Diwanjimoola Grandprix review: Entertaining in parts
A lazily made feel good drama, which make you feel it is longer than its two-hour duration
Monday 8 January 2018
Anil Radhakrishnan Menon
Kunchacko Boban, Nyla Usha
Director Anil Radhakrishna Menon is known to coin interesting and innovative titles for his movies, like North 24 Kaatham, Sapthamasree Taskaraha and Lord Livingstone 7000 Kandi.
The story of his latest offering, Diwanjimoola Grandprix is pretty much known from the title itself and there are not many surprises in store.
A gang of robbers lands up at the start of a bike race organized at Diwanjimoola in Thrissur and the story behind the race is being told to them. Jithendran (Sidhique) was once an ace bike rider in the area, who is now bed ridden after a fatal accident on the race track. His daughter Effimol (Nyla Usha) is a municipal councilor, who is quite a livewire and is ready to help the needy in her place. The story meanders around for a while narrating some sub plots, one of which is the coming of Sajan Joseph IAS (Kunchacko Boban) as the district collector.
After a while, Jithendran decides to have his protégé on the race track, pitted against his arch rival. Sathan, a deaf and mute local boy, is chosen and he is trained for the race. From then on the story treads along in the same way as any other movie of this genre usually does, without any real twists or turns.
With a rather ordinary script, the movie is barely engaging, except for some moments here and there.
Kunchacko Boban has to play an IAS officer and the role barely offers him much challenge as an actor. It’s Nyla Usha who shines here and make things lively, especially with her Thrissur accent. Sidhique is in fine form too. Vinayakan, who plays a former racer turned Christian pastor, is brilliant.
Diwanjimoola Grandprix is a lazily made feel good drama, which make you feel really longer than its two-hour duration. Here is yet another one in the long list of movies that came out during recent times, which is mainly dependent on the Thrissur accent to keep you engaged.
Diwanjimoola Grandprix review: Entertaining in parts.