CAST & CREW
Jeetu Joseph has come up with a neat family entertainer. The director should be applauded for every attempt of taking a light-hearted feel-good film after experimenting with a film as Drishyam in his previous venture.
Plot: This is the life of Josutty, an autobiography, following his life of 30 years at close quarters. Josutty, the offspring of Shoshamma and Joseph, hails from a middle class family. He is leading a joyful life and gets trapped in love to the girl next door Jessy. But it happens that Josutty distances from Jessy and is wedded to Rose. This couple leave for New Zealand eventually. What happens next forms the rest of the story. Dileep and Jitu have joined hands after the 2012 hit My Boss. There are lot of expectations for this film, and the audience will surely hope the magic of My Boss is recreated. There is not the much-needed suspense and twist in this flick, but this can be forgiven due to the good script. Family audience is the target of this movie.
Dileep is a perfect fitting for the role of Josutty. He shows the character’s transformation effortlessly. Rachana Narayanankutty is adept and Jyothi Krishna is also good. Going forward, Rachana Narayanankutty can very well be casted in strong woman roles. Suraj Venjaramoodu, Aqsa Bhatt, Hareesh Perady, Noby, and Pashanam Shaji and the rest of the cast give a good performance. The story of Rajesh Verma is penned beautifully. Humor is touched in the film, but you cannot expect an outright comedy fare in this film. Again, it is all in a different genre. Watch the film to enjoy it.
Ravichandran has handled the camera and kudos to him for beautifully showing the great locales of Kerala as well as New Zealand. Anil Johnson’s music is good and the number ‘Mele’ by the talented Shreya Ghosal is pleasing. Telling thing in a plain manner can sometimes bring a yawn to you and the director could have thought about this. All the same the first half is appreciable for its entertaining aspects and sentiments. The second half could have been edited a bit. The predicament is choosing between the good and the evil in our daily lives. Dileep after grasping its importance, has enacted it beautifully. To liberate oneself from love is a difficult thing to do and the film beautifully touches this. Dileep lets go Rachana…
Verdict: Don’t go to the theatres with the idea of seeing another Drishyam. This is a beautiful family fare all the way.
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