Aby review:Too long and predictable

Aby review:Too long and predictable



Critic's Rating: 3/5

Friday 24 February 2017

Movie Title

Aby review:Too long and predictable


Srikant Murali

Star Cast

Vineeth Sreenivasan, Aju Varghese, Suraj Venjaramoodu

In debutant director Srikant Murali’s Aby, the hero has an undying passion in life, to fly. How he works towards realizing his dream is what the film talks about. 

Aby (Vineeth Sreenivasan) hails from a remote village in Idukki. Right from his childhood days, Aby’s mind was all about flying and he jumps from all the high places around, leaving him with injuries. 

The family lives in a modest household and his ailing mother takes him to a doctor as she believes Aby is deaf and mute. But the doctor says he is not disabled and will speak or hear when he wants to. 

She then enrolls him in a special school, but his father never lets him study properly. But that doesn’t take away his genius and he helps his childhood sweetheart Anumol (Mareena Michael) win a prestigious prize at a science exhibition.

It’s one of those feel good coming of age tale with all the predictable twists and the usual dose of melodrama. But what makes it feel longer than what it actually is and even boring in between, is its rather ordinary and surprisingly confused writing. 

Some of the sequences happen just like that and the connection is missing mostly. We just wait for the final moments as there is nothing much happening in between and the unnecessary detailing often makes the viewer cringe. 

In a role that barely suits him, Vineeth Sreenivasan struggles mostly. Mareena is confident and shows promise. Aju Varghese has nothing much to do in a carelessly presented role. 

Aby may have been made with honest intentions, but is more of a lost opportunity. When you are sure pretty much on what to expect as climax, the journey until then had to be interesting. But that’s exactly where it flounders. 

Aby review: Verdict-Too long and predictable

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