Much-hyped and much-expected Malayalam movie Christian Brothers has released this weekend. The film has everything like family sentiments, fights, music, dance and twists and turns. But there is no much gist in the story selected by director Joshiy. The screenplay has been made as to attract the fans of superstars like Mohanlal, Dileep, Suresh Gopi and Sharath Kumar.
Christian Brothers is a mass entertainer movie with all the commercial elements. Mohanlal, Dileep, Suresh Gopi's acting is the main attraction of the film. Deepak Dev's music, Anil Nair's cinematography and fights sequences are the other highlights of the film. But all these entertainment elements are made in such a way that fans of each actor should be impressed. There is more of artificiality than natural flow.
The duration of the film is 2.55 hours because it is multi-starrer film and each lead actor has been given equal focus in it. In fact, it is not easy to handle the subject of multi-starrer flick. But script writers Sibi K Thomas and Udayakrishna have done it very well. They have maintained equal focus to all the lead characters, which help the film to hold the attention of audience. The movie is all about a retired army officer and his two sons. It also throws light on issue like land grabbing.
Palamattathu Varghese Mappila (Saikumar) is a retired and well-to-do army officer, His sons Christy (Mohanlal) works as an informer in Mumbai and Joby (Dileep) is sent abroad to study theology. Situations make them fall out of their respective responsibilities, which irk their father and make him loose interest in them. What happens next will form the interesting part of the film.
Mohanlal has larger scope in the film when compared to other lead stars. The comic scenes between Suresh Gopi are Dileep are really good. Sharath Kumar has just guest appearance role. Leading ladies Kavya Madhavan, Kaniha and Lakshmi Rai do not have much scope in the film.Saikumar, Biju Menon, Lakshmi Gopalaswamy, Vijaya Raghavan, Suresh Krishna, Salim Kumar and others have done justice to their respective roles.
Deepak Dev has composed music for four songs like 'Karthaave...', 'Kannum...', 'Mizhikalil Naanam...' and 'Sayyaave...' and all of them are melodious and good to listen. Anil Nair's camera work, Ranjan Ebraham's editing are also commendable. In a nutshell, Christian Brothers is a good entertainer for this weekend masti
Producer: AV Anoop and Maha Subair
Cast: Mohanlal, Suresh Gopi, Dileep, Sarath Kumar, Kavya Madhavan, Lakshmi Rai, Kanika, Saikumar, Biju Menon, Lakshmi Gopalaswamy, Vijaya Raghavan, Suresh Krishna, Salim Kumar, Suraaj Venjaramoodu, Jagathy Sreekumar and Kavya Madhavan
Music: Deepak Dev