‘Nadanna Sambhavam’ review: An enjoyable film with a few socially relevant messages

Nadanna Sambhavam, directed by Vishnu Narayan and penned by Rajesh Gopinathan, is a film that explores the conflict that erupts when misunderstandings, propelled by gossip, are worsened when people with different worldviews inhabit the same locality.

The story is set in a residential complex and revolves around two couples. Unni (Biju Menon) and Roshi (Shruti Ramachandran) have a marriage of equals and are new in the residential complex. Ajith (Suraj Venjaramoodu) and Dhanya (Lijo Mol Jose), whose relationship seems strained, are their new neighbours.

Men in the locality come to loathe Unni as his friendly approach to women does not align with their views on masculinity. This leads to a misunderstanding that is blown out of proportion. The movie criticises the culture of gossip and invasion of privacy. There is also an element of women’s sexuality woven into the narrative.

There is plenty of humor in the narrative through various incidents—some unrelated to the main plot—eliciting laughter. The background score does help in elevating certain scenes.

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While the supporting characters lack depth, they manage to show the diverse personalities that make up a society. The actors deliver solid performances. Suraj Venjaramoodu’s skilled portrayal of Ajith evokes a strong hatred for his character and the toxic masculinity he represents. 

While the movie assumes a feminist tone, the final conflict resolution scene does not align with the tone as it leans more towards a solution through violence.

While Nadanna Sambhavam is not exactly a highly engaging movie, it is certainly enjoyable and does manage to convey a few relevant points.

Watch this two-hour movie if you want a glimpse of residential complex life with someone who needs a reminder not to be the fly on the wall.

Movie: Nadanna Sambhavam

Cast: Suraj Venjaramoodu, Biju Menon, Lijo Mol Jose, Shruti Ramachandran  

Direction: Vishnu Narayan

Rating:  3/5