Salt N Pepper Director, Viral Promotional Videos etc did create quite lot of interest among the movie goers about 22 Female Kottayam. But again the makers disappointed with a limited release.Had to travel a bit to watch the movie FDFS on the thought that the movie would be worth my trip and Aashiq Abu wouldn't disappoint me.
The story is of Tessa.K.Abraham (Rima Kallingal), a Kottayam achayathi working as a nurse in Banglore who is desperately trying to go to Canada Cyril (Fahad Fazil) is the travel agent which makes everything ready for her and Prathap Pothan as his boss. Slowly a relationship begin to develop between Tessa & Cyril which turns her life upside down. Tessa goes through phases which no women should ever go through. The rest of the story is about whether Tessa will be able to fight back and bring back her life to normal.
The main attraction of the movie is the stellar performances by the entire cast, whether a debutant or a pro, all have did exceedingly well. The visuals of Bangalore were Breathtaking. Kudos to the director & cameraman. The music felt refreshing & BG was apt. The climax portion was written well. the first half was breezy.
The story/script is is heavily inspired from 'Ek haseena thi'. It has similarities with film like Kill Bill too. The script drags big time in 2nd half, should have been more tight. Lack of entertainment values could hurt the movie big time @ the Box Office.
Overall its a movie worth watching in Big Screen for serious movie goers, with a good message [even though it something we have seen a lot in the recent past in films like Masters, Chappa kurishu etc]
Verdict: Nice watch
Box Office - Average / Flop
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