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Leela Movie Review

Leela Movie Review Malayalam Movie Review
By nettv4u.com
Review for the film " Leela"
Runtime: 1 Hour 40 Minutes
Certificate: U
Released: 22-04-2016
Genre: Comedy, Drama
3.5 / 5.0

CAST & CREW


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Leela is the adaptation of the short story written by Unni R. The movie has been much talked about since its announcement. Now let’s see what Leela has in store for us.

Plot

Biju Menon is an affluent person and he shows out to have weakness for women. Once he intends to buy an elephant and also wants the company of a girl. However, he doesn’t show out his intentions. He along with Vijaya Raghavan, his buddy, ventures out in search of the animal and the girl. Watch the movie to know the proceedings.

Star Performances

This is one of the best performances of Biju Menon. The director, Ranjith Balakrishnan, has extracted the best in him and it is heartening that the underutilized actor has got his right due. His dialogue delivery is worth mentioning.

Parvathy Nambiar, who essays the titular role, has done a great job, by maintaining an expressionless face throughout the movie. Vijaraghavan leaves a mark with his body language and Jagadeesh impresses us with a role that is quite different from his recent ones. Suresh Krishna, Sudheer Karamana and Priyanka Nair ably support.

Analysis

Ranjith Balakrishnan has laced the movie with dark humor. Also, he has knitted the movie with finesse and has been careful in not just retaining the original  nuances as it is. The screenplay has been treated well.

What’s there?

  • The cinematography of Prashanth Ravindran is spot on.
  • Music by Bijibal is highly impressive.
  • The screenplay of Unni R is commendable.
  • The DoP of Prasanth Raveendran is outstanding.
  • The editing of Manoj deserves mention.

What’s not there?

  • The dialogues could have been tad sharp.
  • The depth of some of the characters could have been handled in a better manner.

Verdict

Leela leaves a strong impression on your minds after leaving the theatres. However, for those who prefer mass films the movie may not vibe well.