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Aadhi Review

U Action, Thriller 2 hrs 38 mins Jan 26, 2018





Aadhi Review & Rating


Aadhi is one of the most anticipated and awaited movies of the year as it marks the debut of Pranav Mohanlal, son of superstar Mohanlal. The film is directed by Jeethu Joseph and tells the story of Aadhi(Pranav Mohanlal) who is a young musician who dreams of becoming a music director. He gets a chance to perform at a club in Bangalore but something happens at the club that changes his life forever.

The film is produced by Antony Perumbavur under the banner Aashirvad Cinemas and has garnered high expectations from the audience since the day it was announced. Pranav Mohanlal had won the National Film Award for the best child actor in 2002 and all eyes were set on him for his debut film. The film also stars Anusree Nair, Sharafudheen, Meghanathan and Siju Wilson in the supporting roles.

Rating 2.75 from  behindwoods

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Pranav Mohanlal plays the title character of Aadhi and fits the character perfectly. He especially outshines in the action sequences. This film is the perfect beginning for him and the actor shows great promise for his upcoming ventures. Pranav also shows great energy while performing a song that is also written and sung by him.Lena plays the role of Aadhiโ€™s mother and does a good job initially but loses control of her character as the plot of the film moves on.

Anusree plays the role of Jaya and she performs exceptionally well and her dialogue delivery is perfect. Aditi Ravi plays the role of Anjana and she too has done a decent job with her acting. Siddique does a good job as a father but he is now starting to seem typecast for the role. Jagapathi Babu plays the role of Narayana Reddy brilliantly and Sriju Wilson proves his worth as an actor.

Rating 3 from  filmibeat

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Despite the plot being not very new, Jeethu Joseph does a great job of making the perfect Launchpad for the star-kid. The screenplay of the film is a bit slow at the beginning but eventually gains pace towards the end where we see the directorโ€™s intelligence take control of the film.

The songs composed by Anil Johnson are pretty average but he had done a great job with the background music of the film. Satheesh Kurupp has handled the cinematography very well and proves his talent with the chase sequences. Ayoob Khanโ€™s editing could have been a bit better as the film lacks proper finishing.

Rating 3.5 from  manoramaonline

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Verdict: The highly awaited film does not provide anything new when it comes to the plot but the acting and the cinematography elevates the film, making it an entertaining watch.

Aadhi Critic Reviews

Aadhi User Reviews

  • Rohith

    27 Jan 18 @ 10:51 AM

    Aadhi is a superb family movie with great action sequence that we never seen on Malayalam movie

  • Harshith

    1 Feb 18 @ 8:47 PM


Aadhi Live Updates & Public Talk

Pranav Mohanlal's debut film Aadhi has hit the theaters and this is what the general public has to say about it:

The public is loving the thriller, which did not have any big marketing or advertising to it. The film seems to have a great third act and the climax is staying in the audience's mind long after the film ends.

Another thing that the public can't stop talking about is the parkour scenes performed by Pranav and the making of these parkour scenes shown at the end of the movie. The stunts and action sequences are also being appreciated.

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What Is It About?

Aadhi is a revenge thriller which narrates the story of a young aspiring musician who is compelled to take up the unexpected in the play of circumstances. Directed by Jeethu Joseph, the movie marks the debut of starkid Pranav Mohanlal in a lead role. Siddique, Lena, Anusree, Sijoy Varghese, and Krishna Shankar handles the other important roles in Aadhi while Pulimurugan villain Jagapati Babu appears as the main antagonist. Antony Perumbavoor is producing Aadhi under the banner of Ashirvad Cinemas. 

What To Expect?

  • Pranav Mohanlal's Remarkable Debut As A Hero

Pranav Mohanlal is one starkid who never gives away himself to the media or paparazzi. Despite having bagged the State Award for Best Child Artist for his second movie Punarjani, he stayed away from the limelight and started assisting in films, rather than choosing to be on screen, when he grew up. Except for a tiny cameo appearance he made in one of the song sequences in Mohanlal's Sagar Alias Jackey, this is the first time Pranav is making an appearance on screen and Aadhi rightly marks his debut as a hero. The movie has him in the role of a singer who whilst chasing his passion become compelled to switch roads and from the looks of it a remarkable debut is definitely on cards. Watch out for it. 

  • Yet Another Thrilling Thriller From Jeethu Joseph

Jeethu Joseph, especially when it comes to thrillers, are one of the brilliant filmmakers Mollywood has got. Halfway through his film, one finds himself at the edge of the seat, all clueless and worked up. Oozham, Memories, and Drishyam are among the best of his works and when director come up with his next which is also the launching vehicle of the much celebrated starkid Pranav Mohanlal, the anticipations and expectations are quite high. 

  • Some Memorable Performances

Aadhi has an ensemble cast. It features veteran and versatile actors like Siddique, Jagapati Babu, Lena, Anu Sree, and Sijoy Varghese in key roles. The young actors like Sharafudheen, Siju Wilson, Krishna Shankar, Aditi Ravi and Tony Luke are also part of the cast. Looking at the trailer of the movie, one can spot some mature and convincing performance from the cast. And the characters played by actors like Siddique, Lena and Anusree are touted to make a mark.

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