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Mikhael review: A fairly engaging flick

Nivin Pauly scores big time during lighter moments and is convincing in the action sequences

Source: Sify

By: MOVIEBUZZ

Critic's Rating: 2.5/5

Friday 18 January 2019

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Movie Title

Mikhael

Director

Haneef Adeni

Star Cast

Nivin Pauly, Unni Mukundan, Sidhique

If you have watched The Great Father that he directed and Abrahaminte Santhathikal which he scripted, it is pretty much sure what to expect from a Haneef Adeni film. In Mikhael, he does what he is good at, keeping the viewers guessing with twists and surprises.

With so many characters, plots and subplots, it takes some time before the real storyline starts unravelling. A few cops swing into action to bust some smugglers in the beginning but some murders raise big questions.

Mikhael (Nivin Pauly) is a doctor working in the casualty of a plush hospital. He is pretty upset that his mother got married again after his father’s tragic death in an accident. He is very close to his younger sister Jennifer.

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A minor scuffle at school with a classmate changes the situations all of a sudden for Jennifer. This initiates a bloody battle and the hero takes charge of it all after a while. When the law refuses to help him he decides to make things right on his own.

With a rather okay script, the director tries really hard to manage with style. Colourful frames, loud music, slow motion and spinning cars, it’s all there in plenty. Even then, the film has its fine moments that can affect the viewer.

As a doting brother, who will go to any extent for his loved ones, Nivin Pauly performs with confidence and panache. He scores big time during lighter moments and is convincing in the action sequences. Among the rest of the cast, it is Sidhique who scores big time with a fabulous show. He is cold-blooded and induces fear in the minds of his rivals.

Unni Mukundan looks handsome and shows his chiseled abs so often, but has a limited screen space. Manjima Mohan too has a brief role. J D Chakravarthy, Suraj Venjarammoodu, Shanthi Krishna and the young actors perform impressively.

Verdict: Fairly engaging

Reactions from Social Media:
MollywoodBoxOffice @MollywoodBo1

#Mikhael - A Strictly Average Flick
Some good scenes with the following scenes letting down.. Felt there is continuity issues in many scenes..

Cinemabits @Cinemabits1
#Mikhael
First half
Full of emmotional family movie
Nivin siddiq rocks.......1st half fir family audiance
2nd half
Mind blowing
What a making
bgm and camera topnotch
Action og the best malayalam film have seen
Blood pumping 2nd half
Nivin unni rocks
Nivins best action

Trisha official(blue tick) @anu_trish
Mikhael is a good revenge thriller
Loved,
@NivinOfficial lived his role,
And @mohan_manjima was beautiful and perfectly did her part!
A good film #Mikhael #Nivinpauly #MikhaelReview

VibinVijay Panicker @VibinVijay03
Hat-trick Blockbuster for Haneef Adeni. Really Exceptional film..As a hero ,@NivinOfficial marked his Superstar title through this film.@Iamunnimukundan did justice to his role.DOP&BGM were magnificent.A Must Watch movie.Dont miss it.#Mikhael #mikhaelreview

Thrissur Theaters @ThrissurTheatrs
#MikhaelReview: DISAPPOINTED.
A Cliche revenge story with some poor fight scenes & mass dialogues.
Except a good bgm score nothing special to say.
2.5/5.

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