A poster of the movie Bhramaram.

Yet another Mohanlal masterpiece and a directorial marvel! That’s Bhramaram.

The jolly city life of share broker Unni and his buddy Doctor Alex is threatened when their school-time malevolence comes to haunt them. The threat comes in the form of their school mate Sivankutty (Mohanlal, the protagonist) who has been victimised for the felony of the vile chums.

The first part makes for a suspense-filled family entertainer. But the second half is, moreover, a road movie that takes you on a rough ride through the rugged terrains of Western Ghats. The serious plot then takes an unconvincing twist, and the hero ends up as a bee that bumbles about.  Like other Blessy movies, this too has the whiff of real-life characters and settings, be it in the depiction of a habitual cell-phone user or the repulsive air prevailing at public comfort stations.

Perhaps you may spot a flash of stories within the story.  Son of late actor Bharat Gopi, V G Muralikrishnan (Dr Alex), and debutant Suresh Menon (Unni) act with ease, as matured actors would.

Cheeky Bhumika Chawla as the hero’s credulous but fragile wife, has less to do than Lakshmi Gopalaswami (Unni’s wife), who is vivacious in a homemaker’s role. Child artiste Nivedhitha inspires awe. And yes, the songs are relief to the ears and treat to the eyes.

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