Sherlock Toms Malayalam Movie Review

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'Sherlock Toms' offers an exasperating and tedious watch with the support of a tale sans logic. A wrong choice made by the actor in his career.
Sep 29, 2017 By K. R. Rejeesh

Biju Menon essays Thomas aka Toms in Shafi's 'Sherlock Toms'. The movie is infested with full of absurdities. For the first time, Biju Menon bears the brunt for being a title character in an illogical film. Three writers-- Sachy, Shafi and Najeem Koya -- hobnob for this mishmash (read as screenplay) to provide a dismal outcome.


Surprisingly, Shafi places his protagonist in a grave premise, where he is at odds with his wife Rekha (Shrinda Ashab). Her vociferous altercation with Toms becomes a torture for him and he wants to get rid of her. As an IRS officer, he would like to prove his mettle in his new role as an enforcement officer. But his attempt to raid a private bank backfires him. Toms finds solace in the company of his friends, comprising Salim Kumar, Noby, Dinesh and Molly Kannamaly. A severe tiff with Rekha forces him to take new decisions and it leads the film to get a semi-thriller mood.



Signs of slipshod handling of the script are apparent even from the initial scenes, including Toms' childhood and the incident that leads to the dismissal of his teacher Sugunan (Kalabhavan Sharon) from school. Miya as Shyni Mattummal, a television reporter, has little relevance in the tale and her inclusion in the cast is a wrong choice. Shafi solely raises hopes while showcasing with the family problems of Toms by extracting the best performance from Biju Menon.


It's hard to digest the way the story is progressing by slamming the morbid curiosity of both the people and the visual media. Shafi's films are known for their humour and entertainment value. Unfortunately, both are evading his latest film.


'Sherlock Toms' offers an exasperating and tedious watch with the support of a tale sans logic. A wrong choice made by the actor in his career.


K. R. Rejeesh

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