Director : Rojin Thomas
Rating : 3/5
Stars : Manju Warrier, Sanoop Santhosh, Pearly Maney, Kiran, Lalu Alex, Kala Renjini, Rekha Menon, Sudheer Karamana, Sunil Sukhada
The plot revolves around the protagonist Joan Mary John aka Jo who is a lady animator and Criz, a boy who comes to her life unexpectedly!
A good movie with a positive theme. Little bit lengthy. Manju Warrior and Master Sanoop done excellent. The character done by Kiran is also worth mentioning. Every dialogues of Lulu Alex as Joe’s father is inspiring one. The locations are excellent. It’s a good team work.
As a kid, Joan Mary John (Manju Warrier) dreams of becoming someone like Walt Disney. In adulthood, however, her work remains unnoticed, despite her best attempts. Jo has almost given up on her dreams when Criz (Sanoop Santhosh) enters her life. His determination in making his little dreams come true inspires her, and Jo finds success by creating an animated character out of him.
You can’t leave the theatre without saying WOW with a wide opened mouth after watching Jo and the Boy. The performance off all the star casts were awesome. Music and Songs were really magical. Even having less locations that too indoor, Neil D Cunha made it very beautiful. Sanoop and Manju Warrier were incredible. Mr.Rojin Thomas hats off to you for making a wonderful dream. You are so talented and hopefully waiting for the next movie from your energetic team.Lalu Alex and Kalaranjini as Jo’s parents steal all the laughs, with their impeccable comic timing and fresh dialogues. Debutante Kiran also brings in something new, with his goofy geek act. Music by Rahul Subramaniam matches the feel good factor and the film gets 100 on 100 for sheer effort. However, at the end of it all, one wonders if there were actually more ‘aha’ moments and motivational quotes than a strong storyline. Somehow, the magic of the director’s debut movie, Philips and the Monkey Pen, is missing here. The second half lags, with hard to digest elements like a child attaining international fame overnight. Jo and the Boy could have been a cute and watchable flick if it had been packed into a neat one-and-a-half hours.
On the Whole, JO AND THE BOY WAS AN INCREDIBLE MOVIE IN ALL ASPECTS. HATS OFF THE WHOLE TEAM.