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Kohinoor Movie Review: A Complete Package Of Humour, Thrill And Nostalgia!

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Rating:
2.5/5

Kohinoor is the heist movie which stars Asif Ali, Indrajith, and Vinay Forrt in the lead roles. The movie is directed by Vinay Govind and jointly penned by Salil Menon and Ranjeeth Kamala Shankar. Kohinoor is produced by Asif Ali, Sajin Jaffer and Brijeesh Mohammed under the banner Adam's World Of Imagination.

Kohinoor Story

Louis (Asif Ali) is a happy-go-lucky guy who has a strange admiration for the underworld dons. He is highly fascinated by Mohanlal's character Vincent Gomez from the popular movie Rajavinte Makan, and wants to be a smuggler like the character. Louis's best friend is Aandy Kunju (Aju Varghese).

Later, Louis and Aandy meet Haider (Indrajith), who works for Mumbai underworld and Freddy (Vinay Forrt) and Nicholas (Chemban Vinod Jose), who comes from Kochi. The trio has a secret mission and Louis joins them. Meanwhile, Louis falls in love with Daisy (Aparna Vinod), a sales girl. This forms the crux of the story.

Cast And Performance

Asif Ali delivers an exuberant performance as Louis; but tends to over-act at some portions. Aju Varghese, who appears as Aandy Kunju, is at his usual best. Vinay Forrt, and Chemban Vinod Jose, who Freddy, and Nicholas are perfect in their roles and makes a great combo.

But the real show-stealer of the movie is Indrajith, who plays Haider. The actor stuns with his terrific dialogue delivering skills and extraordinary screen presence. 

Aparna Vinod, who plays the female lead, is impressive in her minimal role. But the actress lacks an on-screen chemistry with Asif Ali; which badly affects the romantic track.

Bhavana, who appears as Louis's ex-girlfriend Lilly, adds an extra flavour of entertainment to the film. The rest of the star cast including Mamukkoya, Saiju Kurup, Sudheer Karamana, Pradeep Kottayam, Bhagath Manuel, Biju Kuttan, Harikrishnan etc are perfect in their roles.

Script And Direction

The movie is directed by Vinay Govind. It is evident that Vinay has the potential to make the real funny situations in his films; but he somewhere loses the control over the first half.

But things go upside down in the second half; which turns out to be exceptionally thrilling and engaging. The second half is rich with the crispy twists and turns; which ends up in an interesting climax.

Salil Menon and Ranjeeth Kamala Shankar, who wrote the story, screenplay and dialogues for the movie, failed to manage the comical situations in the first half. But the duo has done exceptionally well with the second half and climax.

Technical Aspects

Pradheesh M Varma's cinematography has played an instrumental role in making  an original ambience for the movie, which revolves around the 80's period. Arju Ben handles the editing, it is perfect. Ajay Mangad, who handled the art direction and Sameera Saneesh, who designed the costumes deserves a special mention.

Songs And Background Score

Songs and Background score are composed by Rahul Raj. BK Hari Narayanan pens the lyrics. The song Hemanthamen provides the real nostalgic feeling; while Dum Dum Dum turns out to be an interesting fast number.

Verdict

A well-packed entertainer with the right elements of humour, thrill, and nostalgia.

Check out the slides for more details about the actors and technicians of Kohinoor

Asif Ali

Asif Ali plays Louis, an orphan. He aspires to become an underworld don one day. He is extremely attached to his best friend Aandy Kunju. Kohinoor also marks the production debut of Asif.

Indrajith

Indrajith plays Haider, a man who works for Mumbai underworld. He enters Louis's life with some hidden intentions.

Vinay Forrt

Vinay Forrt plays Freddy, a Kochi based man who comes to Louis's village, with a motive.

Aju Varghese

Aju Varghese plays Aandy Kunju, the soul buddy of Louis. He is the confidante of Louis and the duo is together since their childhood. 

Chemban Vinod Jose

Chemban Vinod Jose plays Nicholas, an extremely clever middle-aged man. Nicholas is the close friend of Freddy, played by Vinay Forrt.

Aparna Vinod

Aparna Vinod plays Daisy, a sales girl. She falls in love with Louis after a series of incidents.

Vinay Govind

The movie is directed by Vinay Govind. It is Vinay's second outing with Asif and Aju, after the comical thriller Kili Poyi.

Technical Aspects

Pradheesh Varma handles the cinematography of the movie. Arju Ben handles the editing. Ajay Mangad is the art director. Costumes are designed by Sameera Saneesh.

Music

Rahul Raj composes the music. BK Hari Narayanan pens the lyrics. The songs have already entered the hit charts.

Verdict

A well-packed entertainer with the right elements of humour, thrill, and nostalgia.

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