Oru Yamandan Premakadha Review
Love is a 'spark' for Lallu, who follows it with his heart. His approach is serious to it. Lallu is waiting for his girl, who can trigger that 'spark' in him. The rustic youth, portrayed elegantly by Dulquer Salman, is sensitive and compassionate in his acts. The characterization of the protagonist in 'Oru Yamandan Prema Kadha' has layers of freshness, and you really feel it only in the latter half.
B.C. Noufal's debutant directorial follows the life of Lallu, who belongs to an aristocratic family, Kombanayil. When his brother bags a lucrative job in Bengaluru, Lallu chooses painting job with his friends--Vicky (Soubin Shahir), Panchikuttan (Salim Kumar) and blind man Teny (Vishnu Unnikrishnan). His father John (Renji Panicker), a lawyer, wants him to get married so that his brother could also get married to a girl whom he loves. But Lallu has a different concept about marriage, and he wants to meet a girl who can really make him fall for her with his heart.
Now his friends take the responsibility of getting him married after John persuades them to force Lallu. Meanwhile, Jesna (Samyukta Menon) stalks Lallu romantically quite often. Set in the village Kadamakkudi near Kochi, the first half of 'Oru Yamandan Prema Kadha' showcases comic scenes, which are partly admirable due to lack of sharpness and novelty. Though a cameo, Suraj Venjaramoodu's emotionally carved performance elevates the total milieu of the second half. Nikhila Vimal plays Diya Francis with immense significance in the tale.
Writer duo Vishnu Unnikrishnan and Bibin George unleash the plot like a free hit in the beginning. After establishing the family background of Lallu, there are certain inane scenes with little effect. The writers gravely involve in the tale when the shift to the real conflict occurs in the second half and it's something meaningful. Bibin George as Davis, a drug addict, is a surprise and he succeeds in conveying the villainy at full throttle.
A youth is eagerly waiting to be struck by Cupid's arrows and when it happens in a strange way, he realizes the sanctity of true love. The best thing about 'Oru Yamandan Prema Kadha' is that it shies away from a run-of-the-mill love affair. It has a promising element but at the same time, it calls for better creative writing.
If you question the possibility of fuelling such a 'spark' of love (like the one happens in Lallu's life) in a person's mind, well, the answer: Lallu is nostalgic and hardcore romantic at heart! Dulquer is at ease in the local boy outfit and he delightfully performs in a tale that has substance dominated by a froth of humour. A director with vast experience in television comedy shows, Noufal has created quite a few quasi-skit scenes that are not up to snuff when the humour is taken into account.
Had great expectations on this movie. But somehow I did not enjoy it. Could have been better :)
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