Movie Review: Jomonte Suvisheshangal - A Great Plot, A Good Story, Cliched Script
Marks the end of a long drought in the Malayalam industry, but is not quite the movie to satiate the longing of the viewers | Sriram
On Jan 20, 2017


Characters close to life, brimming with positivity have always been a salient feature of Sathyan Anthikkad movies. He joins hands with Dulquer Salman whose charm has been a revelation for Malayali audience over the last few years. 'Jomonte Suvisheshangal' has in it a great plot, a good story, excellent performances but all overshadowed by a weak, clichéd script.

As always Sathyan Anthikkad and Iqbal Kuttippuram succeed in creating some genuine and fresh characters. But they fail to impart the same freshness to the script and its execution. Very often, the events which connect various checkpoints in the movie seemed forced and old fashioned. One major thing that pulls the movie back, even when it was running fine was that it reminds one of earlier movies. The natural tendency in any viewer is to draw comparisons which eventually results in Jomon coming short.

'Jomonte Suvisheshangal' beautifully portrays the father-son relationship between Jomon and his father. But any viewer will be reminded of the recent' Jacobinte Swargarajyam' or Sathyan Anthikkad's own 'Veendum Chila Veettukaryangal' which had more life in them. One thing that makes most Anthikkad movies special is the presence of strong female characters. Jomon's heroine characters were weakly developed and failed to create much impact.

While the makers succeeded in exploring the emotions of the characters, the lack of clarity in the story stood out. Despite these shortcomings, the movie had its humorous moments which bring back the attention of the viewer. As it slowly cruised along, all hope was on the eventual climax. The forced climax gave the impression that the makers were struggling to find a suitable ending for the decent watch that the movie was till then.

The energy of Jomon and the screen presence of Dulquar Salman almost single handedly took Jomon all the way. Mukesh also did a very good job as Jomon's father.  The other artists too portrayed their characters well, but were often limited by the clichéd script. Music director, Vidya Sagar comes up with some catchy tunes which was one of the positives of the movie.

'Jomonte Suvisheshangal' marks the end of a long drought in the Malayalam industry, but is not quite the movie to fully satiate the longing of the viewers.  A good movie, but one which constantly tempts the viewer to think of an array of better movies, most of them by Sathyan Anthikkad himself. It’s worth a watch for the performances by Dulquar Salman and Mukesh.
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