|Onayum Aatukuttiyum Movie Review|
Onayum Aatukuttiyum is the latest product from Mysskin’s dairy post the failure of not-so-well-crafted but much hyped Mugamoodi. Starring the director himself and Sri of Vazhakku En 18/9 fame in the lead roles, Onayum Aatukuttiyum is a crime thriller which comes with the backing of Isaignani Ilayaraja’s magical score.
The film begins with a thrilling situation where a medical student (Sri) happens to see a badly injured man struggling for life at midnight. His attempts to get him a medical attention through professional doctors fail which pushes Sri to get himself to the act.
The very next day Sri’s family get shocked after CBI officers reveal that the man who Sri has helped is Wolf, a hired killer by profession and is the most wanted criminal by the police department. Police take Sri and his family into custody and being their interrogation which gets the film into a thrilling adventurous mode. Please do catch the rest of the thrill in theaters.
Onayum Aatukuttiyum is a banging comeback from crime thriller specialist Mysskin after hitting the low with Mugamoodi. Mysskin has returned to what he is best in doing and we must say OA (Onayum Aatukuttiyum in short) is a typical Mysskin thriller.
It’s once again the screenplay of Mysskin which has done the trick. The initial portion of the first half leaves us totally uncertain of what is happening or may happen and later the story slips into the mission on which Mysskin is into.
Highlights in the making include scenes which involve Sri operating Mysskin to save the latter’s life, the very practical escape routes through which a criminal could escape or capitalize on.
Scenes which shows the lethargic attitude of cops patrolling at night and the secret midnight meetings of the top officials shows the two extremes of the police department which is a usual aspect in Mysskin’s films.
Similarities with his previous thrillers like Anjathey and Yuddham Sei will be felt in the making style, which include the shots under the street light lamps, fight sequences with a pen knife and floor level shots.
As minuses we can pin-point the merciless killing of the villains which have been made to look too easy. A couple of characters (like samurai warriors) which accompany the main villain seem to be a mere addition as they do no good to the story.
As far as Mysskin’s performance is concerned we will get to see more of action from Mysskin than dialogues. However we will realize the director’s commitment towards acting in the scene where he utters dialogues without blinking his eye for more than 3 minutes.
Sri has performed well in the role of a medical student, who is pure at heart, but a little soggy with habits. The actor has played his role with a mix of fear which gives us the perfect feel of a common man getting involved in daring jobs which he is not used to.
Apart from the two leads, writer Shaji is the one who grabs our eyeballs. Shaji plays the role of a tough CB CID officer who is dedicated and sincere towards his profession. His normal looks, Keralaite like slang and perfect lip sync separates him from the rest.
In a film where action speaks more than words and no songs are placed, the background score plays the vital role in setting up the mood. However, one doesn’t have to worry if the tough task is being handed over to someone like Ilayaraja.
Raja sir has provided a collage of scores with blends of various instruments. Most of the scores have piano and violin as the base, while flute has been added in between for certain scores, which provides better depth for certain serious sequences.
On the whole it is a fabulous job won by the maestro. To keep it short, the album of OA is a worthy one to buy for those who love to listen to a fresh instrumental composition of Isaignani.
The credits for filming shots like the train sequence in which Mysskin takes custody of Shri, car chases, shots inside the car, and top angles which shows us the crime scenes from a different dimension, goes to cinematographer Balaji V Rangha. Though the film is completely set in night, the clear, at the same time not-so-artificial lighting technique used has helped in the clear presentation.
Verdict: A typical Mysskin thriller with the magical scores of Ilayaraja.
Highlight: The end credits of the movie is worth mentioning and is worth watching as the director has taken enough time to characterize the cast and the technical crew with that of the characters in the jungle, like Onaay - Mysskin, Aatukutti- Shri, Minmini poochi - DOP and so on.
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