The story starts with Abin losing his job and decides to relocate to his wife's native village. To the villagers, Abin is an outsider and they treat him like an outsider.
The unofficial remake of the movie Straw dogs(1971). Amal Neerad opts a prismatic narrative style and the outcome is even tiny colors looks bright. The plot is easily predictable if you have seen straw dogs, still, the final showdown looks far better than the original version. The screenplay by Suhas-Sharfu tries their best to make a few changes to the plot rather than rip off scene by scene. Like any Amal Neerad's movie, this film also contains slow-motions that stick to the story and sometimes you don't feel the difference between normal and slow-motion scenes. After Chaappa Kurishu, this is the second time I like Fahadh's attitude more than his performance and is complemented by Aishwarya Lekshmi. Sharaf U Dheen intro is simple yet powerful one and Sushin Shyam's bgm creates the dark side of villagers. Overall, Varathan is rich in every department and personally, I like this movie more than it's original version.
Verdict : Good
Fahadh Faasil, Aishwarya Lekshmi, Sharaf U Dheen & Dileesh Pothan