Aayirathonnu Nunakal Movie Review

‘Aayirathonnu Nunakal’ review: A Truth or Dare game goes off the rails

Thamar KV’s Aayirathonnu Nunakal (1001 and One Lies), which has been premiered on Sony LIV, is set in Dubai. A group of friends assembles at a mansion where, on the encouragement of a lawyer

Is the lawyer called Vakeel (Sudheesh Scaria) a troublemaker or an amateur therapist?

Thamar’s screenplay, written with Hashim Sulaiman, skilfully teases out the interpersonal dynamics between people who have known each for years.

The hosts Vinay (Vishnu Agastya) and Divya (Niiniin Kassim), who are celebrating their tenth wedding anniversary, are sucked into a game that soon ceases to be one.

From relatively lightweight questions – should women change their surnames after marriage – to trickier ones – is there such a thing as absolute trust between couples

The sharp writing and patches of solid performances overcome the ordinary shooting style. Unlike Roman Polanski’s Carnage (2011), which largely plays out inside an apartment,

Among the revelations that emerge during the Truth or Dare exercise is that reticence is a necessary attribute of romantic relationships.