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Adithattu Movie Review

by rameshe

Critic’s Rating : 2.5 / 5

Adithattu Movie Review : A story that is lost at sea

Story: When Ambrose and the rest of his fishing crew rope in Marcos to join them at sea, are they looking for trouble or is he?

When the fishing crew of a boat headed by Ambrose (Shine Tom Chacko) goes out to sea, being short handed, they rope in Marcos (Sunny Wayne) to join them. Marcos, a layabout, seems to always be in the mood to stir up trouble, whether he is spreading casual gossip or talking politics. But things get serious when it turns out that the crew, who lost their beloved former coxswain (shrank) in a supposed suicide, too had something on their mind when they got him to join them.

Police thrillers seem to be having a moment, with almost every theatre release from Kuttavum Shikshayum to Heaven being about some investigation. Could you call Adithattu a fishermen’s thriller, with the boat crew trying to get justice for their former coxswain?

The film, written by Khais Millen, focuses quite a bit on the fishermen’s work in the deep sea and their personalities, with the story feeling like an afterthought. And that would have been okay, if it was made like a docu-fiction on a fishing expedition. That might even have been quite interesting, because director Jijo Antony keeps our attention to an extent with this aspect. And Nezer Ahemed’s fast-changing BGM, starting almost like that jewel box music with the twirling ballerina to a ‘thump thumping’ tense score, really adds to the overall moody feel.

But the very slim story hangs in the air like a smell, and even at 93 minutes, the movie takes its time to move forward. Sometimes you wonder if you missed something between the lines, because you are just waiting for the rough bunch of fishermen, some of whom have criminal backgrounds, to start the action. And when that happens, it goes on for so long, you want it to wind up.

Shine Tom shows that not only can he move his hips and play a rich, spoilt brat, like his turn in Bheeshma Parvam, but he can also get the essence of a fisherman spot on. His body and body language are totally tuned into the role and he largely carries the film. The other actors, including Sunny Wayne and Alexander Prashanth, are okay in their roles.

Adithattu definitely has a different treatment and if slow, brooding violence rocks your boat – pun intended – you might like the experience. But be aware that it has an ‘A’ certification, probably for the language and a bit of gory violence.

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