Pranaya Meenukalude Kadal review: Conventional and melodramatic

Pranaya Meenukalude Kadal review: Conventional and melodramatic

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Critic's Rating: 2/5

Monday 07 October 2019

Movie Title

Pranaya Meenukalude Kadal review: Conventional and melodramatic



Star Cast

Vinayakan, Gabri Jose, Riddhi Kumar

Veteran director Kamal has set his romantic tale, Pranaya Meenukalude Kadal, in the breathtakingly beautiful Lakshadweep.  

The story begins when a man from Kavaratti island in Lakshadweep reaches Beypore in search of expert workers to rebuild an Uru or a huge wooden fat boat. He has been sent by the wealthy Arackal Beevi, who is said to be the erstwhile rulers of the area. A gang of skilled workers reach Kavaratti. Among them is a handsome youth named Ajmal (Gabri Jose).    

Then there are the characters in the island, that includes the older Beevi, her daughter who is a doctor and the Beevi’s granddaughter, Jasmine (Riddhi Kumar).  Hydrose aka Hydru (Vinayakan) is a shark hunter, who obey whatever the Arackal family orders.    

And without much surprises, the love story begins as Ajmal follows Jasmine everywhere. She is not interested initially but then things happen just the way you would have imagined.

With a script written in conventional style by John Paul and Kamal, the story treads along predictable lines. Perhaps to bring in some “youthfulness” there are constant references to “selfies” and then there are the mandatory “Lalettan – Mammookka” references. The scenic beauty of Lakshadweep make the frames colourful and Shaan Rahman’s music is good.

The terrific Vinayakan has been given more of a supporting role here that he was seen often before he started getting challenging ones. He performs his part in a dedicated manner but the actor deserved more screen space. The young pair of Gabri and Riddhi looks good. Dileesh Pothen, Sudheesh and Saiju Kurup have done their roles well.

Pranaya Meenukalude Kadal is moulded as one of those stereotyped romantic tales that was pretty popular, maybe several years back. If you don’t mind watching such a highly melodramatic love story, buy a ticket for this one.

Pranaya Meenukalude Kadal review: Conventional and melodramatic

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