Oru Vadakkan Selfie, Nivin Pauly’s new movie directed by Prajith and written by Vineeth Sreenivasan.
Nivin after finishing engineering with 42 arrears wants to become a director. He decides to be GVM’s assistant. In the meantime, love at first sight with his neighbor girl. One day, he decides to go to Chennai when his father forces him to work in his shop and he meets that girl in the same train by accident. He sends a Selfie to his friend which he took with her(of course without her knowledge). When he comes back after a week trying his luck with cinema he gets to know people in both their homes think they both eloped. So he goes back to Chennai to find her.
Nivin as Umesh really steals the show and Aju Vargese was fantastic, especially the way he says 'Marana Mass'. Good debut for Manjima Mohan as Daisy as well, who was able to impress in her first movie.
The first half was total laugh riot. Nivin and Aju Vargese, who's seen in almost all Malayalam movies, provides us with enough laughs with their acts like their shooting a short film, trying to help people during hartal.
Second half has Vineeth playing as a private detective who helps Nivin and Aju to find her in Chennai and their journey was equally fun also have some suspense as well. Watch out for the scene where Nivin calls his father in midnight towards the end of movie And, along with writing and singing Vineeth can act as well.
The other departments have done their job really well. The edits were perfect and the movie never bored for even a bit. Shaan Rahman, who always gives his best for Vineeth have done a good job in this movie as well with perfect BGM. And, the songs were equally good, especially the first song sung by Vaikom Vijayalakshmi.
The movie was all the way hilarious and also provides some thrills in the second half. It's always nice to see movies without over the top heroism and fights. And, Vineeth is proving to be a good writer and an excellent debut for director Prajith.
To say it in Aju Vargese style, Nivin Pauly and Aju Vargese- “Kola” Mass. Movie - “ Marana” Mass.
Rating - 3.5/5.0.