Unnam, directed by Sibi Malayil is yet another remake and fails miserably to woo the audience. Being a remake of the 2007 Bollywood blockbuster, Johnny Gaddaar, Unnam lets you down completely. Unnam lacks crisp editing, easy flowing narrative or stylish and compelling performances.
Though the plot of Unnam is the same as Johnny Gaddaar, the filmmakers have messed up with the screenplay and dialogues.
Unnam revolves five men - Sunny (Lal), Aloshy (Asif Ali), Tomi (Prasanth Narayan), Murukan (Nedumudi Venu) and Basheer (Noushi). The group of five coupled with a corrupt cop named Balakrishna (Sreenivasan) plan a deal. However, the deal doesn't work out.
Sunny, who was linked to the underworld in the past spends the rest of his days with the pleasant memories of his late wife. Aloshy is like his own son. Tomi has a flourishing hotel business and is rich. Tomi is unaware that his wife Jenni (Rima Kallingal) and Aloshy were in love with each other in the past. Swetha Menon plays Sareena, who has a son from her earlier marriage and lives with Murugan, a gambler.
Lal, as usual has given a tremendous performance. All other actors have given a very average performance. After Asuravithu, Asif Ali has proved once again that he requires much more training to be a hero. Nedumudi Venu, Sreenivasan and Swetha Menon look out of place. Rima Kallingal has nothing much to do.
Overall, watch Unnam only if you like Lal. Otherwise, it would be advisable to watch the original - Johnny Gaddaar.
Director: Siby Malayil
Producer: Kuniyil & RR Productions
Cinematographer: Ajayan Vincent
Cast: Asif Ali, Lal, Sreenivasan, Nedumudi Venu, Rima Kallingal, Swetha Menon