'Aana Alaralodalaral' tells the story of Shekarankutty, the elephant, who becomes the talk of the town. All the characters revolve around the animal, which also is instrumental in entwining the central characters Hashim and Parvathy, essayed by Vineeth Sreenivasan and Anu Sithara.
The satirical film is a reflection of the idiosyncrasies of people, and in the tug of war between warring forces trying to prove to the world about who is the most righteous, even a mighty animal such as an elephant is not spared.
Parvathy's father Padmanabhan Thampi ushers in the spirit of an auspicious atmosphere by bringing home an elephant and names him Shekarankutty. The children from the locality are excited to be around the magnificent animal. Soon, young Hashim, comrade Jamaludhin's son, is caught in a web of conspiracies, after Shekaran's golden 'elas' or sacred thread goes missing.
Velayudhan (Suraj Venjaramoodu) and his group make use of the opportunity to take revenge on Jamaludhin, by labeling his son as the thief. Hashim and family are left with no choice but to leave the village, after the disgrace brought upon them.
Years later, there is a reversal of fortune for Padmanabhan Thampi's family, following which Shekaran is disowned by them. However, the return of Hashim to the village, taking ownership of it, leaves everyone wonder struck.
What follows is commotion, regarding who is the real owner of Shekaran, and Hashim and Parvathy lose control over the matter after the temple committee and the champions of the church take over.
A few instances make you smile, as they remind you of the real world outside and the state of affairs therein. Just like water, Shekaran assumes different identities such as Kunji Khader and even 'Gabriel Malagha', while being with people of different beliefs.
The incessant tussle for the elephant also throws light on the frivolous things people indulge in in the name of religion, and finally Shekaran is entrusted with the right to make a decision on his own.
That said, the love story of Hashim and Paru doesn't really make an impact, as it is the elephant and villagers who take precedence in the narration. Shekaran's journey of finding an identity of his own, gains more attention and importance.
It comes as a surprise that Shekarankutty, the adorable tusker, speaks in the voice of actor Dileep.
Innocent as Pathros and Vijayaraghavan as the 'sakhavu' do full justice to the role, and the scene, where the latter's ornamental language leaves everyone perplexed, post which they ask him, 'Ini engilum Malayalm paranjoode' aptly brings out how most political leaders resort to meaningless rhetoric. Visak Nair strikes a chord by essaying the role of a mahout and we see a different Suraj Venjaramoodu in the manipulative Velayudhan.
Shaan Rahman's composition is on the dot, and it brings an array of nice songs for the music lovers. Sunnath Kalyanam by Gowri Lekshmi and Mithun Jayaraj and Shaanthi sung by Vineeth Sreenivasan are peppy and entertaining. The lyrics penned by Vineeth and Manu Manjith garner attention, and the settings take you through the naadan locales.
Aana Alaralodalaral religiously follows what a satire is, and at the same time, gives a strong message about religious intolerance and the tendency of animals to surrender themselves to human love,