The Mollywood box office had going through a decent patch right from the end of March with successes like Oru Vadakkan Selfie and Bhaskar The Rascal and went to record a series of successful films in the later months. Then monsoon and Ramzan Month kept the audience away from theater along with the piracy issue of Premam and the theaters were quite empty till July 10. Then came Baahubali and it had really done a great business here.
And now it’s the turn of Mollywood films to show its strength and the first film that came after the holy month of Ramzan was the Mega star Mammootty starrer flick named Acha Dhin conceived by G.Marthandan which had released today all over. The screenplay of the flick was written by Vijjesh who had earlier written a beautiful script of Lal Jose- Mammootty team’s film named Emmanuel. This film is financed by S George who is a close associate of Mammootty over the years.
Acha Dhin revolves around the life of Durga Prasad (Mammootty), a Jharkhand native who had come to Kerala before 20 years and settled here after that. He has a wife as well named Sheethal (Mansi Sharma). He loves this part of the world as his own. He and his wife expecting their first child after so many years of treatment. But when his wife admitted in hospital a sudden emergency comes in her delivery and durga Prasad was in need for big money. In search for that money he many but all disappointed him.
Accidentally he met a group of wanted criminals and while he was trying to catch them in order to get the reward money from the government he ends up in a situation in which he receives money from the criminals itself as money in time is so important for the life of his wife and the baby coming out. With that money his wife comfortably delivers the baby. But durga later finds out that the criminals are on the way to a terrorist attack in Kerala and he sets out of his own to stop them. That form the major part of the story of the flick.
Direction by G.Marthandan is ok in but in some parts it seem like lost his control over the proceedings. Same is the case with Vijeesh’s screenplay as it failed specially in the second half. The flick follows tha pattern of a thriller and managed to thrill the spectators at parts. The music director of the film is Bijipal and he had done a neat job with the songs that blends quite well to the story and also to the pace with which the story of the film is going forward. Pradeep Nair’s direction of photography also have to be appreciated as his frames really set the tone of a family thriller nicely.
All actors had played their part without any hiccups and Padmaraj Ratheesh’s performance needs a special mention as he had given another notable performance after the one he gave in Fireman this year. The north Indian heroine of the film Mansi Sharma also had given a very matured show of her acting skills.
Acha Dhin is a film specially for the fans of Mammootty and has the elements for them to get entertained. Some other films also releasing tomorrow and we have to wait and see whether Acha Dhin will give good time to Mammootty or not.
Director : G. Marthandan
Release Date : 17/7/2015
Cast : Mammootty, Mansi Sharma, Padmaraj Ratheesh
Review : Abhilash Kiran