Director: Sibi Malayil
Cast: Asif Ali, Nithya Menon, Vijayaraghavan, Abhishek
Violin is basically a tragic love story, with emphasis on "tragic". I have come to expect a minimum quality from Sibi Malayil films, and he delivers in this movie as well. But it leaves you depressed and that's not what you watch a love story for.
Even Romeo and Juliet, the archetype of the tragic love story, is not this depressing. It seems as if the hero and heroine are caught in a state of perpetual misery. Every time they see some hope for happiness, something happens to push them right back over the edge.
Asif Ali plays a village simpleton named Aby who has come to Fort Kochi for a job. He finds lodging at a house where three women -- Angel, Annie, and Mercy -- live without any male protection. The three women are the objects of desire of all the local men. The pimp living across the street is waiting eagerly for the day when financial troubles will force them into prostitution.