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A Beautiful movie from Blessy and Outstanding performance by Mohanlal
Synopsis - The movie starts off with Mohanlal coming back to meet his friend Unnikrishnan (Suresh Menon) who is working in shares.The movie later develops into a road movie with anxious moments.
Story & Screenplay - The story isn't special,but the treatment was brilliant.Thats a credit actually for Blessy the director,but he wrote a brilliant screenplay in manner that it doesn't deviate from the mood of the film.This was the mistake he made in Palunku & Calcutta News. The dialog's were normal human to human conversation (it might disappoint so called fans who expects "Savari Giri Giri"s)
Direction - Blessy showed signs of a brilliant director even in his worst movie Calcutta News.In Bhramaram,shots were absolutely stupendous.You can see a lost Bharathan touch in this movie.As I mentioned before,the treatment/presentation was brilliant.In C:N & Palunku,he tried to handle too many subjects which he avoided in this movie.Even though at a point,you might guess the so called suspense,its his direction combined with Mohanlal's out of the world performance,that made a wonderful climax out of a predictable one.But still he depends on family,sentiments in this movie,than an edge of a seat thriller.To his credit, even after the first half completes,many people cannot make a guess on the second half.He chose a road movie over a suspense thriller.
Cast & Performance - No matter how well you write a scene,No matter how will you direct that scene,If you cannot deliver a performance like Mohanlal in climax,It would have been an ordinary climax.I don't remember when was the last time Mohanlal displayed his caliber,I feel this performance is above Thanmathra's Rameshan.For me the best scene was the bathroom scene with Suresh Menon at lodge when his friend visits him.Just no words to describe about it.The bar scene was the one with most applause.Another competition for NATIONAL AWARDS.
Suresh Menon got a dream role.Just don't remember when someone got a role throughout along with Mohanlal.Even though he couldn't come anywhere near to the magnitude of Mohanlal's performance,he was pretty fine.Murali Nair as his doctor friend was fine.Lakshmi Gopalaswamy didn't have much to do.But the biggest disappointment came in the form of Bhoomika Chawla.She couldn't come anywhere near to the female protagonists of Blessy films (Padmapriya,Meera Vasudev,Lakshmi Sharma & Meera Jasmine).But the worst & most irritating performance came in the form of Mohanlal's daughter.God knows what was Blessy thinking while filming those scenes.Baby Nivedhita was as usual herself. By the way, as special mention to that cute Pomeranian puppy.It was really a cute piece of life.
Music & BGM - The songs were quite fine & pictured well.People wanted more of Annaara Kanna song which shown in bits & pieces.Except the inspired "The Dark Knight" theme during two scenes of intensity,the background score was good.
Technical Side - Brilliant Editing,Picturesque Cinematography really suits the mood of the film along with its strong direction
Finally,I can say with utmost confidence that Bhramaram is the Best movie released this year.Even though the caption suspense thriller is misleading,it keep people interesting.
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