Oru Yamandan Premakadha review: a clean entertainer

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'Oru Yamandan Premakadha' might sound similar to 'Oru Adaar Love', but the display of endearment seems to be missing unlike the titles. One cannot definitely compare the two as 'Oru Yamandan Premakadha' is a fun-filled ride.

Leave aside the 'superlative' love story, the focus here is on a young man who is filled with love and compassion for others.   

The story revolves around Lallu (Dulquer Salmaan), a painter from a small town, his family and friends. Unlike his 'sophisticated' family, Lallu is one who enjoys nostalgia and has his own principles. His father (Renji Paniker) asks his friends (Salim Kumar, Soubin and Vishnu) to find a suitable girl for him. Despite trying hard, Lallu fails to find a 'spark' in the girls he come across. 

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'Oru Yamandan Premakadha' carries the same formula of writers Bibin and Vishnu's earlier projects Amar Akabar Antony (AAA) and Kattapanayile Ritwik Roshan (KRR). The movie opens with the baby hero born to parents with high expectations and how he chooses life to his own choices. His parents ask him not to play with the 'cultureless' kids around, but he does. He won't mind bringing home old beggars and serve food on their dinning table. His brother would scorn at him for being an irresponsible son, but he won't mind it. His parents want him to get a good job, but he becomes a painter. His parents ask him to get married, but he goes to find a face that could create a 'spark' in his heart. There are quite a number of moments that would make you laugh out loud, but the film is less entertaining as compared to AAA and KRR. The soul is missing in the script. 

The frames are colourfully set and so are the characters. Suraj Venjaramood probably has the least screen time, but his performance leaves a lasting impression. Dulquer Salmaan is cool with his 'mass' avatar doing stunts and dances effortlessly. He carries a charm throughout. Soubin Shahir and Vishnu Unnikrishnan are quite apt in humorous roles. Bibin George surprises in a role which has grey shades. Bibin seems to have made a big leap in his acting career from his last film "Oru Bombkatha'. However, his character is barely defined.

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The movie lasting two hour, 45 minutes is a tad lengthy too.

The film also sheds light on a few issues prevailing in the 'Internet' driven society. 

On a concluding note, 'Oru Yamandan Premakadha' definitely belongs to the genre of clean entertainers.

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