With not much plans in mind for yesterday evening me and my friend Ranjith were planning to watch “Pranjiyettan” once again. Going through the timings of movie shows in Cinemax Cochin, Ranjith noticed the movie schedule for “Cocktail”. Remembering the script work of Anoop Menon in “PakalNakshatrangal”, with no second thoughts we decided to watch “Cocktail” @ Cinemax Cochin. The movie very much impressed us very much and worth watching. Moreover, our meet with actor Jayasurya and actress Samvritha took our joy to more heights.
Now let me come to the review.
- Intro Music and visuals : Good
The intro music and visuals were simple and clean and very impressive. The intro score was very synced with the intro visuals. From the intro visuals to entry of the film really had a great flow and was very good.
2. Young Couples – Anoop Menon and Samvritha : Excellent
Anoop Menon and Samvritha really resembled the young “love married” couples. The dialogues between each other had no artificiality. It had the flow how the young generation couples who talk and behave. Lovely!!!!
3. Dialogues – Simple and Clean : Excellent
The dialogues in the movie was very simple and clean. Really reflected the talks of normal people. Dialogues of Jayasurya “wow”, very simple and clean for his role and very very impressive. Dialogues of the company head nice. It reflected the talk of a person who had his higher studies abroad. Dialogues of the people at colony, very much to the local slang and style.
4. Scenes : Impressive
Really loved the way which the scenes were shot. The scene at the supermarket where Samvritha talks in the mobile phone and leaves her child behind was shot in a very natural way. Especially the way which Vallarpaadam was shot very impressive. Shot at the colony was also good. Shots inside the office, home, restaurant etc good. The lodge scene in which Jayasurya tries to take on Samvritha infront of Anoop Menon, reall great. Nice work Jayasurya!!
5. Songs and background Music: Good
The songs were impressive. Loved the lyrics and its music. Background really need to mention : great work. The background score of Jayasurya was awesome and it also synced with other background music when mixed together.
5. Suspense : Kudoos (no words to say)
The suspense was rocking. The movie was about to end, I tried to predict the suspense (which normally was correct every time), but it took the round off. Twist from what the we would expect when the movie was about the end. Really hats off for that work.
6. Story : Great
The story reflected very much to the life of the present generation couples. Hats off for choosing the particular theme and working out well.. And as Anoop Menon said ” This is a story in 2010″
#Suggestions and #Dislikes or #Flaws :
Well, I really have no dislikes to mention. I enjoyed the movie through out. Well suggestions/flaws yea, but for that I need to catch the very simple things else there is nothing to mention
- The scene @ KFC Gold Souk Cochin, even though the KFC display pic at the entry was covered, it was still visible (blurred) at screen.
- I would suggest to have lyrics of the song played in a colony in Hindi or Tamil instead of Malayalam .
- A shot in the colony the camera was shaking very much, could have avoided a bit.
- Would suggest to avoid the last scene and try something another, because it highlights a big flaw “a project lead not knowing fellow worker’s suicide attempt” … But none noticed it..
My rating : 8.4 / 10 (could give a 9 but considered even the minor flaws and the last scene)