The macho rhythm that Adeni attempts to work up with ‘Mikhael’ is the kind that could be passable at the moment, but forgettable soon after. Which is why despite all its attempts to be a swanky action flick, it strikes you as a charade more than anything else.
It’s quite a recognizable mystery franchise that ‘Abrahaminte Santhathikal’ lays out before you. And it’s this throwback familiarity that holds it back throughout, even as it tries hard to fit in every known thriller trope into its folds.
Haneef Adeni displays a distinct identity as a film maker and without doubt is a noteworthy addition to the crop of promising young directors in Mollywood. And yet, if ‘The Great Father’ cannot break away from from the psycho thriller déjà vu, it’s only because of the too recognizable narrative ploys that plague its screenplay.
Phew! That small teaser trailer of ‘The Great Father’ that was released along side Prithviraj’s ‘Ezra’ today has created ripples in the cyber world already. Directed by Haneef Adeni, ‘The Great Father’ was to be a Christmas 2016 release and would soon make it to the theatres. Continue reading “Meet Mr. David Ninan, the non-smoker!”