Nizhal Movie Review

3.25 / 5.0

Nizhal is a mystery thriller flick scripted by S Sanjeev and directed by 'Appu N. Bhattathiri.' 'Deepak D Menon' cranked the camera and Appu and Arunlal SP edited the film. Sooraj S Kurup composed the music. Anto Joseph, Abhijith M. Pillai, Badusha, Fellini TP and Ginesh Jose produced the film. Kunchacko Boban and “Nayanthara” play the lead roles. Izin Hash, Saiju Kurup, Rony David, Aneesh Gopal, Vinod Kovoor, Sadiq, Siyad Yadu, Aadhya Prasad and Divya Prabha are in the supporting cast.


John Baby is a judicial magistrate. He involves in an accident that stresses him for a long. He meets Shalini, his friend, who is a psychologist. She speaks about Nitin, a little boy who could narrate some murder stories that are strange. John meets Nitin and he gets to know that the stories narrated by Nitin are not imaginary and have some connection with the real-life incidents. John decides to get in connection with Nitin to know more details about the murder stories. How does Nitin come across these stories? Did John connect with any of those stories? The rest of the film deals with these.

Star Performance

Kunchacko did this complicated role with ease. Expressions fall by his way easily and he emotes beautifully. Nayanthara is decent with her role. Izin is the real show-stealer. His narration and expressions are fantastic. His chemistry with Kunchacko is good. Rony, Divya Prabha and Saiju Kurup have done justice to their roles.


The story is different and the popular editor Appu N Bhattathiri makes his directorial debut with this film. The investigative thriller is scripted interestingly and the characters are neatly penned. The stars fit well in the role and impressed the audience. The cinematography by Deepak is neat. The editing is pretty decent. BGM blends well with the script.

What’s There?

  • The story and narration are impressive
  • Appu receives appreciation for his direction
  • The performance of the stars are neat

What’s Not There?

  • Some minor flaws


Nizhal is a mystery thriller involving some mind games with some neat performances by the stars. People who love to watch mystery thriller films will definitely love the film for its narration and performances!

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