Vaanku is directed by Kavya Prakash. The film is based on a short story written by Unni R. Shabna Mohammed penned the screenplay. Unni produced the film with

Vaanku Movie Review

Vaanku Movie Review Malayalam Movie Review
Review for the film " Vaanku"
Runtime: 1 Hour 48 Minutes
Certificate: U
Released: 29-01-2021
Genre: Drama
3.5 / 5.0

Vaanku is directed by Kavya Prakash Kavya Prakash is an Indian Film Director. She has >> Read More... Kavya Prakash . The film is based on a short story written by “ Unni R He is a Malayalam writer who writes dialogues and >> Read More... Unni R .” Shabna Mohammed penned the screenplay. Unni produced the film with Shimoga Creations, Trends Ad Film Makers and 7 J Films. Anaswara Rajan Anaswara Rajan is a young actress working primaril >> Read More... Anaswara Rajan , Gopika Ramesh Gopika Ramesh is a Malayalam movie actress who mad >> Read More... Gopika Ramesh , Nandhana Varma, Meenakshi Unnikrishnan, Sarala Balussery, “ Vineeth Vineeth, is the nephew of yesteryear actress Padmi >> Read More... Vineeth ,” Joy Mathew Joy Mathew has various feathers to his cap; he is >> Read More... Joy Mathew , Sreekanth Murali, Thesni Khan Known in the Malayalam movie industry for her comi >> Read More... Thesni Khan and Prakash Bare Prakash Bare grew up in Chirakkal, in Kannur distr >> Read More... Prakash Bare are in the cast. Ouseppachan composed the music. Arjun Ravi handled the camera ad Suresh Urs Suresh Urs is an Indian movie editor, who works ma >> Read More... Suresh Urs edited the film.


Razia is a college student. She is one of the college toppers and the University rank holder. Razia is about to complete her college life and she wants to fulfill the biggest wish of hers before her college life ends and it is nothing but reciting Azaan, the Islamic prayer. Was she able to fulfill her wish? Who all pulled her down? The film has the answers to all these.

Stare Performance

Anaswara hadn’t performed but lived as Razia. She fits well in the role and her facial expressions and body language are fantastic. Sarala Balussery did justice to the given role. The rest of the stars supported her well.


It is a bold attempt by Kavya, the director and interestingly, this is her debut as a director. The screenplay is interesting and the scenes are neatly designed without any lag. The characters are finely scripted and the stars are perfectly picked. A couple of scenes and a song in the second half could have been cut short, as it dragged the film unnecessarily. The rest of the film is fine in all aspects that include acting, direction, cinematography and production values.

What’s There?

  • Story, screenplay and direction are impressive
  • Performances of the stars are neat

What’s Not There?

  • Some scenes in the second half should have been trimmed a bit


Vaanku is a good film with performance and some message to society. For the bold attempt of Kavya and the performance of the main stars, the film is watch-worthy!