King Liar is the comical entertainer which stars Dileep and Madonna Sebastian in the lead roles. Siddique pens the movie, which is directed by Lal. King Liar is produced by Ouseppachan Movie House.
King Liar Story
Sathyanarayanan (Dileep) is a young man who makes a living with fraud activities. Sathyan falls for Anjali (Madonna Sebastian), a fashion designer and tries to woo her, by pretending that he is a rich businessman, named Naran.
But Anjali soon learns Sathyan's real identity and decides to move away from his life. Sathyan, who is hopelessly in love with Anjali, desperately tries to win her back.
Meanwhile, a fashion tycoon named Anand Varma enters Sathyan's life, to make a deal with him. What happens to Sathyan and how he wins his love back, forms the rest of the plot.
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Dileep is in his usual best as Sathyanarayanan and scores with the exceptional comical timing. But the same time, the actor tends to overplay at certain points, thus losing the naturality in his performance.
Madonna Sebastian delivers as decent performance as Anjali. But the heavy makeup takes away the usual charm from the actress and she looks artificial onscreen.
Balu Varghese, who plays Antappan, deserves a special mention. The rest of the cast, including Lal, Asha Sarath, Siddique, Shivaji Guruvayoor, Joy Mathew, Balachandran Chullikad, etc are good in their roles.
Script & Direction
The Siddique-Lal duo has succeeded in making the first have worth watching, with the perfect blend of comical and romantic elements. But the second half enters into a more serious zone, which badly affects the entertainment factor.
Bipin Chandran's dialogues are good at the first half, but turns out to be unnatural in the second half and climax portions. King Liar hasn't reached the usual perfection level of Siddique-Lal movies, but it is not a disappointing watch either.
Cinematographer Alby scores with the exceptional visualization. Ratheesh Raj's editing is just fine. The makeup department highly disappoints, as most of the actors, especially the leading lady, looks artificial onscreen.
Songs & Background Score
The songs, composed by Alex Paul fails to make a mark. Deepak Dev scores with the decent background score, which sinks in with the movie perfectly.
An average comical entertainer, which cannot be compared to the previous Siddique-Lal classics. But, not a disappointing watch either.