Pranav Mohanlal is in his comfort zone, mouthing his lines in his characteristic westernized accent, which comes out really fine. Darshana Rajendran has much more screen time than Kalyani Priyadarshan and both of them have performed their parts well. Kalyani’s energy and humour would remind you of Urvashi more than her actor mother Lizy, but one wishes there was more of her in the film. Aswath Lal essaying Pranav’s buddy is refreshing and Aju Varghese has his moments.
Hesham Abdul Wahab’s music is also fresh and adds to the film. The “Onakka Munthiri” number (with just vocals) sung by debutante Divya, spouse of Vineeth Sreenivasan, stands out for its peppiness. Ranjan Abraham has done a fair job as editor as the film was apparently overshot by a mile, but could do with a bit more chopping.
Vineeth Sreenivasan has used Hridayam to convey some of his convictions of people and culture gained during his college days, and his enduring love for Chennai comes out as well….