Big Brother Malayalam Movie Review

Feature Film | Comedy, Drama, Family
Mohanlal plays the saviour of his siblings in Siddique-directed 'Big Brother', which boasts of a highly ornate action premise. Albeit the embellishments fall in order, there is hardly any substance to complement them. The aimless and flat screenplay triggers the flaws that overpower the film, making it a forgettable outing both for the actor and the director.
Jan 16, 2020 By K. R. Rejeesh

In 'Big Brother', the package has an evenly spread out grandeur in the presence of high-profile performers. It is visually appealing, and at the same time, it gives the impression that the craft of a filmmaker is vanishing into thin air as the film progresses. The wait for a surprise in the filmmaking is in vain after the mediocre take off 'Big Brother' offers. The creative endeavour of writer-director Siddique is highly flawed in his latest outing in which Mohanlal plays the protagonist Sachidanandhan.


Siddique struggles in clearly defining the tasks of each character in this action drama. The perplexity begins when Sachidanandhan comes back to his house after serving a double life sentence of 24 years. The director presents him as a person, who fails to acclimatise with the family milieu. The director's justifications for the protagonist's peculiar behaviour are ridiculous and extremely far-fetched. From that point, the plot never tries to explore Sachidanandhan's conflict deeply. Instead, he is pushed into new terrains of action where Sachidanandhan is assigned to rescue those in danger.


Sachidanandhan is released from jail after the efforts of his younger brother Manu (Sarjano Khalid). After the wedding of his brother Dr Vishnu (Anoop Menon), Sachidanandhan behaves bizarrely as the bride Dr Vandhana (Honey Rose) recognises him. When Manu and his girlfriend Gemini (Gaadha) land in trouble in Karnataka, Sachidanandhan enters Bengaluru to rescue them. The battlefield is set there and he bumps into more dangerous people.


Sachidanandhan lock horns with a don called Shetty (Siddique) and he abducts his daughter Arya Shetty (Mirnaa Menon) with the help of Khan (Tini Tom), Pareekkar (Irshad) and Khani (Vishnu Unnikrishnan). Meanwhile, Vedantham IPS, essayed by Arbaaz Khan, is on the hunt for drug mafia, and he also suspects Manu as a drug carrier. This leads to the enmity between Sachidanandhan and Vedantham.


Mohanlal has little emotions to lend in 'Big Brother' that fails to offer any scenes with specific impact. The actor has a soulless character in hand and his completion of the task is uneventful. However, lack of depth in the characterisation of Hindi actor Arbaaz Khan makes his Malayalam debut an unimpressive effort. Actor Vineeth lends his voice for Arbaaz but the miserable lip-sync sullies the character.


The protagonist is a saviour for his siblings but no genuine scene is established to herald the depth of their bond. The film boasts of a highly ornate action premise. Albeit the embellishments fall in order, there is hardly any substance to complement them. The aimless and flat screenplay triggers the flaws that overpower the film, making it a forgettable outing both for the actor and the director.


Debutante Mirnaa plays a typical heroine, who develops a crush for the hero after spending a few days with him and his friends. Fortunately, this cliche is halted halfway to give way for the action-filled climax. The action sequences become tedious after a point and the guns work overtime sans evoking any impact on the audience.

K. R. Rejeesh

   

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