Laila O Laila Movie Review

Director Joshiy’s Lailaa O Lailaa makes you feel cheated. Despite having all the resources at their disposal, what you are given finally is close to three hours of sheer boredom. Nothing else!

Jaimohan aka Jai(Mohanlal) is a secret agent who is in Bangalore to foil the designs of a terrorist group. Being an undercover agent he can’t reveal his identity or job to anybody. He is a divorcee and his wife Remya(Remya Nambeesan) left him because she found him too workaholic. Jai later becomes close to Anjali Menon(Amala Paul) and after a brief romance marries her against the wishes of her father Dr.Menon(Joy Mathew). Jai reports to his boss Khadher(Sathyaraj)and the investigations process goes on in a clandestine manner.Clever and timely action by Jai results in the nabbing of Victor Rana a kingpin of the terrorist group and a dreaded international terrorist.

Romantic scenes are sandwiched between Jai’s operations and official life.Just like any newly married wife Anjaly seeks quality and quantity time of Jai,which he fails to provide. His secretive ways evoke suspicion in her and disharmony settles in their married life. Jai is duty bound and is not one bogged down by sentiments. The title of the movie has some significance and it is linked to the plot of the terrorist group. Jai manages later to convince Anjaly about his job and other exigencies. She falls in line and ‘Laila O Laila’ holds a small surprise for the viewer with regard to Anjaly in the eventual dénouement.

Action and shoot out scenes are well shot and car chase sequences are well canned. Suresh Nair flounders in the script mainly because of the fact that the plot is wafer thin.We have seen too many movies in this genre and the mixing of thrills and romance hasn’t worked out well enough to endear to the general audience. Loud background score that lacks novelty and average songs don’t help the cause of the movie either. But Loganathan has done a fair job behind the camera.

In a role, which would have been okay for him if he were some twenty years younger, Mohanlal tries to do his best but this one has been poorly written and is aimed at creating cheap thrills.

The usually dependable Amala Paul looks lovely, but the film doesn’t require her to so much as break into a sweat to get through her scenes. She has good screen space but that’s all is not enough to make the character interesting.

It’s a pity that such eminently talented actors like Mohanlal and Amala Paul are wasted in this misadventure. Watch this one at your own risk please.

Fahad Fazil in and as ‘Njan D P Pallikkal’

Fahad’s upcoming movie ‘Njan D P Pallikkal’ has completed its shoot. Fahad Fazil does the title character in this film which is the debut directorial venture of Abi Varghese.

‘Njan D P Pallikkal’ which has America as the main location is touted to be a full length comedy entertainer.

The movie narrates the story of the hardships of an American Malayali to produce a movie in America. The dialogues are penned by Naveen Bhaskar, the scenarist of ‘ABCD’. The script is written by Abi Varghese, Naveen Bhaskar, and Matt Grubb.

New face Aiswarya Menon is the heroine. The cast also includes Nandu, Vinay Forrt, Tovino Thomas, Jacob Gregory, Ambika, Sanju Sivaram, and Thambi Antony.

Mammootty’s stylish action movie with debutantes

ikkaMegastar Mammootty’s upcoming movie will be a hard core action movie which will have him modeled on action greats like Bruce Willis in ‘Die Hard’. The movie is being directed and scripted by debutantes Akhil Paul and Anas Khan. The untitled movie is touted to have some high octane action. However, the filmmakers say that they are not only looking at mindless action just for entertainment, but a complete movie, which even a serious movie goer would enjoy.

Style quotient is expected to be high in this movie. Along with the star element, the Mammootty’s acting prowess will be tapped in the movie. The movie is expected to go even beyond his hit thrillers like ‘Oru CBI Diarykurippu’, ‘Samrajyam’, etc.

Joshiy’s ‘Lailaa O Lailaa’ releases today (May 14)

lailaa-o-lailaaDirector Joshiy is back with the thriller, Lailaa O Lailaa, starring Mohanlal and Amala Paul in the lead. The trio had teamed up earlier in Run Baby Run that turned out to be a hit. Bollywood writer Suresh Nair has scripted his first malayalam film.

Lailaa O Lailaa, produced by Santhosh Kottayi, Bijou Antony and Preeta Nair under the banner of Finecut Entertainments, has camera by Lokanathan and music by Gopi Sundar.

The cast also includes Sathyaraj, Rahul Dev and Kainaat Arora.

Jayasurya as a physically challenged man yet again!

Actor Jayasurya considering the diverse kinds of roles that he does. He is all set to play a physically challenged man once again. He had appeared in such a role in the movie ‘Beautiful’, in which he played a paraplegic. The upcoming physically challenged avatar will be in the movie ‘Amar Akbar Anthony’.

Jayasurya plays a very confident man in the movie who does not let his handicap hinder him in any way. He has a pronounced limp in the movie and will be seen wearing a caliper, but is someone who detests any kind of sympathy, He leads his life in his own terms and is happy about going about his business. The movie also has Prithviarj and Indrajith and is directed by Nadirsha.

Janapriyanayakan in and as ‘Apoorva G.V’

Janapriyanayakan Dileep’s upcoming movie has been interestingly named ‘Apoorva G.V’. He plays a character named George Vadakkan (GV) who is the all in all of a club named Apoorva. This is how the title has come about, setting a quirky moniker – the strange one – if read together. The movie will be high on humour and will have actors like Aju Varghese, Neeraj Madhav, Chempan Vinod et al gracing the screen.

‘Apoorva GV’ is being directed by Biju Arookuty, who is also the movie’s scenarist. His earlier movie ‘3 Dots’ had done quite well. Dileep has a lot many movies lined up. He is currently shooting for ‘Love 24×7′ directed by Sreebala. His latest release, ‘Chandrettan Evideya’ is doing well at the box office. Dileep’s heroine in ‘Apoorva GV’ is yet to be finalised.

Prithviraj teams up with Asif Ali again

prithvi-asifThere is a buzz that the leading young brigade of Mollywood, including Prithviraj, Asif Ali, Fahadh Fazil and Anoop Menon will share screen for a moie which is begin directed by Jis Joy.

The movie reportedly has Prithviraj essaying the role of a tourist guide. Actress Swathi Reddy will essay the female lead. Script is by AC Vijeesh. More details about the movie are awaited.

Prithviraj and Namitha Pramod in ‘Amar Akbar Antony’

Namitha Pramod is paired opposite Prithviraj in the upcoming movie ‘Amar Akbar Antony’. This is the debut directorial venture of mimicry artist, singer, actor Nadirsha.

The movie casts Prithviraj, Jayasurya, and Indrajith in the lead roles. They have earlier worked together in Lal Jose’s ‘Classmates’.

The title of the movie is derived from the names of the three protagonists. Siddique, Kalabhavan Shajon, and Srinda Ashab also include the cast.

‘Amar Akbar Antony’ is touted to be a complete entertainer scripted by Nadirsha himself and he confirmed that he has finished with the script of the movie.

The film will go on floors soon and more details of the movie will be disclosed then. Deepak Dev is the music director.