If you continue without changing your settings, we'll assume that you are happy to receive all cookies on Filmibeat website. The person posting the comment will be in sole ownership of its responsibility. If you do not accept terms mentioned in the , you must not share any of your personal information and immediately exit Bookmyshow. Cinematography and Direction are the strong points not to forget the decent performances from the lead. Prithviraj, Santhosh Sivan, Arya and Shaji Nadesan also should be credited for deciding to fund a movie on a comedy genre which is still relatively new to the Indian film circuit. However, the movie goes a few steps ahead and starts resembling a disconnected series of hallucinations and dream sequences randomly put together.
But then again, Double Barrel runs on its own terms, has its own sense of the plot—in both its brilliance and misgivings—and is the first of its kind in Malayalam cinema and even Indian cinema. Camera, music, editing and the stunt choreography will have to be applauded for some of the over-the-top gun battle scenes, though they were far too many of those. But, it fails to entertain and leaves the average Malayali viewer dumbstruck, wondering what they had just witnessed. It could have sharpened its wit and brought in a less-sketchy-more-absorbing plot. The movie has a pulp fiction-esque feel complete with Cuban cigars, side beards, bellbottoms, crisp beer, and the works.
Characters played by Indrajith and Prithviraj have comparatively more screen time than others, and while the former manages to carry off clownish antics, a sniggering Prithviraj definitely looks odd. And it is this fatal flaw that could prove detrimental to any spoof - low laughter warning - that makes 'Double Barrel' a royal yawn. The movie will be a fun movie with a lot of bullets flying around like the title suggests. It is now possessed by an underworld don in , who tries to sell it, in order not to lose it to his son, Gabbar, whom he despises. The film however comfortably snuggles into the alien territory, fires a few rounds and makes its presence felt. As much as I admire the film maker's efforts to try his hand at diverse genres, 'Double Barrel' shoots plenty of blanks and tries hard to be funny before running out of ammunition in no time.
This will be a fun movie unlike any that Mollywood has witnessed. As the tagline suggests, there is no mortal combat, only guns, and all through, they shoot each other in a manner never before seen in a Malayalam movie. Well, that's as far as it gets. What ensues is a battle to obtain their possession by different gangs, among who are Russians as well as a local gang from Thrissur. The film boasts of an ensemble cast with Prithviraj, Indrajith, Arya, Asif Ali, Sunny Wayne as the heroes and Swathy Reddy, Isha Shervani and Pearle Maaney as the heroines. Flawless cinematography and visual effects are on a par with that of any Hollywood flick.
So, double cheers, Pellissery team, you dared. And then ensues the one hundred and sixty minute long gun fire that would simply stop at nothing and which serves no other purpose other than deafening your ears. Copyright 2019 © Bigtree Entertainment Pvt. Most of Double Barrel is set in Goa, and the story per se is irrelevant, as it gets submerged in a deluge of characters, each more flamboyant than the other. This is because the confounded viewers are no different, and keep their fingers crossed for some hilarity to come their way. Catchy songs composed by Prashant Pillai seem out of this world and come across as a relief.
The content and images used on this site are copyright protected and copyrights vests with the respective owners. Inspite of the technical expertise in sound and editing detailings, as well as the quirky costumes, there is too much madness in the narrative which leaves you befuddled. The rest of the characters including Arya and Asif Ali makes you wonder what they are doing in it. Arrive at the event and walk in without waiting in the queue. With a movie like this which has been given a different treatment, the content can easily be overlooked as one gets engaged with the way in which the narrative unfolds.
Quikpay and other exciting stuffs! The one question that lingers is, how did Lijo Jose Pellissery get his idea across to the actors? Prithviraj and Indrajith has done this experimental role as best as they could, given the lack of references. There is the disclaimer right at the beginning that this happens to be a film devoid of any logic. Arya, dressed in a bright pink duke costume for no particular reason, Swati Reddy, Chemban Vinod, Vijay Babu and Sunny Wayne are some of the other actors whom you manage to keep track of among the crowd. The movie is not for people who seek some plain old school type comedy. Outstanding cinematography, courtesy Abhinandan Ramanujam, is the strong point of the movie, where split second action shots composed in mellow lights and deliberate shadows, add depth to the frames. Its an absolutely great attempt at a genre that was hitherto unheard in the industry.