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Nasraani Movie Review

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Nasraani
Cast:Mammootty, Kalabhavan Mani, Kavya Madhavan, Vimala Raman, Biji Menon, Lalu Alex, Captain Raju, Vijayaraghavan
Direction:Joshy
Music:Bijulal
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Nasraani - Just above mediocre

IndiaGlitz  [Monday, October 15, 2007]
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Watching 'Nasraani', it was pretty easy to find that the   movie could never hit the wall.  Its outcome looked not so bleak considering that this Mammootty fare has more sequences for his fans to stand up and cheer than his recent three movies. Executed by ace director Joshy on the scripts of another director Renjith, whose track record of creating hits still remains not much modest. The film opened with best of the initials that was fetched by any Malayalam movie this year. But,  cued in the conventional current mode, the film is a flattering tribute to 'action less' action movies  which  borrows the essential structure of  the recent  so called stuffs  even while raising its own propaganda against the family rule in politics,  that  is a regular word in  the current  scenario.

'Nasraani' is fast paced, slickly made ride in the first half where the script is consistently snappy. It has a little of resourceful plotting and some deft dialogue touches, best seen during Mammootty's discourse running all through the movie. The film plays out as a well funded Movie, complete with over the top performances but toward the later half, like all the recent Joshy movies, this too loses its steam.

In the movie, Mammootty is David John Kottarathil, a rich unrestrained planter, known popularly by the fancy name D K. He spends most of his time boozing in the company of his friends in the Cosmo Club, in which he is the care taker and the secretary. He has got a little of tragic stories behind him as his father John accidentally  kills Eappachayan, the father of his lady love and is on jail for life. This episode on their engagement day forced D K to stay back from marrying   Sara Eapen, a college lecturer, even after 10 years from the incident.

David always roam around enjoying life, even in helicopters, with his driver Sukumaran (Kalabhavan Mani) and is always their to solve the problems of the club. In the film he has even a whopping introduction scene, which has him landing his helicopter in Sara's college campus and festinating her away to a lone mountain top to celebrate 10 years of living apart.

All is going not so bad for D K, till  Annie (Mukta) a medical student and  Sara's half sister who is taken cared by David, is accused by the police for committing the murder of  Benny, an upcoming politician and the son of political king and former Revenue Minister  M C Paul (Vijayraghavan) . With supportive evidences and witnesses, Police is all the way around to seize the girl who is said to have taken revenge and killed the future prospects of Malankara Congress, for having ditched one of her best friend who committed suicide following Benny's rejection!

Benny's untimely death has created upsets to the carefully laid plans of M C Paul to project his son to the top by making him an M L A in the Kadathuruthy by-election. Paul, who is other wise a family friend of David, now turns against him, as David  is now in the mission to save Annie from the related problems. Aided by the villainous son Xavichan (Biju Menon) and top officials of the police, Paul is all set to make David's life a mess. The only way out for D K is now to find out and bring in the original culprits before the public and the law. And in the way, he is also to expose the family leadership pattern that is inherent in many parties including Malankara Congress and the police- politician nexus that is threatening the state.                             

The biggest minus of the film is the screenplay which rarely packs the punch line sequences that are the back borne to these kinds of fi

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