‘Malayalee from India’ review: A heartwarming family entertainer

After Varshangalku Shesham, Nivin Pauly and Dhyan Sreenivasan reunite in yet another heartwarming film. Malayalee from India, directed by Dijo Jose Antony, revolves around the life of Aalparambil Gopi, played by Nivin Pauly. This is a coming-of-age movie that is also a political satire.

Gopi and his friend Malghosh (Dhyan Sreenivasan) are two happy-go-lucky youngsters spending their days playing cricket and being part of political activities in their village. Anaswara Rajan plays Gopi’s love interest and the age difference between the lead pair is addressed in the song ‘Krishna’ sung by Vineeth Sreenivasan.

The first half of the movie focuses on a misunderstanding that turns into a major conflict between two political parties and how Gopi and Malghosh get embroiled in it. However, just when you think this is what the movie is all about, in comes a twist.

The second half of the film, centred around the Covid pandemic, focuses on the personal journey and growth of the protagonist. The writer brings in the discord between different political ideologies and the India-Pakistan conflict as the movie progresses.

Malayalee from India is a heartwarming family entertainer with plenty of humour and moments that can move the audience to tears, thanks to the masterful script by Sharis Mohammed. The movie also boasts of some great performances, especially by Salim Kumar apart from the protagonists. Shine Tom Chacko too evokes some laughter during his cameo appearance.

Film: Malayalee from India

Directed by: Dijo Jose Antony

Starring: Nivin Pauly, Anaswara Rajan, Dhyan Sreenivasan, Shine Tom Chacko, Salim Kumar, Manju PillaiĀ