Parole Review: A class and mass entertainer for fans and family
Parole, directed by the debutant named Sarath Sandith, hit the big screens here in Kerala this Friday. Mega Star Mammootty played the lead in this movie which has been scripted by Ajith Poojappura. He had scripted this movie based on some real-life incident from his life as a jail warden years before. Antony Dicruz had bankrolled this movie and it had got a great pre-release buzz with the help of its stunning posters and teasers. This Mammootty’s second release this year and it is an important one in his career as his last four releases had not given him the desired box office success.
The plot of this movie revolves around the life of Comrade Alex played by Mammootty. It tells us about three phases of his life. One was about his life as a comrade. Another was about his life as a family man and the third one was all about him as a prisoner. Each phase has its own importance in the story and through it, they tell about what happens in his life.
Director Sarath Sandith had made an impressive debut as he becomes successful in making a movie which had a certain class in its making and at the same entertains the audience. We can say that he had told the story in a realistic manner and also given mass elements for the fans of Mammootty. He focused more on the emotional side of the central character and through such moments he presented the story in an engaging manner. It has all the elements in it to make the audience glued to their seats. The screenplay from Ajith Poojappura has been good. It has elements which will touch your heart and the plot situations were so real. The dialogues had depth in it and at times they were quite sharp as well.
Performance from Mammootty as Comrade Alex is the high point in this movie. Roles which has emotional appeal always fall in his strong zone and once again he did it brilliantly. His body language and dialogue delivery style have been impeccable and he made comrade Alex very dear to the audience. Mia George and Iniya who played the female leads also done a commendable job in this movie, with her matured performance. Suraj Venjarammmodu and Siddique too need special mention for their performance. Other artists like Prabhakar, Muthmani, Lalu Alex, Sasi Kalinga, Chembil Ashokan, Anil Nedumangad, Sohan Seenulal, Sijoy Varghese, Irshad Ali, Kalabhavan Rahman, Krishna Kumar etc also done well.
The DOP of this movie is s Lokanathan and his frames were instrumental in setting the different atmosphere which told the different phases of the central character’s life. The music has been scored by Elvyn Joshua, Shihad Ghanem, and Sarath. They did a decent job as well. Suresh Urs edited the flick and his cuts provided the movie with a nice pace.
In total, Parole is a class and mass entertainer which will entertain fans as well as the family audience. It can be called as a quality film which will emotionally appeal to you and will engage you until the very end.