Tuesday, May 7, 2013

Mumbai Police review: "Hats off to the entire team for a bold treatment & brilliant execution!!!"

It's been quite some time since I have written reviews which is partially due to my busy schedule & also due to a dearth of good movies. But ever since the trailers of "Mumbai Police" has been beaming on the screens, I was eager to watch it as the promos looked promising. With Prithvi going from strength to strength with back to back hits & Bobby-Sanjay making a strong come back with "Ayalum Njaanum Thammil" after a forgetful "Casanova", the expectations are nigh high. But has Roshan Andrews overcome the disastrous effects of "Casanova"???

Antony Moses (Prithviraj), the daring ACP of Ernakulam has met with an accident which has rendered him amnesic. The gravity of the situation dawns upon him when he is informed by his superior & confidante, Commissioner Farhan Aman (Rahman), that he was on the verge of nabbing the culprit behind the murder of their close buddy, ACP Aryan John Jacob (Jayasurya). Despite pressure from the higher authorities, Farhan entrusts Antony to solve the case after all he believed that if Antony could have solved it once then he would be able to do it again. Now it's upto Antony to start piecing the puzzle that he had solved previously. But the more he delved into the case, the more intriguing it became.
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Bobby-Sanjay has come up with an absolute beauty of a script which has all the elements of suspense which has been kept taut throughout the entire length of the film. Though the climax might come as a rude smack on the face & a touch uncomfortable for quite a few, I totally applaud their efforts. Roshan Andrews has shaken off the "Casanova" blues & has done absolute justice to the script by coming up with an impressive execution. Equally notable were Diwakar's visuals, Gopi's BGM & Mahesh Narayan's editing. 

If at all, there was someone who could have done this role so convincingly in Malayalam...I dont think I can think beyond Prithviraj. First & foremost, he has to be applauded for his guts to choose this role & secondly, for his brilliant portrayal of Antony Moses both pre & post amnesia making it appear as chalk and cheese. The rest of the cast also deserves praises be it Rahman for his subtlety, Riaz Khan  (who I actually liked for the first time & wished he had a bigger role) & Jayasurya.

Verdict: Thanks to the catchy promos along with the credible cast & crew, the film should have an impressive opening. Though the climax might not be to the liking of the families, I still believe positive word of mouth should boost the collections. As far my opinion goes, it's an effort that needs to be applauded by one & all, so make sure you watch it without fail!!!

Rating: 4.75/5

Regards...Ben


3 comments:

  1. Saw the movie today in Chennai. One of the best suspense thrillers I have seen in a long time. Prithviraj is here to stay. Hats off for pulling off such an unconventional role! Superb script and direction makes this a must watch for all genuine movie lovers

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  2. I love all your reviews and your wonderful use of Queen's language.Are you settled in Bangalore? Please post your reviews whenever time permits.Kindly bear that there are many movie buffs who wait eagerly for your reviews

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