‘Nadikar’ review: Tovino Thomas, Soubin Shahir shine in this fun flick

After the ‘Honey Bee’ series and ‘Driving Licence’, director Jean Paul Lal a.k.a Lal Jr. has come up with yet another venture — ‘Nadikar.’ Revolving around the life of superstar David Padikkal (Tovino Thomas), this film gives nothing but pure joy to the viewers. Featuring Tovino and Soubin Shahir in the lead and Balu Varghese, Suresh Krishna, Bhavana, Divya Pillai, Anoop Menon and a long list of other Mollywood stars in supporting roles, this comedy-drama is sure to capture the hearts of the audience.

David Padikkal is an arrogant, egocentric and narcissistic actor. Due to his declining stardom, David is forced to explore his own identity by stepping down from his star persona. The film ventures into the theme of fame and identity crisis and beautifully shows the struggles and emptiness in an actor’s life. The film also takes a brief look at the cinematic world and on-set experiences.

While the first half of the movie depicts David’s life as a star and his conceit, making it enjoyable to watch, the second half walks you through the journey of his self-realisation. Tovino and Soubin have showcased their excellent acting skills and Tovino’s skillful portrayal of David has made the character more relatable and easy to connect with. 

Shine Tom Chacko’s and Dhyan Sreenivasan’s cameos did not fail to stir laughter.

The movie overall is a worth-watch experience, with timely humour and great music and background. ‘Nadikar’ presents a compelling narrative with comedy worth enjoying and does not fail to evoke some sense of emotion in the minds of the viewers amidst the funny moments.

Film: Nadikar


Directed by: Lal Jr


Starring: Tovino Thomas, Balu Varghese, Suresh Krishna, Bhavana, Divya Pillai, Anoop Menon