Be it the ruthless Siddharth from Kali or Krishnan from Kammatipaadam, 2016 was a year for Dulquer Salmaan. Now he’s back with Jomonte Suvisheshangal. But how good is the film? Here’s our Jomonte Suvisheshangal movie review.
Barring a few emotional scenes, Jomonte Suvisheshangal is more of a conversation between a father and his son on life, relationships and career.
Jomonte Suvisheshangal Cast: Dulquer Salmaan, Mukesh, Anupama Parameswaran and Aishwarya Rajesh
Jomonte Suvisheshangal Director: Sathyan Anthikad
Jomonte Suvisheshangal Rating: 4 Star Rating: Recommended4 Star Rating: Recommended4 Star Rating: Recommended(3/5)
Halfway through Jomonte Suviseshangal, director Sathyan Anthikad leaves it to the audience to decide who is the film’s protagonist, as it is centred more on Mukesh than Dulquer Salmaan.
Unsurprisingly, Jomon’s (Dulquer Salmaan) introduction scene receives wolf-whistles from hordes of female fans. Right from the start, Sathyan slowly weaves in his characters, who are far from being just actors.
Jomonte Suvisheshangal revolves around the life of a widower and business tycoon Vincent (Mukesh) and his children. Jomon, who’s the youngest of the lot, is a prodigal son. Thankfully, Jomon’s character is not reminiscent of Ranbir’s role from Wake Up Sid or Dulquer’s ABCD.
While the first half is more layered on these characters, the film hits a saturation point when Vincent, as collateral damage, loses all his wealth. And that’s when Jomon comes to his father’s rescue. From Thrissur to Tirupur, what follows next between Jomon and Mukesh is what Jomonte Suvisheshangal is all about.
Though the film has tell-tale stories of Kamal Haasan’s Uyarndha Ullam and Dulquer’s Ustad Hotel, Jomonte Suvisheshangal gives prominence to its main characters who appear throughout the film, which also makes it a fun-filled entertainer.
What’s amusing about Dulquer Salmaan is his range. Among the actors of the younger generation, Dulquer is probably one actor who is different in every film of his. For instance, the ageing gangster Krishnan from Kammatipaadam and eccentric Charlie are NOT the same, but both characters are played by Dulquer Salmaan. In Jomonte Suvisheshangal too, Dulquer sways the audience with his charm.
With that said, Jomonte Suvisheshangal’s soul lies in Mukesh’s character as a doting father. Look how terrific he is in the second half, where he says, “Can I smoke here?” We don’t see an actor in his performance. It’s natural human reaction.
Dulquer Salmaan strikes the right chords in the latter half, especially a scene involving handloom weavers in Tirupur, which is touted to be a major textile and knitwear hub of India.
None of the actors is typecast here, except, probably Manobala, who plays the comical character Perumal.
Anupama Parameswaran as Catherine plays Dulquer’s love interest in the first half. However, it is Aishwarya Rajesh who gives a convincing performance as Vydehi. When was the last time we saw a heroine getting the lip-sync right?
The music by Vidyasagar doesn’t call for smoke breaks. Neelakasham is an earworm.
Jomonte Suveshishangal soars high with its pleasing story. The film itself is one of those enjoyable long rides one would take with a Yesudas song.
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