Verdict – Dulquer Salmaan charms us once again!
Sathyan Anthikad, whose last movie was the 2015 Mohanlal and Manju Warrier starter movie Ennum Epozhum, has started the year 2017 by giving us a delightful family drama. Anthikad, known for his penchant for family dramas, had originally planned to give the audience a Christmas gift. However, due to the strike called by the Kerala film exhibitors around the release date of the movie, it had to be pushed to 2017. The movie’s box office collection may differ from what it could have been had it released during the Christmas weekend but it would surely not be a major loss considering Dulquer Salmaan steers this boat.
Jomonte Suviseshangal is a story of a spoilt brat Jomon, played by the charming Dulquer Salmaan, who transforms into a responsible man his father Vincent (Mukesh) is proud of. Vincent is a self-made businessman with various investments and businesses like a private transport bus company, textile showroom and real estate. Jomon, who happens to be the youngest of the three brothers, is your typical young and pampered spoilt-brat in this rich family that consists of his well-established and well-educated siblings. Jomon, unlike his business-oriented brothers, is carefree and lives life on his own terms, which often leads him into trouble with his father. The story takes a turn when Vincent makes a hasty business decision that results in him losing everything he owned, including the house they lived in. From here on, we get to see a new and transformed Jomon who swoops in to save his father. What leads to Jomon's transformation and how he helps his father deal with all the loss is what this movie is all about.
Dulquer Salmaan plays the role of a free-spirited and nonchalant young man and he does justice to the role completely. With his charming and natural performance, Dulquer is a treat to watch, just like in all his movies. Mukesh, as a shrewd businessman and a doting father, delivers a stunning performance. The father-son relationship is what makes this movie so special and their emotional scenes are powerful enough to make an ice-cold heart melt and cry.
Anupama Parameswaran as Catherine was seen in her second Malayalam film after her debut with the successful Nivin Pauly starrer Premam in 2015. Even though she didn’t have too many scenes, she looked absolutely gorgeous opposite Dulquer and this may be a beginning of a new hit pair. The other leading lady Aishwarya Rajesh as Vaidehi made her Malayalam debut with this movie and she gives us a praiseworthy performance. Innocent, with his usual witty dialogs make us laugh a bit, while Gregory who plays the role of Mustaf, Jomon’s friend and business partner, manages to make us laugh a bit; although he could have been given a few more comedy scenes. The movie is written by Iqbal Kuttippuram and has the right mix of emotion, humor, drama and romance. The music by Vidyasagar was absolutely fantastic. The song Noki Noki is sure to be everyone’s favorite soon.
Why Should You Watch This Movie:
Because Dulquer Salmaan! With his charming and endearing screen presence and natural performance, Dulquer keeps you hooked on to your seats and if you want to see a great father-son drama, don’t miss this.
Seems like Malayalam film industry has begun the year 2017 on a good note and here’s us hoping they will keep us entertained the whole year.