Friday, September 9th, 2016

‘Oppam’ movie review: Mohanlal-Priyadarshan team creates magic this Onam

Jayakrishnan VU | September 9, 2016 1:35 am Print
Mohanlal-Priyadarshan duo, greatest hit makers in Malayalam are back with crime thriller 'Oppam'. The movie is an Onam release. Mohanlal-Priyadarshan's comedy movies 'Akkare Akkare Akkare', 'Boeing Boeing', 'Kilukkam' were blockbusters.

Enjoy this year’s Onam season with a rare treat by Malayalam’s most loved actor-director duo Mohanlal-Priyadarshan. Lal and Priyan are back again with a crime thriller saga,Oppam after a gap of more than one decade. ‘Oppam’  is an Onam release and has hit the Kerala theatres.

The duo, popular for comedy movies Akkare Akkare Akkare, Boeing Boeing, Kilukkam, this time takes the viewers on a nerve-gripping experience in Oppam.

Mohanlal plays the role of a blind man charged with committing a gruesome murder. He has to prove his innocence before the law, and embarks on a dare-devil quest to nab the real culprit, before the police catch him.

It is a challenging film for Lal as it is the first time in his career that he is playing the role of a visually-impaired man.


Priyan said Ooty is their favourite place. “All these movies – Thalavattom, Kilukkam, Minnaram, Chitram and Mithunam – were shot in Ooty, our lucky location. All those movies were super hits too,” he said.

For Priyadarshan, this thriller marks a clear shift from his genre as he is well known for his comedy films.

The film has an ensemble cast consisting of Samuthirakani, Vimala Raman, Anusree, Nedumudi Venu, Mamukkoya, and Arjun Nandhakumar. Hit filmmaker Antony Perumbavoor has directed the film.

It’s music has already topped the charts for its melody ‘Minungum Minnaminuge‘, featuring Mohanlal and Meenakshi.

Watch the official video song for ‘Minungum Minnaminuge‘ here:

Asked about moving on to a different genre this time, Priyan said, “This is the first time I am trying to make a crime thriller. I have realized that some of the films that I did during recent times didn’t do well because I have repeated my earlier tracks. The times have changed. Though the content and emotions never change, technology and the pace of life has changed. It’s better to accept it. My experience over these years have helped me in making Oppam.”

Jayakrishnan VU