Lavakusha, directed by Gireesh Mano is the big release of the day (October 12, 2017). The film featuring Neeraj Madhav and Aju Varghese in the lead roles also features Biju Menon in an equally important role.
The first teaser of Lavakusha had hit the right chords with the audiences. the posters too gave us a hint that the film will be an entertaining ride. The movie, tagged as a spy comedy has been bankrolled by Jaison Elamgulam. Lavakusha has released in 123 theatres across Kerala.
The story of Lavakusha revolves around two jobless youngsters, who plans to open a casting agency of their own. Interestingly, both of them had once aspired to join the police force. Once, they get to meet an undercover police officer named JK and what happens later has been narrated in Lavakusha.
Neeraj Madhav and Aju Varghese play the title roles in the movie. They have done a good job with their performance. The comedy sequences of these actors have worked out pretty well and they do share a good chemistry. At the same time, they have slightly faltered in certain serious sequences. But still, they have come out successful in serving justice to their characters and do shine in the lead roles.
Biju Menon is the show-stealer as JK and he keeps you entertained throughout the film. He gets some mass scenes and is sure to get claps in the theatres. It isn't a role which he hasn't done in the past and but still he makes his presence felt, right from the very first scene in which he appears.
Lavakusha also features Deepthi Sati, Aditi Ravi, Major Ravi, Vijay Babu etc., in important roles. Most of them done have done a decent job.
Director - Gireesh Mano
Gireesh Mano has come up with a decent job in packing an entertainer which could rightly be tagged as a spy comedy. He has used most of his actors, pretty well. The placement and the execution of the comic sequences are good and they hit the right chords, most of the times.
At the same time, he could have done a better job with the initial portions of the film where the film lacks a firm grip and thus leaving the audiences a bit bored. But, the film-maker in him make it up for that in the remaining portions and takes the audiences for a good ride.
Script – Neeraj Madhav
Neeraj Madhav debuts as a scriptwriter with Lavakusha. The story of Lavakusha has everything in it to churn out a mindless entertainer. Rightly, Neeraj Madhav has etched out sequences that maintain the flow of the film.
At the same time, there are definitely some rooms for improvement. There are some unwanted sequences which could have been avoided. Some of the twists are really predictable and it seemed like the writer in him was in a hurry towards the climax sequences and thus leaving quite a few questions unanswered.
Music & BGM - Gopi Sunder
Gopi Sunder has handled the music department of the movie. The song Ayyappentamma.. is a foot tapping number. BGM of the film is loud at places and could have been better.
Prakash Velayudhan has handled the cinematography department of the film and he has done an OK job. Editor John Kutty could have definitely trimmed off some of the sequences to make the film crisper.
Lavakusha stays true to its genre of spy comedy as it has a good number of comedy sequences, covered with some action sequences and suspense elements. You have to keep aside logic, at times, to completely enjoy this entertaining ride.
There is a comic touch for the entire film and the fun mood that the film has makes Lavakusha a decent watch. The movie doesn't go off the prescribed track and keeps the audiences entertained throughout the running length.
The film has its own share of flaws. The running length of the film is a bit of an issue. Certainly, with a shorter running time, the journey would have been faster and crisper. Despite all the negatives, Lavakusha comes out successful in keeping you engaged.
Lavakusha has everything in it to be tagged as a timepass entertainer and is a perfect watch for the followers of this genre.