Aana Alaralodalaral has gained the attention of all with its title itself. Mollywood has a number of movies revolving around Elephant like Pattabhishekam, Aanachandam, Prayikkara Pappan, Gajaraja Manthram, Punyalan etc and Aana Alaralodalaral is the new addition to this list. Directed by debutant Dileep Menon, this film will strengthen Malayalis’ love for elephants. Aana Alaralodalaral film has narratives based on an urban locale, and when films beautifully capture the rustic side of Kerala, we cannot deny but feel all nostalgic and have a yearning for all things rustic.
Aana Alaralodalaral revolves around the characters Hashim and Parvathy’s friendship, and the entry of Shekharankutty, the elephant, into their lives. Amongst a lot of ‘ambalam’ doings in the village, Hashim (Vineeth Sreenivasan) and Paru aka Parvathy’s (Anu Sithara) families land themselves in a struggle with each other, after Shekharankutty’s gold chain goes missing. There is uproar, a touch of romance and a lot of drama when Hashim returns to the village years later to seek vengeance for the disgrace his family faced. The rest is formed in nice way that pleases the viewers. Vineeth Sreenivasan and Anu Sithara pair for the first time on the big screen and they have a good chemistry going on between them. Vineeth Sreenivasan, as usual, pays justice to his character by all means while Anu Sithara does a lot with her cute look.
Aana Alaralodalaral has big and well experienced cast including Vineeth Sreenivasan, Anu Sithara, Suraj Venjaramoodu, Mamukkya, Innocent and Vishakh etc. They made their best to make their roles beautiful. It is Nandilath Arjunan, who portrayed the role of Shekharankutty, the main scorer in the story. Among them Thesni Khan stands a top with her excellent piece of acting. Suraj Venjaramoodu and Hareesh Kanaran are the bosses at the department of humor. Dharmajan Bolghatty too makes an entry just to strengthen the laughs. Though some clichés found its place in the story, the movie stands as a satire against the current issues like intolerance, Religious Discriminations, Violence etc. and they are told in the backdrops of a village.
From the technical side, the script well worked by Sarath Balan is the best contributor and his story is brightened with directorial skills of Dileep Menon. Shan Rahman’s scores are really alluring and Deepu S Unni’s camera worked well for this nostalgic village movie. The locations are really wonderful and the beauty of the village is well utilised throughut the movie. Manoj’s apt cuts made this Elephant too the hereo of all. Do not miss this movie on the big screen because the movie would take you to those lost happy and wonderful nostalgic life which you still cherish in your minds.