Aanandam Review: A simple yet awesome entertainer.

Aanandam Review: A simple yet awesome entertainer.


Aanandam is a 2016 Indian Malayalam film written and directed by Ganesh Raj in his directorial debut. The cinematography for the film is handled by Anend C Chandran and music composed by Sachin Warrier. Vineeth Sreenivasan produces the film under the banner of Habit Of Life and Vinod Shornur for Cast N Crew.

Watch the trailer of Aanandam:



  • Vishak Nair as Kuppi
  • Anu Antony as Devika
  • Thomas Matthew as Akshay Raj
  • Arun Kurian as Varun
  • Siddhi Mahajankatti as Dia
  • Roshan Mathew as Gautham
  • Anarkali Marikar as Darshana Menon


Aanandam says the story of seven friends and the first journey from their college. the movie didn’t foucs much on a single plot rather the movie showcase love, friendship, relationship and so on, also it makes us nostalgic with some cute college memories.

On to the Technical side, Anand C Chandran(Neram and Premam fame) had done a brillaint job, with beautiful visualising and colourful frames, the movie seems very fresh. Sachin Warrior, the man who had given us a lot of good songs earlier, is the one behind Music, all the songs were nice and the Background score was really soothing and apt to the scenes.

All together, with a well written screenplay, Ganesh Raj had done a neat job executing this movie in a very simple and clean manner.
On to the Performance, Goutham, Varun, Akshay,  Kuppy,  Devika, Diya and Darshana are the seven member gang on screen played by Roshan Mathew, Arun Kurian, Thomas Mathew, Vishak Nair, Anu Antony, Siddhi Mahajankatti and Anarkali Marikar respectively. All of them give a fresh and cool appeal to the movie with a lot of energy, cheerfulness and much enthusiasm. all of them didn’t show any signs of nervousness facing the camera for the first time. Rony David as the professor Chako evoked some genuine laugh throughout the movie. Along with them Vanitha Koshi’s lovely miss was also good. Ranji Panicker, Pradeep Kottayam, Dinesh Panicker and a Super Star(Surprise cameo role) supported well.

in this 120 mins movie, the movie is a fresh, feel good entertainer with some good moments which will surely make you nostalgic about the past college days or will make more hopes on your present or upcoming college days.

Bottom Line: A well executed movie with some beautiful visuals and nice moments. this 120mins will surely make you smile, laugh and will fill your mind.


  • Direction.
  • Cinematography and BGM.
  • Performance of all the leads.


  • Some sort of lag in the latter half.

Verdict: A good entertainer.

Thirdshows Rating: 3.5/5

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