2 hrs 38 mins
Aadhi, an aspiring musician, travels to another state in hopes of making it big. While there, an unexpected event leaves him trapped, unable to return to his family and running for his life.
After Prithviraj – Jeethu Joseph Oozham, Jeethu Joseph tried to make a survival thriller through Pranav Mohanlal starrer Aadhi.Mode of the film he used was similar to that of Oozham. Jeethu Joseph’s main aim was to implement the parkour fight sequences with the up to mark performance.
For completing his vision he had the Pranav Mohanlal. Pranav Mohanlal completely success the parkour sequences. Those scenes just elavated the movie to next level. Hats off Pranav Mohanlal for the effort, dedication and hardwork he put forward was just remarkable. But coming to the movie, Jeethu Joseph and his team not up to the mark .
Acting ways Pranav had his uneasiness and uncomfortable in various scenes. He had his uneasiness and difficulties in acting. And this was his major drawback. Coming to story plot Aadhi had a cliche story and an average screenplay. Jeethu Joseph’s direction hadn’t reached the mark . His laziness as a director was felt throughout the movie. In the technical side the movie had an above average and below average cinematography and editing respectively.
Cinematographer Satheesh Kurup could have done a bit more if he had a good support from the arts team. Arts works hadn’t put forward a dedicated work. And that was clearly reflected in many major scenes. Music director Anil Johnson too hadn’t done a great work. The story took a bit to start. Once it gets going it automatically changed the gear to the next. But this doesn’t last long. The screenplay just went down as moving forward. Parkour sequences in between gave goosebumps moments somewhere . Finally the movie ended with a decent climax which gave the audience a big relief.
Other than Pranav Mohanlal’s Aadhi had a lot of other characters. Best among them was Siju Wilson. The freshness in Siju’s face in a negative shade was a pleasent to watch. Anushree, Sharafudeen, Siddique, Meghanathan, Aditi Ravi, Jagapathi Babu and Sijoy Vargheese did commendable roles in a decent manner. At instances Lena felt a bit awkward. May be the script suggests so.
Aadhi is just an average movie with some goosebumps parkour fight sequences.