Masterpiece (2017) Review
Mammootty is the life of the film. He exudes confidence, energy and charm as Edward Livingstone, a strict college professor. He is as stylish as ever and whenever he appears on screen, he makes it a point to grab attention of the audiences.
Ajai Vasudev follows almost the same format of his debut directorial venture, Rajadhiraja. He makes his intentions clear right from the beginning of the movie and that is too deliver a high voltage mass entertainer, for the festival season. The way in which he has handled the action blocks and the punch scenes are the right proofs for that.
Masterpiece is a film purely meant for its genre lovers. If you are intention is to watch an entertaining film with loads of mass and stylish sequences, then Masterpiece is definitely, the best and right pick. Above all, Masterpiece has Mammootty as the big 'Master' in top form. He excels above everything, and thus offering a big treat to the audiences.
Masterpiece has nothing exciting in it to give you that adrenalin rush. If you feel that a movie like Pokkiri Raja would work even now, Masterpiece might work for you. If not, this could well be a tedious theater experience.
The story has the suspense in its favor; but is just another typical commercial film with an invincible hero. The first half is slow and has nothing new to offer until Mammootty arrives on screen. Ajai Vasudev's direction is good but there are many loopholes in the screenplay that pushes logic and reality away.