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100 Days Of Love Review

Review by IndiaGlitz [ Saturday, March 21, 2015 • മലയാളം ]
100 Days Of Love Review
Dulquar Salmaan, Nithya Menon
Jenuse Mohammed

Subjected to the many romantic stories that our audience has seen in the past, it is an uphill task to just rely on the romantic track and expect a box-office blockbuster.
Debutante film maker Januze Muhammed hence try for a different way approaching romance, basing his film on an age old triangular love tale that has been the staple of
the Hindi films of the late nineties. He succeeds much in creating a watchable one but with clichés and scripting as its loose ends.

Dulqar Salman comes up as BKN aka  Balan , who works as a columnist for a National daily’s Bangalore bureau . He lives with his best friend from his college days Ummer,
(Shekhar Menon) who is a gamer. Currently out from a love beak, BKN’s chauvinistic post against his former love has gone viral even resulting in him being throw out of the firm.
His staunch rival from his college days Romanch Kumar (Aju Varghese) is enjoying  the fate of his friend, ever ridiculing him. Everything changes as   BKN meets  a beautiful
girl(Nithya Menon) on a rainy night and falls head over heels over her. In the haste that follows, he also gets an old camera with some exposed film that appears related in some
way. BKN who has now got enough time with him, now take it as a challenge to somehow find out the beauty in the frames. His gamer friend has already taken it in a gaming mode,
working over the little clues that they have, for the prized catch. When talking about the basic plot and narrative points there is nothing much in the movie that demands a fresh
watch. The scripts by the director is very mediocre and proceeds in a lackadaisical pace and manner for the first forty minutes. The arrival of Aju Varghese is a breather and the
movie falls on track. The  later half has clichés galore and sequences that reminds you of the earlier films from the same star. But what works for the movie is the packaging,
visualisation and well written ‘urban’ish dialogues by Vibin Ram ad Shuhail Ibrahim. The naming of the lead characters has worked well in creating an overall lightness for the
movie. Add to that the fine performances from the cast and a very exciting wondrous camaraderie  of Dulqar Salman and Nithya Menon, the movie works in its own right. Dulqar
Salman, perfectly plays the role of metro centric journalist guy, who is but after peppy love and lighter emotions. He looks stylish and sinks his teeth into his part with a self-
confidence and carries the movie unaffected all through. He but appear slightly over towards the climax and manages without going totally overboard .  Nithya Menon, with her
beautiful smile is going to make more fans with her charm and  the beautiful frames that she adore. Sekhar Menon is good at last, in a role that he performs best after his debut
film ‘Da Thadiya’. Rahul Madhav also impresses. The others in the cast play to their roles.

                          The technical sides adds to the value of the film with some  stunning visuals by Pradheesh Varma and mind blowing background score by BijiPal. Out of the three songs by
Govind Menon which are fine hear, two appear unwanted just as to stretch the proceedings, and the movie may appear a bit more pacy devoid of them. The editing by Sandeep Kumar doesn’t appear crisp and is a bit stretched at 154 minutes. The movie could have done with at least twenty minutes shorter which will add to its Box Office prospects. Ajay Mangad, who handles the art direction and Sameera Saneesh, who designed the costumes also deserve special mention. ‘ 100 Days Of Love’ is a better launch for its director  Jenuze, who executed a mash up  of many romantic films of the past, but excels more in getting the best out of his technical sides. In theatres, the movie will invite interest more from youth and families. If you are in the type looking for light hearted formulaic rom-com ,without water tight scripts, but fashioned like Hollywood romantic comedies, then ‘100 Days of Love’ can be your film for  good multiplex viewing.. .

And for others who like to watch more serious, life-like, engaging issues on screen, this is definitely not your film.



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