Directed by: Vipin Das

Written by:Deepu Pradeep

Produced by:Supriya Menon,Mukesh R. Mehta,C. V. Sarathi

Starring:Prithviraj Sukumaran,Basil Joseph,Nikhila Vimal,Anaswara Rajan

Cinematography:Neeraj Revi

Edited by:Johnkutty

Music by:Ankit Menon

Production companies:Prithviraj Productions,E4 Entertainment

Distributed by:AP International

Release date:16 May 2024


Guruvayoor Ambalanadayil  is a Indian Malayalam-language comedy-drama film directed by Vipin Das and written by Deepu Pradeep. It was jointly produced by Prithviraj Productions and E4 Entertainment. The film stars Prithviraj Sukumaran, Nikhila Vimal, Anaswara Rajan, Basil Joseph and Yogi Babu

Vipin Das directorial film, coming after Jaya Jaya Jayahe, is the one that created a lot of expectations about the film. With the casting of Prithviraj, Basil Joseph, Anaswara Rajan, and Nikhila Vimal, the weight of expectation also increased.

The first half gave a glimpse of rising expectations; the Prithviraj-Basil combo broke the thread in the first 15 minutes and reached the peak of theatre moments. The yesteryear hit songs ‘Azhagiya Laila’ and ‘Kannaam thumbi poramo’ created a comic riot in the theatres. An extraordinary first half was born when Anaswara Rajan, Nikhila, and Jagadeesh joined with the basil-Prithviraj combo.

But the director could not maintain the same momentum in the second half. A lot of the predictability of the comic situation has lost its impact. Unnecessarily inserted characters and villains helped the climax build-up but did not make an impact. The wedding, reminiscent of the climax scenes of 90s hit movies, turned awkward at times.The surprise cameo also gave it an okay feel.

Vipindas, who gave equal importance to female characters in his first film, Jaya Jaya Jayahe, has taken a completely contrasting stance when he arrives at Guruvayoor Ambalanadayil. The Nikhila Vimal-Anaswara Rajan duo struggles with characterization flaws and a lack of clarity in their stances, despite being very important to the story. Nikhila Vimal fails miserably in the Climax portion due to these reasons.


A fun-filled entertainer offers a good first half, followed by an above-average second half.