19 1 A Review: After impressing us with his performance in Vikram and a few other movies in the last few months Vijay Sethupathi is back with 19(1)(a) which is a direct digital release on Hotstar today. Here I am going to review the film, I am going to tell you about the story, Performances and some of the highlights of the film.
The star cast includes Vijay Sethupathi and Nithya Menen in the lead roles. The movie is about 1 hour and 47 min long and is available to stream in the Malayalam language only.
The story revolves around a woman played by Nithya Menon who runs a small photocopy shop and lives a simple life and stays with her father. Her life change when one day Gauri Shankar played by Vijay Sethupathi visits her shop to photocopy a handwritten manuscript. But due to some unforeseen situation, he never comes to the shop for taking those copies.
What is the reason for him not returning to the shop, what is in the manuscript that he promises to take back that day itself even if it is late? With so much more to witness and answers, you have to watch this 1-hour 47 min long movie to know.
The pace of the movie is very slow and will test your patience throughout. You might lose interest in between as the story doesn’t offer any twists & turns to keep you hooked on it. The movie tries to show what social activist & writer faces when they try to convey something through writing which may not be in favor of some party or government. It’s a complete slow burner.
The execution & performances of the actors are the only things that might keep you engaged to know more about what happens next. Nithya Menen shines in the entire movie with her simplistic look. But the story simply fails to impress as there is nothing much to offer in this socio-political movie.
I personally feel there is no need for this movie as it fails to even provide a message to its audience nor impress them with its story. I am going with 2 stars for this movie. You can try watching this movie if you are a fan of Vijay or Nithya. Else you can skip this movie.
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