A host of talented actors, an interesting plot and a 90s setting: This had the potential to be a good entertainer only if it was written, directed and edited well.
Varthakal Ithuvare is set in the 90s precisely the year 1990 in a village in Kollam. The story surrounds a police station headed by SI Ittan (Nedumudy Venu), head constable Pilla (Alencier) along with constables Vinayan (Siju Wilson), Mathews (Vinay Forrt) and Habib (Saiju Kurup). Nothing much happens here except for petty thefts by local thief Kumaran (Mamukoya) or skirmishes caused by the loud-mouth Chakkappan (Nandu) and his nemesis Iththak (Sunil Sugadha).
Vinayan is talented but he is under-appreciated by Ittan who is partial to the opportunist Mathews. The police are instructed to keep a watch out for a notorious burglar named Charles, who writes ‘viplavam jayikatte’ (Viva la Revolution) on the walls of houses he plunders. When the same writing is found on the wall of Iththak’s house after his daughter’s gold chain was robbed, the life of everyone in that village turns upside down. Despite SI Ittan’s disdain towards him, Vinayan investigates the case leading to events that tarnishes his name and almost ends his relationship with his college sweetheart. Remainder of the film shows how Vinayan solves the case and wins back his love.