Oru Cinemakkaaran review: An honest film which is watchable
May not leave you spellbound, but this one is an honest attempt
Tuesday 27 June 2017
Vineeth Sreenivasan, Rajisha Vijayan
Director Leo Thaddeus' Oru Cinemakkaaran is about the struggles of an assistant director who dreams of making his maiden feature film as an independent filmmaker.
Alby (Vineeth Sreenivasan), the son of a priest (Renji Panicker), has been working as an assistant director in the movies for a while. His love for the movies is not shared by his family and Alby’s parents are worried about his future.
Meanwhile, Alby is in love with Sara (Rajisha Vijayan), who is the daughter of a tough nut played by Lal. When both their parents oppose their relationship, Alby and Sara moves to an apartment in Kochi and starts their life together. She is convinced about his talents as a filmmaker and is a supportive wife.
Almost the entire first half proceeds without any drama, apart from the daily routines of the love birds, songs and some not so great comedy. Their neighbours at the apartment and the security guards played by Noby and Hareesh Kanaran becomes part of the process by then.
The twist in the tale happens following an incident and that changes the whole mood to a thriller. Of course we won’t reveal further about those areas and spoil the fun.
Though the story moves ahead more or less on predictable lines, this one qualifies as a decent entertainer.
Leo Thaddeus, who has earlier directed Pachamarathanalil and Payyans, has moulded his new offering with enough competence. Sudheer Surendran’s visuals and Bijibal’s music add to the overall effect.
Vineeth Sreenivasan, whose performances as an actor was nothing worth raving about until now, has done this role with enough confidence. Rajisha Vijayan and Anusree are impressive. The rest of the cast have done their roles well.
Oru Cinemakkaaran may not leave you spellbound, but this one is an honest attempt. It would be indeed engaging, if your expectations are limited.
Oru Cinemakkaaran review- Verdict: Watchable