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Double Barrel Movie Review: A Brave Attempt!

By Akhila Menon
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    2.5/5

    Double Barrel is the comical  thriller which stars Prithviraj, Indrajith, and Tamil actor Arya in the lead roles. The movie is written and directed by Lijo Jose Pellissery. Double Barrel is produced by Prithviraj, Santhosh Sivan, Shaji Nadesan, Arya, and Lijo Jose Pellissery, under the banners August Cinema and Amen Movie Monastery.

    Double Barrel Plot

    The movie revolves around a group of gangsters goons, and gamblers, including Pancho (Prithviraj) and Vinci (Indrajith). All of them are chasing after a precious pair of diamonds. The following incidents form the crux of the story. 

    Double Barrel Cast And Performance

    Prithviraj and Indrajith, who plays the gamlers Pancho and Vinci, literally carry the movie in their shoulders. Indrajith is brilliant in their roles; while Prithviraj needs to improve his comical skills. Arya os okay in his role; but looses the grip over the character in certain points

    Asif Ali has nothing much to do in his minimal role. Sunny Wayne disappointed with his dull performance. Swathi Reddy who plays Lailaa, is perfect in her role. The rest of the star cast includes Pearle Maaney, Chemban Vinod, Isha Sharvani, Rachana Narayanankutty, Sajid Yahiya, Anil Radhakrishnan Menon, Sherin Varghese etc are fine in their respective roles.

    Script And Direction

    Double Barrel is written and directed by Lijo Jose Pellissery. The movie is an out-and-out comical thriller, which seems to heavily inspired by the graphic novels and gangster comedy movies.

    But, it might be hard for the normal audience to accept such a different movie. But in short, Double Barrel can be quoted as one of the bravest movies ever made in the history of Malayalam cinema. 

    Technical Aspects

    Abhinandan Ramanujam's cinematography deserves a special applause. The visualisation has acted as the soul of the film, and has created the perfect ambiance for the narrative. Sathyaraj's editing is upto the marks.

    Praveen Varma has scored with the exceptional costumes, which has highly supported the characterisation of the movie. Keyframes Studios's visual effects are commendable.

    Songs And Background Score

    The songs and background score are composed by Prashant Pillai. The music director has tried to bring a difference in the music. But the songs miserably fails to impress; while the background score is brilliant.

    Verdict

    One of the bravest attempts in the history of Malayalam cinema; watch it with the mindset of a kid.

    Check out the slides for details about the cast and crew of Double Barrel...

    Prithviraj

    Prithviraj plays Pancho, a gambler in the movie. He also producer for the movie.

    Indrajith

    Indrajith plays Vinci, Pancho's close friend and a gambler.

    Arya

    Arya plasy Majnu aka Jammy in the movie. Earlier, Fahadh Faasil was considered for the role.

    Swathi Reddy

    Swathi Reddy plays Laliaa, the female lead opposite Arya in the movie.

    Asif Ali

    Asif Ali, the young actor makes a special appearance in the movie.

    Lijo Jose Pellissery

    Lijo Jose pellissery, the popular filmmaker has penned, directed and produced the film, along with August Cinema.

    Technical Aspects

    Abhinandan Ramanujam handles the cinematography. The movie is filmed with the famous Red Dragon Camera, which is for the first time in Mollywood.

    Songs & Background Score

    Songs and background score are composed by Prashant Pillai. Prashant has earlier worked with Lijo Jose Pellissery, for the landmark movie Amen.

    Production Banner

    The movie is produced by Prithviraj, Santhosh Sivan, Shaji Nadesan, Arya, and Lijo Jose Pellissery, under the banners August Cinema and Amen Movie Monastery.

    Verdict

    A complete comic thriller with a comic book effect.

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