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C/O Saira Banu review-Watch this for the superb performances

C/O Saira Banu review-Watch this for the superb performances

sreedevi.sreedhar

Saturday 18 March 2017

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Movie Title

C/O Sairabanu

Director

Antony Sony

Star Cast

Manju Warrier, Amala Akkineni, Shane Nigam

Debutant director Antony Sony’s C/O Saira Banu is about a young mother and her son, a law student with a passion for photography. Quite unexpectedly, they are forced to enter into a legal battle, which brings a brilliant lady lawyer into the story, which is the highlight.

Saira Banu (Manju Warrier) is a post woman living in a modest apartment, with her son Joshua (Shane Nigam). They are more like friends and it is interesting to watch the two engage in funny banters.


It is just by chance that Joshua comes face to face with a hugely successful lawyer named Annie John Tharavady (Amala Akkineni).

The film takes its own sweet time to reach the actual area of focus and the detailing makes the 2 hour 35 minutes long film look too long. And there are some halfhearted attempts to make some social statements, like an incident that reminds one of the ‘Kiss of Love’ agitation.

Even then, with engaging scenes and impressive performances, this one succeeds as a credible entertainer. Of course, there are several questions left unanswered as the second half is essentially a courtroom drama.

Okay, we won’t reveal more as that could end up as spoilers.

What works in favour of the film is a superb performance from Manju Warrier. The actor has been criticized for her excessive makeup and emotionless dialogue delivery after her comeback, is right there in her terrific form. She is natural and plays her character with so much sincerity.

Shane Nigam, who came up with a remarkable performance in Kismath, proves that he is one actor to watch out for. Amala Akkineni, who is making her comeback to Malayalam after 25 years, is fine as well.

C/O Saira Banu wins your heart mainly with the performances of its lead cast. For all fans of Manju Warrier, this one is no less than a treat. Go for this one!

C/O Saira Banu review - Verdict: Performances is the key!