Banner: Rockline Entertainments
Producer: Rockline Venkatesh
Music: 4 Musics, Sushin Shyam
Cast: Mohan Lal, Vishal, Manju Warrier, Hansika, Rashi Khanna, Renji Panicker, Srikanth, Siddique, Aju Varghese, Cheman Vinod, Kottayam Nazeer, Idavela Babu, Antony Preumbavoor and others
ADGP Mathew (Mohan Lal) after a long break decides to finish his formalities on the last day of his Voluntary Retirement. However his immediate superior DGP (Siddique) seeks his help to solve out mystery murders of high profile individuals.
ADGP Mathew is assisted by officer Harshita Chopra (Rashi Khanna) and DYSP Iqbal (Chemban Vinod Jose ) in the case.
To find out more about the twists and turns and what connection it has got to do with Philp D vincent (Srikanth), Dr. Madanagopal Duvvuri (Vishal), Dr.Shreya (Hansika Motwani) and how it affected Mathew's family, including wife Neelima (Manju Warrier) and daughter (Atira Patel), watch Puli Joodam on screen.
Mohan Lal is renowned as a complete actor and once again he showed his class as he slipped into the role effortlessly. He as a cop showed different kind of variations in expressions and emoted perfectly showing his personal and professional pressures on screen. He carried the film on his shoulders with his screen presence.
Rashi Khanna got good role and performed well making good impact. Srikanth gets introduced in a powerful manner but his role fizzles out as the story progresses.
Hansika Motwani got very limited role to perform. She is ok with her performance. Much was expected from Vishal but he came with just singular expression and failed to make a powerful impact. Others performed according to their roles.
Sushin Shyam elevated the scenes with his background score. Manoj Paramahansa, NK.Ekambaram's cinematography made good impact with their camera angles. Editing of Shameer Mohammed could have been better.
There are many drags in the film with repetitive scenes. Director Unnikrishnan could have added few more twists and turns for better impact. Production values are good.
Story, Screenplay, Direction
Lack of real twists and turns
Missing commercial elements
Director Unnikrishnan tried to attract movie lovers with a crime thriller showing the interesting twists and turns in an investigation on screen. Though he starts off in an interesting manner with the introduction of characters and powerful and impactful dialogues, as the narration progress, after sometime one gets a feeling that the story is heading no where with lengthy conversations.
Director too failed with his story, screenplay and direction and narration got clichéd. Everything fizzled out in the end and the weak portrayal of characters, lack of twists and turns undid all the hard work. The film which had the makings of a powerful thriller, turned out to be below average due to the mishanding of the direction department by Unnikrishnan.
Puli Joodam fails to show its power.