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Angamaly Diaries Movie Review: Raw, Real & Simply Brilliant!

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Angamaly Diaries is the comical thriller which is directed by Lijo Jose Pellissery. The movie, which stars newcomer Antony Varghese in the lead role, is scripted by actor Chemban Vinod Jose. Angamaly Diaries is produced by Vijay Babu for Friday Film House.

Angamaly Diaries Story

Vincent Peppe is an Angamaly-based youngster who aspires to become the leader of the quotation gang which rules the city. The movie depicts the ups and down of Peppe's life including his failed romance and how Angamaly's local gang fights affect him and his friends.

Cast & Crew

Direction: Lijo Jose Pellissery

Director Lijo Jose Pellissery once again proves his extraordinary craft with the excellent portrayal of the Angamaly town and people who live there. He has done a great job by creating a truly raw and realistic movie experience with absolute brilliance.

Lijo deserves a huge round of applause for the 11-minte-long single shot which comes in the climax portion. It was shot with absolute perfection, and is truly a magnificent experience for the audiences.

Script: Chemban Vinod Jose

Chemban Vinod Jose has made a fantastic debut as a scenarist, with this neatly-written, well-packed movie. The backbone of the movie is its powerful screenplay which totally brings the essence of a small town into the silver screen. The brilliant dialogues make the movie even more enjoyable. As the director and scenarist said earlier, script is the hero of Angamaly Diaries.

Antony Varghese as Vincent Peppe

Antony Varghese, the newcomer has played the role of Vincent Peppe to near perfection. The actor astonishes with his balanced, natural performance, and ensures that he is here to stay.

Sarath Kumar as Appani Ravi

Sarath Kumar, who played the role of Appani Ravi is another actor who scores with his extraordinary performance in the movie. The actor has successfully broken the stereotypes of negative roles, with his stunning act.

The Supporting Cast

The rest of the star cast, including Vineeth Vishwam, Ananthu, Sinoj Varghese, Ullas John Chemaban, Binny Rinky Benjamin, Reshma Rajan, Naveen Kunjumon, etc., are have totally fitted into their respective roles.

Cinematography: Girish Gangadharan

Girish Gangadharan's extraordinary visualisation makes Angamaly Diaries an incredible movie experience. The cinematographer deserves a special mention for the brilliant 11-mintes-long single shot in the climax portion, which is an absolute treat to watch.

Music: Prashant Pillai

Prashant Pillai once again scores with his exceptionally versatile, super-catchy songs and fantastic background score. Kudos to the musician for making use of the rare local folk songs, which makes the movie a unique experience.


Other Technical Aspects

Shameer Mohammed's editing is simply flawless. Stephy Xavior, the costume designer has done a fabulous job, by making the each actor look perfect in their respective roles.

Verdict

A realistic, brilliantly made film, which is a complete treat to the movie lovers. Kudos to the team, especially producer Vijay Babu for this wonderful attempt. 

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