Love Action Drama review: A romantic comedy that ensures a few laughs

Love Action Drama review: A romantic comedy that ensures a few laughs

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Critic's Rating: 3/5

Friday 06 September 2019

Movie Title

Love Action Drama review: A romantic comedy that ensures a few laughs


Dhyan Sreenivasan

Star Cast

Nivin Pauly, Nayanthara

The main characters in Dhyan Sreenivasan’s directorial debut, Love Action Drama are Dinesh and Shobha. Are you wondering why? Well, director Dhyan Sreenivasan has used the names of the lead characters from his dad Sreenivasan’s directorial debut, Vadakkunokkiyanthram. 

But the similarities end there. Here Dinesh (Nivin Pauly) is a wealthy spoilt brat, who fools around doing nothing. Well, not quite. At any given point of time, he is ready for another session of booze. 

Dinesh is angry at his cousin (Durga Krishna), who made it pretty clear during their childhood days that she is not interested in having an affair. But as luck would have it, he finds his match at her wedding. He is almost instantly attracted to Shobha (Nayanthara), her friend, who has come from Chennai for the wedding.

There are some funny episodes that leads to it all and the presence of Dinesh’s friend Sagar (Aju Varghese) gives enough to make the going engaging. Dinesh then follows Shobha to Chennai and the rest of the story happens there. 

With delicious visuals by Jomon T John and Roby Varghese Raj, Dhyan has presented the settings in a colourful manner but what lacks here is a tight script. The story meanders along without a focus in between and the lack of depth in writing looms large then. 

Still, what works is the lead pair. Nivin Pauly transforms into the weird youth that he is playing in a remarkable way. He is so much at ease playing the romantic scenes and with Aju, he manages to tickle the funny bone quite effectively. 

Nayanthara looks ethereal and performs her part with total dedication, though she has been cast in a role which is not quite challenging like the ones we see her in Tamil. Aju Varghese, Durga Krishna, Mallika Sukumaran and the rest of the cast are fine.

Love Action Drama is a romantic comedy that is a fine watch that ensures some good laughs and some fine moments.

Love Action Drama verdict: Entertaining, thanks to the lead pair

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