Vijay Sethupathi’s 19(1)(a) Movie Review & Ratings | Hit or Flop?

Vijay Sethupathi’s 19(1)(a) Movie Review: Versatile actor Vijay Sethupathi, who did movies in almost all languages is now playing a main lead in the Malayalam movie titled “19(1)(a)”. Though the actor did a few cameo roles in the Malayalam, this movie is debut as main lead in Malayalam film industry and movie is available for streaming on Hotstar and skipped the theatrical release. Let’s examine the movie in more detail to determine if it’s worthwhile to watch.

Vijay Sethupathi's 19(1)(a) Movie Review


Gauri who runs an auto rickshaw for living also has an interest towards writing. He wishes to get his writings to be printed in a book and get it published. He seeks help of woman from the nearest xerox center and she likes the writings of Gauri. Anand a well-known writer also gets to know about the writings of Gauri and meets him regarding the same.

Cast & Crew

Vijay Sethupathi, Nithya Menon, Indrajith round out the cast of the movie, with Indrans making a brief cameo. The movie is directed by Indhu VS, and it was produced by Anto Jospeh. Music was composed by Govind Vasantha, Manesh Madhavan is handling the Camera, and Manoj & Vijai Sankar edited the movie.

Movie Name 19(1)(a)
Director Indhu VS
Music Director Govind Vasantha
Producers Anto Jospeh
Genre Thriller, Drama
Cast Vijay Sethupathi, Nithya Menon, Indrajith
Editor Manoj & Vijai Sankar


Movie title 19(1)(a) represents the Article 19(1)(a) from the Indian constitution, which gives importance to freedom of speech and expression. Just as the title suggests, movie story is all about the freedom of speech and the expression of one’s feelings towards any situation. Just like all other Malayalam movies, pace of the movie is very slow, yet the content of the movie makes it interesting and characters that were very well designed keeps you hooked to the proceedings.

Vijay Sethupathi who can get into the shoes of any kind of role, once again shows his mettle as an actor. Nithya Menon looks beautiful in simple attires and did a decent job in her role. Indrajith performed well, though the screen time of the actor is less when compared to other two leading actors of the movie. Indrans, Srikanth Murali, Deepak Parambol and all other actors lend their performances as needed.

Malayalam movies are always a treat to watch technically. 19(1)(a) has some beautiful visuals captured by the cinematographer Manesh Madhavan, few locations from the movie are a eye feast for viewers. Govind Vasanatha once again impresses with his Music. Movie has a soothing background music as required for the scenes. Though director In dhu VS is directing a feature film for the first time, she did a good  job in showcasing a simple story with simple making and definitely impresses with her screenplay.

Finally, 19(1)(a) is an interesting drama that can be streamed for some brilliant performances and making.

Rating: 3/5

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