Director: Darwin Kuriakose

Cinematography: Girish Gangadharan
Music: Santhosh Narayanan
Producers: Jinu Abraham, Siddharth Anand Kumar, Darwin Kuriakose, Dolwin Kuriakose, and Vikram Mehra
Production: Theatre of Dreams, Yoodle Films

Art Direction: Rajesh Menon
Costume Design: Sameera Saneesh

Anweshippin Kandethum is a Malayalam investigative thriller directed by Darwin Kuriakose. The film features Tovino Thomas in a significant role. The film is scripted by Jinu V and produced by Darwin and his twin brother Dolwin Kuriakose under the banner of Theatre of Dreams. Apart from Tovino Thomas, ‘Anweshippin Kandethum’ features Siddique, Indrans, Shammy Thilakan, and Baburaj in the supporting roles. Tamil composer Santhosh Narayanan composed the music for the movie. The cinematography was handled by Girish Gangadharan, and the editing was done by Saiju Sreedharan.

Darwin Kruriakkose’s directorial debut , Anweshippin Kandethum, grips the audience with several unpredictable twists and turns. Without any unnecessary elements and introductory scenic shots, Darwin takes us to the 1990’s small village in Kerala to set the backdrop of the plot. The plot centres on two murders and certain events related to the two villages and the lives of many people.

Movies belonging to the thriller genre, Mollywood is seeing over a dozen thrillers every month, but still, Anweshippin Kandethum strikes the right note with its unique plot and technical perfection.The movie ticks all on the checklist and has all the ingredients to strike the right notes with the audience. The film is tightly packed with nail-bitingly tense moments and a huge star cast. Darwin has created a movie that is tense, cautious, and deftly put together, relishing in the remarkable development of atmosphere and setting. Up until the closing credits, this movie never stops catching your attention.

Aesthetically, Anweshippin Kandethum is beautiful. The photography is striking and natural, and it is ideally suited to the plot and genre. The editing is seamless, and the music is perfectly composed by Santhosh Narayan. Art director Rajesh Menon deserves a special appreciation for his work. It makes the perfect setting for the 90’s.

The movie also offers a very normal protagonist, Anand, the police officer, played by Tovino Thomas. He delivers a stellar performance, convincingly depicting the character. The supporting characters played by Siqqique, Shammi Tilakan, Indrans, and Baburaj add pace to the storyline.

Another star of Anweshippin Kandethum is the script by Jinu v. There are many reasons to appreciate the film, but the characters are the most important ones. It is not the twists that work here, but the dramatic tension and the characters. As with any great movie, the screenplay is where it all begins. Here the protagonist is no hero but just another character, thanks to Jinu v. Abraham.


An engaging investigation drama, impressive with a unique plot and technical side. Another winner in this genre.