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Ramaleela Movie Review: A Honed Political Thriller Of Recent Times!

By Akhila Menon
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    Ramaleela is the political thriller, which features Dileep in the lead role. The movie is directed by newcomer Arun Gopy and scripted by writer-director Sachy. Ramaleela is produced by Tomichan Mulakupadam, under the banner Mulakupadam Films.

    Ramaleela Plot

    Ramanunni is the son of Sakhavu Ragini, a veteran politician who is a strong follower of Communist ideologies. He is an advocate by profession, but enters the politics and soon becomes an MLA by using his abilities.

    But, he gets thrown out of his party and loses his position, after his rivals frame him with a fake allegation. How Ramanunni wins back his lost fame and position, thickens the plot of Ramaleela.

    Cast & Crew

    Dileep As Ramanunni

    Dileep has delivered a matured, controlled performance as Ramanunni, and shined in emotional sequences. This is the movie which made use of the actor in Dileep to fullest, after a very long time.

    Direction: Arun Gopy

    Arun Gopy makes an excellent debut by delivering a decent political thriller. The movie makes a perfect watch for all types of audiences. The flawless narrative which effectively depicts an engaging story is the main plus point.

    The director has made use of his actors, especially the lead actor Dileep, in the best way. Arun Gopy is definitely here to stay.

    Radhika Sarathkumar As Sakhavu Ragini

    Radhika Sarathkumar makes a grand comeback to Mollywood, by playing the role of Ramanunni's mother Sakhavu Ragini. The senior actress simply outshined her co-actors, especially in the emotional sequences.

    Prayaga Martin As Helena

    Prayaga Martin, the young actress has done a decent job as Helena, a journalist. Even though her role was minimal, the actress has succeeded in making a mark.

    Mukesh As Paulson Devassy

    Mukesh, the senior actor delivered a fantastic performance as Paulson Devassy, the senior police officer in the movie. The actor once again proves that serious roles are safe in his hands.

    Supporting Cast

    Siddique, who played the delivered a brilliant peformance as Udayabanu, a politician. The rest of the star cast, including Vijayaraghavan, Renji Panicker, Ashoka, Saikumar, Salim Kumar, Lena, Kalabhavan Shahjohn, Anil Murali, etc., have played their parts to near perfection.

    Script: Sachy

    Sachy, the writer-director has nailed it with the extremely well-written screenplay and sharp dialogues. The highly effective plot has been narrated through an engaging screenplay, without any visible flaws.

    The biggest plus point is that there are absolutely no forced comedies in the movie. The situational comical sequences are perfectly placed. Kudos to the writer.

    Cinematography: Shaji Kumar

    Shaji Kumar, the Pulimurugan fame cinematographer has scored with the decent visualisation, which is perfect for an engaging political thriller.

    Music: Gopi Sundar

    Gopi Sundar, the National award-winning musician has impressed once again with the energetic background score, which perfectly goes hand-in-hand with the narrative. The three songs in the movie are also good.

    Editing: Vivek Harshan

    Vivek Harshan, the National Award-winner has done a brilliant job with his editing. Even though the movie has a duration of about 2 hours 40 minutes, the perfect has made the film a smooth watch.


    Verdict

    Ramaleela is definitely an engaging film without a single minute of boredom. Undoubtedly, the best political thriller of recent times.

    Rating:
    3.5/5

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