Cinematographer turned director Rajeev Ravi is back in action with his second directorial venture Njan Steve Lopez. The movie is produced by Madhu Neelakandan, Alan McAlex and Madhukar R. Musle under the banner Jar Productions. Director Fazil's younger son Farhan and actor Krishnakumar's eldest daughter Ahaana debuts with this movie as lead actors.
Steve lopez ( Farhan) is the son of DYSP George Lopez (Alancier). He is a 19 year old guy and leads a normal life. His love interest is Anjali (Ahaana), the daughter of a Circle Inspector. But an incident he witnesses, completely changes his life and lands him in big trouble. The rest of the plot develops on Steve's struggles to come out of the trouble.
Cast and Performance
Farhan Fazil makes a decent debut with his matured portrayal as 19 year old Steve Lopez. Newcomer Ahaana doesn't have much to perform. Rest of the cast including Alancier, Sujith Shankar, Vinayakan, Dr. Ambikasuthan and Chinnu Kuruvilla have given decent performances.
Script and Direction
The script penned by Rajesh Ravi, Geethu Mohandas and Santhosh Echikkanam seems stretched. The movie keeps lagging from the beginning to end.
Rajeev Ravi's direction is good; but the theme seems too small for a feature film and has lost its balance in an attempt to make it a 116 minutes long feature film.
Pappu's cinematography is excellent and completely creates a realistic backdrop to the movie. Editing by B Ajithkumar is not effective as the movie is completely into slow pace. The live recording technique adds the beauty to the plot.
Songs and Background Score
Chandran Veyattummal's background score is excellent; but Shahabaz Aman's songs doesn't reaches the expectations.
Recommended for those audience who love to watch a different movie attempt.