Kaanekkaane is a Malayalam movie directed by Manu Ashokan released on 17 September 2021 on SonyLiv. The movie stars Suraj Venjaramood, Tovino Thomas, Aishwarya Lekshmi, Shruthi Ramachandran, Prem Prakash . The film shows the tale of human relationships and emotions. The film makes way for the reunion of the Director Manu Ashokan and scriptwriters Bobby – Sanjay after ‘Uyare’ and is considering to be their comeback film.
Suraj plays the role of a Deputy Tahsildar (Paul Mathai) who arrives in Ernakulam for some court matters. He is well-received by his son-in-law Allen (Tovino). Wondering when he would see his grandson again, Paul is leaving Allen’s home, when something strikes his eye. There comes a shift in the lives of the characters in this film. It leads to an emotional and thrilling journey for all of them. Suraj showcases his versatile acting again in this film. Tovino and Aishwarya also play out their roles beautifully (especially the combinational emotional scenes of Suraj and Tovino). The director has created an immersive experience for the audience by displaying the characters’ layered emotional graphs.
Kaanekkaane is a complete Family drama. It has scarcely an amount of mystery but was mostly predictable. The Film gets an emotional score and is a bit thrilling as the story moves forward. According to us, the film feels like a slow paced ordinary movie with a one-time watchable storyline. Cast selection is also good. The movie has a positive ending which can be easily guessed. The background scores also helped to intensify the emotional scenes. The screenplay is also appreciable.
OTTPlay – 3.5/5
Times Of India – 3.5/5
Our Rating – 3/5