Under World review: A decent thriller

Under World review: A decent thriller

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Critic's Rating: 2.5/5

Monday 04 November 2019

Movie Title

Under World review: A decent thriller


Arun Kumar Aravind

Star Cast

Asif Ali, Farhaan Faasil, Lal Jr., Mukesh

It is not often that we come across gangster flicks in Malayalam, modeled on western movies of that genre. Arun Kumar Aravind has attempted to make such a thriller here, with Under World.

A considerable amount of time is taken for the build-up of the four main characters in the movie. Stalin John (Asif Ali) is an intrepid brat, who will do anything to make some fast bucks and doesn’t care even if that means being arrested by the cops. 

Majeed (Farhaan Faasil) is a goonda who will bash up others for money. Solomon (Lal Jr.) is a cold blooded criminal who is proud being a baddie. He is hiding the 500 crores that belongs to the corrupt former minister Padmanabhan Nair (Mukesh), who is now in jail.

If you are familiar with gangster movies of this kind, you would have guessed it by now and the rest of the story tells us how these characters are connected and then, what happens from then on. 

With a script that is fairly engaging, the director has packaged the sequences in a competent way. Of course the situations mostly lack any logic and we won’t discuss it all as it could spoil the fun. Asif Ali performs his part with real confidence in an impressive way. Farhaan Faasil and Lal Jr. are good. Mukesh scores big time with his terrific dialogue delivery and mannerisms. Samyuktha Menon, who appears in a few scenes, has nothing much to do. 

Under World is a decent thriller, which has its moments for sure, but would have been more enjoyable at a lesser duration. The movie is pretty much the extension of its trailer and if you have liked it, give this one a try. 

Under World : A fine gangster flick

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