Ayal Njanalla: A Malayalam Romantic Comedy Starring Fahadh Faasil
Ayal Njanalla (English: He is not me) is a 2015 Malayalam romantic comedy film written and directed by actor Vineeth Kumar, making his debut based on the story by director Ranjith. The film stars Fahadh Faasil, Mrudula Murali, Divya Pillai and Akshat Singh in prominent roles. The film opened to mixed reviews and average performance at the box office.
The film revolves around a youth named Prakashan, who moved to Gujarat 15 years ago. He works as an assistant to his uncle who runs a decrepit tire shop at Kutch. Having moved to Gujarat years back, he nurtures a dream of marrying Esha and of paying off his uncle's debts. Hoping to sell off his ancestral property in Kerala, Prakashan heads to Bangalore to meet an old school mate Arun, where he is mistaken for the celebrity Fahadh Faasil (played by himself).
The film is a comedy of errors that ensues when Prakashan tries to cash in on his resemblance to the star actor. He gets involved with a film producer named K.P.K. Menon, who offers him a role in his next project. He also meets Heera, a fan of Fahadh Faasil, who falls in love with him. Meanwhile, Esha arrives in Bangalore to surprise Prakashan, but gets shocked to see him with another woman. How Prakashan manages to get out of this mess forms the rest of the story.
The film has some hilarious moments and witty dialogues that keep the audience entertained. Fahadh Faasil delivers a brilliant performance as both Prakashan and himself, showcasing his versatility and comic timing. Mrudula Murali, Divya Pillai and Akshat Singh also do justice to their roles. The music by Manu Ramesan is catchy and suits the mood of the film.
Ayal Njanalla is a fun-filled ride that will make you laugh and smile. If you are looking for a light-hearted comedy with a touch of romance, you can watch Ayal Njanalla online on JustWatch.
The film received mixed reviews from critics and audiences. Some praised the film for its humor and Fahadh Faasil's performance, while others found it lacking in originality and depth. The Times of India gave the film 3 stars out of 5 and wrote, \"The film is a decent watch for those who love light-hearted comedies with a pinch of romance. Fahadh Faasil fans can also enjoy his double role as the confused Prakashan and the suave Fahadh.\" [^3^]
On the other hand, IMDb gave the film 5.3 out of 10 based on 306 ratings and wrote, \"This film revolves around a businessman named Prakashan, whose family moved to Gujarat 15 years ago. The film is a comedy of errors that ensues when Prakashan tries to cash in on his resemblance to the star actor.\" [^2^] Some users found the film boring and predictable, while others appreciated the comedy and Fahadh Faasil's acting.
The film was released on July 31, 2015 in India and was distributed by Sun Ads and Film Productions (LLP). The film had a running time of 149 minutes and was rated U by the Central Board of Film Certification. The film was also released in Canada under the title I Am Not Him. The film had a moderate box office performance and collected around 4 crores from Kerala alone. aa16f39245