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Life Of Josutty Movie Review: No 'Drishyam' Magic, But Life At The Simplest!

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Rating:
3.0/5

Life Of Josutty is the family entertainer, which stars Dileep in the titular role. The movie is directed by Jeethu Joseph and written by Rajesh Varma. Life Of Josutty is produced by Jayalal Menon and Anil Biswas, under the banner Backwater Studios and distributed by Eros International.

Life Of Josutty Story

Josutty (Dileep) is the son of Joseph and Shoshamma. He belongs to a middle class farmer family and lives a content life. Gradually, Josutty falls in love with Jessy (Rachana Narayanankutty), who is his neighbour and childhood friend.

But after a series of incidents, Jessy is forced to leave Josutty and he marries Rose (Jyothi Krishna), a divorcee who works as a nurse in New Zealand, for the sake of his family. He immigrates to New Zealand with his wife and the following incidents forms the plot of the movie.

Cast

Dileep portrays Josutty with absolute perfection, with the right comical and emotional elements. The actor once again proves that he is an immensely talented actor, who just needs the right characters to express his skills.

Rachana Narayanankutty delivers a memorable performance as Jessy and shares a good chemistry with Dileep. Jyothi Krishna has neatly played Josutty's wife Rose.

Hareesh Perady, who essayed Josutty's father, mesmerises with his brilliant performance. The rest of the star cast include Suraj Venjarammoodu, Saju Navodaya, Sasi Kalinga, Sunil Sukhadha, Sudheer Karamana, Chembil Ashokan, Nobi, Krishna Prabha, Vijayakumari etc are good in their roles.

Script And Direction

The movie is directed by Jeethu Joseph. Jayalal Menon pens the story. Rajesh Varma has written the screenplay and dialogues. The team has beautifully portrayed the life of Josutty, and his transition from a villager to an NRI.

The first half of the movie is filled with some comical elements; which turns out a little artificial at certain points. Overall, the first half is entertaining. The movie gets back to the track when it reaches the interval, and the second half is more cinematic.

The movie falls into the slow pace with the excessive load of emotional elements and unnecessary scenes. The climax looks forced; but it may satisfy the audience who insists on a happy ending. But in a whole, Life Of Josutty makes a perfect family movie.

Jeethu Joseph has succeeded in portraying the simple life story of a common man interestingly, even without twists and turns. As he earlier stated, there is nothing extraordinary about the movie. Rajesh Varma deserves a special mention for the well-crafted script.

Technical Aspects

Ravichandran is the director of photography. The visuals have highly helped in making the life story of Josutty more lively and soulful. Ayoob Khan's editing is not up to the marks, as the movie turns tiresome with excessive emotional elements and unnecessary scenes.

Songs And Background Score

Songs and background score are composed by Anil Johnson. Santhosh Varma pens the lyrics. The song Mele Mele perfectly sinks in with the narration, while the rest are just okay. The perfect background score makes the movie soulful.

Verdict

Don't watch it expecting the Drishyam magic. It is just life, at the simplest.

Check out the slides for the candid location pics and details about Life Of Josutty

Dileep

Dileep plays the titular character Josutty, an innocent simple villager. The movie revolves around his life - from 8 to 38 years. 

Rachana Narayanankutty

Rachana Narayanankutty plays Jessy, the childhood friend and lover of Josutty. She is sharing the screen with Dileep, for the first time in her career.

Jyothi Krishna

Jyothi Krishna plays Rose, a nurse who works in New Zealand. Jyothi is also teaming up with Dileep for the first time in her career.

Jeethu Joseph

Jeethu Joseph is striking again after a gap of 2 years, post the great success of Drishyam. He is teaming up with Dileep after the comical flick My Boss.

Story, Screenplay And Dialogues

The story is penned by Jayalal Menon, who has also produced the movie. The screenplay and dialogues are written by Rajesh Varma.

Pranav Mohanlal

The movie is special, also because it has the star kid Pranav Mohanlal in his crew. Pranav has assisted director Jeethu in the movie.

Supporting Cast

The movie has a long supporting cast, including the popular actors Suraj Venjarammoodu, Hareesh Perady, Saju Navodaya, Sasi Kalinga, Sunil Sukhadha, Sudheer Karamana, etc. 

Technical Aspects

Ravichandran is the director of photography. Ayoob Khan handles the editing. Jeethu Joseph's wife Linda Jeethu has designed the costumes

Songs And Background Score

Anil Johnson composes the songs and background score. Santhosh Varma pens the lyrics.

Verdict

Don't watch it expecting the Drishyam magic. It is just life, at the simplest.

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