Vellam – The Essential Drink is scripted and directed by G Prajesh Sen. Jayasurya, Samyuktha Menon, Siddique and Jins Baskar are seen in the main roles.

Vellam Movie Review

Vellam Movie Review Malayalam Movie Review
Review for the film " Vellam"
Runtime: 2 Hours 34 Minutes
Certificate: U
Released: 22-01-2021
Genre: Drama, Social
4 / 5.0

Vellam – The Essential Drink is scripted and directed by G Prajesh Sen It is believed that a person cannot be great in ma >> Read More... Prajesh Sen . “ Jayasurya Jayasurya is a versatile actor who hailed from Ker >> Read More... Jayasurya ,” Samyuktha Menon Samyuktha Menon is an actress who mostly works in >> Read More... Samyuktha Menon , “ Siddique Siddique, who is a Malayalam film actor, producer, >> Read More... Siddique ” and Jins Baskar are seen in the main roles. The film also has Santhosh Keezhattoor Santhosh Keezhattoor, born on 4th February 1976, i >> Read More... Santhosh Keezhattoor , Baiju Santhosh Baiju Santhosh is a Malayalam actor who was born a >> Read More... Baiju Santhosh , Babu Annur Babu Annur is an Indian film actor. He is a theate >> Read More... Babu Annur , “ Sreelakshmi Sreelakshmi is a versatile actress who began her c >> Read More... Sreelakshmi ,” Sneha Paliyeri, Nirmal Palazhi Nirmal Palazhi is a Malayalam comedian. He also wo >> Read More... Nirmal Palazhi , Zini Zainudeen and john Antony in supporting roles. Josekutty Madathil, Yedu Krishna and Ranjith Manambrakkat produced the film. Bijibal Maniyil Bijibal Maniyil is an Indian composer and a singer >> Read More... Bijibal Maniyil composed the music. Roby Varghese Raj cranked the camera and editing is by Bijith Bala.


Murali is an alcohol addict. Although he is a person with good values, this addiction puts him down. He doesn’t know how to stop this addiction. In a particular stage, his family started hating him as he is now a burden to them. How Murali comes out of this addiction and lives normal life forms the rest of the story.

Star Performance

Jayasurya and natural acting are inseparable. Not only has he, even his eyelashes performed. Jayasurya’s performance is just awesome. His body language and dialogue delivery are fantastic. The rest of the stars had also performed neatly.


The main aim of the film is to provide a good message to society. The director had clearly shown the issues faced by the regular alcohol drinkers. How they become a burden to their family, sell all the essentials just to drink and how the family hates them are rightly shown in this film. Although some scenes seem to be repetitive, the team has brought a good movie. The BGM, cinematography and editing are good.

What’s There?

  • Story, screenplay and direction are good
  • The performance of Jayasurya is the highlight
  • Good message to the society and the alcohol addicts

What’s Not There?

  • A few repetitive scenes


Vellam is a good film that showcases the contemporary situation. People, who want to know the result of alcohol addiction, should watch this film. Vellam is not just a  film, but a lesson!