12 July 2013 | sandeepksd
Classic! Breaks Norms.
From the very beginning of this movie, you will realize that this is not yet another one time watches that the movie industry is flooded with. The attempt, without a doubt, is at something bigger and significant. As the movie unfolds, the brilliance of the script, screenplay, dialogues and performances grows on the viewer and leaves a mark.
For a person who I hadn't even heard about, Murali Gopy mesmerizes with the script and his performance as the partially disabled, but a determined true Communist, Roy Joseph aka Che Guevara Roy. The LRL Anthem which he has sung also impresses.
Indrajit was a perfect choice for an unpredictable character Jayan with emotions reaching crazy heights and a pure, innocent man from within. His role can't be termed as a leading role as there are three characters sharing almost equal importance, and the fact that he is not a star in the industry helps in this respect. As an actor, he's been able to handle even demanding sequences with ease and he perfectly fits into the mould of his character in this movie.
Harish Perady as Sahadevan strikes just the right chord and as soon as you see the Sahadevan on the screen, you forget the Perady behind it, which is an achievement for this actor. He delivers when he has to with the body language and dialogues.
Remya Nambeesan impresses with her looks and as a strange and selfish character. Lena and the other supporting actors also deserve special mention. The lady who acted as Jayan's mother sweeps you as a lovely, affectionate mother. She brings in lots of fun and emotions with her portrayal of a significant role. All in all, this film is filled with a range of powerful performances.
Added to all these, the direction brings the best out of a beautiful script and the strong cast. Full marks to Arun Kumar Aravind.
The movie ventures into unexplored territories and deals with the current political set up in Kerala. This has brought some trouble for the movie in a few parts of the state. Nonetheless, this brave attempt at the current political affairs deserves applause. Very few movies have dealt with a sensitive topic such as this.
For a movie almost three hours long, there is not a single dull moment, and gives you the feeling of having watched a classic. The last time I felt so was after watching Annayum Rasoolum.