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Nayana

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17 Oct, 2014 2 hrs 30 mins U/A
Anupam Kher, Miya, Baby Anikha, Prakash Bare
Anupam Kher, Miya, Baby Anikha, Prakash Bare
K N Sasidharan
Synopsis
The film limps ahead only to educate audience – that too utmost tediously - on the various facilities, nooks and corners of a prominent hospital in God’s Own Country.
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  • Critic's Review
  • Times of India
Story: Nayana is a seven-year old artist. While she displays sparks of talent as a sketcher, her parents discover that she cannot identify colours because of colour blindness. While in a hospital for the treatment, Nayana befriends a septuagenarian who shares similar vision issues. The film progresses on their treatment tracks and results.

Review: Nayana is one of those films which come across more like a documentary than a movie, thanks to a flimsy plot. The film limps ahead only to educate audience - that too utmost tediously - on the various facilities, nooks and corners of a prominent hospital in God's Own Country. When names like Anupam Kher and Prakash Bare are in the cast, one might expect a sensible storyline and handling of the subject. Sadly, the film proves you wrong.

Played by Baby Anikha, little Nayana is a gifted artist, who emerges colour blind in the first half of the film. At a time when technology has progressed enough to correct such vision issues, the film infuses galling drama into the plot based on it, gets the girl admitted in the aforementioned posh hospital - which has seemingly bought a huge screen space from the movie's team, goes at length to bore the audience about the various aspects of the ailment and even drags a talented Bollywood actor like Anupam Kher into it as an illogical presence in the story.

The first half emits rays of hope as a tolerable movie except for the presence of an atrocious song, though it is teased within the film itself. Moments of laughter erupt from the couple-conversations between Miya and Prakash Bare, innocence of the creations portrayed by the seven-year-old artiste, and cute sequences of a love-filled father-daughter relationship.

The second half is what that tests the audience's patience beyond description. Scenes replete with forced humour, repetition of concerns aired by the same characters frame after frame, melodrama that is intended to move the audience but end up triggering laughter because of protruding silliness, boring sequences of Hindi to Malayalam -Malayalam to English translations, countless pointless scenes and what not...
Baby Anikha's, and to an extent, Miya's peformances are the few moments of solace in the film.

Though Miya looks too young to be the mother of a seven-year-old, the actress delivers her lines with maturity, laced with believable, motherly expressions, convincingly. But the pathos of her situation does not create the desired impact on audience due to overall poor execution and narration. The film stretches way more than required and makes the audience glad only when it finally wraps up. Be it to help the viewers with some ophthalmology knowledge or to offer a few moments of relaxation, the film goes off target.
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Avg Users’ Rating 1.8/5 ( 17 users )
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Mauli Agarwal
nice..
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Mauli Agarwal
nice
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Aish Reddy
It is a family movie which derives the message at the end of the movie. It is very interesting to know that what causes this type of rare disease to that children, and what does they do to counter it is the rest of the story. Director has a new way of going through the story.
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