Joshiy is a director who knows the pulse of the audience and a master in offering crowd pullers. This time also he seems to have hit the bull's eye with Run baby Run starring Mohanlal. Written by Sachy of earlier Sachy-Sethu duo, the film has set against the backdrop of Visual Media and its functioning. When the story is about media and media persons it is inevitable to have an exclusive story or sting operation aimed at exposing the unholy nexus between politicians and mafias.
Venu (Mohanlal) is the most sought after channel cameraman who works for Reuters as a sting photographer and based in Delhi. He comes back to his native place to cover a public meeting of a local political leader who is involved in a sex scandal. There he happened to see Renuka (Amala Paul), the executive editor of Bharat Vision with whom he had an affair in the past. But now they are not on talking terms due to some unexpected events which made them to part their ways. But in yet another sudden turn of events they have to work together for a common purpose and from there on it's a roller coaster ride.
On the casting front, as usual Mohanlal delivers an excellent performance. Amala Pual has nothing special to do apart from playing second fiddle to Mohanlal. Biju Menon as Mohanlal's friend is good and the chemistry between the two actors is extremely good. Saikumar and Siddique as the bad guys have done a fine job.
Some scenes defy logic and sense, but Joshiy manages to keep the audience glued with the right pace. Camerawork by D Rajashekar is pleasing to the eyes and music by Ratheesh Vega is good. The background music is top notch and the song 'Attumanal payayil' sung by Mohanlal is hummable.
Run Baby Run is far from perfect but it does live up to the expectations. Though not an edge of the seat thriller, by and large it is an enjoyable movie.
(3 / 5) : Good