Sam Alex (Prithviraj) is a responsible police officer, who is assigned a special task of investing a murder case by his superior. As a family man, Sam is extremely close to his wife and his daughter. But he is a chronic alcoholic too. How Sam manges to investigate the case balancing his personal life is the story all about.
The main highlight of the movie is how the director picturises Sam onscreen. His family, past life and issues with his current family after earning the tag of a drunkard were emotionally shot with some brilliant moments. There wasn't a single moment for unnecessary melodrama.
The investigation scenes were conducted meticulously. The frames were simply outstanding. Right from the very first frame, we can feel that the director has chosen a different lane where we can see him being innovative as well as brilliant. One of the very few scripts which develops as the narration progresses from scene to scene.
Memories has some novelty in it, even though we can see slight traces of 1980s Malayalam thriller, but the similarity ends there. Prithviraj has done full justice to his role. The actor is on a high. All the other cast including Vijayaraghavan, Suresh Krishna, Rahul, Vanitha etc., have shown fine performances, while the cast of newcomers were unimpressive.
The music and the background score are impressive. Sujith Vaassudev has done it brilliantly when it comes to cinematography. The frames gave the movie the right mood according to each scene. John Kutty's editing was fine. Saburam's art direction can be highlighted with the wood work. The make up department gave the apt look for each characters, especially Prithviraj.
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Prithviraj has rocked with his performance in Memories. As a police officer, the actor has always made his audience satisfied and he has repeated his magic once again.
This is the first time Meghna Raj is pairing opposite Prithviraj. She plays the wife of Prithviraj in Memories and has done complete justice to her role.
As a director, Jeethu Joseph has once again proved himself sucessful. Jeethu has chosen a different lane in Memories, where we can see him being innovative as well as brilliant.
Along with Prithviraj and Meghna Raj, other cast of the film includes Mia, Nedumudi Venu, Vijayaraghavan, Madhupal, Suresh Krishna, Sreejith Ravi, Rahul Madhav and Aneesh G Menon.
Prithviraj's performance is outstanding. His selection has been simply outstanding in his last three films. Sam is surely going to be marked as one of his best character. He has delivered it flawlessly. All other cast have done justice to their roles.
'Thirayum Theeravum...' is a fine melody sung by Vijay Yesudas, which has been shot in Kodaikanal, highlighting the flashback scenes of Sam and his family. 'Memories...', an English song played during the opening, is also good.
Overall, the movie is an outstanding one. All credits to the director and his crew for a brilliantly executed movie. All the technical aspects of the movie have also added to the success of the movie.
Being a hero oriented film, the female lead does not get the chance to show her prowess.
Memories is undoubtedly an above average and entertaining movie. An outstanding suspense-thriller drama and a complete family entertainer. Don't miss this wonderful treat of Jeethu Joseph and his crew.