Aadhi review: A thrilling ride
Get a box of popcorn and enjoy this entry of another young hero, straight into the big league
Critic's Rating: 3/5
Saturday 27 January 2018
Aadhi review: A thrilling ride
Pranav Mohanlal, Jagapathi Babu, Lena, Aditi Ravi, Siju Wilson
Director Jeethu Joseph, who had earlier directed the blockbuster Drishyam with Mohanlal in the lead, is launching Pranav Mohanlal as the hero in Aadhi.
Aaditya Mohan aka Aadhi (Pranav Mohanlal) is a musician, who dreams of making it big in films. His doting parents, Mohan (Sidhique) and Rosy (Lena), are supportive but they are concerned as well, as his interest is limited to music and the training discipline, “Parkour”.
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He goes to a farmhouse in Bengaluru driving a swanky Rolls Royce Ghost, which belongs to his dad’s friend. After reaching there he heads to a pub, where he meets his former classmate, Anjana (Aditi Ravi). She is there with her boss Arjun Reddy, the son of a wealthy banker named Narayan Reddy (Jagapathi Babu), and a relative, who is also her colleague, Jayakrishnan (Siju Wilson).
She cheers Aadhi when he sings a song there and that makes her friends jealous. A fight ensues and this begins a series of incidents that changes Aadhi’s life from then on.
It’s a rather simple storyline and Jeethu Joseph has evidently tried to keep the viewers engaged using a fast paced presentation, with dramatic incidents happening one after the other. Parkour has been used to make the action more spectacular and that has worked quite well. There are some loose ends in the plot for sure but it is to the credit of the director that he packages the film in a competent manner.
In a role that demands tremendous acrobatic skills, Pranav Mohanlal makes a confident debut as a hero and in the end make the viewers feel that the character has been tailor made for him. He performs in a dedicated way and is a delight to watch as he unleashes his amazing athletic prowess.
Among the rest of the cast, Jagapathi Babu, Sharafudheen, Sidhique, Anusree and Meghnathan comes up with impressive performances.
Aadhi is an entertaining journey of a youth, who gives you some edge of the seat moments with his action skills. Get a box of popcorn and enjoy this entry of another young hero, straight into the big league.
Aadhi review - Verdict: A thrilling ride
Reactions from Social Media:
Malayalam Review @MalayalamReview
Decent Watchable Thriller
Avg First Half & Gud Second Half and Climax
Liked Pranav Mohanlal's Performance
Ok Script & Gud Direction
Another Major Positive Well Executed Action Sequence
BO Verdict Hit+3/5
MUKESH RATILAL MEHTA @e4echennai
#Aadhi review @impranavlal @Mohanlal Pranav has arrived in style unanimously appreciated Aadhi on its way to blockbuster status already congrats to Jeetu Joseph and Anthony Perambavoor for making it happen
Yes.!! Royal Entry for #Pranav to Mollywood
An excellent movie from #JeethuJoseph
Jeethu delivered excellent climax. Pranav outperformed in action sequence
Marana mass response after climax
Forum Keralam (FK) @Forumkeralam1
#Aadhi Decent First Half.. Good performance by Pranav especially in Parkour scenes
Krishna Prasad @Lyferocz
@impranavlal - #Aadhi Good first half. Interval time now. Loved your performance till now. @Mohanlal sir, impressive debut.
Forum Reelz @Forumreelz
Superb stunts scenes ..frst of its kind in Mwd
Pranav gd in action scenes ! Still more to improve !!
Superb second half !
Especially outstanding climax with extra ordinary action sequence!!
Worthwatch , perfect entertainer !
#jeethu strikes back after #drishyam
Martin N Joseph @mnj993
#Aadhi - After a slow start picks up well and entering into a thriller mood. Contradictory to the trailer scenes #Pranav performs brilliantly and totally outstanding in the parkour scenes. Movie offers a massive cameo too. Expecting more thrilling scenes in 2nd half.
Hari Narayanan @hari_here
@impranavlal #Aadhi was superb bro !! Miles to go !!! Can't ask for a better way to welcome you to the industry !! Awesome !!!
Time pass comedy entertainer
Average comedy entertainer
Decent rural family entertainer
Soubin Shahir and Mamta Mohandas shine in this conventional film