Saw Arjunan Sakshi Today. The reports so far I got is that its an average/good movie. Well my opinion is also the same. Its a good worth a watch movie. Its a movie with a message. It addresses the current developments and situations in Kerala.
The movie has a pure intention. Nothing was added to make it a commercial success. Situations were molded to give a commercial look. No BIG BANG Titles.. Very Engaging Back Ground Music by Bijibal, Great Cinematography. The first half of the movie was too short. Dont expect this movie to be an action movie.. The hero is not a physically powerful man!! he is somewhat a common man.. who never hits back at Gunda’s. Thats one of the good thing about AS. No extra terrestrial heroism!! ;).
If you look at the casting, every one has done impressive work. Ann Augustine is really promising. Noolunda was also looking very comfortable in his role. Nedumudi, Jagathy, Mukesh, Biju Menon, Suresh Krishna, Vijaya Raghavan.. all excelled in the short span roles!! Camera work needs a special mentioning.. Ajayan Vincent has done a fabulous job. The car crash scene was shot very neatly. Prithvi’s dialogue delivery (especially in English) was much much cooler than other Malayalam heroes.
The Introduction scene (I should say the build up scene of Prithvi as ARJUNAN) was really a pleasure to watch.. The songs are good. I liked the TITLE Song. “Arjunan Sakshi…e-e-e-e-e”. Song sets the mood of the movie.
Now when saying about the negatives, the film could have shot on a larger canvas!! Then, some more complexity in the second half could have made the movie a little more catchy and in the climax scene, instead of that drum, Prithvi could have used Suresh Krishna’s Pistol.
For me Arjunan Sakshi is a good movie. Ranjith Shanker surely has some great plans in his mind. He is improving by each picture. Roy Mathew will be a memorable character in Prithvi’s career. My Rating 3/5.
For me Arjunan Sakshi is a good movie. Ranjith Shanker surely has some great plans in his mind.
Green: Recommended Film
Orange: Okay, Watchable, Experimental Films
Red: Not Recommended