C/O Saira Banu is the family drama which stars Manju Warrier in the titular role. Amala Akkineni essays a pivotal role in the movie, which is directed by newcomer Antony Sony and scripted by RJ Shaan. C/O Saira Banu is jointly produced by Maqtro Pictures, RV Films, and Eros International.
C/O Saira Banu Story
Saira Banu is a post woman who leads a peaceful life with her
only son Joshua Peter, a college student. The mother-son duo shares
a unique bond, which often raises a special interest among the
people around them.
Annie John Tharavadi, on the other hand, is a leading advocate
who was forced to part ways with her son, post the divorce. How
Saira and Annie's paths cross forms the crux of the
Cast & Crew
Manju Warrier as Saira Banu
Manju Warrier, who plays Saira Banu has excelled in most of the
parts, especially in the emotional sequences in the second half.
But, the actress fizzles when it comes to the comical sequences,
except a few scenes.
Amala Akkineni as Adv. Annie John Tharavadi
Amala Akkineni makes a grand comeback as Annie John, a
highly-talented lawyer and a loving mother. She delivers an
impressive performance and scores with the neat dialogue delivery,
despite the lip-syncing issues in a few parts.
Shane Nigam as Joshua Victor
Shane Nigam has delivered a decent performance as Joshua, Saira
Banu's son. But the actor surely needs improvement when it comes to
the emotional scenes.
Niranjana Anoop as Arundathi
Niranjana Anoop has played the role of Arundathi to near
perfection. But, she has nothing much to do in her minimal
Direction: Antony Sony
Antony Sony makes a neat directorial debut with this relatable,
engaging flick. The director has successfully established the
stories of three lead characters played by Manju, Amala, and Shane
in the first half, in a neat, refreshing manner.
He has succeeded in portraying the struggles faced by the
commoners who are caught in legal issues, in a totally moving and
convincing manner. The only flaw is the comical situations, which
fall flat without making an impact.
Story & Screenplay: RJ Shaan
RJ Shaan, the writer has succeeded in bringing up a refreshing,
relatable theme to the silver screen, without many flaws. The
establishment of the characters in the first half is totally
praise-worthy. The movie also discussed the issues faced by the
commoners in our legal system in an effective way, which is
commendable. But, the comical sequences are plain and fails to
create an impact.
Bipin Chandran, the co-writer deserves a special mention for the
neat and crispy dialogues.
Music: Mejo Joseph
Mejo Joseph, the music director scores with the decent
background score which perfectly goes hand-in-hand with the
narrative. The songs are just fine.
The rest of the star cast, including Indrans, Ganesh
Kumar, Jagadeesh, P Balachandran, Joy Mathew, Biju Sopanam
etc., are good in their respective roles, but have very
limited scope to perform.
Other Technical Aspects
Abdul Rahim, the DOP scores with the decent visualisation. The
sharp editing by Sagar Das makes the movie an engaging experience.
Sameera Saneesh has done a great job with the costumes.
A relatable, moving tale of a mother-son duo, with a very special surprise in store.