Naam is one major release that hit the screens here in Kerala and it was written and directed by a debutant named Joshy Thomas Pallickal. This flick has been bankrolled by Prema Antony Thekkethu under the banner of JTP Films and a bunch of youngsters playing the lead characters in this movie. Shabareesh Varma, Rahul Madhav, Tony Luke, Gayathri Suresh, Aditi Ravi etc playing the lead characters in this movie. Apart from that, Tovino Thomas, Vineeth Sreenivasan and popular director Gautham Vasudev Menon playing cameos in it as well.The plot of this movie revolves around the lives of a bunch of college students. Just like the trailer of this movie tell to you, the plot has been created taking inspiration from life of an A R Rahman fan. The film shows us the college life and the dreams of a group of youngsters and some unexpected incident that happens in their life. It talks about their ideal friendship and how they help one of their friends who is in need.
We can say without any doubt that another promising director had made his entry to Mollywood. Joshy Thomas had showed great control and craftsmanship while making this movie. This is an entertainer which celebrates friendship and at the same tells a story that has emotional appeal. The plot situations were very much convincing and the dialogues were quite natural too. Each and every characters has been given there own identity and space in the plot and everyone has their own role to play in the progress of the plot. It has fun elements you expect from a campus based movie and at the same time has a story that has depth and intensity.The performance from all the newcomers has been great. Shabareesh Varma has been given a really matured and convincing performance so as others like Rahul Madhav, Tony Luke etc. The female lead characters played by Gayathri Suresh and Aditi Ravi too done a great job in the flick. Artists like Renji Pnaiker, Saiju Kuruppu, Ajay Mathew, Niranj, Noby, Kottayam Pradeep, Thambi Antony, Marina Michael etc too did a fine job and played their part to perfection. The cameos from Tovino Thomas, Vineeth Sreenivasan and Gautham Vasudev Menon also got great appreciation from the audience.
Sudheer Surendran and Karthik Nallamuthu had given visuals for the movie and they had done a very good job by creating an atmosphere which connected the mind of the audience with the characters in this movie. The music was scored by Sandeep Mohan and Aswin Sivadas and they had played integral part in making this movie a beautiful one. Nikhil and Unnikrishnan are the ones who edited this flick. They made the technically brilliant and at the same time had given a smooth pace.In Total, Naam is a quality entertainer which gives a different cinematic experience. It is an entertainer which will never disappoint you. It will touch your heart and at the same time will worth each penny you spend to watch it.