Viswasapoorvam Mansoor Malayalam Movie

Feature Film | 2017
A lacklustre treatment coupled with excessive dramatic elements pulls the plug on the entertainment quotient of 'Viswasapoorvam Mansoor'.
Jun 27, 2017 By K. R. Rejeesh

P.T. Kunhimuhammed dabbles his hands in a host of issues in "Viswasapoorvam Mansoor" and as a result the focus of the plot totters. Ranging from caste issues and communal riots to terrorism, these topics are being discussed in the movie.

The filmmaker works out a romantic episode along with these issues but neither of them is appealing. Saira Banu (Zarina Wahab) and her daughter Mumtaz (Prayaga Martin) get a shelter in the house of Fatibi (Asha Sarath) after their return from Mumbai. They have a mysterious past. Though Mansoor (Roshan Mathew), Fatibi's son, opposes this initially, he relents later. He is an aspiring scriptwriter and a communist. The new family in the house becomes a hot topic in Thalassery and Mansoor is destined to face the aftermath of it.

PT unfolds the morbid curiosity and orthodox perspectives of Malayalis on certain issues. He makes an attempt to pierce into the age-old caste issue and approach of the contemporary society on issues like terrorism based on religion. But PT seems to be baffled in his focus. Every topic halts mid-way yielding little impact.

A laudable performance by Roshan Mathew is undoubtedly the major take away from the movie. Alienated by all, Mansoor realizes his change of identity in his hometown and such scenes demand a lot of acting potential from an actor. His timing and matured presentation of the protagonist is really convincing. Asha Sarath is equally good in her portrayal of the character. But Prayaga Martin loses the control over her character during the final stages of the film.

In one of the scenes, Mansoor says Mumtaz is an inspiration for him. But how? There is not even a smidgen of hints in the movie to vindicate this. The relation between Mansoor and Soumya (Leona Lishoy) is more impressive than his romance with Mumtaz, which is mere infatuation in appearance though the filmmaker tries to glorify it.

PT's script is bereft of proper scenes that establish their intense love affair. A better professional approach in the making could have been effective as far as this film is concerned.

A lackluster treatment coupled with excessive dramatic elements pulls the plug on the entertainment quotient of "Viswasapoorvam Mansoor".

K. R. Rejeesh


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