After Aadu-Oru Bheekarajeeviyanu and Ann Mariya Kalippilanu, Midhun Manuel Thomas is back with a fun filled,feel good entertainer. The base of the story is placed in the troubles and glitches that occur between families during a wedding and how that carry over on the newly weds. The basic ego issues, the problem with the in-laws, the suggestions from the friends and the special “gifts” are all part of the plot which is rightly mixed with good humor. The situations are easily relatable to any common Malayali family and there are high chances where you would pass a glance at your better half while watching film to make it a statement that is had happened to us also!
The trailer of the film had pretty much said what the movie is going to be and there are NO unsaid surprises waiting in the theatres. The story by Mahesh Gopal could sound a normal cliched one but the screenplay by John Manthrickal rescued it. The direction moved smoothly. One or two cuts were little uncomfortable otherwise the editing by Lijo Paul was fine. Cinematography by Satheesh Kurup was good. The film had only two songs, by Suraj S. Kurup and they are neither instantly catchy nor bad, background score accompanied well with the plot. Special credits to Lal Jose and LJ films who made it reach a big number of stations all over the world on the Kerala release date itself.
The actors were all impressive. Sunny Wayne neatly handled the leading role, Arun. Adithi Ravi delivered a good performance and looked the girl next door. The others like Aju Varghese, Saiju Kurup, Manikandan Achari (who has proved he can handle comedy also),Seema G Nair, Indrans and all were apt for there characters. An enjoyable performance was surprisingly from Ranji Panicker who plays Arun’s father, he is seen in a never seen before innocent, wife-fearing avatar.
Over all Alamara can surely give few good laughs and may be a reality check, there’s nothing new but the simplicity is the base of this film. Family audience and youngsters can equally prefer Alamara for a weekend watch.
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