Sadrishavakyam 24:29 is a revenge film that has a woman in the center of it. This pivotal female character is played by Sheelu Abraham who is giving a tough competition to people like Unni Mukundan and Askar Ali in terms of being expressive. With a tried and tested basic plot getting convoluted in to a lot of mess, this movie looks terrible.
Spoiler Alert! If you have plans to watch the film, skip this paragraph. Anna is the central protagonist of the film who has had a really bad childhood which caused severe psychological issues to her. She is now married to a man whose father is apparently the reason behind everything that has gone wrong in her life. The film shows us how Anna manages to take revenge on them and what all she had to go through before attaining that.
From the first scene itself it is almost like watching some of those mediocre 80’s films with cliché repeated plots. Development of a story in to a screenplay will try to explore the scene to make it look natural and here it seems like they went ahead and shot it without any such preparations. From the moment Sheelu Abraham appears as Anna in the movie the acting standard of the whole film drops down. Her attempt to be a revenge seeking woman who fakes happiness is hilariously lame.
M Prashanth isn’t really concerned about making it look sensible on screen. The story and screenplay here is really under developed. The film is pointlessly wandering around scenes and isn’t trying to add anything beyond the synopsis level. The triumphant moments of Anna with slow motion and BGM are unintentional comedies. 4 Musics have done the music for the film and the good song in the whole list was somewhat a replica of the Oppam song Minungum Minnaminunge with the same set of singers. BGM was really excessive.
Like I already said Sheelu Abraham delivers a laughable performance as the female lead of the film. There are these Nagavally sort of transformation scenes in the movie which reminded me of Pachalam Bhasi’s Natyashasthra reference. Manoj K Jayan has got a really plastic character. Kalabhavan Shajon is apparently the only actor who wasn’t that annoying in this movie which had people like Meghanathan, Siddique, Anjali and a few more.
Sadrishavakyam 24:29 belongs to the category of bizarrely made films. It is a female centric film with a female actor who is struggling in every frame to find the right expression. This was the only prominent Malayalam release of this weekend, so don’t ask me why I decided to watch this movie.
Sadrishavakyam 24:29 is a female centric film with a female actor who is struggling in every frame to find the right expression.