Nizhal is a popular Malayalam mystery thriller movie that was recently released in 2021. Starring Kunchacko Boban and Nayanthara in the lead roles, the movie takes you through a roller coaster ride of emotions, thrill, and a nerve-wracking plot that will leave you on the edge of the seat. The movie is written by S. Sanjeev and boasts an amazing supporting cast that you wouldn’t regret watching on the big screen.
The movie is produced under the reputed production house, Anto Joseph Film Company, and Melange Film house. The majority of the shooting was conducted in Kalamassery because of the ongoing issues with the rampant spread of Covid-19 protocols. Aside from that, several parts of the shooting were also done in Ernakulam and Alappuzha districts in Kerala.
The shooting was not just localised to Kerala but was also extended to Karnataka for further shooting. The final shooting of the movie was concluded in Bangalore and Hogenakkal after which the post-production work started and the movie was finally released on April 09, 2021.
The plot of the movie
If you are planning on watching this movie first-hand, we’d highly recommend that you click back because this part of the article discusses the synopsis of the movie and what you can expect.
The film follows the life of John Baby who finds himself in the middle of a car accident. Following his treatment in the hospital, he is asked by the authorities to wear a protective face mask till his nose heals and is stable enough. However, once he gets back to his normal routine and his profession at the District Court Judge, things start to take a turn for the worse when he starts hallucinating things, especially getting bad flashbacks from the accident.
However, while he is dealing with his ongoing personal trauma, Baby is approached by his friend Shalini, a child psychologist. She comes in with a case of a nine-year-old boy who shared a story of a murder with the class. Perplexed with the odd behaviour of the small child, Shalini decides to come to seek help from Baby and they decide to go meet the mother of the child.
Upon meeting the boy after a lot of resistance from his mother, Baby and Shalini are surprised to see the boy extremely fun and energetic, just like a normal 9-year-old would be. However, a little irked, Baby decides to investigate the place that the boy mentions in his story.
However, things do start taking a turn for the worse when Baby gets more and more invested in the lives of Sharmila and Nitin (the 9-year-old boy). As the movie follows, Baby soon finds out that it was Sharmila who was narrating these murder stories to Nitin while he was asleep at night. Trying to find the root of all of these mysteries, Baby after listening to Sharmila’s life story finally meets Vishwanathan, an acquaintance that took care of Sharmila after her mother’s death.
Together, they soon find that Vishwanathan was the one who murdered Sharmila’s mother and was later trying to murder her as well. While he tries to take Sharmila’s life, Baby reaches the spot-on time and saves Sharmila but Vishwanathan dies in the process.
Who is in the cast of Nizhal?
Aside from the enthralling plot, the movie has some of the best Malayali star cast that you can think of.
- Kunchacko Boban as John Baby
- Nayanthara as Sharmila
- Izin Hash as Nitin
- Divya Prabha as Dr. Shalini
- Rony David as Rajan
- Lal as Vishwanathan
- Saiju Kurup as Ajith Kumar
- Rajesh Hebbar as Dr. Basheer
- Jolly Chirayath as Vathsala
Where to watch Nizhal?
Nizhal is available for you to stream online on Amazon Prime Video.