Finally Spirit released in Bombay this weekend and we flocked to watch it at Maxus Cinemas. The movie and the theatre both a first time, as the usual theatres got filled quickly (much awaited movie). 8 of us trooped into the theatre, out of which a couple of them were looking out for the movie release eagerly, sent mails, scraps, messages to all and sundry to release it in Bby 😛 😛 The delayed release did cause a minor frustration that it was released a month or two later here, when others films, namely, Ustad Hotel came and went.
- Furniture : The living room partition frame in Raghunadan’s house – those circles, so fully used framing so many artifacts in that house – especially a crane on a side table, framing Mohanlal’s face many a time…
- I should be ashamed that I did not recognize O V Vijayan – but that portrait was a piece.
- Siddharth Bharathan‘s act in white during the another song
- Costume : Mohanlal’s black shirt and dhoti at the party where he picks up a fight with Lena, his chocolate brown shirt and a dhoti again in a different scene
- Madhu in atrocious flowery blue shirts! took some time to digest the appearance! reluctant still !!!
- It could have been a little less talk from Mohanlal’s character Raghunandan – the arrogant narcissist … preachy at times!
- Then what – popcorns – don’t order the caramel ones. For the caramel popcorn – head to R City – but the Samosa‘s were really tasty, so Maxus Cinemas 🙂
- Suraj: Hats off to him for acting out a role without his typical funny ways and accent, what that is called reversal of audience expectation 🙂
- Siddique – your voice over 🙂 loved it
- And this look – Mohanlal look with the spec – awesome 🙂
Problems: There were some problems with continuity – especially the last part – the transformation was predictable. Things did not smoothly gel in the second half – The movie would have worked even without the transformation of the Manyan. The let down! free education at Choice! Aha! publicity stunt! too much. Good to see Vijay Menon in person. We have been hearing his voice for long long time.
And may be finally what the movie teaches you, where there is a will there is always a way… the problem is the will needs to be self motivated, self thought out, an outside force may influence, but it is all up to the individual 🙂
Cast: Mohanlal (Raghunandan/Raghu), Kaniha (Meera), Shankar Ramakrishnan (Alexy) (Alexy & Meera run Casa Rosa), Tiny Tom (Bartender John at Koshy’s Bar), Sidharth Bhadran (Sameer, a budding lyricist),Thilakan (Aashan), Madhu (A retired shippie, neighbour to Raghu), Lena Abhilash (ASP ASP Supriya Raghavan IPS), Kalpana (Pankajam, househelp, wife to Plumber Manyan), Nandu (Plumber Manyan)| Director: Renjith| Producer: Antony Perumbavoor|Banner: Aashirvad Cinemas| Lyrics: Rafiq Ahamed| Cinematography: Venu| Editing: Vijai Sankar |Art Direction: Santhosh Raman | Story/Writer: Ranjith |Costume: Sameera Saneesh
A big thanks to Ranjit for making the movie. Worth watching it for every aspect 🙂
Verdict: I did not like the movie much. It was interesting, but it lacked something. But Mohanlal on screen after long… watch it for the theme, and performances of Lal, Nandu, Siddharth and the frames …