Clint Review & Rating
Director Harikumar's latest venture 'Clint' is a biopic based on the life of child prodigy Edmund Thomas Clint, who passed away at the age of six, leaving behind as many as 25,000 of critically acclaimed paintings. Debutant child-artist Alok plays the central role in the movie while Unni Mukundan and Rima Kallingal essay the role of his parents. And as it turns out, Harikumar has been successful in delivering a good watch without much topsy-turvy business.
Master Alok seems to be a promising young talent for Mollywood. He has given a convincing performance in the movie. Unni Mukundan has done quite well in the movie while Rima and Vinay Fort fit into their respective roles well.
Although the director has been successful in saving 'Clint' from being a mawkish drama, the film is not without flaws. The movie seems to take a theatrical take, especially when it comes to dialogue.
Yet, the movie seems to win the hearts of the audience with its powerful and moving narration.
Going by the majority of the reviews, 'Clint' seems to have done justice to the extraordinary life it portrayed on-screen. Even with all the shortcomings in the presentation and technical side, it would leave you a little shattered.
Final Verdict: A film that can pass off as a good watch.
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Clint, directed by Harikumar, is a Malayalam biopic based on the life of child prodigy Edmund Thomas Clint, who painted as many as 25,000 painting during his short lifespan of 6 years. Produced by Gokulam Gopalan under Sree Gokulam Movies banner 'Clint' stars Unnimukundan, Rima Kallingal, Renji Panicker, KPAC Lalitha and Gokulam Gopalan. Master Alok essays the role of Clint in the movie.
The movie is hitting theaters on August 11, without any serious hype or the needed/deserved attention. In fact, the trailer of the movie, although emotionally compelling, was put forth like that of a soap opera. It's hard to ignore the hints of poor cinematography as well. But however, striking performances by Unnimukundan and Reema Kallingal is assured. And it looks like Alok has done his bit too.
'Clint' could still pack in audiences at the theaters as it is a biopic, and again, a biopic on a (wonder)kid. It would definitely attract the family audience. But one can only hope, the director has done justice to the life he chose to remake on the screen, without much fumbling.