After the movie Daddy Cool, director Aashiq Abu is making his comeback through the movie Salt N Pepper, which is a right mixture of all the commercial ingredients. The movie is a feasting to all classes of audience and it attracts the viewers like a whiff of fresh air.
Salt N Pepper is a love story of two people facing a mid-life crisis. Lal and Shweta Menon's amazing performance is the major attraction of the film. Baburaj's humour, Shyju Khaled's brilliant visuals, Bijibal's music and Suresh Kollam"s art direction are other highlights of the movie.
The movie has an interesting script by Syam Pushkaran and Dileesh Nair and food is set as the backdrop of the story. The story opens with the display of delicious dishes of Kerala. Ashiq Abu has narrated the story in a plain and convincing way and there is no gimmickry in it.
Kalidasan (Lal) is an Archaeological, who is a foodie. He likes old things and his only companion is his cook Babu (Baburaj). His nephew Manu Raghav (Asif Ali) comes to his place in search of a job. His boring life gets a new twist when he receives a wrong call from Maya (Shwetha Menon), a spinster, who is a dubbing artiste, living as a paying guest with her friend Meenakshi (Mythili). What happens next will form the interesting part of the movie.
Actor Lal has a tailor-made role in the movie Salt N Pepper and he effortlessly emotes the pain and the solitude. Shwetha has completely de-glam role in the movie. She has lot scope to show her acting talent and she has used it properly. Baburaj has taken a break from his negative roles and delivered a humourous performance in the film. Asif Ali and Mythili have also done justice to their respective roles.
In technical front, Shyju Khalid"s cinematography is the major highlight of the movie Salt N Pepper. His camera work has surely added to the fluid texture of the film. Bijibal's background score is superb and all the songs are also good to listen. Suresh Kollam"s art direction is commendable. The film has obviously its own share of shortcomings, but it doe not disappoint the viewers. It is a must watch movie.
Producer: Lucsam Cinema
Director: Aashiq Abu
Cast: Lal, Swetha Menon, Asif Ali, Maithili, Baburaj