Solid: Indrajith Sukumaran, Suraj Venjaramoodu, Binu Adimali
Director: M Padmakumar
Even in case you go into Pathaam Valavu figuring out nothing, it received’t take you too lengthy to grasp that the movie’s made by the identical workforce that made Joseph. The setting, the music and the state of affairs of a superb man going by hell…every thing shouts Joseph lite. Change the title and also you’ll see how simply the older movie’s tagline suits into this one. Solomon: Man With A Scar—there’s even a pleasant ring to it. But one wonders why a lot of what made Joseph is lacking from this new model.
For one, the writing is much more primary. Solomon’s (Suraj Venjaramoodu) arc is much much less complicated and it follows the fundamental buildings of any revenge drama. What’s much more grating is the plain means during which Solomon’s personal story is revealed to a police officer (Indrajith Sukumaran) who’s within the means of turning into a father. The comparability is so symmetric that you just’re capable of predict Solomon’s tragic previous, which fairly clearly, has acquired to do along with his daughter. The truth is, aside from one or two tiny particulars, there’s actually no new info we’re ready for.
Even the battle is simply too weak to take the movie into an attention-grabbing zone. Indrajith’s character is simply too good at his job to let go of the on-the-run Solomon and Solomon’s motivations are too essential for it to go unresolved. Which implies, there’s actually just one factor that may occur and it’s only a matter of time till it performs out precisely such as you’d predicted it might. The making is flat too and the sentimental method that clicked in Joseph doesn’t actually work when there aren’t any surprises. A pink herring doesn’t do what it’s purported to and the opposite characters are too unidimensional to take you wherever new.
Add to this the movie’s odd statements about kids marrying who they want to and a few clunky exposition and also you’re left with a barely watchable household drama with the aged soul of an 80’s movie.