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Velipadinte Pusthakam Movie Review- by BMK | Starring Mohanlal & Directed by Lal Jose


Velipadinte Pusthakam Movie Review – by BMK


Cast and Crew:

Director : Lal Jose | Produced by :Antony Perumbavoor | Written by :Benny P. Nayarambalam | Music by : Shaan Rahman | Cinematography: Vishnu Sarma
Edited by : Ranjan Abraham

Cast :Mohanlal,Anoop Menon,Anna Rajan,Priyanka Nair, Siddique, Salimkumar.

The Review:

The audience couldn’t be blamed if they expect a classic gem movie when the versatile director Lal Jose and acting maestro Mohan Lal teams up for the first time in a commercial movie… During this festive season,this much awaited combination of Lal Jose-Mohan Lal presented a feature film titled “Velipadinte Pusthakam” to the malayalee audience as their Onam gift….. But all the curiosity, exitement and attraction about this team and the movie ends in a rather disastrous way as we sit and goes through a tedious two and a half hours of boredom and confusions..

Here is the detailed analysis and review of this movie.


Lal Jose is known to malayee film audience as a very talented craftsman.He has given some amazing commercial blockbusters which was appreciated both critically as well as commercially……. But his directorial graph is touching an all time low scale when it comes to his new flick “Velipadinte Pusthakam”…Adopting a conventional pattern for the narration is not a fault…. but conceiving a commercial movie (that too with Megastar Mohan Lal in the lead) in a very amateurish way is a crime…. It is just insulting the viewers who has spend their valuable time and money for watching this movie in the screens. It is evident from the scenes and sequences that the movie is made without much preparations or planning…. The intend must be the channel rights or the initial collections because of the festive season….

2 .Story, Screeen play and Dialogues..

The less said about the story the better….. Infact there is nothing in this movie to be called as the story….. It is definitely Benny. P. Nayarambalams script, which is the weekest link in “Velipadinte Pusthakam”….His script and screenplay is not at all convincing and in many portions including the climax is disturbingly confusing…

3.Music and Background score..

The one or probably the only one plus point of this movie is the peppy song “Jimmikky Kammal”…It creates waves in the screen and the song is an instant hit…. How ever the choreography for this song is just average…… There are few other songs in the movie, but doesn’t create any impact ,thanks to the poor screenplay…..
The BGM is fine, but not great…

4.Cinematography and Editing.

Vishnu sharma’s Cinematography is good and aptly suits to the mood of the movie…. Editing is fine, but a lit more crisp trimming would have helped the movie to be more effective than the present version..


What prompted Mohanlal to accept and do a three get up role in this movie is a millon dollar question…..??Even his acting skills, charisma or screen presence could not salvage this insane movie… His characterisation is not at all convincing specially the psycological twist… His act in the climax closely resembles the well acknowledged climax scence of “Kireedam”

Salim Kumar repeats all his trade mark mannerisms one after the other… but many a times his act gets the shape of mere buffoonery… The director has miserably copied one of the classic sequence(Innocent making mistakes in dialogue delivery during a fim shoot) from the movie “Azhakiya Ravanan” replacing Innocent with Salimkumar…

One word about the lead actress Anna Rajan… She makes a complete mess of her character and her emoting skills is far below average…. She needs to go a long way as far as natural acting is concerned.. Her casting is another big let down of this movie…. Also some of the new faces that plays the roles of college students is pretty amateurish and makes no impression what so ever….
Siddique, Chemban Vinod Jose, Alancier and PriyankaNair has done justice to their roles.. Anoop Menon has nothing much to do in this movie and he ends up as just a poster material…

Conclusion :

“Velipadinte Pusthakam” suffers mainly due to poor screenplay and unconvincing story…. The conventional cliched uninteresting narration coupled with ameturish performances gives the viewers , a two and a half hours of boring unentertaining cinematic experience.

Verdict:Terribly disappointing …

Review by:B.M.K | 07.09.2017

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Balu Murali Krishna
കുട്ടിക്കാലത്തു മനസ്സിൽ പതിഞ്ഞ ഒരു ഇഷ്ടം, അതായിരുന്നു എനിക്ക് സിനിമ. സ്വപ്നം കാണാൻ കൊതിപ്പിച്ച സിനിമ. വെള്ളിത്തിരയിൽ മിന്നിത്തിളങ്ങിയ താരങ്ങൾ പിന്നീട് ആരാധനാപാത്രങ്ങളായി മാറി. സിനിമയോടുള്ള ഇഷ്ടം പിന്നീടെപ്പോഴോ ഒരു ആഗ്രഹമോ അഭിനിവേശമോ ആയി മാറി. എല്ലാ സിനിമകളും കാണുക എന്നതിനപ്പുറം, കാണുന്ന സിനിമകളിലെ സവിശേഷതകളെയും, മികവിനെയും കോട്ടങ്ങളെയും വിലയിരുത്തുവാനും കുറിപ്പുകൾ എഴുതുവാനും തുടങ്ങി. അത് സിനിമയെ ഗൗരവമായി സമീപിക്കുവാൻ എന്നെ പ്രേരിപ്പിച്ചു. സാമൂഹിക മാധ്യമങ്ങൾ സജീവമായപ്പോൾ ഇങ്ങനെ എഴുതിയ കുറിപ്പുകൾ എന്റെ സിനിമ നിരൂപണങ്ങളായി അവതരിപ്പിക്കുവാൻ അവസരം ലഭിച്ചു. അതിനു സിനിമ ആസ്വാദകരായ വായനസമൂഹം നൽകിയ പ്രോത്സാഹനവും,പിന്തുണയും കൂടുതൽ നിരൂപണങ്ങൾ ഏറ്റവും നിഷ്പക്ഷവും, ആത്മാർത്ഥവുമായി എഴുതുവാനും പ്രസിദ്ധപ്പെടുത്തുവാനുമുള്ള പ്രേരണയും ശക്തിയുമായി മാറി. മലയാള ചിത്രങ്ങളെ വിശകലനം ചെയ്തു അവതരിപ്പിക്കുന്ന ഒരു മൂവി റിവ്യൂ പേജ് ഈ പോർട്ടലിൽ ആരംഭിക്കുകയാണ്. എല്ലാ പിന്തുണയും പ്രോത്സാഹനവും തുടർന്നും പ്രതീക്ഷിച്ചു കൊണ്ട്. സ്നേഹപൂർവ്വം, Balu Murali Krishna (BMK)


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