Love Action Drama (Review)

Dineshan falls in love with Shoba on the day of his ex’s marriage, portraying a hero with many flaws, resembling an extended version of Umesh from ‘Oru Vadakkan Selfie’. His love for drinks seems stronger than his love for Shoba, with his drinking habit standing in between their love. Love Action Drama, written and directed by Dhyan Sreenivasan, follows this basic plot.

The film starts with a few failed-attempts-to-make-audience-laugh scenes before Nivin’s entry. It gains momentum with the song ‘Kudukku,’ featuring the entry of Shan Rahman, the man who keeps the movie lively. From Dineshan falling in love to the end, the movie remains gripping. Nayanthara’s presence adds brightness and freshness, making a significant contribution.

Dheem Tharikida Thom is a 1986 Priyadarshan movie.

Love Action Drama is not a brilliant film, but it is a well-packed entertainer with engaging elements (comedy and songs) throughout. It leans towards slapstick and nonsense comedy, working well in the movie’s favor. Hilarious scenes with perfect performances from Nivin Pauly, Aju Varghese, Nayanthara, and Dhanya Balakrishnan contribute to its success. The chemistry among the artists, though not fresh, is predictable, reminiscent of early Mohanlal-Priyadarshan or Mukesh-Sidhiq Lal combos.

A dialogue about race and a message about marriage towards the end could have been avoided. Love Action Drama, unrealistic yet enjoyable, might be titled “Comedy Action Message.” It serves as a relaxation from the new-wave, new-realistic-good movies—a remixed, energy-increased version of ‘Oru Vadakkan Selfie.’ It may not be a cinematic masterpiece, but if you seek laughter, this is your flick. Despite its flaws and varying sense of humor reception, the Shan Rahman soundtrack alone makes it worth the ticket price. For an escape from reality, watch it in a theatre for a good time with a packed audience—it’s a funtastic theatre experience, fully funny.

3.5 Rating

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PS Arjun
Cinephile. Learning the art of filmmaking. Script Writer of Amutha (Tamil) and Pattaapakal (Malayalam). Filmmaker.

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