The Great Indian Kitchen

The Great Indian Kitchen

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Starring: Nimisha SajayanSuraj VenjaramooduAjitha V.M.
Director:  Jeo Baby
India release date: Jan 15, 2021
Genre: Comedy, drama, social issue
Certification: U
Language: Malayalam
Duration: 1 hour 40 mins

Awards: Actress in focus
Indian Film Festival Of Melbourne – Best Actress Nimisha Sajayan
Indian Film Institute Award for Best Indian Actor (Female) of 2021: Nimisha Sajayan (jointly with Konkona Sen Sharma in Ajeeb Dastaans)

 

“The people in the frame felt like people I have known, and felt for, even though I had never set my eyes on the characters played by Nimisha Sajayan and Suraj Vejaramood.”

Rating: 3.5 stars | Full review

Shubhra Gupta, Indian Express
Shubhra Gupta
“Nimisha Sajayan makes her Everywoman a person instead of a martyr.”

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Baradwaj Rangan, Film Companion
Baradwaj Rangan

 

“The greatness of Nimisha Sajayan’s performance… is linked to her ability to wordlessly suggest how her character, a realist, slowly gets caught up in this trap-of-woe-baited-with-love…. She tides over the lazy script, not by acting her guts out, but by sitting back and allowing those who represent the inhuman, scheming power of patriarchy to tighten the screws. Though the men glare and taunt, and the camera wants her to beg for our sympathy, she doesn’t strain her deep dark eyes or wiggle her thick eyebrows. Divinity demands a certain cool… She neither frets nor shrieks. Nimisha knows what her Director does not: Goddesses don’t need recommendation letters.”

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Sreehari Nair, Rediff
Sreehari Nair
“Sajayan here lives up to the formidable reputation she has built for herself in her brief career. From her debut in Thondimuthalum Driksakshiyum (2017) to Eeda (2018), Chola (2020) and a bunch of other films, her strength has been the ability to immerse herself so completely in a role that it becomes near-impossible to believe she is not that very person in real life. In The Great Indian Kitchen she flows through the veins and breathes through every cell of the unnamed Wife.”

Rating: 4.5 stars | Full review

Anna MM Vetticad, First Post
Anna MM Vetticad

 

“The believability that Nimisha renders to the character that she plays is what makes ‘The Great Indian Kitchen’ interesting, in many ways. She is way too good even in the sequences where credibility takes the backseat.”

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Velu Nair, Veeyen
Velu Nair
“Nimisha does it all, living the part.”

Rating: 4 stars | Full review

Sowmya Rajendran, The News Minute
Sowmya Rajendran

 

 

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