Verdict: Megastar Mammootty is back in style.
Abrahaminte Santhathikal is an action thriller directed by debutant Shaji Padoor with Megastar Mammootty and Anson Paul as Abraham’s children. The movie has been produced by T. L. George and Joby George under the banner Goodwill Entertainments. Written by Haneef Adeni, the movie also stars Renji Panicker, Suresh Krishna, Yog Japee, Siddique, Shyamaprasad, Kanika, Kalabhavan Shajon, Tarushi and Maqbool Salman in pivotal roles. Abrahaminte Santhathikal is an out-and-out story of a cop and the thrilling incidents that happen in his professional and personal life.
What’s Abrahaminte Santhathikal About:
Derick Abraham (Mammootty) is a super cop who handles even the toughest of cases. His duty is his first priority. Obviously, because of this, he has garnered enough enemies, even within the Police Department. After losing their parents at a very young age, Derick is the pillar of support to his younger brother Philip Abraham (Anson Paul). An unfortunate event occurs where Philip is accused of murder with all the evidence and witnesses against him, Derick is in a dilemma whether to do his duty or to help his brother who claims to be innocent. His enemies in the Department take advantage of the situation and make the brothers’ lives tougher. Left with no choice Derick chooses duty over emotions, breaking his brother’s heart. Fast forward three years, we are introduced to a Derick who is a different person now. What happens in the brothers’ lives is what the rest of the film portrays.
The director has definitely understood the pulse of the audience and has added all the elements to make the movie a mass entertainer – the slow-motion intro, a compelling background score by Gopi Sundar, terrific cinematography by Alby with close and long shots of the Megastar, Mahesh Narayan’s apt editing, the stunts and actions which aren’t over the top – everything blends just well. Mammootty looks perfect as the cop and has not gone overboard with the action or drama. He handles Derick’s emotional portrayal very well. In fact, Derick Abraham is the perfect cop Mammootty fans have been waiting to watch since some time now. Anson Paul gets a meaty role and he does justice as Philip. The songs are beautiful and gel well with the narration. The last 30 minutes is the best part of the movie which keeps you on the edge of the seat.
What Could Have Been Better:
A few scenes at the beginning don’t seem to be relevant to the plot. They could have been either cut short or totally avoided, as it affects the flow of the narration. Kaniha’s Diana Joseph is mentioned as Derick Abraham’s ex-girlfriend who hates him for dumping her but there is not much about this storyline. We would’ve loved to see more of the talented actors – Yog Japee and Siddique.
Why You Should Watch the Movie:
Abrahaminte Santhathikal is not just for the fans – its emotional side and family values could equally entertain the family audience as well. The story is engaging and Megastar Mammotty’s Derick is bound to impress! Book your tickets now for an enthralling thriller this weekend.