Money Ratnam is a comedy thriller directed by Santhosh Nair. Fahadh Faasil and Niveda Thomas play the lead roles in the movie, which is produced by Century Films. Money Ratnam is the 100th production venture of Century Films. It is also the first movie of Fahadh Faasil releasing after his marriage.
The movie revolves around the incidents that happen within a time span of 24 hours. Neil John Samuel (Fahadh Faasil) is the sales manager of Benz showroom. He gets a bag of money, while he returns home after the New Year party.
The bag and the money originally belongs to a wealthy businessman Issac Aanakkadan (Renji Panicker), who intends to buy some precious diamonds from a group of people. Issac begin the mission to get back his lost money. At the same time, notorious goon Makudi Das (Joju George) and his group follows Neil to steal the money from him.
Neil, who realizes that somebody is following him and the money in his hands, elopes to a remote village of Tamil Nadu in a truck. Rest forms the crux of the story.
Cast and Performance
Fahadh Faasil's performance is the saving grace of the movie. The actor steals the show with his magnificant performance. Renji Panicker and Joju George, who appears in the pivotal roles, delivers a decent performance.
Niveda Thomas, who plays the female lead, doesn't have much to perform; but played her part well. Rest of the cast including Sunil Sukhada, Sashi Kalinga, Kochu Preman and Chembil Ashokan are fine in their repective roles.
Script and Direction
The script Anil Narayanan, have an ample fun element; but fails to keep the movie engaging. The much predictable storyline turns the movie boring in the second half.
Debutant director Santhosh Nair manages to make the movie watchable; even with an average script.
The cinematography by Neil D`Cunha manages to make the movie look colourful and adds life to the not-so-interesting plot. Editing by Manoj is just fine.
Songs and Background Score
Prashant Pillai fails to impress with the songs; but excels with the background score.
A one-time watchable average flick.