Well he entertained us last onam with his refreshing take through North 24 Kaatham and this time it is a witty intriguing thriller in the form of Sapthamashree Thaskaraha.Director Anil Radhakrishnan Menon takes up the familiar heist movie genre and gives a well constructed tail end that will make you whistle and clap.
As the title and trailer suggests the film is about the robbery done by 7 convicted men. As most of them had a common enemy and the rest needed something for a future, they decided to join hands and work together in this operation. How they executes this mission is the content of Sapthamashree Thaskaraha.
For those of you who have seen the oceans series and many other heist films, the ideas presented by the masterminds won’t sound like mind blowing numbers. But Anil and his writers have done a really good job in placing this story in the backdrop of our lifestyle. The conversations are practical and extremely hilarious. There is a sequence in the beginning of the movie which is almost an LMAO stuff. And throughout the film you can see this humour in every frame which helps the movie in being lively. After completing the larger portion in a very pleasing manner Anil adds that kickass tail end twist for which you just can’t resist clapping.
Prithviraj Sukumaran is in that gloomy moody shade and the character’s peak of emotion was just a smile. He succeeds in keeping that character in that mindset and that definitely boosts the adrenaline rush when it comes to the climax. Asif Ali was impressive as Shabab as he kept the character rough. Chemban Vinod Jose was awesome and Neeraj Madhav was hilarious. Nedumudi Venu did his part nicely. Sudheer Karamana was funny and Salaam Bukhari was okay. Mature performance from Sanusha. Joy Mathew, Mukundan, Irshaad, Reenu Mathews and many in the cast delivered a good performance. Director Lijo Pellissery also made the meal delicious.
Anil Radhakrishnan Menon once again delivers a quality product. The fun and thrill was there in abundance that you won’t have to look into your mobile phone to check the time. Script as I said is not completely original as the techniques are familiar. But still it doesn’t test your common sense. Dialogues are witty. Nice cinematography and cuts. Loved that stunt featuring Asif Ali. Songs were good and the background music was also a quality one.
So the conclusion is that it is a highly entertaining sensible thriller filled with humour. Sapthamashree Thaskaraha gets 4/5 from my side. It looks like the bald white man is a Maveli for the industry who comes with hit films during Onam.
So the conclusion is that it is a highly entertaining sensible thriller filled with humor.
Green: Recommended Film
Orange: Okay, Watchable, Experimental Films
Red: Not Recommended