Aanakkallan Review: Biju Menon stands alone like a boy on the burning deck
The movie which was released here in Mollywood today was Aanakkallan starred by Biju Menon in the lead. This movie was directed by Suresh Divakar, who made his debut as a director, through 2015 Dileep movie Ivan Maryada Raman. Popular screenplay writer Udaya Krishna had written the flick and the female lead character in this movie has been played by Anusree. Aanakkallan has been bankrolled by Saptha Tharang Cinema after the success of Jayaram starred Panchavarnna Thatha directed by Ramesh Pisharody.
The plot of this flick revolves around the character named Pavithran played Biju Menon, who is a thief. The film tells the adventures that happen in his life in an interesting manner. The plot of this film develops when Police seek the help of Pavithran, the thief to solve a crime.
Even though Suresh Divakar’s first movie was not a box office success, he showed us through Ivan Maryada Raman that he likes to tell the story in a big canvas. Now, through Aanakkallan, Suresh Divakar had once again tried it. He tried to make a complete fun-filled entertainer which will make the audience laugh a lot. But Udaya Krishna’s screenplay once again failed to give us anything fresh and his screenplay had nothing much in it to make the audience excited. The plot situations were half cooked and the comedy numbers were outdated. It has nothing in it that can make the audience love the film, except the performance from Biju Menon. Suresh Divakar had lost his control over the proceedings in the first half itself and that itself let this flick down.
Performance from Biju Menon was the only highlight of this flick. Once again, he stole the show with his superb dialogue Delivery, screen presence, and stunning body language. It was an energetic performance by him as well. Anusree who played the female lead had done a good job as well. Along with her, Shamna Kasim too did a nice job. Others like Siddique, Suraaj Venjaramoodu, Harish Kanaran, Sudheer Karamana, Indrans, Dharmajan, Sai Kumar, Suresh Krishna, Bala, Priyanka, Kailash etc also did their part well.
Alby’s DOP was colorful and his cool visuals set the mood in the film. Nadirsha’s music too was decent and the songs were energetic. John Kutty had tried his best to give a pace to this movie with his fine cuts. But still, the screenplay and direction let this movie down and it lagged at parts because of the hollowness in the script.
In total, Aanakkallan is a below average entertainer which will disappoint you even if you go to watch it at least with medium expectation. Watch it only for Biju Menon, if you love to see him doing great on screen and in fact he stands in the film like a boy on the burning deck.