Even though it is predictable, the movie Vikadakumaran feels less annoying as it manages to squeeze in a half baked poetic justice idea at the end of it. The movie isn’t great in any of its technical aspects. But in totality you won’t feel it is a bad film.
Binu Choorezhan is an aspiring advocate who doesn’t have many cases. The struggling advocate rises to fame when he infamously switches side in a popular case featuring an actress. How he ultimately manages to deliver justice is what the film showing us.
There is a layer of Jolly LLB in the treatment. May it be the humour inside the court or the area where almost everyone blames our hero, if you have seen the Subhash Kapoor franchise, you will be reminded of those films. YV Rajesh scripts the movie in his usual style with jokes that doesn’t always go with the flow. The outdated feel in writing and treatment is a downside as we are clearly seeing a great change in story telling pattern in Malayalam. Stereotypes are there in characters and the film elevates only in the last 15 or 20 minutes where there are certain twists which were visible from far away, yet looks convincing.
Vishnu Unnikrishnan is sort of perfect for the character as they are looking for an immature looking advocate who hesitates during the trial. Dharmajan is there only for the sake of comedy. God knows what Manasa Radhakrishnan’s character was supposed to do. Jinu Joseph as the antagonist has the attitude to be that arrogant guy, but his dialogue delivery at times is flawed. Baiju’s character in the movie is annoying. Indrans, Seema G Nair, Sunil Sukhada and a few more are there in the elaborate star cast of the film.
Bobban Samuel has a particular style and the movie is made in that style without any attempts to make the story telling look more authentic. The scripting also has this desperation for having a comedy feel. When you have rooted stories happening in the industry with subtle and genuine humour, this kind of treatment makes you wonder why film makers aren’t evolving. The cinematography is just okay and the production design was a letdown. Music isn’t that relevant in this comedy drama.
I wasn’t a big fan of the movie Shikkari Shambhu. Vikadakumaran in terms of treatment is pretty much in the same zone. But the story this time is a bit above what we saw in that Sugeeth movie.
Vikadakumaran in terms of treatment is pretty much in the same zone. But the story this time is a bit above what we saw in that Sugeeth movie.
Green: Recommended Film
Orange: Okay, Watchable, Experimental Films
Red: Not Recommended