Drama is the latest film from the magical combo of Mohanlal and Ranjith. The expectations are bound to be high whenever the actor and the director have joined hands for the movie. The case of Drama is no different, especially reports have been doing the rounds the movie is quite different from the previous films of the combo. Has Drama lived up to those expectations? Read Drama review to know more.
The story of Drama is set against the backdrop of London. Annama Chacko, who hails from Kattapana, is in London to visit her younger daughter. Unfortunately, she passes away one day but her last wish was to be buried nearby her husband. But, her children find convenience in doing the funeral in London and the contract of the same has been given to a company owned by Raju and Dixon. What happens rest has been narrated in Drama.
Drama's story and the premises in which it has been set are indeed fresh ones. Ranjith has given a satirical angle to the script of the movie, which has worked out pretty well. The comedy elements are intact and they are just a part of the narrative. The humourous moments get unveiled through some of the situations, one-liners and the charismatic performances of the actors. The ability of the writer in Ranjith to pick out the humorous moments even during the emotional circumstances is quite evident. At the same time, the script has some redundant elements, some of the routine styles followed by Ranjith in his previous movies like Kadal kadannoru Maathukutty, Spirit etc.
Drama does take its own time to settle down and in fact, the initial portions of the film had its own share of hiccups. But the movie picks up the right momentum with the introduction of the lead character Raju portrayed by Mohanlal. Some fantasy elements have also been smartly placed by Ranjith in the movie and they have been added with utmost care and conviction. Ranjith has cleverly packaged the film with the required pace. More importantly, he has chosen the appropriate actors for the roles even though not all of them have been used to the full extent. However, the film does go preachy at certain points, especially in the first half, which pulls down the movie at moments.
Mohanlal appears as Raju, the protagonist and he has come up with an entertaining performance. It is after a long time that he is doing a full-length comedy role without any routine elements of heroism. His energetic performance in the film keeps the audiences engaged throughout. Arundhathi Nag deserves a special mention for her performance in a crucial role. Kaniha too has done her part pretty well. Baiju makes a big impact as usual. Among others, Johny Antony proves his mettle as an actor yet again. Asha Sarath didn't have much to do. The film also features Dileesh Pothen, Shyamaprasad, Suresh Krishna, Niranj etc., in important roles.
BGM by Bijibal was pretty good and suited the milieu as well as the backdrop of the movie. Cinematography works by Alagappan were good. Editing by Sandeep Nandakumar is also decent.
Drama is indeed one such film that one can sit back, relax and enjoy. The movie doesn't boast of being anything unique or special but it has some good moments to offer that are worth appreciating. Definitely, a film that will keep you entertained.