Fahadh Faasil and Aishwarya Lekshmi play the lead roles in Varathan, directed by Amal Neerad and produced by Fahadh's wife, actress Nazriya Nazim.
Plot: Abin (Fahadh) and Priya (Aishwarya) have been happily married for four years. After the recession in Dubai leaves Abin without his IT job, the couple returns to Priya's ancestral property in Kerala to start their lives and careers afresh. Trouble grows as the men in the village lech after Priya. Owing to their strong patriarchal mindset, they can't bear to see a woman they can't control. How Abin deals with these men and protects his wife forms the crux of the tale.
Final Word: With an adrenaline-pumping final stretch, Varathan is good bang for the buck.