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Oppam Movie Review: Mohanlal-Priyadarshan Back With A Bang!

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Rating:
3.5/5

Oppam is the Mohanlal starring crime thriller, which is scripted and directed by Priyadarshan. The movie is produced by Antony Perumbavoor, under the banner Aashirvad Cinemas.

Oppam Story

Jayaram is a visually-challenged man, who works as a lift operator in an apartment in the city. He has a special ability to sense even the slightest sound, smell, and touch.

One day, he witnesses a murder which happens in the apartment, but the real killer escapes and Jayaraman gets arrested on the basis of circumstantial evidences. How he proves his innocence forms the crux of the story.

Meet Oppam Cast & Crew Members Here....

Mohanlal As Jayaraman

Mohanlal, who plays Jayaraman, has delivered a brilliant performance as the visually-challenged lift operator. The actor succeeded in presenting the challenging character with perfection, and it is undoubtedly his best performance in the recent past.

Script & Direction: Priyadarshan

Priyadarshan, the scriptwriter and director of the film, has succeeded in his attempt to try a different film genre. The screenplay, which perfectly weaves the main plot and subplots together, is the backbone of the film. It is undoubtedly a great comeback for the hitmaker.

Vimala Raman

Vimala Raman, the popular actress makes a comeback to Malayalam cinema after a long hiatus, with Oppam. Even though she essays the main female lead, the actress has nothing much to do in her minimal role. 

Anusree As ACP Ganga

Anusree, the talented actress is playing the character ACP Ganga in the movie. But, she is also sidelined with an unimportant role, which has no scope to perform.

Baby Meenakshi

Baby Meenakshi, the child artist who rose to fame with the 2015-released blockbuster movie Amar Akbar Anthony, appears as the daughter of Mohanlal's character Jayaraman.

Supporting Cast

Samuthirakani, who plays the antagonist, has delivered a power-packed performance. Nedumudi Venu, Mamukoya, Innocent, and Siddique are at their usual best. Among the rest of the cast, it is Renji Panicker, Chemban Vinod, and Anjali Aneesh, who make a mark with their performances.

Cinematography: NK Ekambaram

NK Ekambaram is the director of photography. The DOP has created a highly effective backdrop for the edge of the seat thriller, with his brilliant visualisation.

Sountracks: 4 Music's

The debutant composers Jim, Biby, Eldhose, and Justine, the members of the music band, 4 Music's, make a decent debut with their rhythmic compositions. All the songs are surely memorable.

Background Score: John Ethan Yohannan

Debutante John Ethan Yohannan, who has composed the background score for the movie, deserves a great applause. The fantastic BGM adds the soul to the movie, which is a real nail-biter.

Producer: Antony Perumbavoor

Antony Perumbavoor, the closest ally of Mohanlal, produces the movie under his home banner Aashirvad Cinemas. Antony was the producer of some of the highly popular Mohanlal films.


Other Technical Aspects

The decent edits by M.S. Ayyappan Nair have helped in perfectly executing the screenplay, without losing its grip.The movie is simply brilliant in the technical side, and we feel that Priyadarshan's decision to rope in a new technical crew did not go wrong.

Overall View

The legendary charm of the Mohanlal-Priyadarshan, which was not visible in the duo's last few outings, is back in its full glory, in Oppam. The director has successfully made a flawless thriller, despite this being his first attempt.

Verdict

A perfect cliff-hanging movie experience for both the Mohanlal-Priyadarshan fans, and movie fanatics. MUST WATCH..!!

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