Verdict: Asif Ali travails through the dark side of money transactions is a gripping experience.
Under World is an action flick directed by Arun Kumar Aravind, written by Shibin Francis and produced by D14 Entertainments. The film features Asif Ali in the lead, supported by Farhan Fasil, Jean Paul Lal, Mukesh, Srikant Murali, Samyukta Menon and Amalda Liz among many others. The film’s music is composed by Neha Nair and Yakzan Gary Pereira while Alex J Pulickal has done the camera work.
What’s Under World About:
The story revolves around four notorious people – Stalin John (Asif Ali) who runs an illegal gambling business in an old leased cinema hall, contract goon Mujeeb Abdul Rahman (Farhan Fasil), corrupt politician Padmanabhan Nair (Mukesh), and his side-man Solomon (Jean Paul Lal). All four of them have one common goal – to make money by any means. When Padmanabhan gets arrested for a 500-crore money scam, he starts to distrust Solomon who handles the money. Some events lead Stalin and Mujeeb to prison as well and there comes a point when all four of them are connected to each other.
The movie has an interesting introduction. Asif Ali, without any doubt, is one of the best factors of the movie. He effortlessly pulls off his role, that too in style. Jean Paul Lal gets a massive debut where he does complete justice to the role of Solomon. It’s refreshing to watch Mukesh in a meaty role after so long and he has done an amazing job as well. Alex J Pulickal‘s cinematography works totally in favor of the movie. The action scenes are yet another highlight, especially the bike stunts. The music is decent too and the background score works well.
What Could’ve Been Better:
Although Under World has a very gripping story, it could have been executed better. It even gets clichéd and predictable towards the second half. Farhan doesn’t seem to fit in his role, unfortunately. Even though there are female actors, none of them have any prominence at all. The dialogues and scenes that are used to create the ‘punch’ do not work as they seem forced. Otherwise, Under World is a good watch.
Why You Should Watch:
Under World has a gripping plot and some really good performances that you shouldn’t miss. This one is a treat to action movie lovers and is a good entertainer.