Movie Review: Bangalore Days!

A fresh engineering passout reciting a reason he studied by rote in typical Manglish accent in front of an interview panel. A girl passing out of college trembling in front of the mic and vowing to start a company for women empowerment. And a gypsy caught painting graffiti being chased by the cops. The crisp scenes establish the characters as the story unfolds.

Bangalore Days is a free flowing story of three close cousins who land up in Bangalore - just the way they wanted to in their childhood. Nivin Pauly as Krishnan PP aka Kuttan, Dulquer Salmaan as Arjun aka Aju and Nazriya Nazim as Divya Prakash aka Kunju set the screen on fire with their fantabulous as cousins who've set forth to explore the happening city of Bengaluru. Kuttan sets the tone right as he says to himself - Which malayali wouldn't want to come to Bangalore and then just wants to get back home once he is here. How true is that??

Kuttan is a typical mallu techie one would find in Bangalore - He goes home every weekend, and comes back reluctantly two days later. Arjun is a gypsy in his own right. He gets irritated the moment someone asks of his parents - a high school drop out, Arjun, is into racing and bikes. Kunju finds her heart broken when her parents find an alliance for he soon after she is out of college. But Kunju is excited when she finds that she is off to Bengaluru after he marriage to Das aka Shiva aka Shivadas (Fahadh Faasil).

Kunju gets shocked the moment Das sets out to attend a Con-Call on their first night. The carefree girl in Kunju finds herself imprisoned in the four walls of Das' house. She freaks out the moment Das goes out on an official tour. 

As the story unwinds, a lot of mystery unfurls - Aju and Das have a lot to say as the movie goes. Kuttan takes all the credit for keeping the moments light - Nivin surely has amazing timings to crack jokes even when maintaining a serious look! Anjali Menon has ensured she doesn't fall back on double meaning phrases or vulgarity to hit the funny bone - the innocent jokes go a long way in making this movie a real family entertainer.

A bit long at close to three hours, the movie has its own drags, but is overall packaged into a high energy entertainer. I did feel the first half dragged a bit, but the second half is action packed. It is not an edge of the seat thriller or a masterpiece of intelligent film making, but is surely the popular movie of the year. Anjali Menon and Sameer Thahir presents us some crisp and unseen visuals to Bangalore - this movie is surely attract more keralites to the bustling and happening city of Bengaluru.

Go for it!


Sunup said…
Good review bro! Short and crisp, yet portraying the movie's essence to the hilt.