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Review of the movie Sufiyum Sujatayum

*spoilers on the Malayalam movie Sufiyum Sujatayum ahead! I wanted to like Sufiyum Sujatayum, I really did, but I couldn't. Sufiyum Sujatayum starts out as a beautiful love ballad like Ennu Ninte Moideen but the similarity ends there. The director Naranipuzha Shanavas (who is also the writer of the movie) failed to show the intricacies involved in a dysfunctional husband-wife relationship and also in a love story. To be fair, the story is written well but couldn't be portrayed well. Aditi Rao Hydari and Dev Mohan fail to impress. I'm not sure if better casting would have saved the movie, but Aditi Rao Hydari absolutely didn't justify the speech impaired dancer's character. For one, her dance wasn't magical! Someone who can express only through dance usually immerse themselves in the music and their dance flows. Aditi couldn't portray that! Two, she looked out of place. They tried to show Dev Mohan as a Sufi wanderer, but didn't quite work. Jayasurya, though a small one, did justice to his role. Siddique and Jayasurya were the only ones worth watching in the movie plus the music by M.Jayachandran is noteworthy. 'Vathikkallu Vellaripravu' is on repeat mode in my house! For someone who digs love stories, this was a complete bland experience for me. Neither the love story nor the married life depiction evoked any emotions in me. This could have been beautifully picturized but alas, it just leaves us with more to desire. A complete half-baked attempt at portraying a dreamy serenade. For us, who are so bored at home and waiting to pounce at a new Malayalam movie, this was a huge disappointment.

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