There are not many surprises in director Lal Jose’s Vikramadityan. Yet, if you are ready not to think too much while watching it, the film may end up as an okay fare at best.
The good boy-bad boy, ‘Ram aur Shyam’ style of stories that were in vogue some thirty years back have been recreated here, with unending flashbacks and loads of melodrama.
Vikram Shenoy (Unni Mukundan) is the good boy here, with well-toned muscles and a heart made of pure gold. He is the son of a cop and wants to become a cop as well.
Adityan (Dulquer Salmaan) is the son of a thief, who is street smart and has a knack of getting into trouble. He too wants to become a cop.
Now the two youngsters are in love with Deepika (Namita Pramod), for whom Vikram is a friend but Adityan is something more.
This is the basic premise and almost the entire first half is devoted to tiring narrations that show how the trio and their families reached where they are now. After a shaky first half, the story gets some momentum during the second half.
Dr. Iqbal Kuttippuram’s script is predictable and clichéd to the core with scant regard for logic, but Lal Jose has packaged the film to suit the lovers of brainless entertainers. Jomon T John’s visuals and Biji Bal’s music are good.
Dulquer Salmaan is clearly the film’s hero but he barely gets some nice scenes or some good dialogues. Though he is fine, the actor’s efforts to mimic Mohanlal’s classic dialogues from yesteryear hits, stands out like a sore thumb.
It is Unni Mukundan with his innate charm, who makes a better impression here. Even with his limited histrionic abilities, the young hero manages to come out good.
Namita Pramod has to look good and that she does with remarkable ease. With an ill-fitting moustache, Anoop Menon is good as Unni Mukundan’s dad.
Vikramadityan has every ingredient to attract the not so discerning viewers and it is evident that the makers aim to achieve nothing other than box office collections. This is the kind of film, which barely remains in your mind once you are out of the theatre. Now, it’s your call!