Parole Review & Rating
The wait is over for Mammootty's Parole. After that couple of release postpones and licences issues, finally, Parole gets released today. The movie marking the debut of noted ad-filmmaker Sharath Sandit essays the story based on real-life incidents. The story written by Anil Poojappura has Megastar Mammootty portraying the life of Comrade Alex, a poor farmer, Iniya as Alex's wife Aani and Miya as Cathrina. The frames cranked by Loganathan Sreenivasan has music scored by Shareth for this Antony D'Cruz Production's Family drama. Parole projects the life of a poor party worker named Alex who happens to go to jail after an unexpected incident affects him and his family. The movie released under the banner Anony D'Cruz Entertainments has Siddique, Lalu Alex, Suraj Venjarammood, Sudheer Karamana in prominent roles. The movie which has shot its major portions in Jail marks the Mollywood debut of Bahubali actor Prabhakar. Read Megastar Mammootty's Parole review below.
Mammookka after those mass commercial entertainers like Godfather and Masterpiece makes his presence on Parole as a simple common man who has many complex situations and emotions to perform out. The look and appearance of Alex played by Mammootty has reminded of his characters from Palunk and Munnariyipp. Mammootty's performance as comrade Alex who is in the notorious Central jail due to an unforeseen incident happened in his life was the main strength of Parole and it made the lagging first half engaging. Iniya who played Aani, wife of Comrade Alex has undergone a tremendous changeover to perform the character of a matured wife and mother of a child and she presented Aani to the fullest. Miya George as Cathrina was a surprise package as her performance in emotional scenes is stunning and she can be proud of Parole. Though the actors delivered performances that support the situations, the second half gets the shade of commercial elements which are the usual cliches of the actor's previous movies.
Anil Poojappura's script turns to be the backbone of the movie as it had given space to every character to perform what they had to deliver. He tries to portray real-life incidents in the plot but adds the usual old age masala elements to his screenplay and his lead character Alex. The first half of Parole tries to pick up the story to another level but gradually misses out but with the second half as the movie gets indulged into its plotline, fails to bring the content more appealing without any cliches. The stunt sequences were engaging but it never brought out the new avatar of Mammootty as Comrade Alex but just the usual mass elements of the actor Mammootty. The performance of Lalu Alex gives jinx of the same old jailer he did a decade ago. Anil tries to give a message through his writing venture and the debut director Sharath has delivered the movie Parole essaying the same old Jail story with commercial and classy elements mixed with few twists and turns.
The frames captured by Loganathan adds life to comrade Alex and his complex life situations. Veteran music director Shareth with his music has really enriched the emotions of Parole to hit right at the audience. Antony D'Cruz after the unexpected saga of release postpones, finally makes it happen for Mammootty fans and the movie buffs a reason to celebrate their Vishu.
Final Verdict: Parole is a one-time watchable melodrama with the same old wine in a new bottle.
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Good family movie...
What Is Parole About?
Noted ad filmmaker Sharrath Sandith's maiden directorial Parole is family drama scripted by Ajith Poojappura inspired by a real-life incident. The movie, starring Mammootty in the pivotal role, is a tale that explores the three phases in the life of Sakhavu Alex. Ineya, Miya George, and Siddique essay other prominent roles of the movie while Suraj Venjaramoodu, Krishna Kumar, Irshad, Sijoy Varghese, Sohan Seenulal, Lalu Alex, Prabhakar, Sudheer Karamana, Alencier Ley and Muthumani form the supporting cast. Antony D’Cruz has bankrolled Parole under Antony D’Cruz Entertainment banner.
What To Expect From Parole?
Megastar Mammootty At His Acting Best
Mammootty appears in the lead role of Parole as comrade Alex. The impressive, well-cut trailer of the movie presents us with the glimpses of Alex as a loving family man, a fiery comrade and also a benign jailer. While what lands him in jail is the suspense of the film, it is apparent that Mammootty has delivered an intense and fresh performance in the movie. Also, it would be a real treat catch the actor mumbling Kottayam slang.
A Strong And Vivid Supporting Cast
Parole has a strong supporting team that has the some of the finest actors appearing in the prominent roles including Siddique and Suraj Venjaramoodu. Miya George, who appears as Mammootty's sister, looks promising in her role. So is Ineya, who stars opposite to Mammootty. Others including Alencier, Lalu Alex, and Sijoy Varghese are actors who have proved themselves in a variety of roles. In short, it is very likely that this family drama will have some fine, memorable performances and vivid characters that leave a lasting impression on the viewer's mind.
Telugu Actor Prabhakar's Impressive Debut
Tollywood actor Prabhakar, who is a familiar face to the Malayali audience as the warlord Kalakeya from Baahubali: The Beginning, is stepping into Malayalam cinema in a prominent role of Parole. Presumably, the actor is donning a character with negative shades. Prabhakar's performance is definitely something to watch out for in the movie.
Sharrath Sandith's Entry Into Film Direction
Parole is hitting theatres amidst huge hype and hoopla; once again proving the Malayali movie goers obsession with red and communism. Of course, the cinephiles have more than one reason to watch out for the movie and director Sharrath's venture into the arena of feature films is one among them. He has earlier directed Mammootty in advertisements for South Indian Bank and he has on board a powerful team as part of the crew including cinematographer S Lokanathan and editor Suresh Urs.
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