Finals review: Sincere attempt that needs to be appreciated

Finals review: Sincere attempt that needs to be appreciated

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Critic's Rating: 3.5/5

Monday 09 September 2019

Movie Title

Finals review: Sincere attempt that needs to be appreciated


P R Arun

Star Cast

Rajisha Vijayan, Niranj, Suraj Venjarammoodu

Debutant director P R Arun’s Finals is basically a sports drama about a cyclist named Alice Varghese and also about her boyfriend, Manuel.

Alice (Rajisha Vijayan) hails from a high range town and is a champion cyclist, who is trying hard for the Olympic medal. She practices really hard and her father Varghese (Suraj Venjarammoodu) supports her, even though he is finding it difficult to make both ends meet. 

Manuel (Niranj) is her neighbor and childhood friend, who follows Alice always though she has never told him that she actually loves him so much. He is eagerly waiting to hear it from her.

Manuel goes to Alice’s coaching camp and organizes a protest against the authorities to improve the facilities at their hostel, with the support of her friends. 

There are some interesting turnarounds and some sub plots that makes the going engaging. 

The script is packed up to the interval time but then things tend to become a bit shaky for a while. And the attention is conveniently shifted that raises questions about the movie’s focus. However we are not discussing it all as that could spoil the fun for those who have not watched it yet. 

There Is a certain honesty with which this movie has been made. With spectacular visuals and good music, the movie manages to keep the viewer entertained by and large.

Rajisha Vijayan scores once again with her dedicated performance. She is thoroughly convincing as a cyclist and is really impressive. Niranj has done his part quite well. But it is Suraj Venjarammoodu, who shines here with a stellar acting performance. 

Finals has been inspired by a true incident and raises some pertinent questions about the way our system treat sports and sportspersons. This one is a sincere attempt that needs to be appreciated.

Finals review:Genuine and relevant

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