In the end, 'Phoenix' featuring Aju Varghese and Chandhunadh leaves us emotionally shaken.
While the theme of single, older men trying to get hitched may seem all too familiar, it is the treatment and unpredictability of the film that makes 'Nadikalil Sundari Yamuna' enjoyable.
Despite the movie offering plenty of laughs, courtesy of Saiju Kurup and Aju Varghese's performances, it lacks a cohesive narrative flow.
Debutant director Devan was also thankful for the overwhelmingly positive reviews for his film.
Directed by Vishnu Bharathan and written by Midhun Manuel Thomas, the film is produced by Rineesh KN under the banner of Front Row Productions.
Murali Kunnumpurath also appreciated Dhyan's efforts in the film, saying the actor was involved in the post-production and other discussions of the film.
Roothwho played the murdered sex worker opens up about her initial inhibition to undress in front of the camera, and the effort the cast and crew took to make her comfortable on the sets.
Aju said he was influenced by a post he saw on social media.
Ahammed Khabeer, who helmed the six-episode series, says he and writer Ashiq Aimar stumbled upon the story, while visiting the Central police station in Kochi.
The series is also surprisingly devoid of certain crime thriller tropes, which seems to have worked in its favour.