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Oru Kuttanadan Blog, the Mammootty starrer, has come into the theatres and the movie has had a whole lot of good prospects to talk about, right from its star cast, led by the impeccable Mammootty to the soothing music. Set against the backdrop of the Kuttanadu region, the movie promised to be an affair with some light-hearted comedies, feel-good moments and a nativity factor. Has Oru Kuttanadan Blog managed to live upto those expectations? Read Oru Kuttanadan Blog review here to know more.
The story of Oru Kuttanadan Blog is set in a place called Krishnapuram. Hari, who was abroad for quite a few years, decides to return to his native place. He is given a grand welcome by the villagers and he is indeed a brotherly figure to a group of youngsters and a do-gooder. The film takes us through a series of events that unfold in the life of the protagonist and how people surrounding him react to those.
Sethu is making his directorial debut with this film and the plot that he chose for this is indeed a simple one. Despite that, the plot and the characterisations had the scope to deliver something interesting and the writer in Sethu has only managed to deliver the desirables in a partial manner, since the film has some moments, which might give you a dejavu feel. However, he has tried to embed some fine moments, especially in the first half of the movie, where the audiences are in for some good humour. The film-maker in Sethu has made an OK debut by making a film which stands as a proper family entertainer, as it has equal dosage of humour and sentiments. However, he is unable to overcome the cliche or add the required freshness by coming up with something innovative.
Mammootty plays the role of Hari with ease and he is seen as a full-on-energy character. As usual, his screen presence is impeccable and at times, he single-handedly takes forward the film with his performance. Raai Laxmi portrays the role of Sreejaya and she was OK in her role. Similar was the case with Anu Sithara and Shamna Kasim. Sunny Wayne can be seen in a cameo role and his voice-over adds a good effect to the film. It was refreshing to see Lalu Alex in full form once again. The film also features Sanju Sivaram, Jacon Gregory, Nedumudi Venu, etc., in important roles, but some of these roles didn't have the required depth.
The cinematography of the film deserves a huge round of applause and some of his eye-candy frames are sure to impress the audiences. Music by Sreenath also is one of the best parts of the movie. Editing could have been better.
Oru Kuttanadan Blog narrates an ordinary tale, which has some good moments to offer for the audiences. At the same time, the film seems like a mix up of a few movies from the past, as it has its own share of cliched moments to offer as well. Nevertheless, the movie is a decent one-time watch.