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Directed by : Priyadarshan
Produced by : Naveen Sasidharan,V. Ashok Kumar
Screenplay by : Abhilash Nair,Priyadarshan(Dialogues)
Story by : Abhilash Nair
Narrated by : Sreenivasan
Starring : Mohanlal,Mukesh,Lakshmi Rai,Bhavana
Music by : M. G. Sreekumar
Cinematography : Azhagappan
Editing by : T. S. Suresh
Studio : Jancos Entertainment
Distributed by :Seven Arts Release (India)
PJ Entertainments (World Wide)
Review By : Thanseer M.A / Kerala9.com
Friendship is for the people of same status or same intellectual level, or some peculiarities they share in common. I don’t know; may be best friends make best partners in art. Who is a better partner for Rajnikanth than director Shankar? This is the same case with Sasikumar and Samudrakani or Robert Rodriguez and Quentin Tarantino. In Malayalam too we got a legendary partnership; the partnership between Mohanlal and Priyadarshan and they together have brought a new film for us. Come on, let’s get deep into it.
When talking about a film by Priyadarshan, you can be pretty sure that, it is not going to be ground breaking or earth shattering or even won’t have anything new. Specialized in films that defy logic, Priyan has brought a fun movie with twists that citizens who don’t need tickets at theatres can predict.
A director who is known for luxurious, colorful films makes a not so luxurious movie this time. Art direction needs special mention, even though Suresh Kollam was able to deliver only pass mark quality. Customary songs follow at regular interval; Music by M.G Sreekumar is ok. The main poster is eye catchy.
Mohanlal’s acting, dressing and even many choreographed steps resembles that of Kakkakuyil.
“Mukesh is a person who routinely plays himself for decades and still considered to be a great actor. If shown photographs from films he acted, he may not able to say which film was which” said an established director to me when talking about the state of Malayalam films.
Mukesh’s comedy gain great value when he comes with Mohanlal, while in most other cases it’s as good as a rotten egg. Lakshmi Rai is eye candy, while Bhavana resembles the character done by Revathy in Kilukkam. Suraj, Innocent, Mammukoya and all did their regular role as a regular job. You may have expected Lakshmi Gopalaswamy in this film, don’t worry, she is in there as Mukesh’s wife.
The film is bit long. Audience feel irritated at the sentimental climax dialogues. The movie lacks the glitz of regular Priyadarshan films. In many scenes its Madhavan Nair, Abdu and (ooh… what was her character name…., leave it; it’s not important here) Bhavana were running the show at the midst of desert.
Priyan is the one who showed us the magic of beautiful cinematography, but now that’s not a USP as everyone does that.
Regarding the quality, this film and Venicile Vyapari is at the same level. From datas it can be found that, even an ok film by Mohanlal will get more theatre run than a Mammootty film. Refer Madambi and Pramani.
Verdict – Use and throw, watch and forget.
Rating : 2.75 / 5