Rakshadhikari Baiju Oppu, directed by Ranjan Pramod and featuring Biju Menon in the lead role has opened big at the theatres today (April 21, 2017)
The film, which is expected to be a realistic entertainer with
feel good elements has its script written by the director himself.
Rakshadhikari Baiju Oppu has been produced by Alexander
mathew And Satheesh Kolam under the banner 100th Monkey
Rakshadhikari Baiju Oppu narrates the story of Baiju, who works
with the irrigation department. He is a man who loves to spend most
of his free time hanging around his friends, who are much younger
than him. He takes part in all the important events in his village
and is an active member of a club named Kumbalam Brothers. The film
takes you through the life of Baiju, his family, friends andhis
Read on to know how the cast & crew members of
Rakshadhikari Baiju Oppu have fared for the
Biju Menon As Baiju
Biju Menon is one such actor who is ever dependable. Give him
any kind of character and he is sure to excel in that. Same is the
case with his portrayal of Baiju. The character of a laid-back and
fun-loving Baiju has been excellently portrayed by Biju Menon. He
takes you for a laughter ride and at the same time scores heavily
in emotional sequences as well. The realistic approach of his
acting has helped in identifying Baiju as one among us.
Hannah Reji Koshy As Ajitha
Hannah Reji Koshy, who was previously seen in Prithviraj starrer
Darwinte Parinamam plays the female lead role in the
movie. Hannah gets to play the role of Baiju's wife Ajitha, an
innocent housewife. She has delivered a clean and neat
Aju Varghese As Unni
Aju Varghese gets a role that is tailor-made for him. As Unni,
one of the close friends of Baiju, Aju Varghese cracks some perfect
one-liners. He has given an earnest performance in the
Rest Of The Cast
The film also features actors like Vijayaraghavan, Janardhanan,
Alencier Ley, Indrans, Hareesh Kanaran, Dileesh Pothen etc., in
prominent roles. All the actors get to play roles, which areetched
in a good manner. Special mention to Deepak Parambol who has given
a fine performance. Hope this youngster gets more such roles in the
future, as well.
Script & Direction – Ranjan Pramod
It is a welcome comeback for Ranjan Pramod, the director. His
first two outings weren't that successful but Rakshadhikari
Baiju Oppu is sure to give him that big break as a director.
As a film-maker, he is largely successful in taking us to a milieu
that is quite familiar to us and thus evoking nostalgia.
The screenplay of the film is its major strength. The film has a
crisp storyline and the sequences in the film never bores you. The
expertise of Ranjan Pramod in layering such sequences in films
without going out of context can be seen in Rakshadhikari Baiju
Oppu, as well.
Cinematography of the film has been handled by Prasanth
Raveendran. He has delivered exactly what the film required and has
set some realistic frames for the movie. Editing by Samjith
Mohammed is good and at the same time, he could have worked on the
run time of the film.
Bijibal has worked on the songs and BGM of the film. Once again,
the music composer impresses with his work.
Rakshadhikari Baiju Oppu is one such film that has some
real characters and a setting, which is quite relatable. While
watching the film and its characters, one would get a feel that we
have met them in real life as well.
The first half of the film is filled with loads of moments which
would successfully evoke nostalgia in us. The comedies of the film
have worked out perfectly well and more importantly, all of them
Apart from being an entertainer, the film also makes use of the
platform that it has got, to deliver some important messages, like
the problems with development, raising of children etc. The film
addresses many such topics through sub-plots, which have been aptly
placed and never ever does the film fall on the preachy
At the same time, the long run time of the movie, is a slight
negative for the movie. Some of the sequences from the first half
could have been trimmed, but still, that doesn't take away any
credit from this beautiful movie.
Rakshadhikari Baiju is one such film that could be kept
close to our heart. While narrating the story of Baiju and his
village, the film takes you through an endearing ride of