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Nine years of Njan Marykutty – Here are some reasons to watch this Jayasurya-starrer again

Nine years of Njan Marykutty – In a society that considers gender transition as inappropriate, the movie follows transgender woman Marykutty as she struggles to accept her true identity. 

Nine years of Njan Marykutty – Here are some reasons to watch this Jayasurya-starrer again
Jayasurya in Njan Marykutty

Last Updated: 08.11 PM, Jun 14, 2024

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Njan Marykutty, which is directed by Ranjith Sankar, completed nine years of release. Jayasurya plays Marykutty, a transgender woman, in the movie. Other notable roles in the movie include those of Innocent, Jewel Mary, Jins Baskar, Suraj Venjaramoodu, Aju Varghese, and Joju George. The 2018 film was bankrolled by the director with Jayasurya under the banner of Dreams N Beyond.

In a society that considers gender transition inappropriate, the movie follows transgender woman Marykutty as she struggles to accept her true identity. The highly regarded movie narrates the inspirational story of Mary's quest to realise all of her dreams.

Here is why you must revisit this Jayasurya-starrer, which is streaming on Sun NXT as well as OTTplay Premium.

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Inspiring plot

The endeavour of a transgender woman to embrace her real identity amidst a culture that criminalises gender transition. Will Marykutty triumph while tearing down all the taboos surrounding transgender individuals and the stigma surrounding gender transformation surgery? The movie tells the story of Marykutty's struggles and perseverance in pursuing her goals in society. There will be moments in the movie where the audience will undoubtedly be teary-eyed.

Intricate themes of gender norms

The movie made an effort to inform viewers about the different problems that transgender people face. It also clarifies the distinction between transgender people and those who have undergone gender-neutralizing surgery. By doing this, the movie illustrated the suffering that members of this community endure—both psychologically and physically—at the hands of the state and other social groups.

Outstanding performances

As a transgender woman, Jayasurya plays the best role of his career. Taking into account the physical makeover and the character's demands for adaptation, this was the most challenging role he had ever played. His multifaceted performance raises the standard of the movie. Joju George is a convincing antagonist who is also doing his part well as a police officer. The movie has more vitality thanks to its supporting cast.

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