Home – A relatable feel-good narrative

“It’s a funny thing coming home. Nothing changes. Everything looks the same, feels the same, even smells the same. You realized what’s changed is you.” F. Scott Fitzgerald With the new Amazon Premiere, Home, Malayalam cinema is moving closer to hearts with its feel-good tinge. Home is a feel-good relationship drama that touches and is […]

“It’s a funny thing coming home. Nothing changes. Everything looks the same, feels the same, even smells the same. You realized what’s changed is you.”

F. Scott Fitzgerald

With the new Amazon Premiere, Home, Malayalam cinema is moving closer to hearts with its feel-good tinge. Home is a feel-good relationship drama that touches and is very much relatable to many of our families.

Home escorts the relationship between Oliver Twist (Indrans) and his elder son Anthony Oliver Twist (Sreenath Bhasi) plotted in their home. Anthony, a filmmaker, comes home struggling to write his second movie after getting a deadline from his producer. As the film unfurls, Anthony’s relationship with his family especially his father goes through vacillations. The USP of Home may not be the storyline, but it’s simple and humble storytelling. The film spans around 2 hours 40 minutes, which is newfangled in the new age OTT era. However, the movie never gives scope for a lag in the narration.

Actor Indrans is the heart and soul of the movie. The character of the old-fashioned father, Oliver was comfortable with him. He has impressed with his subtlety and delivered an unfeigned performance to portray the father who is trying to fill the emotional void caused by the technological divide and generational gap. The performance of Sreenath Bhasi as the obstinate filmmaker, Naslan as the sloppy adolescent and Manju Pillai as the familiar mother were equally good.

Rojin Thomas’ directorial venture also touch upon socially relevant issues like social media addiction, mental health and issues in the generation gap. Overall, Home is a relatable, feel-good premiere marked by strong performances. When the movie ends, it leaves a content smile on your face.