V K Prakash trudges into a world of fantasy with his latest film 'Natholi Oru Cheriya Meenalla', even as his protagonist struggles hard like the anchovy to prove a point.
The film takes a while to reach there, stays put promisingly for a little while, and lets go again making you wish that the tiny fish had tried perhaps, a little bit harder.
Etching out a self-assured character named Narendran (Fahad again), Preman starts living life anew through the tip of his pen.
You cannot however help thinking of Woody Allen's 'Midnight in Paris', while watching the film.
The apparent similarities between the two films are infinitely low, but the central themes that both the films dwell on seem to have ebbed out of similar thought streams.
Where 'Natholi' fails in comparison to the Hollywood film is in its implementation.
This certainly does not mean that the script is sans surprises.