Lailaa O Lailaa is a romantic thriller, which stars Mohanlal in the lead role. The movie, directed by Joshiy, stars Amala Paul in the female lead. Suresh Nair pens the script. Lailaa O Lailaa is produced by Santhosh Kottayi, Bijou Anthony, and Preetha Nair, under the banner Finecut Entertainments.
Lailaa O Lailaa Plot
Jayamohan is an exporting executive, who works for an exporting
company. He is a divorcee. His wife (Remya
Nambeesan) leaves him due his workaholic nature. Later, Anjali
(Amala Paul) enters his life. The couple soon falls in love and
enters wedlock, without the consent of Anjali's father, Dr. Menon
Around the same time, the Government of India forms a shadow
wing under the National Intelligence Agency, following the Mumbai
terrorists attacks. The prime aim of the wing is to prevent the
terrorist activities in the country. After a series of incidents,
Jayamohan is revealed to be an INA agent and Shaheed Khadar
(Sathyaraj), his chief.
The duo is under a mission to seize a notorious terrorist, who
has been attempting to break the security of the country. The
mission starts affecting Jai's family life. How Jai manages to save
the country and his family forms the crux of the story.
Cast And Performances
Mohanlal, who plays Jayamohan aka Jai, plays his part to near
perfection. The actor's exuberant performance doesn't save the
movie. Amala Paul completely fits in the role Anjali and shares a
good chemistry with Mohanlal. But the actress has nothing much to
do in the movie.
Sathyaraj brilliantly portrays Shaheed Khadar. Joy Mathew
disappoints with the cliched side-kick role. It is time for the
actor to try something different.
The supporting cast including Rahul Dev, Junaid Sheikh, Ashwin
Mathew, Vijay Menon, Kiran Raj, Sreerag Nambiar, Abhijith Paul,
Remya Nambeesan, Kainaat Arora and, Anjali Upasana, are fine in
Lailaa O Lailaa Script And Direction
Popular Bollywood scenarist Suresh Nair makes his Malayalam
movie debut with Lailaa O Lailaa. Despite the initial
hype, the scenarist completely fails to impress with the
loosely-packed screenplay, which is based on a boring plot.
The movie impresses with the comparatively better first half,
which is rich with the racy visualization, romance, and high
voltage action sequences. But the second half totally disappoints
with the irritatingly cliched twists and a highly predictable
It is the third consecutive disappointing venture of the veteran
filmmaker Joshiy. The director proves that he is still young to
direct a perfect thriller movie, the poor screenplay badly affects
We hope the hitmaker will wisely choose his future projects and
come back in full swing soon.
S Lokanathan's cinematography perfectly creates the ambiance for
a romantic thriller, with the brilliant visualization.
Editing by Shyam Sasidharan fails to meet the standards, as the
2 hours 50 minutes long movie has a lot of unwanted scenes, which
have helped only to increase the duration.
Lailaa O Lailaa Songs And Background
The songs composed by Gopi Sundar fails to meet the
expectations. But the National Award winner scores with the decent
background score, which perfectly blends in with the
Movie In Brief
The movie, which revolves around the terrorism-intelligence
agent-romance drama, might impress the die-hard Mohanlal fans with
the racy stunt sequences and romance.
But the movie completely fails to cater to the normal audience
and movie lovers, who love to watch Mohanlal in earthly,
performance oriented characters.
Once again, it has been proved that no stardom and technical
brilliance can save a movie, with a soul-less script.
Yet again, a terrorism based romantic action thriller which will
largely test your patience.
Mohanlal As Jayamohan
Mohanlal plays Jayamohan, an under-cover intelligence agent, who
is in a secret mission.
Amala Paul As Anjali
Amala Paul plays Anjali, the girl who accidently enters
Sathyaraj As Shaheed Khadar
Sathyaraj essays Shaheed Khadar, Jayamohan's chief.
The movie is directed by veteran filmmaker Joshiy, who has been
in the industry for almost past 3 decades.
Script- Suresh Nair
The movie is penned by Suresh Nair, the popular Bollywood
scenaris, who rose to popularity with the movie
The movie is produced by Santhosh Kottayi, Bijou Anthony and
Preetha Nair, under the banner Finecut Entertainments.
Joy Mathew, Rahul Dev, Junaid Sheikh, Ashwin Mathew,
Vijay Menon, Remya Nambeesan, Kainaat Arora, Anjali
Upasana etc essays the other pivotal roles.
S Lokanathan handles the cinematography. Editing is handled by
Songs And Background Score
National Award winner Gopi Sundar composes the songs and
background score for the movie.
An action-packed romantic thriller from the popular
actor-director duo Mohanlal and Joshiy.