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Cousins is a comic-thriller directed by Vysakh. The movie stars Kunchacko Boban, Indrajith, Suraj Venjarammoodu and Joju George in the central roles. Vedhika and Nisha Agarwal play the female leads. Mia George makes a cameo appearance in the movie. Cousins is produced by Vaishakh Rajan, under the banner Vaishaka Cinema.
Sam (Kunchacko Boban), Joji (Indrajith), Pauly (Suraj Venjarammodu) and Tony(Joju George) are cousin brothers who share a great bond. Sam loses his memory after an accident. The cousins makes a trip to find out what exactly happened in Sam's life and ends up at Chandragiri palace.
They meet some important people from Sam's past in the palace and learns about his lover (Vedhika) and meets her sister (Nisha Agarwal). From her, the cousins learn some dark realities of Sam's past and this forms the rest of the story.
Cast And Performance
Kunchako Boban delivers a decent performance as Sam. Indrajith, who played Joji, excels with his impeccable acting skills. Suraj Venrammoodu manages to make the audience laugh. Joju George's performance is fine; but the actor looks completely mis-matched in the cousins group at certain points.
Kalabhavan Shajohn's comical performance is just fine; but becomes annoying at certain instances. The actor definitely needs to brush up his humor sense. Vedhika and Nisha Agarwal look gorgeous and have played their parts well. Rest of the cast are fine in their respective roles.
Story And Direction
The repetitive story line and the not-so-engaging script by Sethu are the major negatives of the movie. Director Vysakh manages to make the movie look rich and colorful; but fails to make the narration of the plot engaging and interesting.
Cinematography by Shaji and the perfect art direction makes the movie look extremely rich. The movie could have been much more better if Mahesh Narayanan's editing was perfect.
Music And Background Score
M Jayachandran's songs are just average. Gopi Sundar's background sinks with the mood of the movie.
A movie which attempts to narrate an outdate story line, in the shadow of visual richness.