Operation Java is a crime thriller that features Balu Varghese and Lukman in the lead roles. The movie, which is directed by newcomer Tharun Moorthy, revolves around the concept of cyber crimes. Operation Java has been released in the theatres all over Kerala, thus becoming one of the first Malayalam films to go for a direct theatrical release after the long lockdown break.
Did the crime thriller impress the audiences? Read Operation Java movie review here, to know...
Antony and Vinay Dasan are unemployed yet talented B.Tech graduates, who are in search of a job. The youngsters help the cyber cell with the piracy issue of a popular film, by providing a solid piece of evidence. This paves the way for Antony and Vinay Dasan's entry into the cyber cell. The movie revolves around the duo's various encounters with cyber crimes.
Script & Direction
Tharun Moorthy, the young writer-filmmaker has made an excellent debut with Operation Java. The movie provides a realistic insight into the world of cyber crimes, which is a very rare sight among the plethora of crime thrillers the Malayalam film industry already has. Along with this theme, the film also deals with the lives of the daily wage workers, which is a refreshing take.
Despite having a highly realistic making style, the movie never slips into a docu-drama category and has emerged as a thoroughly engaging theatrical experience. Director Tharun deserves special applause for the excellent casting, that has used some of the most underrated and underutilized acting talents. However, the film has some minor flaws including the cliched treatment of the female characters, which could have been avoided.
Balu Varghese gets the much-needed break from his serious characters with the film, and the actor has played his part exceptionally. Lukman, who made an excellent debut with Unda, once again proves that he is here to stay with his matured acting skills. The rest of the star cast, including Irshad, Shine Tom Chacko, Binu Pappu, Vinayakan, Dhanya Ananya, Vinitha Koshy, and so on are perfect in their respective roles.
Faiz Siddik, the director of photography has done a great job with the visualisation, that creates the perfect backdrop for a realistic thriller. Nishad Yosuf's editing is up to the mark. Vishnu Govind and Sri Shankar have done an excellent job with the sound design.
Jakes Bejoy, the popular musician once again impresses with the perfect songs and background score. The action choreography team too deserves a special mention.
Operation Java is a realistic, enjoyable take on cyber crimes, which is a rare sight among the plethora of crime thrillers Malayalam cinema has. This film will be worth your time.