Vaashi Movie Review: Tovino Thomas and Keerthy Suresh are Winsome in this Watchable Courtroom Drama


Vashi Movie Review: Vishnu ji Raghav’s debut Vashi, Two relevant statements were made which remained in my mind even after the film was over. Both show the nature of the statement Vashi As a legal drama and what does it want to say about our legal system. The first statement is when someone, I think it was Tovino’s character, who says that in a court of law, it is not true that it matters, but which lawyer can better defend his side with conclusive evidence and arguments. Presents from. Vashi Movie Review: Tovino Thomas, Keerthy Suresh’s courtroom drama is better than netizens!

The second statement comes at the end of the film, where Tovino’s character (again) states that truth is merely a perception that changes depending on the shade of grey. He wants to say that the truth depends on you which side you are looking at. As for the logic of Tovino and Keerthy Suresh’s characters in the film, I can agree with this statement. But does the ‘shade of grey’ argument hold when a victim is sexually assaulted by an offender using his power and privilege to perpetuate that crime? This thought confused my mind, as I came out of the theater hall, wondering what exactly I should do Vashi,

Should I watch the film in some form? Arrogant– Kind of drama which is against the legal system? Or should I give it a . should look like section 375—like a movie that tries to go against the tide and offer the ‘argument’ that there can be false rape cases and that men can be victims too? In both sides of its narrative, Vashi Shows promise over and over again, but settles it all in a poignant finale that tries to tie all threads to a satisfactory conclusion but is far from satisfactory.

Ebin (Tovino Thomas) and Madhavi (Keerthy Suresh) are junior lawyers trying to make a name for themselves. They are also good friends, and after a time, they start to develop feelings for each other. Thanks to his influential brother-in-law (Ronnie David), Ebin is appointed as public prosecutor. Meanwhile, Madhavi gets her big break when a relative asks her to defend her brother.

Same is the case with Ebin, he just has to make sure that the young man (Anu Mohan, Passable) is accused of rape on the false pretext of marriage. Things get even more complicated for the lawyer couple when their families get them married right while the case is going on, and Ebin-Madhavi find it difficult to keep their courtroom protests out of their bedroom.

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Balancing the story of one marriage against a complex but relevant legal case and then finding out how one affects the outcome of the other and vice versa Vashi An interesting watch. What is even more interesting is that the accused is being defended by the female protagonist, while the male lead tries his best to give him maximum punishment. It’s not only the conflicting gender dynamics at work that are intriguing, but it’s also how stances change when they’re out of courtroom.

As before in the film, Ebin takes a dig at his mentor and senior lawyer (played by an amiable Baiju Santosh) for linking a domestic violence allegation to strengthen his case, and laments how it is the woman who Always has an edge over men when it comes to getting justice in such cases. To which, Madhavi replies that Ebin is discounting mental abuse in the form of domestic violence, and it never gets easier for women. So it was fascinating to see that he had to compromise his ideologies and views when he had to win his first major case, which also involved tampering with witnesses and dragging his personal demons out there. Vashi: Ahead of the film’s release, Tovino Thomas shared a BTS video of his legal drama co-starring Keerthy Suresh,

when it comes to the two aspects of Vashi’s The narrative, even to me, surprised me that I preferred the domestic life saga of the chiefs over the legal matters. I could understand Madhavi’s desperation to prove herself, and Ebin’s attitude towards taking a more relaxed stance, which she thinks might work for peace (and isn’t always the case, then. I feel you too, bro!) The tension within their marriage seems believable. But a few things hinder what I felt about how this story is set up.

Firstly, I do not understand the power of their families to marry the two so soon, and why the couple fails to obey them otherwise, despite being shown stubborn. Secondly, and this is purely my sentiment, I found a distinct lack of chemistry between Tovino and Keerti, even though both the actors tend to commit to their roles with immaculate spontaneity and equanimity. Nevertheless, the tensions and cracks in their marriage, coupled with the case they are fighting, as well as the rapprochement with their relatives, make Ebin and Madhavi’s personal space a story worth watching.

That said, how this story ends feels like an easy compromise, like the writer falling into the middle ground trying to give the couple a happy ending. ‘Compromise’ is also a word that comes to my mind when I evaluate the legal drama aspect Vashi, The time is quite appropriate to bring the debate to the fore; Right when the Johnny Depp-Amber Heard defamation lawsuit is over, opening the window for debate on #EvenMenAreVictims and #NotAllMen. Vashi deals with a trickier case – if it is correct to evaluate consensual sex under the false pretext of marriage in the same bracket as rape, especially when the circumstances are never conclusive enough to prove the excuse.

does Vashi Any new ground broken in presenting this case? Sadly no. Instead, I believe the film takes a stand that actual female victims may harm the cause, something Ebin also points out. The decider is when Madhavi uses the arguments of feminism to defend her client, just when I thought it was the right time to roll my eyes. Sure, I don’t mind Madhavi being selfish and making gallery-scented statements to garner that victory, but I’m oblivious that when she knows her client isn’t innocent, she How controversial do you feel?

That said, there is a good shot of genius in the epilogue when the film shows the sleeping quarters of the presiding judge (Kottayam Ramesh…is he the busiest actor in Mollywood?) and we see a picture frame on his desk. This brings me back to the statement I mentioned in the opening paragraph, where I want to add that it is not only about which lawyer presents the better statement, but it also depends on How well a judge can set aside his personal beliefs.


– Tovino Thomas and Keerthy Suresh

– Moments that show the rift in their marriage


– Courtroom drama doesn’t live up to expectations

final thoughts

Vashi It has its pluses and minuses, the pluses being more in the performances of the lead actors – both Tovino and Keerthi are doing well – and the individual storylines of their characters. The drawbacks come in how the film concludes the legal drama that it fails to do, for lack of a better word, ‘justice’ which it wants to argue about. Even then, Vashi Manages to engage and engage with you most of the time, making it a watchable, well-performed drama.