‘Vismayam’ Review : An anthology movie

‘Vismayam’ Review : An anthology movie

Vismayam is a Malayalam language family drama film written and directed by Chandra Sekhar Yeleti starring Mohanlal and Gautami in lead roles. Music by Mahesh Shankar and cinematography is handled by Rahul Shrivatsav. The movie is Produced by Sai Korrapati, the film is simultaneously being made in Telugu as Manamantha.A dubbed Tamil version titled Namadhu is also releasing simultaneously along with this.

Watch the trailer of Vismayam: https://youtu.be/gr6H8dzrots


Mohanlal as Sairam
Gautami as Gayathri
Viswant Duddumpudi as Abhiram
Anisha Ambrose
S. P. Balasubrahmanyam
Gollapudi Maruti Rao
Nedumudi Venu
Paruchuri Venkateswara Rao
Joy Mathew
P. Balachandran
Vennela Kishore

Story Line: 

One World… Four Stories – is a human drama with simple emotions and subtle sensibilities. It follows the journey of four people at different phases in their life: childhood, youth, and adulthood. And how, in this small world, the choices we make often intersect and collide with the paths of others – creating endless ripples that change us forever.


On to the Technical side, non linear style of narration of the story were really nice but the screenplay lags a lot in the first half, there were a lot of unwanted scenes which affect the flow of the movie. The Cinematography and the  Music were good while the edits were not upto the mark.

On to the Performance, Mohanlal as Sai Ram who is an Asst Manager in a super market, performed well. the character goes through a different and difficult times at a particular juncture in the film and the actor rose up expressing the tension that he was passing through in an effective manner.

Gouthami as Gayathri, a home maker and Abhiram as an engineering student performed well and the little school going girl performed pretty well. Along with them P.Balachandran, Joy Mathew, Urvashi, Nasser also supported well.

Even though the Closeup scenes of Mohanlal and actors like P.Balachandran and Joy Mathews were took seperatly in malayalam, all other dialogues being dubbed into malayalam.

Bottomline: Though it is an anthology, the story is told in a mixed way without waiting for one of them to end and then tries to find a connecting link in the overall storyline.

PS: Being a film brought from another language, the style of making is far far away from the m-wood movies, accept it and watch the movie without much hype. surely it will be worth.


  • Performance of Mohanlal.
  • Direction and Cinematography.


  • Lagging first half with an expected climax.
  • editing were not upto the mark.

Verdict: An Above Average Family Drama.

Thirdshows Rating: 3/5.

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