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Movie Review : Anarkali
Title : Anarkali Language : Malayalam Year : 2015 Director : Sachy Genre : Drama, Romance IMDB Link Watch trailer on Youtube Lead Role : Prithviraj Sukumaran, Biju Menon, Miya George, Suresh Krishna
Many of us might be familiar with the tale of Anarkali, the
court dancer who was supposedly Jahangir’s secret lover. But when a debutant
director announces the title for his directorial venture, one is not very sure
what to expect. Is he gonna portray the Mughal times? Or is he planning to base
the plot on the ageless tale of love? One fine day, the trailer releases and
doubts are put to rest.
Anarkali, as the team behind it described, is a romantic
drama with feeble elements of thrill sprinkled here and there. The storyline is
not very gripping or deep, and it is compensated by the beauty of the
breathtaking visuals. Cinematography is the soul of the movie, and Sujith
Vasudev deserves an applause.
Prithviraj Sukumaran is apt for the role of Shantanu, our
mysterious wanderer. With the right looks, physique and voice, he keeps the
viewer hooked. Both Prithvi and Sujith Vasudev learned diving to provide the
underwater sequences authenticity. By the end of the shoot, they had obtained
their Grade 1 certificates too.
Biju Menon and Suresh Krishna stands out with their
performances. The climax, which would have turned ordinary, was notched up a
level by the former’s impeccable comic timing. Though the heroine looked real
pretty on screen, I had wished for a Prithvi-Miya combo.
Sachi may be new to direction, but we are familiar with his
writing in films like Robin Hood, Seniors, Run Baby Run and the like. To be
honest, this is not his best work. If some care were taken to edit out certain
sequences, the drag factor would not have arisen.
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