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Lokpal Movie Review - Critics Verdict

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Lokpal, directed by Joshiy and starring Mohanlal, Kavya Madhavan and Manoj K Jayan in the lead is a political action thriller. The film has got mixed reviews from critics across the globe.

Lokpal is Mohanlal's first film to be released this year. Though the superstar's performance has been raved by all, the film as such is not being appreciated much. Check out what the critics have to say about Lokpal and express your views in the comment box below...

Mohanlal performs his role with utmost ease and conviction. Cinematography by Pradeep Nair is praiseworthy as the camera takes many angle and closeups. Dialogues could have been more effective. Lokpal is worth a one-time watch - and that too only because of Mohanlal.

After copying the basic backdrop, scenarist SN Swami and director Joshiy makes a surprisingly silly film that lacks any sense adding badly written one-liners in English, to add to the dismay. Lokpal's "fancy dress" for each adventure is the funniest thing in this movie. If that is not enough, there is Sai Kumar mimicking Innocent's 'Irinjalakuda accent', Shammi Thilakan's 'Thiruvananthapuram accent' and a brief 'Kozhikkodan version' too, with Kalasala Babu.

Director Joshiy has given his best to bring some credibility to the proceedings. Dialogues are ineffective and do not create the impact intended. Mohanlal, appearing in different forms at different places, makes acting look so effortless with his dazzling array of talent.

Lokpal doesn't reach our expectations. As usual Mohanlal did his role well. The weak script made the movie dragging most of the time and lack of humor (which was one of the main attractions in Lal's previous film Run Baby Run) made it worst. Kavya Madhavan was another drawback of the film, the weak script doesn't give Kavya or Meera Nandan an active role in the film. Manoj K Jayan, Sai Kumar and Shammi Thilakan did their roles exceptionally well.

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Meera Nandan

Meera Nandan in Lokpal.

Sai Kumar

Sai Kumar in Lokpal.


Mohanlal was undoubtedly the show stealer.

Manoj K Jayan

Manoj K Jayan is quite a natural star and his performance was brilliant.

Kavya Madhavan

Kavya Madhavan looks pretty and has also acted very well in the film.


Mohanlal's role in the film was very convincing.

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