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Vikramadithyan Movie Review

By Akhila Menon
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    Rating:
    3.0/5

    Hit maker Lal Jose is back with yet another well crafted entertainer- Vikramadithyan. The movie revolves around the love-hate relationship of two boys, Vikraman and Adithyan and a girl, Deepika who comes into their lives. The movie brings back the script writer-director duo, Iqbal Kuttipuram and Lal Jose together after the success of Diamond Necklace.

    Story

    Police constable Vasudev Shenoy (Anoop menon) fails to get his mother's approval for marrying his collegue Lakshmi (Lena) and she gets married to a theif Kunjunni (Santhosh Keezhattoor), who disguises himself as a police officer. Vasudev marries a girl of his family's choice (Charmila) and moves on with life. Eventually, both the couples are blessed with baby boys, who are born at the same time. Shenoy's son is named Vikraman (Unni Mukundan) and Kunjunni's son Adithyan (Dulquer Salmaan).

    Vikramadithyan Movie Review

    Kunjunni committs suicide after Shenoy arrests him for a theft. This incident leaves Adithyan in deep frustation. Despite the friendship, a competition arises between Vikraman and Adithyan from the young age itself. A common friend, Deepika enters into the life of the boys and they starts competing each other to win her heart. The rest of the story begins here...

    Cast and Performance

    The movie have Unni Mukundan, Dulquer Salmaan and Namitha Pramod in the lead roles. Anoop Menon, Lena, Charmila, Joy Mathew, Santhosh Keezhattoorand and Sidhartha Siva plays other important roles in the movie. Young actor Nivin pauly appears in a cameo role.

    Dulquer Salmaan shines as the lazy Adithyan, who wants to live his life in his own terms. Unni Mukundan perfectly plays the handsome, hardworking Vikraman, who is an ideal youngster in everyone's eyes. Namitha Pramod looks gorgeous onscreen and completely fits into the typical heroine role.

    It is Anoop Menon, who surprises the audience with his power packed perfomance as Vasudev Shenoy, a failed lover and a protective father. Lena completely lives her role of a widowed mother. Charmila, Joy mathew and Sidhartha Siva does complete justice to their roles. New comer Santhosh Keezhattoor deserves a special applause. Nivin Pauly, made a bang with his cameo role, Lokesh.

    Script and Direction

    Iqbal Kuttipuram's script creates a lagin the first half, but slowly comes back to form in second half. Some irrelavant scenes and frequent song sequences reveal the weakness of the script in the first half.

    Hit maker Lal Jose has made a perfect recipe for a festival season entertainer.

    Techincal Aspects

    Jomon T John's cinematography makes the frames look fabulous; especially in the song sequences. Ranjan Abraham's editing is not upto expectations as the movie sinks into slow pace frequently.

    Songs and Background Score

    Bijibal made an impact with the song Maanthe Chandanakeeru; but fails to impress with the other songs. But he once again proves his excellence in background score, which completely sinks into the plot of the movie.

    Verdict

    In short, Vikramadithyan is a one-time watchable flick. The movie is a complete entertainer for the festival season.

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