A silent killer of enthusiasm

A silent killer of enthusiasm


Silence
Malayalam (U/A)   ¬
Director: VK Prakash
Cast: Mammootty, Anoop Menon, Joy Mathew and others

Aravind Chandrashekhar (Mammootty)-a lawyer, with a track record any one would dream about, is appointed judge in Karnataka High Court.

Happily settled in Bangalore, the man has little to fret over. All is well before the plot ushers in the inevitable-the conflict.

The hero gets bombarded with threatening phone calls from wailed assailants. Life, once serene, goes all topsy turvy and Aravind decides to set it right.

Neil George (Anoop Menon) joins him in the quest for truth, which is a journey down the time line, and the supposedly thriller gets right on track.

For Mammootty, success is long overdue  and V K Prakash seems to have gone for the best bet. Coming from the stable of an eclectic filmmaker, Silence doesn’t go sans it’s moments.

Having rendered characters along similar lines in the past, the lead actor shoves the way forward with sheer ease and never goes awry at it.

His camaraderie with Anoop Menon is exhilarating and is something to watch for. But the boons can’t be too many when writer Y V Rajesh packs too less in the script which neither makes its way into the edge of the seat genre nor hold eyeballs for long.

Nothing other than a shoddy script could let the suspense fizzle out half way through the film and this is what it ends up as.

No larger-than-life heroism for Mammootty this time, so never even appeals to ardent fans. This one exemplifies nothing but a missed shot at crafting an engaging whodunnit.

Started off well, never even half done, this Silence fades into oblivion, silently.  

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