“Neru,” a Malayalam film released about a month ago in theaters, has achieved successful collections and is currently available for streaming on Disney Hotstar, including the Telugu version.
It stands out as one of the most compelling movies in recent times, ensuring an engaging experience from start to finish. The film’s stylistic approach closely resembles that of “Drishyam,” a connection strengthened by the fact that it is written by Jeethu Joseph, the director and writer of the acclaimed film “Drishyam.”
The narrative of “Neru” revolves around the rape of a blind girl named Sara Mohammed, portrayed by Anaswara Rajan. The film delves into the unfolding events involving the police, courts, and the legal system. Advocate Vijay Mohan, played by Mohan Lal, assumes a pivotal role in the intense and nail-biting narrative, working towards bringing justice to the girl.
“Neru” serves as a stark reminder to many Telugu filmmakers who resort to creating content filled with item songs, loud buildups, and punch dialogues. The film avoids outdated elements and meticulously crafts each frame, dialogue, and performance. This attention to detail appeals to both the class and mass audience, offering captivating content that is thoughtfully wrapped.
Anaswara Rajan steals the show with her exceptional portrayal of the main character, leaving a lasting impact on the audience’s mind even hours after watching the film. Mohan Lal’s performance is commendable for its natural and starry-tantrum-free approach. Priyamani also contributes significantly with her authentic portrayal of Advocate Vijay Mohan’s former girlfriend.
The real hero of the film is its writer director Jeethu Joseph.
“Neru” is a must-watch on the OTT watchlist, offering a matured narrative and an engaging cinematic experience that should not be missed.
Streaming On: Disney Hotstar