Carbon Review: A realistic thriller that offers an enriching cinematic experience
Carbon helmed by popular cinematographer and director Venu. Carbon is his 3rd movie as a director and he had written this flick as well. It has been produced by Sibi Thottupuram and Navis Xavier under the banner named Poetry films and young star Fahad Fazil played the lead in this realistic thriller. Mamta Mohandas is paired opposite Fahad Fazil in this movie.
The plot of this film revolves around the character named Sibi played by Fahad Fazil. He is a guy who tries to become rich through some crooked means. While on his efforts to do something very big, he meets some new people and he has been appointed as a manager to an old palace located in a forest. There some other characters come into his life and the film shows what happens next in his life.
Venu had given us two movies earlier and they were not commercial films. Daya and Munnariyippu were those movies which got great critical appreciation. But this time he had come up with a movie that is realistic, thrilling and it is more of a commercial movie when compared to his previous films. But even though he made it as a realistic thriller, he presented a plot which has depth and intensity in it. The plot situations were engaging and the way he told the story has to be appreciated. Each and every character in the plot has significance and the screenplay has everything in it to entertain the audience.
The performance of Fahad Fazil as Sibi was the backbone of this flick. He had effortlessly portrayed the character and some of his expressions were priceless. At many parts he gave us a glimpse of vintage Mohanlal stuff, as his cute expressions, body language etc made many of us to remember some Mohanlal characters from 1990’s. Mamata Mohandas was as usual great as the leading lady in the movie. Along with these two, other like Manikandan Achari, Nedumudi Venu, Kochu Preman, Chetan Jayalal, Soubin Shahir, Vijaya Raghavan, Sharafudheen, Sphadikam George etc had done a great job as well.
The background scoring by Bijipal has been fabulous and songs from Vishal Bharadwaj was also soulful. The visuals given by KU Mohanan has superbly captured the mood of the story and made the audience feel that they are in the thick of things. Beena Paul edited the flick, which moved in a medium pace from the beginning to the end.
In total, Carbon is a very good realistic thriller which will never let you down if you want to have a different cinematic experience. This film will give you something fresh and unique for sure.