Driving Licence: Prithviraj and Suraj Venjaramoodu shine in this entertainer!
‘Driving Licence’ directed by Jean Paul Lal has hit screens today. Sachy has scripted the film that has Prithviraj and Suraj Venjaramoodu in the lead roles. Deepti Sati, Miya George, Nandu, Suresh Krishna, Lalu Alex, Saiju Kurup, Major Ravi and Shivaji Guruvayoor appear in supporting roles.
‘Driving Licence’ has a very interesting storyline. It is primarily centred around two individuals -Hareendran, a film star and Kuruvilla, his loyal fan, who is a motor vehicle inspector. At a crucial juncture, the two lock horns and constantly try to outsmart each other. No intentions to dig deeper as it will end up as spoilers.
Prior to the beginning of the film, there is this mandatory, cringe worthy warning about the harmful effects of smoking and alcohol consumption. Usually the lead actor lend their voice for the warning message and Prithviraj does the honours in the first half. But in the latter half it was Suraj who voiced the message. It is clear indicator of how the two play equally important characters.
Prithviraj’s character of superstar Hareendran is more like an extension to his real self – be it the passion for driving and sports cars and his outspoken nature. He looks stylish, charming and fits the bill of a film star perfectly. The actor scores in the interval block sequence where he vents out his frustration and the two monologues with the press people. Deepti Sati is paired with him as his wife, but the pretty actress hardly has anything to do in this film.
On the other hand, Suraj Venjaramoodu has a character with proper depth. His performance as the arc progresses where he brings in noticeable change in his body language is spot on. Towards the climax, Suraj once again puts on display his amazing ability to shed tears and tug our heartstrings. Miya George offers the occasional laughs but her character was typical as a dumb house wife.
Lal Jr has done well to bring Sachy’s screenplay on screen. Too much from the helicam shots could have been avoided. The makers could have also addressed the negative impact of blind fandom buf instead, they trying to sugarcoat stuff.
In a nutshell, ‘Driving Licence’ is a proper entertainer for the families and youth to enjoy this Christmas season.