The movie which graced the screens in Kerala was Neerali, starred by The Complete Actor Mohanlal. This was the first release of Mohanlal this year and was one among the most anticipated movies as well. Bollywood director Ajoy Varma had directed this film and it was scripted by Saju Thomas, a debutant. Santhosh T Kuruvila had bankrolled this project under the banner of Moon Shot Entertainments. The trailer of this which dropped on Mohanlal’s birthday had raised the hype around this movie as it had got great appreciation from all over.
The plot of this movie revolves around the character named Sunny George played by Mohanlal, who is a Gemologist. This flick moves forward through the adventurous incidents that happen in his life. An unexpected accident happens in his life and the film shows how he survives that grave danger.
Ajoy Varma had made an edge of the seat drama thriller to make his entry to Mollywood. The story has been fresh and the way he presented it has been terrific. Even though it is a thriller, it has family elements, comedy etc in it and the adventure scenes in it are the highlights of this flick. The film had great importance to action sequences and that has been presented superbly. It doesn’t have many characters in it, but each and every character in the plot has their own space and significance. Screenplay by Saju Thomas has been tight and thrilling as well. The way both the writer and the director presented the fear element in the plot was just amazing. The plot was unique and a never seen before one and its execution was terrific.
The performance of Mohanlal as Sunny has been the high point of this flick. He has been stunning once again. He looked young and energetic and the way he performed in the adventure sequences was just fabulous. He is the one who carried the whole movie on his shoulders until the end. Nadia Moythu had played her part decently and the other ones who got the applause from the audience were Suraj Venjaramoodu, Nassar, Dileesh pothan etc. Sai Kumar, Parvathy Nair, Megha etc too did their part well.
Santhosh Thundiyil was the DOP of this flick and his visuals were terrific, to say the least. The adventure scenes were stunning and the VFX has been great as well. Music was scored by Stephen Devassy. The songs were beautiful and the background scoring too was thrilling. Director Ajoy Varma and Sajith Unnikrishnan together edited this flick. They had given a great pace to the movie with their editing skills and made it technically a brilliant one. Action choreography by Sunil Rodriguez too was superb.In Total, Neerali has been a thrilling movie which will keep you at the edge of your seats. It is a superb cinematic experience which will give you something really fresh and will entertain you till the very last moment. Neerali will satisfy every section of the audience as it is a perfectly made clean entertainer.