Jomon’s tale can definitely be a hit with the section of audience for whom elements like family sentiments, human traits of endurance, parent-child bond and the like means Malayalam cinema at its best.
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Times of India
: A wayward youth of a rich father, Jomon is a carefree youngster who doesn’t care about ‘being responsible enough’ for his age. When the family lands in a financial soup out of the blue, a different side of the youngster surprisingly emerges.
Families predictably surviving the tide of times have made some great feel-good entertainers in Mollywood. Add to the mix a few of our younger crop of actors, the youth too are hooked to the storyline. Sathyan Anthikad’s latest directorial aims to cash in on both the trends. Where it falls it short though is it is evidently a mix of many plots that the industry has loved over the years and hence does not offer a refreshing take on the subject.
An ounce of Veendum Chila Veettukaryangal, a few teaspoons of Jacobinte Swargarajyam and family sentiments to taste, you get Jomonte Suvisheshangal. And no, faith hardly plays a role in this suvishesham, except for a moderately comic scene in the movie.
Vincent (Mukesh) is a self-made veteran entrepreneur of Thrissur, who believes that making money through business acumen is an art. All his children are well-settled except for Jomon (Dulquer Salmaan), his proverbial prodigal son, whom all accuses of being incessantly irresponsible. A business move falters and Vincent’s empire gets caught up in a turbulent financial storm. When the weather becomes rough, predictably, frictions ensue in relationships.
Jomon’s tale can definitely be a hit with the section of audience for who relate to elements like family sentiments, human traits of endurance and parent-child bond. The movie can also win the hearts of fans of Dulquer Salmaan and his mannerisms as the actor indeed comes across as charming in a few sequences.
However, the story moves predictably and all throughout the movie, you know that the father and son would sail through it all and set foot ashore robustly. In the first half, you are amply entertained by the antics of Jomon and his chilled out family but post interval, it’s an endless wait to witness the obvious. It’s only a question of when. Except for Mukesh and Dulquer, the rest of the actors do not have much scope of performance in the current storyline. However, Aishwarya Rakesh, who plays the Tamil girl Vaidehi, does come across as a breath of fresh air.
Jomon is worth your money for Dulquer Salmaan’s charm, and a few moments of relatable family drama. But that's pretty much about it..