Luca review: A mix of romance and mystery.
Luca review: A mix of romance and mystery
Critic's Rating: 2.5/5
Saturday 29 June 2019
Tovino Thomas, Ahaana Krishna
Debutant director Arun Bose’ Luca is a mix of romance and mystery.
Here is a spoiler alert. If you are the kind who hates to hear anything about the storyline before watching a movie, don’t read further as there could be spoilers.
Luca (Tovino Thomas) is a painter and artist, who is short tempered and gentle at the same time. He may be seen irritated when someone criticizes his artwork but will go to any extent to support those who are facing injustice.
When the film begins he is seen dead in the lawn of his own house. A cop named Akbar (Nithin George) investigates the case and the rest of the story is about unveiling the mystery behind the death.
Akbar, who is on the verge of divorcing his wife Fathima (Vinitha Koshy), is trying hard to solve the puzzles that led to the tragic end of the artist. He gets a diary of Luca’s girlfriend Niharika (Ahaana Krishna), where she has detailed everything from the moment they met, how they fell in love and so on.
In all fairness, this one has been packaged deliciously with so much sincerity and there are some good moments as well. But the problem is perhaps the writing, which is visibly shaky but more discussions on all that would definitely take away the fun. There are too many loose ends and the tone of the story raises doubts about the message that is being conveyed here.
The key factor here that keeps the viewer engaged is Tovino’s terrific performance. He looks genuinely handsome, makes his character look believable and performs with amazing devotion.
Ahaana is cute and her acting is mostly fine. Nithin has tried hard but Vinitha Koshy has nothing much to do.
Luca is colourful but could have been in a different league with better writing. In the current form, this one qualifies as an okay watch.
Luca review: Watchable