Starring Basil Joseph, Jagadish, Manju Pillai, Sandeep Pradeep and others, 'Falimy' opened to positive reviews in theatres and performed quite decently at the box office.
Nithish Sahadev's debut film 'Falimy', which released in theatres on 17 November 2023, is now set to make its OTT debut. The comedy-drama will be available to stream on Disney+ Hotstar from December 15th, 2023.
Starring Basil Joseph, Jagadish, Manju Pillai, Sandeep Pradeep and others, 'Falimy' opened to positive reviews in theatres and performed quite decently at the box office. You can watch the trailer of the film here:
What is 'Falimy' about?
In essence, the film is part the story of a dysfunctional family and part a road movie that brims with comedy, silliness and also several endearing moments. Anu, played by Basil Joseph, has just had his engagement broken off and as a result, he decides on a whim to travel all the way to Varanasi to reluctantly fulfil his grandfather's wish of visiting Varanasi. It doesn't help his cause that the rest of the dysfunctional family, comprising his mother, a debt-ridden father and younger brother, join him on what turns out to be a rather unique expedition.
Where Nithish Sahadev scores big is he manages to tackle a rather sensitive and tough subject with strong doses of humour. The underlying emotion of the film remains melancholy and repressed anger but in the garb of a road trip, the narrative takes bizarre and unusual routes, much to our delight. However, the writing also becomes contrived as it plods along and not every bit of the road movie works in the favour of the film.
What critics said about 'Falimy'
OTTplay's review of the film noted that while the "dysfunctional" dynamics of Anu and his family are explored with finesse, but the lack of depth in the writing sometimes affects the otherwise promising narrative. Basil Joseph as the central character is very impressive and so is the rest of the cast and it certainly helps that the film's core is highly relatable to most viewers. What also helps is that fact is only 2 hours and 7 minutes in length, making it quite the breezy watch you seek on OTT.