12 April 2015 | afsalthodupuzha
"A Fun-Filled Entertainer To Chill-Out This Summer"
I went into the Cinema halls after hearing mixed reviews about the movie from my friends being judgemental about a mediocre second half,but I must say I enjoyed the movie thoroughly and felt it as the best entertainer to come out from Mollywood till now,the calendar year.
Directed by newcomer G.Prajith 'Oru Vadakkan Selfie' is a delightful watch filled with natural humor throughout the narration,showcasing the 'Kola Mass' combo of Aju & Nivin who manages to pull out their best as far as the humor sequences are concerned.A neatly packed entertainer that never bores you for the running time of 141 minutes,OVS is undoubtedly the best from the bunch of recent Mollywood releases and even succeeds in putting forward a worthy message to the society towards the end of the movie.
Even though aimed at the youth,the movie has enough and more to cater to all the sections including families looking to relax for sometime this holidays,with the rollicking humor element and Dasan-Vijayanish chemistry between Aju Varghese and Nivin Pauly being successful in evoking laughs right from the word go towards the climax of the movie. All the comic sequences are situational and Vineeth Sreenivasan advertises his expertise in handling natural humor alike his talented father profoundly making use of simple situations that we all come across in our daily life.Most importantly their was a consistency in the humor element which managed to elate the atmosphere at times it looked to turn monotonous.
The storyline took a u-turn with the onset of second half giving it shades of an investigative thriller with the suspense element being treated well resulting in some twists and turns towards the end which came out really well on the screen.The narration was a bit shaky half way through the second half,but managed to come back to the right track towards the onset of the climax where it stick to its motive of providing a valuable message for today's youth.
Coming to the performances,Nivin Pauly was impressive in the lead role and excelled with his comic timing alongside Aju Varghese who was at his best giving out counters and witty one-liners that evoked unanimous laughs throughout the movie.Manjima Mohan was good even though her performance towards the climax ,esp the dubbing part felt too mediocre and substandard for a lead heroine.Vineeth Sreenivasan was really impressive with his cool performance an played his part really well.Among others VijayaRagahavan ,Neeraj Mdhav etc gave good support to the leads.
Music and BGM by Shan Rahman was perfectly tailored for the storyline and boosted the energy of the narration.All the songs have been picturiZed really well and placed at proper junctures of the narration.The technical side too was solid with crisp editing by Ranjan Abraham and beautiful visuals by Jomon.T.John being notable.
Overall,Oru Vadakkan Selfie is a simple,feel-good movie which offers more than enough to call it a 'Paisa Vasool Entertainer'.
Verdict::'Oru Vadakkan Selfie' is a clean entertainer loaded with generous natural humor that can satisfy all the sections of the audience.Even though not a fool-proof product,OVS has enough and more reasons to call it a pretty good entertainer to enjoy this festival season.Go for it and you will not be disappointed. Ma Rating::7.5/10 _Afsal