Kodathi Samaksham Balan Vakeel Film Review
Dileep popularly called Janapriyanayakan (people’s favourite actor) has come together with his very first film in 2019, Kodathi Samaksham Balan Vakkeel.
For example the clown at Joker, hunchback at Kunjikkoonan, village simpleton at Chakkaramuth or the kind-hearted man using a deformity at Thoma, he selects an already popular character and gives it his on spin. This, naturally, in addition to the innumerable elder brothers and romantic personalities he has played through the years.
This time, he’s back in an advocate’s robe, his next after Adv. Nandan Menon at 2009 movie Passenger.
His Balakrishnan aka Balan stands out from the rest of the community because of a critical address disability. To his surprise, he also lands a case that does not demand him utter a single phrase. But, things take a different turn in the court.
He’s being mocked and laughed at. He retracts though. Proceedings get intensified after this and Balan and his love interest Anuradha (Mamtha Mohandas) run into problems they never saw coming.
Manager B Unnikrishnan, that has some acclaimed thrillers in his approach, has revealed faith in his script that screams of stereotypes and down to death plots. As a consequence –a damsel in distress, a superhero out of nowhere, victimization solely for the sake of it, heartless villainy, and triumph over the wicked — are all woven into a tale of 155-minutes.
The dialogues for your protagonist with limited speaking abilities are carefully composed. He largely has to communicate through expressions and expressions. On the other hand, the script excels as it presents a flashback on the reason behind Dileep’s address problems.
Compared to his last two films, Ramaleela and Kammara Sambhavam, in which he moved on to try out the political heritage, Dileep is finally back to his’boy-next-door’ avatar.
Siddhique appears refreshing as a contemporary father, something that his filmography was missing for a very long moment.