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Udaharanam Sujatha, featuring Manju Warrier in the title role of Sujatha, has hit the theatres today. The film, direcetd by debutant Phantom Praveen definitely looks like a promising film.
Interestingly, Udaharanam Sujatha is the second production venture of Joju George and Martin Prakatt, after the highly successful movie Charlie, which hit the theatres in the year 2015.
Has Udaharanam Sujatha lived up to the expectations? Will the film provide Manju Warrier, Martin Prakatt and Joju George another big hit? Keep reading Udaharanam Sujatha movie review to get the answers..
Udaharanam Sujatha, narrates the story of a lady named Sujatha, based in Trivandrum. She works as a maid in a number of houses to earn a living. She dreams a good and prosperous future for her child Anaswara. At the same time, Anaswara isn't serious about her studies. Will Sujatha serve as a perfect example for her child? Udaharanam Sujatha narrates the same..
At first, let us see how the cast & crew members of Udaharanam Sujatha have fared for the movie..
Manju Warrier As Sujatha
Manju Warrier appears Sujatha, the leading lady of the movie. The actress had done an excellent job as the titular character and this one definitely is one of the best roles since her comeback, along with her previous film C/O Saira Banu.
The actress shoulders the movie with ease and she never goes overboard. The control with which she has performed the serious sequences is commendable. Importantly, she has made it a point to make the character as different as possible from her roles in previous movies.
Anaswara Rajan As Athira
Newcomer Anaswara Rajan plays the role of Athira, the only daughter of Sujatha. It is nice to see a young talent like her put up an impressive show without the inhibitions of being a debutant. Some of her combination sequences with Manju Warrier are a real treat. Watch out for her exceptional performance in the climax sequences.
Rest Of The Cast
Udaharanam Sujatha also features actors like Nedumudi Venu, Alecier Ley Lopez, Joju George etc., in important roles. Nedumudi Venu plays the role of a writer named George and the role is a cakewalk for an actor like him. Joju George as the Maths teacher is a treat to watch. And there is Mamtha Mohandas in a special cameo as a District Collector, and she does full justice to the role.
Director - Phantom Praveen
Debutant Phantom Praveen aka Praveen C Joseph makes his entry to Mollywood as a director with Udaharanam Sujatha. The young film-maker has put a confident step forward with the movie.
Praveen has used all the available resources to the full extent, especially his actors, who have given credible performances. It is not easy for a film-maker to come up with motivational movies and hit the right chords with the audiences. Here, Phantom Praveen has struck the right chords with his sincere presentation of the film.
Additional Screenplay - Naveen Bhaskar & Martin Prakkat
Udaharanam Sujatha has its additional screenplay by Naveen Bhaskar and Martin Prakkat. The scripting department of the film has done a decent job but some of the dialogues in the film do look artificial and forced in.
The first half of the film takes us through the life of Sujatha and introduces the characters in Chenkalchoola Colony and their lives. The script takes its time to settle down and in the second half, it is top notch.
Cinematography - Madhu Neelakandan
The cinematography department of the film has been handled by Madhu Neelakandan. The experienced campaigner has done an excellent job, especially in capturing the real life of the people living in Chenkalchoola colony. His work is exemplary.
Music & BGM - Gopi Sunder
The songs of the film suit the film perfectly and a special mention to the BGM. In motivational films like Udaharanam Sujatha, BGM holds due importance and Gopi Sunder has done an excellent job by conveying the right emotions of the film through the music.
Udaharanam Sujatha is definitely an attempt that must be applauded. The film takes you through the tough life of Sujatha, the central character. The dream and the aspiration that she holds for her child are easily relatable and such minute yet important factors make Udaharanam Sujatha a genuine attempt.
The film projects a lot of important messages. The mother-daughter relationship, the importance of education and the hardships that parents undergo for the betterment of their child etc., have been etched to perfection in Udaharanam Sujatha.
At the same time, Udaharanam Sujatha is not a flawless product. There are some cliched scenes in the first half, which gives some initial signs of hiccups but the film overcomes those minor flaws in the later part.
Udaharanam Sujatha has its heart at the right place. The sincerity of the film must be applauded. With its feel good and motivational content, the movie rightly serves its purpose and is a perfect example of a good movie.