Carbon review: Watch this one for Fahadh Faasil
A fine attempt and two big thumbs up for the excellent packaging
Saturday 20 January 2018
Fahadh Faasil, Mamta Mohandas
Cinematographer and director Venu’s Carbon is basically about a youth, who is searching for ways to make some fast bucks and enjoy life.
Siby Sebastian (Fahadh Faasil) comes from a modest background and he is a hypocrite, who has time only to think about himself. He is so selfish that he is not even bothered about what is happening in his home, where his parents and sister live.
The buildup of the character has been done quite brilliantly that you learn about his nature exceptionally well. It is quite important in the storyline, as he turns his attention to something else after a while.
With most of his plans going haywire, Siby decides to go to an old bungalow in a forest area, as a manager. There he meets Sameera (Mamta Mohandas), a “Jungle junkie”.
In between, Siby hears about an incident from the past and an idea strikes him.
The film begins well, is deliciously presented with amazing visuals inside the forest by K U Mohanan and has some superb performances. But the plot meanders along after a while without a proper focus and as a result, the duration of nearly 2 hours and 30 minutes feel way too long.
Of course, that doesn’t in any way take away its merits and the film has some excellent moments.
Mamta Mohandas performs with lots of confidence. There are impressive performances from Manikantan, Chethan, Kochupreman, Sphadikam George and Nisthar Sait. But the film belongs to Fahadh Faasil, who comes up with a terrific show. He is in top form, as a wily youth who will go to any extent to make money and then learns some valuable lessons about life during the course of a journey that he undertakes. Fahadh has proved his genius as an actor earlier too and this one is another example of his brilliance.
Carbon is a fine attempt and two big thumbs up for the excellent packaging, though one gets the feeling that the writing could have been better. Even then, watch this one for Fahadh Faasil. His performance is sheer poetry on screen.
Carbon review: Watch it for Fahadh Faasil