Arun Kumar Aravind's latest directorial venture Left Right Left (LRL) is one of the most-talked about Malayalam movies of 2013. The promos of the movie have created a big debate in the political arena. Fitting to its pre-release hype, the movie has a hard-hitting tale, which is thought provoking and sure to start serious debate on the topic that it deals with.
Left Right Left is a social drama, which deals with
radical subject and is also high on entertainment quotient. The
relatable story and lead actors' performance are the two biggest
strengths of the movie. Gopi Sunder's music and background score
and Shehnad Jalaal's cinematography are its other highlights. The
biggest drawback of the film is dragging narration.
The movie picks few characters who represent our society and
chronicles their troubled lives emotional evolution as individuals.
They pass through a spate of traumatic events in childhood and
adolescence, that ultimately shape their personalities and
outlooks. While focusing on these character, the film also throws
light on a few recent political developments in the state.
Set in three different periods like 70s, 80s and 90s, the story
revolves around three persons. Any person can relate the story with
his or her own life. The Sub Inspector of Police, KP Jayachandran
(Indrajith), Roy Joseph (Murali Gopi),
who is an ordinary man brought up in an orphanage and his wife
Anita (Lena), Jennifer (Remya Nambeesan), who is a nurse are some
of these characters selected randomly from our society.
Like Ee Adutha Kalathu, Left Right Left is
also not a hero-oriented film and Murali Gopi's story is the main
hero in it. But all the actors surrender to the screenplay
unconditionally. Arun Kumar Aravind has a perfect theme in his mind
and he has tapped out a right kind of performance from each
Left Right Left looks interesting and beautiful because
of its realistic story, wonderful characterisation, best
performances and superb production elements. It's about the way the
ideals or the lack of ideals define a man. Kaitheri Sahadevan
(Hareesh Peradi) represent Marxism ideology, while a truthful sense
of humanity is depicted through Roy Joseph (Murali Gopy) and Vattu
Male Leads Performances
The male lead actors - Hareesh Peradi, Murali Gopy and Indrajith
have given wonderful performances. Besides having an arresting
plot, Left Right Left runs on their acting.
As Anitha, Lena has given a blasting performance, while Remya
Nambeesan affirms once again that she has an immense potential to
deliver the goods. Sethulakshmi is one, who has given top
performance among the female leads. Others have also done justice
to their respective roles.
LRL Music And Cinematographer
Gopi Sunder's music and background score are enchanting
skillfully add to the narration of the movie. It is one of the main
attractions in the film. Shehnad Jalal's camera work is also a big
strength of Left Right Left.
Ajayan Chalissery's art director, Rafeeq Ahmed's lyrics,
Thyagarajan's action, SB Satheesh's costumes and Rahim
Kodungallur's make-up are also commendable and surely add to the
beauty of the film Left Right Left.
Overall, Left Right Left is hard-hitting realistic
picture of current political developments and it definitely
provokes and make you think.
LRL - Cast & Crew
Director: Arun Kumar Aravind
Cast: Indrajith, Ramya Nabeesan, Lena Abhilash, Suraj Venjaramoodu, Murali Gopy, Baiju, Sree Dhanya, Jagadish, Saiju Kurup, Sudheer Karamana, Harish, Sruthi Menon
Music: Gopi Sunder
Cinematography: Shehnad Jalal
Release Date: June 14, 2013