Lal Bahadhur Shasthri, is a feel good comedy entertainer directed by Rejish Midhila. Jayasurya, Nedumudi Venu and Aju Varghese play the title roles Lal, Bahadhur and Shasthri. Midukki reality show fame Sandra Simon plays the female lead. Jayasurya's son Adwaith makes his acting debut with the movie.
Lal (Jayasurya) is a simple good hearted young man who is search
for a job, Bahadhur (Nedumudi Venu) is a former panchayath
president who have an obsession towards liquor and women, and
Shasthri is a young farmer who struggles to get some document
approved from a Government sector.
The three men, who are total strangers travels to Ernakulam in a
KSRTC bus. Bahadhur buys a lottery ticket from a boy and the boy
gives another ticket to Lal as he doesn't have change. The trio
part ways after reaching Ernakulam; but later come to know that the
lottery ticket which Lal got has won one crore rupees. Then Lal,
Bahadhur and Shasthri join hands and goes in search of the missing
ticket. This forms the crux of the story.
Cast and Performance
Jayasurya plays the good-hearted Lal convincingly and shines
with his mannerisms and comic timings. Bahadhur is safe in Nedumudi
Venu's hands. Aju Varghese's portrayal of Shasthri doesn't have
anything new to offer and shows uncannible resemblance with the
actor's previous characters.
Mala Aarvindan and Kavitha Nair did complete justice to their
roles. Sandra Simon, who played the female lead has nothing much to
do in the movie; but fails to establish an effective onscreen
chemistry with lead actor Jayasurya. Adwaith, Jayasurya's son makes
a decent debut.
Script and Direction
The script and direction by debutante Rejish Midhila has flaws.
The movie succeeds in maintaining its simplicity till the end; but
the climax looks overemphasized.
Eldo Issac's cinematography adds beauty to the simple plot.
Sandeep Kumar's edits and cuts are above average.
Music and Background Score
Bijibal's songs hasn't reached expectations; but the composer
scores with his effective background score.
A one time watch!