Aby, directed by debutant Srikant Murali and featuring Vineeth Sreenivasan in the lead role has hit the theatres today (February 23, 2017). Aby is one of the biggest releases of Vineeth Sreenivasan with the movie having released in above 100 centres in Kerala.
The film has its script written by popular writer Santhosh Echikkanam. Aby has been bankrolled by Suvin K Varkey under the banner Littlebig Films.
The story of Aby revolves around a young guy with the same name, who nurtures a big dream. He dreams to fly just like the birds and his big aim in life is to make an aeroplane on his own, one day. But, Aby's crazy dream doesn't have much takers and certain situations push him out of his native place. Will Aby accomplish his dream or not forms the rest of the story.
Read on to know how the cast and crew members of Aby have fared in the movie..
Director – Srikant Murali
It is a decent debut for Srikant Murali, the director. The director comes out successful in delivering a decent film without adding many dramatic elements. He has remained in the safe zone, following the template of inspirational movies and hence, the room for innovation was lesser. On the flip side, the placement of songs looked irritating.
Writer – Santhosh Echikkanam
For sure, Aby is not the best work of Santhosh Echikkanam. One would get the feel like he could have concentrated a bit more on the development of each characters. But still, there are certain areas where the writer in him wins giving the necessary materials to the director to work on.
Vineeth Sreenivasan As Aby
Vineeth Sreenivasan appears as the title character Aby. It was a pretty decent performance from the actor. He has pulled off the different stages of Aby's life successfully. There were certain sequences in which he was trying too much but overall, he has done justice to the character of Aby.
Aju Varghese As Kunjoottan
Aju Varghese plays Kunjoottan, one of the classmates of Aby. Well, the actor has mastered in doing such kind of roles and he has kept the entertainment quotient intact, with his portrayal of Kunjoottan.
Mareena Michael As Anumol Xavier
Mareena Michael who was previously seen in Happy Wedding plays the childhood friend of Aby, in this film. The character of Anumol isn't like the stereotyped leading ladies in films and Mareena has done her part, pretty well. She is definitely a good prospect.
Suraj Venjaramoodu As Xavier
Suraj Venjaramoodu appears as Xavier, father of Anumol, in Aby. It was a rather matured performance from this actor. There aren't any forced comedies for the actor in the film and we get to see him deliver some quality comedies in Aby.
Rest Of The Cast
Apart from the above mentioned actors, the film also features Sudheer Karamana, Hareesh Peradi, Dileesh Pothan etc., in important roles. Sudheer Karamana did go overboard at times. Dileesh Pothan as the police officer was impressive. Bollywood actor Mahish Chaudhary delivered what was expected from him.
The music department of the movie has been handled by Bijibal and Jaison J Nair. The songs were strictly average. BGM by Anil Johnson was good. Cinematography by Sudheer Surendran requires special mention as he has set some brilliant frames capturing the beauty of Idukki. E S Suraj has done a decent job behind the editing table.
Well, the film has followed the same route of most of the motivational movies. Hence, the film has its own share of cliched elements, be it in the development of the characters or story progression.
But, on the plus side, the film does succeed in providing that motivational element in the right dosage. We get to feel for the character of Aby and his dreams in the due course of the film's journey.
The film also has the entertaining elements to keep you engaged. The humour portions in the first half of the movie has struck the right chords with the audiences. There are some logical issues in the film, but that doesn't affect the overall quality of the film.
Aby is a decent watch. It doesn't boast of being something different but it has the capability to take you through the inspiring journey of Aby towards his big dream without leaving you bored.