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Masterpiece, the biggest release of the season is all set to take over the big screens in Kerala, from today (December 21, 2017). Starring Megastar Mammootty in the lead role, Masterpiece, which has been tagged as an out-and-out mass entertainer, is definitely high on expectations.
Ajai Vasudev has directed Masterpiece and the teaser and trailer of the film promised it to be a real big treat for all the Malayalam film audiences. Here's our take on the big release of the day..
The story of Masterpiece is set against the backdrop of a college campus in Kollam. This campus has its own share of problems created by two rival groups. Meanwhile, two unfortunate deaths happen in the premises, which shake the entire college. Enter Edward Livingstone, an English Professor, and he is all set to bring a proper order to the college campus. What happens rest has been narrated in Masterpiece.
Keep scrolling down to know how the cast & crew members of Masterpiece have fared for the movie..
Mammootty As Edward Livingstone
Mammootty is the life of the film. He exudes confidence, energy and charm as Edward Livingstone, a strict college professor. He is as stylish as ever and whenever he appears on screen, he makes it a point to grab attention of the audiences.
Importantly, Mammootty is in full energy and form, throughout the film and he offers a grand time for all of his fans. Coming to the action sequences, he definitely has silenced his critics, once again.
Unni Mukundan As John Thekkan
Unni Mukundan appears as John Thekkan, a police officer. The role has an action tag associated with it and he has done a good job in such sequences. In fact, his character has got a mass filled opening sequence, which is at par with that of the central character. At the same time, he does go overboard in certain sequences, where he tries to put in a lot of effort for the character.
Gokul Suresh As Unnikrishnan
Gokul Unnikrishnan's role in the film was in the predictable lines. He has done a decent job as the naive Unnikrishnan, but still, there are rooms for improvement for this young actor.
Poonam Bajwa plays the role of a college professor, who is in awe of Edward Livingstome. She has nothing much to do and remains as an eye-candy. Varalaxmi Sarathkumar gets into the shoes of a police officer and she gets to play a neatly written role. Mahima Nambiar has done her part well in a short-yet-important role.
Rest Of The Cast
As usual, Kalabhavan Shajon has done a good job with his portrayal of a police officer. Mukesh essays a crucial role, but the dialogues given to him were indeed poor. Santhosh Pandit makes a decent debut in mainstream movies. The youngsters who appeared as college students could have put in a bit more effort. Lena, Kailash, Nandu etc., have come up with a decent performance.
Director – Ajai Vasudev
Ajai Vasudev follows almost the same format of his debut directorial venture, Rajadhiraja. He makes his intentions clear right from the beginning of the movie and that is too deliver a high voltage mass entertainer, for the festival season. The way in which he has handled the action blocks and the punch scenes are the right proofs for that.
He has made the proper use of the big star in Mammootty and has packaged the product as an entertainer with all masala elements in it. At the same time, his way of dealing with the thrilling and investigation parts of the movie can be questioned as many such sequences lack logic. Similarly, he couldn't properly use the big star cast of the movie, to the full extent. Nevertheless, Ajai Vasudev has made the film in a template, which we have usually seen in Telugu movies.
Script - Uday Krishna
Uday Krishna is back in action with Masterpiece. The storyline of the film has everything in it for a mass entertainer. The mass background that he has given for the central character works perfectly. The punch dialogues and the build up that he has given for the mass sequences are perfect. At the same time, the script missed impactful comedy sequences.
Music & BGM - Deepak Dev
The songs of the film have turned out to be pretty average ones. The Wakeup song is the only one that would create any ripples in the theatres. At the same time, the BGM suits the mood of the film pretty well. The theme music too, is a thumping one and works perfectly for the mass impact that the film has to offer.
Vinod Illampilly has set the right frames for his first work for a mass entertainer. John Kutty has done a decent job with the editing department. But still, he could have done a better job in the initial portions of the first half. CG & VFX were overused in the film, which is quite disappointing.
First thing first, Masterpiece does follow a template format of entertainers, that we have seen in Telugu and Tamil cinemas. But, the best part is the fact that, the template works big time for the content of this movie and audiences who are waiting for the arrival of such entertainer in Mollywood, are definitely in for a pleasant surprise.
The initial portions of Masterpiece don't offer anything special and thus testing the patience of the audience. But, with the arrival of Mammootty's Edward Livingstone, the film picks up pace and from then, the audiences get to experience a ride with Mammootty ruling the screens.
In fact, the second half of the film works better than the first half, with the movie getting into the core storyline. The suspense and twist elements might turn out to predicatble ones who have seen films of this genre in the past. As mentioned above, certain events in the film also questions the logic of the audiences. Nevertheless, Masterpiece won't bore you in any of the portions.
Masterpiece is a film purely meant for its genre lovers. If you are intention is to watch an entertaining film with loads of mass and stylish sequences, then Masterpiece is definitely, the best and right pick. Above all, Masterpiece has Mammootty as the big 'Master' in top form. He excels above everything, and thus offering a big treat to the audiences.