Lal Jr, who made an impressive debut with the romantic-comedy Honey Bee, is back with a psychological-thriller, Hi I'm Tony. The movie revolves around a newly married couple and a stranger who comes into their life. The film is produced by Siby Thottappuram and Joby Mundamattom under the banner S J M Entertainments in association with Sabir Jaseer of Ideas Inc.
Ali) and Tina (Miya George) are in love and they elopes
to Bangalore after their parents disapproves the match. The new
couple are helped by Achayan (Biju Menon), who provides them a
fully furnished flat to stay. A stranger named Tony (Lal), enters
into the their life and Sameer and Tina's life takes a turn from
that incident and the plot begins here...
Cast and Performance
Lal, who plays the title character Tony, once again proves his
mettle as an actor. The actor is completely fantastic in his role,
as a psychotic abusive killer. But in some portions, he adapts the
mannerisms of the psychopath characters which he has done in the
past, which makes the character look repititive.
Asif Ali and Miya George delivers decent performance as the lead
pair. Biju Menon and Lena, who plays the other pivotal roles
excelles in their performances.
Script and Direction
The script which is penned by Lal Jr himself fails to keep the
grip through out the film. The film enters into a slow pace in some
portions while rushes in a hurry in the rest.
The over-usage of violence makes the movie a visual torture at
some portions. But the last 20 minutes succeeds to maintain the
standard with some thrilling twists and pounding action
Alby excells in the cinematography. Ratheesh Raj's editing is
not upto expectations, as the movie either lags or rushes at
Songs and Background Score
Deepak Dev disappoints with the solo song; but excells with the
background score, which completely sinks into the mood of the
Hi I'm Tony is a brave attempt to narrate a so-called
psychological thriller story in a new narrative style.