The latest malayalam campus movie Naam is chock-full of actors. Rahul Madhav, Tony Luke, Shabareesh Varma, Aditi Ravi and Gayathri Suresh can be seen in the lead roles. With a pile of newcomers, Joshy Thomas Pallikkal, the director who formerly produced ‘Monsoon Mangoes’, almost sterilized the constant negative elements in a campus life and made an undiluted movie, where everyone stands up for the rest and the life is all the more beautiful.
Shabareesh Varma and his friends including Rahul Madhav, Gayathri Suresh, Aditi Ravi and others are striving to bring one among them back to life after an accident. Their struggles and motivation in bringing their friend back to life is the soul of the story, an adaptation and compilation of many real-life stories, which the crew acknowledges in the end.
A small drawback of the movie is that the first year boys and girls, except a few, don’t look like teenagers at all. However, that does not obstruct the fun quotient much. The drooping script, however does not follow in the songs and dance sequences, which are dynamic and targetting the young with an exceptionally good cinematography. The film is produced under the banner of JTP Films.
Tony Luke plays a mysterious youth named Aju while Noby appears as the funny Kunchacko in the movie. Renji Panicker plays Fr James and Saiju Kurup, a campus resident named Mastan. Tovino Thomas’ guest role holds the storyline together. Actor-director Vineeth Sreenivasan and Tamil director Goutham Menon make guest appearances. Thampi Antony, singer Krishnachandran, Ramu, and Dinesh Nair also appear in prominent roles. Everyone in the movie had their part of role good and clean.
Overall, Beautifully shot and brightly lit, Naam is an engaging campus drama which is an decent entertainer. The movie could satisfy atleast a pocket-sized of people.