The story of Onnum Mindathe is based on the life of a married couple, Sachi (Jayaram), an agricultural officer, and Shyama (Meera Jasmine) who is a tuition teacher. The duo is having a happy life with their sole daughter Shivani (Baby Anikha). Things go all well till the entry of Jose (Manoj K Jayan) in their happy life. Jose, an NRI, is the childhood friend of Sachi, and has a weakness for beautiful women. On the course, Jose introduces Clara (Sarayu) to Sachi and pursuades him to have a visit to Clara's house. The later part of the movie deals with the problems occurring in Sachi's family by his relation with Clara and how Sachi manages to sort it out.
Jayaram, with his excellent level of humour and sentiments, have executed the role of Sachi real well. The role of Shyama is safe with Meera Jasmine. The actress is capable of winning hearts with her controlled performance. Manoj K Jayan have done justice to the character as Jose. Baby Anikha is cute and adorable. Other characters including Lalu Alex (Achuthaandan), Devi Ajith, Sarayu, Dharmajan Bolgetti are good with their respective roles.
On the technical side, the best part for the movie will be Faizal Ali's cinematography. Frames by this talented cinematographer is rich and splendid.
On the musical side, everything stays on an average to above average level, be it the songs or the BGM. Anil Johnson could have done better which could have made a real impact on the audience.
The story of Onnum Mindathe is inspired from the 1982 movie Aalolam. Dialogues penned by Rajesh Raghavan strictly adheres to the mood of this family story.
Director could have a lot bettered the movie. The dragging second half portions could have been trimmed.
On the whole, Onnum Mindathe stays as a one time watchable family movie with a bunch of flaws.