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Up & Down - Mukalil Oralundu - Movie Review

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TK Rajeev Kumar is one of the most-acclaimed directors in Malayalam film industry. He has also won several Filmfare and National and State awards for his directions. Two years after the release of Thalsamayam Oru Penkutty, the director has made his comeback with his latest venture Up & Down - Mukalil Oralundu, which stars Indrajith, Prathap Pothen, Meghana Raj, Remya Nambeesan and Shruthy Menon in the leads.

Up & Down - Mukalil Oralundu is suspense thriller film, which is a tale of friendship and love. Besides direction TK Rajeev Kumar has also written, while Indugopan penned the dialogues for the movie. Indrajith's brilliant performance, Rajeev Kumar's interesting story and gripping screenplay, M Jayachandran's music, Jomon Thomas' camera work are the main highlights of the film.

The novelty of the backdrop is one of main highlights in the film. The story of the flick unfolds in a lift, where nine people are stuck and left in a suffocating, claustrophobic state for a prolonged period. All these characters are static, silent and suffering. Trapped inside the lift, they also confront the murder of a woman along with a cop and jointly solve it.

A police commissioner is attending an anniversary celebration of a flat in an apartment as a Chief guest. Along with him, two couples, a writer (Prathap Pothen), fretful man and a lift-operator Thampuran (Indrajith) get stuck in the lift. Thampuran talks about a prostitute (Meghana Raj), who came to visit someone last night, but has disappeared in a mysterious way. How the police commission will solve this case jointly with others in the lift will form the crux of the film.

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Rajeev Kumar's Direction In Up And Down

Up & Down - Mukalil Oralundu is an unusual thriller and TK Rajeev Kumar has penned a brilliant story for it. His gripping narration makes the viewers sit on the edge of their seat and watch the film biting their nails.

Up And Down - Mukalil Oralundu – Review

Indrajith has delivered a top-notch performance in the movie Up And Down. His dialogue delivery and his emotional scenes stand out in the film.

Meghana Raj's Performance In Up And Down

As prostitute, Meghana Raj has also delivered remarkable performance and her spicy looks are sure to impress the audience. Remya Nambeeshan has also done justice to her role.

Actors' Performances In Up And Down

Others Prathap Pothen, Ganesh Kumar, Nandhu, Baiju, Rajat Menon, Kochu Premnan, Shruthi Menon, Master Devaraman have also done justice to their respective roles.


M Jayachandran's music and Jomon Thomas' camera work are two main attractions in the technical front. Indugopan's dialogues are smart, convincing and engaging. Other technical departments have also done commendable job.


Overall, Up & Down - Mukalil Oralundu is a good thriller and it also has its own share of drawbacks. But they are minor, which you ignore while watching the film. Watch it if you can.

Up And Down - Mukalil Oralundu – Review

Director: TK Rajeev Kumar Cast: Indrajith, Prathap Pothen, Ganesh Kumar, Nandhu, Baiju, Rajat Menon, Kochu Premnan, Meghna Raj, Remya Nambeesan, Shruthi Menon, Master Devaraman
Music: M Jayachandran
Camera work: Jomon Thomas
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Producer: Balachandran, Karunamoorthy, Latha Kurien Rajeev
Release Date: May 17, 2013

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