Njan is a courageous effort
I, Me, Myself’ is the flavour of the season in Malayalam films if you go by titles. First there was Hi I’m Tony by Lal Jr, then there was Rajeev Ravi’s Njan Steve Lopez and now director Ranjith has come out with deceptively simple Njan. There is no similarity in the concepts or the subjects of these films; it is just a coincidence that the titles are similar.
Director Ranjith tries to delve deep into the unexplored realms of the life of writer K.T.N.Kottoor, who was a genius, who didnt get his rightful place in the history, with Njan. Based on a novel by T.P.Rajeevan, K.T.N.Kottoor-Ezhuthum Jeevithavum, the film has moments of brilliance, but in the end analysis it proves to be an elaborate and complicated effort which struggles to connect with the viewer. It appears as though the script tries to be a bit too honest to the literary work and the eye for detailing proves its undoing as many times the film comes unstuck with a topsy turvy narration.