Ore Mukham is the suspense thriller, which stars Dhyan Sreenivasan in the lead role. The movie is directed by debutant Sajith Jagadnandan and produced by Jayalal Menon & Anil Biswas, for Backwater Studios.
Ore Mukham Story
The movie revolves around the murder of an NRI businessman named Aravindan Menon, and the prime suspect Zachariah Pothan. A young journalist unravels the mystery of Zachariah Pothan and the infamous dual murder case which happened during his college days.
Cast, Crew & Performances
Dhyan Sreenivasan As Zachariah Pothan
The character Zachariah is an image-breaking role for Dhyan Sreenivasan, but lies outside his comfort zone. The actor lacks the energy demanded by the character, and his struggle is clearly evident in his performance.
Aju Varghese, who appears as Das, is at his usual best. The actor has played his part perfectly, and impresses with his comic timing, once again.
Arjun Nandakumar As Aravindan
Arjun Nandakumar, who essays the character Aravindan, has done complete justice to his role and has delivered a decent performance.
Prayaga Martin As Bhama
Prayaga Martin, who appears as Zachariah Pothan's love interest Bhama, has nothing much to do in her minimal role. But the actress has succeeded in making a mark with her charming screen presence.
The Supporting Cast
The supporting cast, including Deepak Parambol, Yasir Saleem, Maniyanpilla Raju, Renji Panicker, Devan, Chemban Vinod Jose, Jewel Mary, Gayathri Suresh, Abhirami, etc., are good in their respective roles.
Director: Sajith Jagadnandan
Debutant director Sajith Jagadnandan makes a not-so-impressive debut with this half-baked thriller. He loses his control over the screenplay after a point. The attempt to recreate the 80's on the silver screen, has failed miserably.
Screenplay & Dialogues
The screenplay, which is jointly written Deep S Nair and Sandeep Sadanandan, lacks the crispiness. The interval and climax twists fails to create an impact. The overly-dramatic dialogues are another major drawback.
Cinematographer: Satheesh Kurup
Satheesh Kurup, who is best known for his works in Blessy's Pranayam, Kalimannu, B Unnikrishnan's Mr. Fraud, etc., scores with the decent cinematography, which makes a movie a good visual experience.
Other Technical Aspects
The duration of the movie is just around 2 hours, and editor Ranjan Abraham deserves a special mention for the same. Costume designer Sameera Saneesh has done a wonderful job by recreating the styles of 80's in its full glory. Art director Sabu Mohan has done his part to near perfection.
Bijibal's songs are just fine. The background score is good at most of the parts but was overly-used at several points. Sadly, the National award winning musician fails to recreate his magic this time.
The lifeless screenplay, cliched comical and romantic sequences and half-baked attempt to recreate the 80's and 90's on silver screen makes Ore Mukham a disappointing experience.
A disappointing campus thriller, which could have made in a much better way.