Parole review: Strictly for Mammootty fans!
Moves on highly predictable lines without much surprises and if you are fine with that, it could end up as a watchable fare
Saturday 7 April 2018
Mammootty, Miya George, Ineya
Director Sharrath Sandith’s Parole announces that it has been inspired by a true story, written by a former jail warden.
The story begins inside a jail, where Alex (Mammootty) is one of the inmates. As it is a norm for super heroes, he is the darling of not just the convicts but also the wardens. And if needed he can beat up the worst criminals with remarkable ease. In short, he is what you call, the complete man.
Except for one or two baddies, those who have been jailed are extremely decent men. Sometime later Alex’s story is narrated as a flashback.
When he was in his early teens, he had come to a remote village with his father (Alancier Ley) and settled there. His father also started the local unit of the Communist party, uniting the locals against an arrogant landlord.
After his father’s death, he takes care of his stepsister Katrina (Miya George), which creates tension in his family. But he is brave enough to ignore it all and toil hard in his land as a farmer. Alex also becomes the popular leader of the Communist party there. After a while, he starts living with Annie (Ineya), with whom he falls in love in between.
With a script that is melodramatic to the core, the film looks old fashioned and follows a narrative pattern that would have been fine, maybe some decades back.
Mammootty performs his character quite earnestly and even though the film is totally focused on his character, this one barely challenges his acting credentials. Miya George and Suraj Venjarammoodu, who plays her husband, are impressive. Ineya has nothing much to do.
Parole moves on highly predictable lines without much surprises and if you are fine with that, it could end up as a watchable fare.
Parole review: Verdict- Strictly for Mammootty fans!
Reactions from Social Media:
Forum Keralam (FK) @Forumkeralam1
#Parole disappoints sans for the basic storyline which was good.@mammuka tries his best to save this with his performance but goes vain due to a below average writing and narration.
Forum Reelz @Forumreelz
Average First Half Followed By A Below Average Second Half
Script Had Nothing New To Offer For An Actor Like @mammukka
Overall A Mediocre Attempt By Debutant #SharathSandith
Malayalam box office @malyalammovieBO
#Parole gud 1st Half
Slow start, but picks up
#Mammookka as #SakhavAlex
South Tracker @SouthTracker
#Parole Will be The third continues flop
Of Mega star Mammootty in kerala Box office his continues releases are the main reasons for his Movies box office failures
Cinema Planet @cinemaplanet1
Negative reviews for #Parole. Its high time that Mammooka to choose his films carefully. Negative reviews along with the lack of promotion, its sure that the Movie will end up as a flop.
#Parole Will be The third continues flop Of Mega star Mammootty in kerala Box office his continues releases are the main reasons for his Movies Box-Office failures....