has shades of those character here. For Meera Jasmine, this is a sort of come back after her disastrous outing in Ladies and Gentlemen and for me she was very much convincing.
Manoj K Jayan as Joy was fine and he entertained with his humorous act. Lalu Alex was the other supporting actor who played his part reasonably well. Dharmajan in the comic side was good in the brief role he had while Chinnu Kuruvilla played a cameo as a colleague of Sachi.
Songs and background score impressed and "Onnum Mindaathay" song was the pick among the lot.
On the whole, this is a below average fare that lacks a fresh wave and if you don't mind that and want to watch just an ordinary family drama, go for Onnum Mindaathay. My rating is 2.25 / 5.
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