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Staying true to the original, Neelavelicham is a visual treat

The re-enactment of the age old romantic trope in Malayalam cinema, lovers conversing from opposite sides of a wall, was actually cute and not over done or over dramatized, though the dialogues in that part were a little too cheesy. Girish Gangadharan's efforts behind the camera needs to be lauded. ...(more)

Source: Gopika, Times Of India


A well-executed adaptation that doesn't justify its redundant existence

The way he slowly starts cohabiting in the mansion with the ghost is strangely lovely to see. The interactions between the living and the dead throughout the first half become the memorable parts of the film, and that�s why the movie fizzles out post the interval, where such interactions become nil....(more)

Source: Kirubhakar Purushothaman, Indian Express


Aashiq Abu's enchanting reboot of Basheer's quaint tale

Neelavelicham is a tribute to the great Basheer, with even the title page reading �Vaikom Muhammad Basheer�s Neelavelicham�. Such respect for a person of letters by a film is not common. So yes, I do wish Aashiq had taken the point of Basheer�s short story even beyond what the author himself did whe...(more)

Source: Anna MM Vetticad, Firstpost.com


This Tovino-starrer is a visually-stunning tribute to Bhargavi Nilayam

Neelavelicham is pretty nostalgic since it takes us back to a different era in cinema where lovers spoke standing on two sides of the wall and exchanged letters surreptitiously; where songs were quaint and melodious; and where the ghost wore only white to show that she was a ghost. Ashiq Abu has tri...(more)

Source: Latha Srinivasan, India Today

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1 “Pottithakarnna Kinavu” P Bhaskaran K S Chithra Listen