At a time when everyone is after new generation flicks and when almost all thinks we have done away with films dealing with triangular love, here comes one a 'London Bridge'.. a movie that has almost ninety percent of its scenes shot at London. And it is quite natural that the movie is sure to meet its poor results at the Box Office, largely owing to its predictability and lack of emotional content. With a straight forward narrative that does not impress you much anymore than the picturesque locations and dashing Ferrari's , there is practically not much that will linger in your mind once you are out of the theatres.
Prithviraj is a debonair young entrepreneur Vijaydas who runs quite a number of money lending firms in East London. One fine morning he is quite astonished to get a call from the immensely rich C S Nambiar(Prathap Pothen) who wants him to marry his only daughter Pavithra(Andreah Jeremiah). Pavithra who holds dazzling prospects for Vijay, is a girl who loves to do charity and help men in trouble. To impress her, Vijay acts as a messiah and offer her a charity amount of thousand pounds. But one his way back from an outing, he hits a girl named Merin (Nandhitha) who has just landed up in U K to take up the job of a nurse. Vijay tries to clear off the scene, but from insistence of Pavithra he follows the unconscious girl to the hospital and helps her in the hospital. But when he founds that Merin has incurred the loss of sensation below her right elbow and will shortly lose her job at hospital, Vijay starts a liking for the girl which is soon to land him into further troubles.
We smell something wrong in 'London Bridge from its very start which moves in pretty predictable way all the while. The dialogues are average and quite a dampener. With limited characters in the fray , the only chance to save the plot could have some true feel of love, which the makers fails to translate to the audience. Though the making is glossy with extravagant sports cars and mansions all over and very effective visuals by Jeethu Damodhar, the pace of the movie is a little slow and the editor Pradeep Prabhakar doesn't have much to do to fasten the proceedings.
The plot by Jinu Abraham lacks any sort of freshness as the characters move over the much seen paths. The noble transformation of a young man from being pushy to good-natured is not that effective and plausible. The performances by the lead character are at best, average with not any exceptional sequences to stay in your mind. in the acting side, Prithviraj just plays to the demands of the role . Andreah is just ok while Nandhitha has the fine looks that may help her to be in the limelight for some more time.
Anyhow, this 'London Bridge' fails at bridging the emotional demands of the audiences and in all probabilities may end up as a loser at the Box Office. Though a big budgeter, the movie may follow the fate of many recent films that tried to capture the finesse of exotic locales and life styles but failed to strike a chord with the viewers.
Rating - 5.7/10