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Times of India
: The film is about the close friendship shared by four youths and the unexpected turn of events they face during a trip.
: Jobless, rich youngmen get together, have drinks, crack jokes and shun advice. In his debut film, Sreejith Sukumaran moulds his plot around a set of stereotypes. Ebin (Maqbul Salman), the richest brat among the lot, suffers heartbreak and his friends prod him to kidnap the girl from her marriage venue.
A trip is thus materialized in a manner closely resembling the narratives of flicks produced both inside and outside the country of late. The joyous, booze-soaked trip is halted by a series of events, later explained with the aid of flashbacks marked by monologues.
shows faint glimpses of likability, scattered like patches of green on a pasture in summer. The film about young friendships hugely benefits from the natural joviality of youthful chatter. However, the ever-lingering sense of predictability stalks it, making the acts look mundane.
The cast finds themselves at ease, with Maqbul and Bhagath playing out their roles with a charm that sometimes act as a saving grace. The cinematographer, Anishlal, unearths subtle beauty in his frames, combining the dull tainted walls of a hostel room and the green of creepers hanging from a red pot.
In a film that inadvertently borrows from some of the greatest hits featuring male boorishness,
fails to offer something new, an interesting side-track or a set of sequences that could keep viewers guessing. Instead, the narrative is plain and straight, moving on at a convenient pace without ever producing the riveting jolt that makes such narratives engrossing.