Romancham" is a 2021 Indian Malayalam language drama film directed by Ranjith Kamala Sankar and Salil V. The film features a talented ensemble cast including Joju George, Nimisha Sajayan, and Vinay Forrt in lead roles. The story of "Romancham" revolves around the lives of three siblings, their struggles, and how their lives are intertwined with each other.
The film opens with a glimpse of the picturesque village of Palakkad, where the three siblings - Majeed, Suhra, and Faisal - live. Majeed (Joju George) is the eldest brother and is a successful businessman. He is married to Jameela (Veena Nandakumar), and they have two children. Suhra (Nimisha Sajayan) is the middle sister and is a nurse. She is engaged to Asif (Arun Kurian) and is looking forward to starting a new life. Faisal (Vinay Forrt) is the youngest brother and is studying to become a doctor. He is in a relationship with Rasiya (Manasa Radhakrishnan), a medical student.
The plot takes a dramatic turn when Majeed's business starts to suffer losses, and he becomes heavily indebted. His brother-in-law, Kunjali (Shine Tom Chacko), offers to help him by investing in his business. But this turns out to be a trap, and Majeed is left with no choice but to run away from the village, leaving his family behind.
Suhra is devastated by Majeed's disappearance and starts to suffer from anxiety attacks. Asif tries to console her and help her deal with her fears. Faisal, who is away from home, is also deeply affected by Majeed's disappearance. He feels guilty for not being there to help his brother and decides to come back to the village.
As the film progresses, we see how the lives of the siblings are intertwined and how their individual struggles affect each other. Suhra's anxiety attacks continue to worsen, and she seeks solace in her childhood friend, Shareef (Soubin Shahir). Faisal, on the other hand, faces a tough time in college and is unable to cope with the pressure. He turns to drugs and alcohol to numb his pain.
The film's climax is a gripping and emotional sequence that brings all the characters together. Majeed returns to the village, and the siblings confront each other about their problems and struggles. They are forced to confront their past and face the consequences of their actions. The film ends on a hopeful note, with the siblings resolving to support each other and rebuild their lives.
One of the strengths of "Romancham" is its realistic portrayal of the struggles and challenges faced by the characters. The film deals with themes such as family relationships, mental health, and addiction with great sensitivity and nuance. The performances in the film are outstanding, with Joju George delivering a standout performance as Majeed. Nimisha Sajayan and Vinay Forrt are equally impressive, bringing depth and authenticity to their roles.
The film's cinematography and music are also noteworthy, with the beautiful landscapes of Palakkad captured with great skill and sensitivity. The background score by Vishnu Vijay adds to the emotional depth of the film and complements the performances of the actors.
Overall, "Romancham" is a moving and thought-provoking film that explores the complexities of family relationships and the struggles faced by individuals in their quest for success and happiness. The film's message of the importance of supporting each other and facing challenges together is one that resonates strongly with audiences.