Lucifer (Review): A flawless mass film filled with a lot of Mohanlal moments. Prithviraj is a winner. 4/5
Lucifer Malayalam Movie Review: A film starring Mohanlal is directed by Prithviraj. Reason for all the buzz around the movie. Then the trailer hit the right chords. Expectations reached sky high. With a stunning star cast it promises a fantastic ride. How it turned out?
The movie starts slowly but cleanly. Reaches the interval with a bang. Ultimate. Second half hits the right chord for the box office. Making the film thoroughly enjoyable. A Murali Gopi’s story-script is ‘wide-wild’ in nature that gives the audience a feel that we are witnessing something ‘massive’. Production design, heavy locations and huge number of jr artists helps it get that ‘massive’ feel. It fit the tense storyline and was fascinating to view. The narration is neat. Like in the trailer. We watch as if we are listening to a good story teller. It is all about Stephen Nedumpally. He is a feared man, he is a criminal, and he is a respected. With the shades of negative, like in Devasuram, Rajavinte Makan and Irupathaam Noottandu, Mohanlal is fantastic. He is on great form here. He keeps you transfixed every single moment with his flawless performance.
From start to finish you are rooting for the main protagonist, Stephen Nedumpally, making it a roller-coaster journey. It is Stephen Nedumpally swag all the way. Mohanlal plays one of his most engaging roles in a mass film to date, and the rest of the cast perform beautifully. The acting was simply amazing, what else could you say. The film would of course be nothing without Mohanlal. Lucifer is for Mohanlal by a Mohanlal Fan, like Rajinikanth’s Petta by Karthik Subbaraj. Prithviraj as a director used Mohanlal in all avatars which fans were waiting to see. Style and mass contents perfectly blends here.
Lucifer is a political film with a look like a gangster flick that is overflowing with rich with style, goosebump scenes and subtle acting, and further blessed with amazing direction from Prithviraj Sukumaran. In addition to Mohanlal, there are solid performances from Tovino, Manju Warrier, Vivek Oberoi, there is director Fazil, Indrajith and others.
Music by Deepak Dev has all elements to connect with the mass audience. So is the stylish visuals. The sounds, colour and light in the film are just as much a part of the film as the people. From start to finish this film is immensely captivating. This movie will be quoted many times in coming years. Arguably Lucifer is one of the unforgettable mass-commercial movies to have ever been made in Malayalam. Lucifer has enough action to keep you enthralled, it has enough mass scenes to make you whistle till your vocal chord force you to take rest, and then there’s Mohanlal to bring a smile to your face.
Lucifer is a flawless mass film filled with a lot of whistle-worthy moments. Don’t miss the theatre experience. Prithviraj is a winner.