Poomaram Review & Rating|
It is a long wait of Malayali movie buffs that ended today with the release of campus drama Poomaram. This Abrid Shine directorial which first caught the attention of social media with the impressive song Njanum Njanumentalum about a year and a half back, was ever since in news and trolls. The presence of Kalidas Jayaram, who has been once the much-loved child artist of Malayalam cinema, was also a reason that kept everyone waiting all this time impatiently patient. Finally, let’s see if the wait for Poomaram was worth it!
Poomaram, like Abrid Shine’s other movies 1983 and Action Hero Biju, doesn’t belong to any familiar league we are acquainted with. The movie has its plot set around Mahatma Gandhi University Youth Festival with two prestigious colleges- Maharaja’s and St. Teresa’s- competing with each other to bag the overall championship. The audience is taken on a trip down the memory lane of campus memories as the movies movie in and out through various preparations for the festival, the hectic, eventful festival days.
Kalidas Jayaram, who is making his debut in Mollywood as a hero with Poomaram, marks his entry with a decent performance. The movie doesn’t lend his character any heroic airs, or nor does it have any usual hullabaloos of a hero-centric film; despite all that, the young actor makes his character a memorable one employing the right poise all throughout. The major portion of Poomaram cast comprises young newcomers and they have done a good job with their parts as well. Kunchacko Boban and Meera Jasmine play a short cameo as themselves while Joju George appears as a cop and steals the show with yet another good performance.
Abrid Shine who was written, directed and co-produced the movie has a picked up a wafer-thin storyline for Poomaram and has executed it in the most realistic way possible; one or two shade darker than his past movies which have fame for being realistic. And It should be said that he is successful in the experiment of bringing out a decent movie that stands out from the rest. Ajish Dasan's poetry is nostalgic and beautiful while Gopi Sunder's background music adds to the charm of the visuals by Gnanam.
Final Verdict: Poomram is indeed a bout of spring in Malayalam cinema in its thrive for freshness and reality. It may not be everyone's cup of tea but would be a beautiful watch to the people who cherish campus memories.
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The long wait for Poomaram is finally over! The film, directed by Abrid Shine of the 1983 and Action Hero Biju, is opening on screens today. Nothing much is revealed about this movie which marks the return of much-loved child artist Kalidas Jayaram to the Malayalam cinema as a hero. While nothing much is revealed about the movie, the cast which mostly comprises newbies is also touted to have Kunchacko Boban, Meera Jasmine and Manju Warrier in cameo roles. Although the makers have kept the plot of the movie under tight wraps until this last minute and there are no trailer or teaser to vouch for the movie, a good opening is on cards for Poomaram with houseful shows in most centers. Here is what the first-day-first-show viewers of Poomaram has got to say;
Looking at the initial responses from the theatres, we can gather that Poomaram has strong campus setting and the first half take the viewers on a little nostalgic trip down the campus life memories. While of the viewers are impressed by the first half of the movie which presumably revolves around the college art festival, some are of the opinion that there is a lag in the sequences and is apparently, a little bored by the story developments.
It looks like Abrid Shine has come up this time a bevy of talents this time. The audience are very impressed with the cast of the movie. As said earlier, the movie has Meera Jasmine and Kunchacko Boban while the rumours about Manju Warrier making a guest appearance turns out to be false.
Poomaram, as we can see from the Tweets below, has opened to mixed reviews from the audience. While a section of the audience find it an engaging nostalgia trip to campus memories and college art festival with a completely realistic approach to the story and the events, others find it to be a boring affair with too much lag. However, everyone seems to be quite happy that the long wait for Poomaram is now over.
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What Is Poomaram About?
Poomaram, written and directed by Abrid Shine known for movies 1983 and Action Hero Biju, is touted to be an entertaining campus drama. The movie features Kalidas Jayaram in the lead role. Although Poomaram has been in the making for over two years, the makers have kept the plot and the cast of the movie under tight wraps. Kunchacko Boban, Meera Jasmine, and Manju Warrier are touted to appear in cameo roles in the movie among a horde of young newbies. Abrid Shine and Dr. Paul Varghese produce the movie under the banner of Lime Light Productions in association with Paul’s Company.
What To Expect From Poomaram?
Another Memorable Treat From Abrid Shine
Abrid Shine is a promising name among the up and coming Malayalam filmmakers. His directorial debut 1983, starring Nivin Pauly, was a light comedy entertainer which instantly struck a chord with all the sections of the audience. His second venture Action Hero Biju, again with Nivin Pauly in the lead, was another impressive film which was received amiably by the audience and critics. Poomaram marks Abrid Shine’s third directorial outing. Although nothing has been revealed yet about the movie and there has been no trailer or teaser except for two viral video songs which released over last two years, cinephiles are ready to place a bet on the movie. Abrid Shine being a director with an astute sense of subtlety and humour, Poomaram is not likely to be a disappoint.
Bright Performance From Kalidas Jayaram
Kalidas Jayaram is one of the most popular and much-loved star-kids in the industry. As a child, he had stolen the hearts of Malayalis with his charming performance in movies such as Kochu Kochu Santhoshangal and Ente Veedu Appunteyum. A recipient of National and State Awards for the Best Child Artist, he made his debut as hero in the Tamil movie Meen Kuzhambum Mann Paanaiyum. Poomaram marks his Malayalam debut in a lead role and everyone has been impatiently waiting for him to see on Malayalam silver screen again ever since the movie was first announced in the second half of 2016.
And Apparently More Trolls
Poomaram has been in news since the day it was announced. But unlike any other movies, this Abrid Shine directorial made more trolls than titles. The long delay in release has made the movie a hot favorite of Malayalam cinema trolls and Poomaram perhaps is the first-ever Malayalam movie to enjoy such a free-of-cost promotion all over social media. And the trollers are now obviously excited about the release of Poomaram, and are sure to come up with another round of trolls for this long-awaited movie.
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