Fukri is the family entertainer, which stars Jayasurya in the lead role. The movie is written and directed by the senior film-maker, Siddique. Fukri is jointly produced by director Siddique's home banner S Talkies and Vaishaka Cynyma.
Lukeman aka Lucky is an engineering dropout who makes a living by conning people. Due to some unexpected incidents, Lucky is forced to enter an aristocratic Muslim family, pretending to be the long-lost son of Ali Fukri and grandson of the family head, Sulaiman Fukri.
How Lucky solves the misunderstandings between Sulaiman & Ali and reunites the family, forms the crux of the story.
Cast & Crew
Jayasurya As Lukeman aka Lucky
Jayasurya has delivered a neat performance as Lukeman aka Lucky, the fraudster. But the actor has nothing much to do in the role, which lacks a character definition and strength.
Script & Direction: Siddique
Siddique fails to deliver a complete entertainer this time. The movie has some good comical situations which will make the audiences laugh their hearts out.
But the messy narrative and a few comical situations kill the overall entertainment factor. While the first half is a bit too lengthy, the second half looks messier. The climax sequences seems rushed, and the dialogues are overdramatic.
Siddique As Sulaiman Fukri
Siddique who has portrayed Sulaiman Fukri has stolen the show with his extraordinary performance. His exceptional looks and voice modulation deserve a special mention.
Lal As Ali Fukri
Lal, the senior actor-director delivers a power-packed performance as Ali Fukri. Even though he appears only in the second half, the actor has made a mark with his fabulous screen presence and dialogue delivery.
Prayaga Martin As Nafsi
Prayaga Martin who essays the role of Lucky's love interest Nafsi has perfectly fit into her character, even though she has nothing much to do in her minimal role.
Anu Sithara As Aaliya aka Mani Kutti
Anu Sithara plays Aaliya aka Mani Kutti in the movie, is just okay in her role. She couldn't make a mark, especially in emotional sequences, and definitely needs to brush up her skills.
Cinematography: Vijay Ulaganath
Vijay Ulaganath, the cinematographer scores with the exceptional visualisation. Especially, the song sequences are well-picturised and a treat to watch.
The rest of the star cast including Janardhanan, KPAC Lalitha, Balu Varghese, Thesni Khan, Bhagath Manuel, Sreelatha Namboothiri, Akku Melaparambu, John Kaippillil, Nirmal, Reena, etc., are good in their respective roles. Director Siddique deserves a great applause for introducing several young and promising comedians through the movie.
Other Technical Aspects
KR Gourishankar's editing is not up to the standards, as the first half is a bit too lengthy and the second half and climax portions move swiftly. Joseph Nellickal, the art director and costume designer Pradeep Varma have done great jobs.
The songs, composed by Viswajith and Dr Sudeep Ilayiodom are just okay and fail to create an impression. But, the decent background score completely sinks in with the narrative.
Director Siddique's magic fails to create an impact this time. Watch only if you are a loyal fan of the director.