Manoharam review: A watchable drama
Manoharam is a cute, decent and predictable drama
Critic's Rating: 2.5/5
Monday 30 September 2019
Vineeth Sreenivasan, Aparna Das
Manu (Vineeth Sreenivasan) is a gifted painter who lives in a village and is happy painting walls as it was a norm for hoardings and advertisements. He has a big inferiority complex that restricts his growth in life.
The story begins with Manu getting ready for his wedding. The way he designs his card pretty much gives an idea about the talent he is as an artist.
At one point he decides to learn photoshop and start a flex printing store. The heroine, Sreeja (Aparna Das), is the one who comes to teach him photoshop. But she doesn’t know the tool either and all the happenings initiate a liking for each other.
It is to beat his long term rival Rahul (Deepak Parambol) that Manu starts a flex printing shop in the junction, with the help of his friends played by Basil Joseph and Indrans.
With a script that moves ahead in a highly conventional way, this underdog story benefits from good editing and dedicated performances from its cast. The just over 2 hour’s duration also helps this one. The visuals and the music suit the mood.
Vineeth Sreenivasan, who was seen in quirky roles in Thanneermathn Dinangal and Love Action Drama recently, gets into the shoes of the shy character that he is playing with lots of sincerity. The heroine, Aparna Das is impressive in her role. Basil Joseph, Indrans, Deepak Prambol and Hareesh Perady have done their parts in a nice manner.
Manoharam moves on predictable lines in a rather leisurely pace and if you are okay with it, this one would qualify as a decent watch.