Lucifer Review: A vintage Mohanlal show with full of surprises
Lucifer, the most anticipated Malayalam movie of this year had hit the screens all over the world today. As expected, there was great hype around this film as the lead in it was played by Mohanlal, the biggest star ever Mollywood have seen. Apart from that, it is the maiden directorial venture of Prithviraj Sukumaran, the young superstar of Mollywood. This flick was scripted by Murali Gopi and it was produced by Aashirvad Cinemas owned by Antony Perumbavoor. The trailer and posters of the movie had got fabulous responses as well.
The plot of this movie focusses on the life of a politician named Stephen Nedumbally, played by Mohanlal. The flick begins with the death of a big political leader in Kerala, and the then comes the discussion about who will be his successor in the party leadership. There comes the entry of the family members of the deceased Leader. But with the entry of Stephen, the picture changes.
Prithviraj had shown us why he is been called a mastermind when it comes to Cinema. He had given one of the best entertainers ever made in Mollywood history. As a Mohanlal fan and as a film lover, he had made a terrific thriller which will make people excited to the core. Prithviraj had done a fabulous job as a filmmaker and his vision and skill as a director had helped this movie to become something very special. Hats off to Murali Gopi as well for his fabulous screenplay based on a very different subject. He had mixed mass and class elements in a perfect manner and Prithviraj had done complete justice to the screenplay with the visual language he provided.
Mohanlal once again proved that he is the ultimate mass hero Mollywood have ever seen and the best ever in underacting. He has been just amazing throughout the movie. The transformation of him as Stephen Nedumbally was breathtaking and he just needs a silent look or the movement of an eye for creating a terrific mass effect on screen. The way he did the stunt scenes was just astonishing and it was a privilege to watch him on screen in all glory. Vivek Oberoi, as the villain, had complimented him really well with his powerful performance. Other artists like Tovino Thomas, Manju Waryar, Indrajith Sukumaran, Kalabhavan Shajon, Saniya, Nyla Usha, Baiju, Fazil, Sai Kumar, Sachin Khadekar and of course Prithviraj who appeared in a guest role also done their part to perfection.
DOP from Sujith Vasudev had really become the backbone of this film and made it a technically brilliant cinematic experience. The frames were just stunning. The action sequences choreographed by stunt Silva was superb as well. Deepak Dev had given terrific background scoring and Samjith Muhammad’s editing was sharp.
In total, Lucifer is an experience which you can’t miss from cinema halls. It is a visual spectacle for you. You are going to watch a mass and class vintage Mohanlal show with a lot of surprises in it.