Rarely do filmgoers get to watch something original nowadays. Viewers mostly get stuck with tried and tested formulas or experiments that mostly miss the mark. This year started well with Anjaam Pathira, a decent thriller devoid of clichés that stuck to the basics. It was followed by two mega duds from two megastars. But things look bright again after watching the month-end release–Anveshanam. It is an emotional family drama that breaks several patterns but keeps the audience hooked till the very end.
Aravind (Jayasurya), his wife Kavitha (Shruti Balakrishnan) lead a happy life with their two adorable kids—seven-year-old Ashvin and three-year-old Mishka—at an apartment in Kochi. One fateful day, Kavitha rushes to the hospital with her son who is unconscious after falling on the stairs of the apartment. The couple’s friend and neighbour Dr Goutham (Vijay Babu) takes them to the hospital that he works in. As the medical team frantically tries to save the kid, someone makes an anonymous call to the nearest police station claiming that there has been a case of child abuse. Before the police arrive, the child dies.
ACP Latha (Leona Lishoy) and SI Alphonse (Nandu) begin enquiries and they start to get suspicious after preliminary enquiries. As the night progresses, several unanswered questions begin to pop up with suspicion falling on both parents and their friend Goutham. ACP Latha and SI Alphonse tighten their methods as the mystery behind the accident and death slowly unravels.