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Lal Bahadhur Shasthri Movie Review: A One Time Watch

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Lal Bahadhur Shasthri, is a feel good comedy entertainer directed by Rejish Midhila. Jayasurya, Nedumudi Venu and Aju Varghese play the title roles Lal, Bahadhur and Shasthri. Midukki reality show fame Sandra Simon plays the female lead. Jayasurya's son Adwaith makes his acting debut with the movie.

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Lal (Jayasurya) is a simple good hearted young man who is search for a job, Bahadhur (Nedumudi Venu) is a former panchayath president who have an obsession towards liquor and women, and Shasthri is a young farmer who struggles to get some document approved from a Government sector.

The three men, who are total strangers travels to Ernakulam in a KSRTC bus. Bahadhur buys a lottery ticket from a boy and the boy gives another ticket to Lal as he doesn't have change. The trio part ways after reaching Ernakulam; but later come to know that the lottery ticket which Lal got has won one crore rupees. Then Lal, Bahadhur and Shasthri join hands and goes in search of the missing ticket. This forms the crux of the story.

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Lal Bahadhur Shasthri Movie Review: A One Time Watch

Cast and Performance

Jayasurya plays the good-hearted Lal convincingly and shines with his mannerisms and comic timings. Bahadhur is safe in Nedumudi Venu's hands. Aju Varghese's portrayal of Shasthri doesn't have anything new to offer and shows uncannible resemblance with the actor's previous characters.

Mala Aarvindan and Kavitha Nair did complete justice to their roles. Sandra Simon, who played the female lead has nothing much to do in the movie; but fails to establish an effective onscreen chemistry with lead actor Jayasurya. Adwaith, Jayasurya's son makes a decent debut.

Script and Direction

The script and direction by debutante Rejish Midhila has flaws. The movie succeeds in maintaining its simplicity till the end; but the climax looks overemphasized.

Technical Aspects

Eldo Issac's cinematography adds beauty to the simple plot. Sandeep Kumar's edits and cuts are above average.

Music and Background Score

Bijibal's songs hasn't reached expectations; but the composer scores with his effective background score.


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