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Theevandi review: Entertaining in parts

Theevandi has some impressive performances which keeps the audience engaged

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By: Moviebuzz

Saturday 8 September 2018

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Movie Title

Theevandi

Director

Fellini T P

Star Cast

Tovino Thomas, Samyuktha Menon

By Moviebuzz

The 'Theevandi' in director Fellini T P’s debut film is a chain smoker, played by Tovino Thomas.

Bineesh Damodaran (Tovino Thomas) is a carefree youth, who loves to live without shouldering any responsibility in life. He started smoking even while in school and now it has become an addiction to the extent that he decides to stop kissing his fiancée Devi (Samyuktha Menon), when she can’t bear the smell, but is not ready to quit smoking.

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Actually no one else other than his girlfriend seriously want him to quit smoking. Can someone please tell the makers of this film that the only issue about smoking is not just related to kissing or not, but some serious health scares as well?

A major part of the story moves along narrating Bineesh’s antics, his fun times with friends, booze sessions, romance and so on. Then all on a sudden there is a shift in focus where the question is whether Bineesh can get over the addiction.

In all fairness, there are many good moments in the film, impressive scenes, good dialogues and fine comedy. But the problem is that it all lies scattered here and there. The political drama that has been used to take the story ahead look unconvincing and silly.

The music is good but the songs have been placed at some odd moments. It is actually some impressive performances that holds the film together, in spite of the shaky script and incoherent direction.

Tovino Thomas proves once again that he is a natural performer. He is real, funny and convincing. Samyuktha Menon performs in a confident way. Also, Suraj Venjarammoodu, Sudheesh, Surabhi Lakshmi and Saiju Kurup are impressive.

Theevandi has its fine elements, but is mostly a confused saga that meanders without any definite direction. Even then the film keeps you engaged by and large with its humorous sequences and fine performances.

Theevandi review: Entertaining in parts