Vijay Sethupathi’s 19(1)(a) Movie Review: The multilingual actor Vijay Sethupathi, who has appeared in nearly every language, is currently the lead in the Malayalam film “19(1)(a).” Despite having appeared in a few cameo roles in Malayalam films, this is the actor’s debut as the main lead in a Malayalam film. The film is now available on Hotstar, bypassing the traditional theatrical run. To determine whether the film is worth watching, let’s examine it in greater depth.
Gauri, who drives auto rickshaws for a living, also enjoys writing. He wishes to have a collection of his writings published. He requests assistance from a woman at the nearest xerox centre, who enjoys Gauri’s writings. Anand, a renowned author, becomes aware of Gauri’s writings and approaches him about them.
Cast & Crew
Vijay Sethupathi, Nithya Menon, and Indrajith round out the cast, with Indrans making a brief cameo appearance. Indhu VS is the director of the film, while Anto Joseph is the producer. The score was composed by Govind Vasantha, Manesh Madhavan was in charge of the camera, and Manoj and Vijay Sankar edited the film.
|Music Director||Govind Vasantha|
|Cast||Vijay Sethupathi, Nithya Menon, Indrajith|
|Editor||Manoj & Vijai Sankar|
The film title 19(1) represents Article 19(1)(a) of the Indian Constitution, which prioritises freedom of speech and expression (a). As implied by the title, the plot of the film revolves around the right to free speech and the ability to express one’s feelings in any situation. This film, like all other Malayalam films, has a very slow pace, but the plot is engaging and the characters are well-drawn, keeping you interested in what happens next.
Once again, Vijay Sethupathi, who can adapt to any role, demonstrates his acting prowess. Nithya Menon’s performance in the role was outstanding, and she looks stunning in casual attire. Indrajith delivered a strong performance despite having less screen time than the film’s other two main actors. The performances of all other actors, including Indrans, Deepak Parambol, and Srikanth Murali, are provided as necessary.
Malayalam films are technically always enjoyable to watch. The cinematographer Manesh Madhavan captured some breathtaking images for 19(1)(a), and several of the film’s locations are a visual feast for the audience. Again, the music of Govind Vasanatha is impressive. The movie’s background music is soothing and appropriate for the scenes. Even though In dhu VS is directing her first feature film, she did a good job presenting a straightforward plot with straightforward production, and her screenplay is undeniably memorable.
Last but not least, 19(1)(a) is a compelling drama with outstanding performances and production that can be streamed online.
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