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Goodalochana, directed by Thomas Sebastian is the major release of the week. The film, which has been tagged as an entertainer has its script penned by young actor Dhyan Sreenivasan and it is his debut work as a writer.
The posters, mock teasers, songs and trailer of Goodalochana has struck the right chords and the audiences expected nothing less than a grand entertainer from this film. The movie has been released in close to 120 screens in Kerala
The story of Goodalochana is set in the land of Calicut city and it takes the audiences through the life of 4 youngsters named Varun, Ajaz, Jamsheer and Prakash. All the four are the representatives of the jobless youth but the aim in their life is to make money and reach heights. Some of their initial plans fail and finally, they land up on a new idea, which could probably save them.
Meet the cast & crew members of Goodalochana..
Goodalochana has these four actors in the lead roles. Dhyan Sreenivasan plays a character named Varun whereas Aju Varghese appears as Prakashan. Hareesh Kanaran plays an interesting character named Jamsheer. Meanwhile, Sreenath Bhasi gets to play the role of Ajaz.
Among the four, it is Hareesh Perumanna who entertains you the most with his humour. Dhyan Sreenivasan, Aju Varghese and Sreenath Bhasi have done a decent job but they get nothing new to do. Aju Varghese comes out with some fine humour here and there. The combination of Dhyan Sreenivasan and Aju Varghese is also nice to watch.
Rest Of The Cast
Goodalochana also features other prominent actors in important roles. Niranjana Anoop appears as the leading lady and she gets to play a loosely written role. Vishnu Govind couldn't recreate the same impact that he created in Oru Mexican Aparatha. Alencier Ley manages to impress with his role. Mamtha Mohandas as Padma plays a crucial role and has done her part pretty well.
Direction – Thomas Sebastian
Goodalochana is the third directorial venture of Thomas Sebastian. the story of a group of youngsters trying to make money by hook or crook have been made as movies many a times. But, if presented in a different manner such films do get good viewership.
Disappointingly, the work of Thomas Sebastian lacks that innovation or presentation. He fails to keep the audiences hooked with the narration. The humour element works at parts alone. There were times when the director in him got into form especially towards the middle of first half but he couldn't take that momentum forward.
Script - Dhyan Sreenivasan
It is for the first time that Dhyan Sreenivasan is penning a script for the movie. Reportedly, the story of the film is based on a popular Gujarathi movie, which emerged as a huge success out there.
It has to be said that the debut work of Dhyan Sreenivasan is quite disappointing. He has failed to add that required interesting elements in the script and at times, one would get a feel that writer in him was in a hurry. At the same time, he has done a decent job with the dialogues and the characterisation of the four lead characters.
Two of the the most popular music directors of the Malayalam film industry have set to tune the songs of the movie. Shaan rahman and Gopi Sunder have handled the music department and the songs do keep you hooked to the film.
Cinematography & Editing
Cinematography by Akhil George is fine and he delivers according to the requirement of the film. Sandeep Nandakumar has handled the editing department and he has done a decent job. But still, the editing could have been precise in the second half.
Goodalochana has been tagged as a comedy entertainer. Such films definitely shouldn't leave you bored and the audiences won't just be satisfied with the occasional laughs that the movie has to offer and moreover, the makers fail to give any surprises to the audiences in any form.
The humour portions are scattered here and there in the first half but still Goodalochana keeps you hooked with the performances of the lead actors and some nativity factors. Even though the film ends on a promising note in the first half, the movie loses the ground completely in in the latter half with the lag in narration affecting the film badly. Even the comic sequences in the second half are not up to the mark
Goodalochana has some occasional laughs and some decent performances from the lead actors but it has to be said that the movie fails to deliver what it promised to.