Cousins triggered the Celebration this season. At last cousins landed here after the audience eagerly waited for it for a while. ‘Cousins’ was surely the most anticipated movie of the year right from the start of its shooting. The main reason behind that is the star studded cast list of the film which includes evergreen youth hero Kunchacko Boban, Young versatile actor Indrajith Sukumaaran, and comedy king Suraj Venjarammood. But it is not ending here. It also includes sweet heart of youngsters, Vedhika, dashing Nisha Agarwal, beautiful Miya and actors such as Kalabhavan Shajon and Pradeep Rawat. Apart from all these, south Indian actress Kamalini Mukharjee also part of this film through an item number.
This big budget visual spectacle is directed by none other than the Hit maker Vysakh ans scripted by Sethu. And about the film in one sentence, A great festival celebration which is in top gear from the very beginning and will worth each penny of yours in this festival season . And the young film maker is back with a bang after the debacle of Vishudhan and Vysakh had astonished all of us by creating an astonishing atmosphere to tell the story and the way he picturised the story was quiet brilliant. And the visual magic he created through the song sequences was unbelievable and Mollywood have never witnessed such a rich and colourful atmosphere in any of its film.
The story begins when the cousins starts a journey to find a key to the lost memories of their brother Sam. And on the way they reach a carnival celebration at a palace at Chandragiri and there they encounter some people who had connection with Sam’s lost memories. From there they really begin to find out some mysteries that happened in Sam’s life and love. And about the performances, It was the cousins show all the way. Each cousins compete with each other to make their character perfect. Chackochan was at his usual best as Sam who lost his memory and Indrajith as Joji was terrific in his screen presence and dialogue delivery. Suraj as pauly made the audience laugh their heart out with their funny expressions and crisp one liners. The actresses were gorgeous and all of them done a neat job. Supporting actors also did their part to perfection and they altogether lift the film to another level.
Music by M. Jayachandran was really good and made people dance to his tunes. But its placement was a bit edgy at times. Gopi sundar’s background scoring was average. Joseph Nellikkal’s art direction was just fantabulous. Shaji’s cinematography was another specialty of the film. He really captured the beauty Of banglore palace, Athirappilly etc and his visuals really took the audience into the world of ‘Cousins’. Sethu’s script is bit loose at times and sometimes its very predictable.This big budget fun ride is financed By Vysakh Rajan. And on the whole we can say that ‘Cousins’ is a decent Paisa Vasool, Colourful entertainer which will make you celebrate each moment inside the theater.
Director : Vysakh
Release Date : 19/12/2014
Cast : Kunchacko Boban, Indrajith, Vedhika, Nisha Agarwal
Script - 5.5/10
Artist Performance - 6.5/10
Direction - 6.5/10
Technical side - 6/10