Raghunandan (Mohanlal) is a journalist and the host of a TV talk show called "Show the spirit". The spirit of his life though is alcohol. The film is a chronicle of his fatal addiction and the effect it has on his life and those around him. The first half of the movie is tightly scripted but as the film proceeds it tends to loosen. Coupled with the length of the film, you are left feeling a little drained at the end. But given the poor quality of Malayalam cinema this past decade, the movie does stand out with a fine performance from Mohanlal and the courage of Ranjith in attacking a tough topic.
Rating: * * +