Kanal is the revenge thriller directed which stars Mohanlal in the lead role. The movie is directed by Padmakumar and written by S Suresh Babu. Anoop Menon plays a pivotal role. Kanal is produced by Abraham Mathew under the banner Abaam Movies.
The movie begins with Prithviraj's voice over. The American
recession creates a huge impact in the Gulf countries; thus turning
the lives of businessmen Kuruvila Mathew (Atul
Kulkarni) and Raghu upside down.
Then introduces Anantharaman (Anoop Menon), a journalist, John
David (Mohanlal), an animator and their respective families, who
meet up during a train journey. The movie takes a different turn
when John and Anathan expolres their interconnected pasts. What
happens next forms the rest of the plot.
Cast And Performance
Mohanlal is just outstanding as John David, a man with the
shades of romance, humour, and negative elements. Anoop Menon has
perfectly played Anantharaman and shares a great camaraderie with
Atul Kulkarni is exceptional as the antagonist; but didn't has
much scope to perform. Honey Rose and Sheelu Abraham are just okay
in their minimal roles.
Nikita Thukral has nothing much to do other than look seductive.
The rest of the star cast, including Innocent, Prathap Pothen,
Santhosh Keezhattoor, Sadiq, Kochu Preman, Ambika Mohan, baby
akshara Kishor etc are fine in their roles.
Script And Direction
Director Padmakumar and scenarist S Suresh Babu have succeeded
in depicting a decent crime thriller. But the screenplay fails to
keep the audience engaged after a point and falls into a slow pace
at certain point.
But the movie correctly delivers the thrilling elements at right
amount; which makes the movie watchable despite the lag.
Vinod Illampilly's cinematography has perfectly captures the
richness of the sand city and Kerala with the complete glory.
Ranjan Abraham's editing is not upto the marks as the movie falls
into slow pace often.
The songs composed by Vinu Thomas completely fails to make an
impact. Ouseppachan's brilliant background score perfectly
complements the mood of a thriller movie.
An average revenge thriller for a one-time watch.
Check out the slides to know about the cast and crew
Mohanlal As John David
Mohanlal plays John David, an animator. The actor plays a
character which oscillates between the positive and negative
Anoop Menon As Anantharaman
Anoop Menon plays Anantharaman, a journalist. He meets John
David during a train journey and that incidents turns his life
Honey Rose As Anna
Honey Rose plays Anna, John David's wife. She is a school
Sheelu Abraham As Revathi
Sheelu Abraham plays Revathi, Anantharaman's wife. She is also a
Nikita Thukral plays a pivotal character, who forms a love
triangle by involving with both John David and Kuruvila
Script And Direction
The movie is scripted by Suresh Babu and directed by Padmakumar.
The duo is teaming up with Mohanlal after the acclaimed movie
The songs are composed by debutante Vinu Thomas and background
score is composed by Ouseppachan.
It is a an average revenge thriller for a one time