Fahadh Faasil starrer “Maheshinte Prathikaram,” released on Friday, 5 February, did not witness a huge crowd pulling during the opening shows in Kerala.Dileesh Pothan’s cinematic vision comes to the fore in his debut venture ‘Maheshinte Prathikaram’. Slicing a piece from the life of a commoner, his uncanny ability to transform the ordinary into something more is what strikes gold in this movie set in Idukki.
One of the most satisfying movie experiences in recent times. Director Dileesh Pothan deserves a huge round of applause, a warm welcome, and a big hug for displaying such amazing craft and setting the movie in the wondrous atmosphere of Idukki. Its a beauty to see the characters come alive in this film. Syam Pushkaran has written his best script so far with a detailed understanding of the place he has set the movie in, and the people who live there. He has derived crazy, fresh humour out of the most simple and subtle situations rather than going for the skit-styled ‘comedy scenes’ we’re used to seeing. There is a long, hilarious sequence which is a brilliant commentary on Malayali’s favorite hobby of poking their nose into others’ lives. Each plot-point is cleverly woven into the narrative and maintains a beautiful flow through-out. Shyju Khalid’s camerawork will not make you take your eyes off the screen. Mindblowing work.
Maheshinte Prathikaaram is a movie rich in its humor, sensible with the motives and has characters that have dilemmas and insecurities we can relate to. It is a hilarious and cheerful cinema that is cent percent entertaining.
Nice visualisation of a simple and lighthearted theme. Fahadh Fazil who is going through a lean patch at the box office, has chosen a good screenplay in Maheshinte Prathikaaram. As the protagonist, he was able to emote really well in conveying the innocence of the character. Anusree played her part as Sowmya, Mahesh’s love interest. Shoubin Shahir in his trademark style came and conquered our hearts. This is an honest approach from Dileesh and his team. Anyone from a family can sit through and relax watching this light hearted film. Humour, songs, romance, emotions are all there put together quite well.
Anusree again proves that she is one of the most talented yet underrated actress in our industry. As Soumya, she just lived and the expression of her at many scenes were priceless. Other actors like Alancier Lay, Dileesh Pothen, Jaffer Idukki etc also done their part to perfection as well. Aparna Balamurali is going to be in the limelight for a long time as it is so obvious in the way she looked, talked, and went emotional. In total, Maheshinte Prathikaram is a superb entertainer with some great quality performances, direction, screenplay and above all it gives you something really fresh. Dont miss this one at your theaters nearby . Well malayalam cinema is back…
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The film is a great watch and it has got blockbuster written all over it. At two hours, it is indeed cut to the correct size and you actually get the feeling that they were padding it with some songs to stretch it out. Most of the songs move the story forward anyway and so it doesn’t matter. It doesn’t get sentimental at any point of time and the ending kind of reminded me of Neram. Some might find it a bit anti-climactic or abrupt but i thought it was perfect. Fahadh is badly in need of a significant hit and this one looks like a sure bet.
Celebrity review on “Maheshinte Prathikaram” below:
#MAHESHINTE PRATHIKAARAM – Beautifully made with brilliance in both technicalities and performances! Fahad , sorry… Mr. MAHESH, u were so cute on the screen, u made me smile, and sometimes u made my eyes fill up with tears! supporting actors’ contribution was just awesome! They brought so much energy on the screen!#Soubin, way to go man( crispin , lispin cripsin hahaha ),.. thank u so much for such a lighthearted movie, #Dileesh Pothen.. Fahad, like you said yesterday,.. Everyone would have experienced through such moments in different phases of life. Loved it!☺☺☺
Aannnndd He’s back with a bang !!!!!!! Super super super happy !!!! LOVED THE FILM !!! Awesome reports all over !!! You guys nailed it Fahadh Faasil Dileesh Pothan Syam Pushkaran Soubin Shahir Aashiq Abu and everyone involved in the movie !!! കമോണ്ട്രാ മഹേഷെ !!!!!!!!!!!!!!
Dear dileesh pothan , I respect u for this treat . . No words . Really proud . Loved the movie ,”maheshinde pratikaaram”. It’s Gona b a supper hit . No doubt . Manassu niranju ☺☺☺
Maheshinte Prathikaaram – മഹേഷിന്റെ പ്രതികാരം – One of the most satisfying movie experiences in recent times. Director Dileesh Pothan deserves a huge round of applause, a warm welcome, and a big hug for displaying such amazing craft and setting the movie in the wondrous atmosphere of Idukki. Its a beauty to see the characters come alive in this film. Syam Pushkaran has written his best script so far with a detailed understanding of the place he has set the movie in, and the people who live there. He has derived crazy, fresh humour out of the most simple and subtle situations rather than going for the skit-styled ‘comedy scenes’ we’re used to seeing. There is a long, hilarious sequence which is a brilliant commentary on Malayali’s favorite hobby of poking their nose into others’ lives. Each plot-point is cleverly woven into the narrative and maintains a beautiful flow through-out. Shyju Khalid’s camerawork will not make you take your eyes off the screen. Mindblowing work. Saiju Sreedharan’s seamless editing, Bijibal’s lovely songs and even lovelier background score (one of his best works so far), Ajayan Chalissery’s authentic art direction, Dan Jose’s sound design have all come together magically to create a wholesome, satisfying experience. The fight sequence was perhaps the most effectively shot ‘naadan thallu’ since Kireedam (and Chenkol which get a hilarious reference in the movie). Alencier Ley is kickass (great to have one more extremely talented actor in our mainstream cinema), Soubin Shahir hits it out of the park yet again, Anusree is brilliant, the new girl Aparna Balamurali is a real find, Dileesh Pothan himself is hilarious and there are numerous others in small and big roles who’re really impressive, especially the man who played Mahesh’s father. For the first time, liked Jaffer Idukki too. But the movie belongs to the man who’s been missing in action for quite some time – Mr. Fahadh Faasil who amazes us like only he can after a long time. After some odd choices, he’s back here in a great film, in a great role and delivering a milestone performance. Subtle, powerful, heartfelt and super-massy when needed. There are many instances and many more scenes where he’s just silent, but simply stunning! His films haven’t had a great run for some time now, but this film easily deserves a 100-day run at the box office and has all the potential to bring Fahadh back to the forefront. I saw that all the shows on bookmyshow were green in the morning and now its all red. Watching it again tonight, with family. Congratulations Aashiq Abu, Rima Rajan and the entire team! Go watch the very next show and come out smiling! കമോണ്ട്രാ മഹേഷേ!!
Gopan R Nair
Maheshinte Prathikaaram – മഹേഷിന്റെ പ്രതികാരം – 2016 ettavum mikacha class , entertainer movie ! kidilan script Syam Pushkaran , kidilan direction Dileesh Pothan , kidilan music Bijibal , @kidilan cinematographyShyju Khalid , kidilan perfomances Fahadh Faasil , Alencier Ley , Soubin Shahir and all others. orale vittu poi Aashiq Abu – kidilan producer. kudos to whole team
So happy to see such fresh thoughts coming alive on our screens smile emoticon Congrats to the whole team. Dileesh Shyam Aashiq Abu and Rima surely deserve a big round of applause.