Allu Ramendran Review: Not another usual Kunchacko flick
Kunchacko Boban has been doing movies that are hardly memorable mainly because it is tough for people to differentiate his movies from one another. In that aspect, this new movie Allu Ramendran has something new to offer for those who felt the actor should try something different. Allu Ramendran directed by Bilahari has its share of shortcomings and the lack of intrigue in building the central conflict is the main one that drags this peculiar thought backward.
Ramachandran a police driver is our main protagonist. He is a short-tempered man and has enough people around him who don’t like him. He has a wife and a sister. At one point someone decides to set puncture traps for his vehicles and when it happened frequently, this name of Allu Ramendran became a hit. The sleepless nights these incidents gave to Ramachandran and how he finally finds a solution is what Allu Ramendran talking about.
The makers do know that revealing who was behind everything won't work for the movie as people will guess the culprit. So they decided to make it a score-settling deal between two people. What is missing here is the tension and intrigue. The struggle of both the people isn’t shown effectively make us feel for any of them. At the climactic fight, Ramachandran talks about the misconception people have about him and sadly there wasn’t in the movie for us to root for this character.
Ramachandran is definitely a character outside the comfort zone of Kunchacko Boban and he has managed to make him look an atypical Kunchacko Boban character. Krishna Shankar is an apt choice to play the pivotal character of Jithu who needs to be on the grounded side. I really wished the female characters in the movie were written more effectively. Aparna Balamurali is likable as Swathy but Chandini Sreedharan hardly has anything to do here. Salim Kumar and Dharmajan have done their job neatly and actor Assim Jamal utilizes the character offered to him effectively.
The movie directed by Bilahari is written by the trio Girish, Vineeth and Sajin. The idea to go with this particular theme is indeed an exciting one. But they sort of failed to build excitement around the subject. In my opinion, this was one movie that should have included the sufferings of the two characters in an effective manner so that the cat and mouse play in the narrative could have an impact. But beyond the humor, that track isn’t becoming gripping. The cinematography was fine and the edits needed a bit more energy. Shaan Rahman’s background scores are becoming repetitive.
A more engaging script with more importance on the conflicts inside the characters would have made Allu Ramendran a compelling watch. The comedy does work here but the drama has its demerits thus making it a half-baked attempt.
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