A film full of wonderful characters, Janatha Hotel is one of those refreshing movies in recent times. Thanks to Suresh Kondeti for bagging the Malayalam rights of the original National Award winning film, Ustad Hotel, and presenting it to the Telugu audience.
Written by Anjali Menon and directed by Anwar Rasheed with Dulquer Salman and Nithya Menen in the lead, this movie has lot of things to go for it this weekend. Anjali has etched every character and setting phenomenally well with a simple and fast moving plot that will keep the audience hooked to their seats till the end.
Faizi (Dulquer Salman), the hero’s story begins way before he was born. His father (Siddique) always wanted a son, who could take care of his business empire. Faizi was born after four girls and as his mother died, he was bought up by his sisters and spent most of the time in the kitchen.
As he grows up, his sisters get married one by one and his father also gets married again. Faizi leaves to do a hotel management course in Switzerland. After returning to India, Faizi reveals to his father that he has done a chef’s course and not hotel management which shatters his father’s dream of opening a five-star hotel.
Vexed with this, Faizi’s father takes away his passport so that Faizi cannot leave to London where he already gets a job. In anger, Faizi packs his bag and leaves home to join his grandfather Kamalbhai (Thilakan), who runs a small restaurant on the beachside called Janatha Hotel. Faizi starts working there cleaning tables, delivering food and also finds his lady love(Nithya Menen), who comes from an orthodox family.
In the second half, Tamil actor Jayaprakash makes an unexpected entrance with a message to everyone of us.
The multi-layered script is kept simple and engrossing. Dulquer Salman in the lead role has done exceptionally well showcasing different shades of acting. Nithya Menen has also got to act in a very important role that can be remembered.
Veteran actor Thilakan with his fascinating acting skills takes away a huge piece of the cake. A character that is subtle is portrayed naturally by him.
Janata Hotel will serve everyone with its refreshing tale.