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“Streetlights” is a Malayalam and Tamil bilingual film scripted by Fawaz Mohamed and directed by Shamdat Sainudeen, the cinematographer turned director. This is his debut film. “ Mammootty” produced the film under his home banner Playhouse Motion Pictures. Besides producing the film, Mammookka played the lead role. Soubin Shahir, Lijo Mol Jose, Dharmajan Bolgatty, Hareesh Perumanna, Jude Anthany Joseph, Naan Kadavul Rajendran, Adish Praveeen, Stunt Silva, Joy Mathew, Dr. Rony David, Rajasekharan, Neena Kurup, Sudhi Koppa, Gayathri Krishnaa and Sohan Seenulal are in the star cast. Adarsh Abraham composed the music and Shamdat Sainudeen, the director cranked the camera.
Three friends Sachi, Raju and Murugan decided to rob a jewelry shop owner, Simon. They perfectly plan and execute it well and escape from the place, even though the street lights are lit. To find out the robbers, Crime Branch Inspector James has been appointed. He investigates the case inch by inch and cross-questions a lot of people. Did he find out the robbers and close the case? Watch the film in theaters.
Soubin Shahir has performed pretty well and the child artist Adhish Praveen excels in his role. Hareesh Perumanna and Dharmajan have done what is expected of them. Similarly, Lijomol has done justice to her roles. Mammootty’s performance is always super and here too he excels in Khaki.
The cinematographer turned director Shamdat had captured the visuals excellently well. There is some logical set back in the film. In a particular scene, the cop James handles a situation, as if he is the lawmaker. This couldn't be acceptable. Except for a few fight sequences, nothing is impressive. The film lacks in touching the sensibilities of Malayalam audiences.
What’s Not There?
We could not say that the Streetlights didn’t satisfy the audiences. It does impress the audiences but just with the performances of the stars and not with the script. Mammootty should have chosen a right script to play and to produce the film under his banner. However, Streetlights is a Onetime Watch.
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