Rakshadhikari Baiju - Oppu Critic Reviews
Rakshadhikari Baiju - Oppu User Reviews
A nostalgic trip, which might be lagging for some. Ranjan Pramod directed Rakshadhikari Baiju Oppu is far better than his previous two directorial ventures, yet the length can be a mood killer for many. The movie talks about the village life and interesting characters that we can find in every village of Kerala. Biju Menon has perfectly played his part and scores as the soul of the film. Though the movie is 2hrs 42mins long, it is not that dragging but surely the movie would have been better if they had trimmed it to under 2 hrs 20mins. RBO also scores well on comedy and emotions. The movie is a perfect treat for the family audience but the same can't be assured for the young audience. This is a very grounded movie in the making style yet follows a bit old style of story-telling, rather than experimenting in this regard, like Maheshinte Prathikaaram did. Overall, the movie is a good one but not a mass-pleaser. Sleep-o-meter: A bit of yawning, here and there. Drunk-o-meter: 1 on 10. Rating: 2.75/5
Rakshadhikari Baiju - Oppu will start its theater run from today and the movie has over 90 screens in Kerala. Also, has a release in another 15 locations in India. Theater list (see below) is getting widely spread on social media.
Subtitler Vivek Ranjit has given a very favorable review of Rakshadhikari Baiju - Oppu. He has commented that Ranjan Pramod has written a brilliant script which takes up a social issue but doesn't end up being preachy.
First half user review of Rakshadhikari Baiju - Oppu is in favor of the movie. Audiences are liking the performance of Biju Menon and are also getting the nostalgic feeling.
Post the noon show, Rakshadhikari Baiju - Oppu, is receiving positive reviews on Facebook. User reviews and word of mouth in the initial hours are in favor of the movie. The movie is getting praises from the viewers, after the inaugural show, for its concept and execution and also Biju Menon's performance.
Music Compose Bijibal, who also composed the scores for this movie, wrote that he is proud to have associated with this project, as it can definitely be put under the category of good cinema.
Even twitter users and popular Malayalam movies forums are putting Rakshadhikari Baiju - Oppu, under the, must watch list. In fact, Forumkeralam has given 4.5/5 stars.
Ranjan Pramod is among the most successful screenwriters in Malayalam film industry. But, he is also among the directors who are yet to give a commercial success. After a sabbatical of almost 2 years from films, he is back with Rakshadhikari Baiju - Oppu, which is being scripted and directed by him.
Biju Menon plays the lead role in Rakshadhikari Baiju - Oppu, which is expected to be a comedy family entertainer. As per the director, the movie will have around 100 characters, who make a direct impact on the storyline. This a big shift in the style of making when compared to the recent Malayalam movies. The activities of these 100 characters will have an effect on the life of Baiju, played by Biju Menon. Baiju is a help all kind of guy, who even after having a family and a job in the irrigation department, spends a majority of his time with his friends and gives more importance to the activities of the local club, of which he is a patron.
As from Rakshadhikari Baiju - Oppu trailer and video song, one can be sure that the movie will stay grounded in its narration style and won't fly all over the place in the attempt to tell the story. The audience can also expect a lot of nostalgic moments from the movie, especially for a generation who were born and brought up in the Kerala villages. The making style might have a touch of similarity with that of Meesha Madhavan, which was also scripted by Ranjan Pramod.
Hannah Reji Koshy (Darvinte Parinamam fame) is the female lead in this. But, the main attraction is the return of Biju Menon - Aju Varghese jodi, who made the audience to laugh out hard with their performance in Vellimoonga. Whatever be Rakshadhikari Baiju - Oppu reviews, one thing can be said definitively and that is that Biju Menon will deliver a very believable and entertaining performance as Baiju. Also, the zero expectation factor can play in favor of the film.
Even if the critic reviews and user reviews of Rakshadhikari Baiju - Oppu are favorable, the biggest road block for the film's theater run is the release of Baahubali: The Conclusion. As Baahubali 2 will release on April 28 in over 315 screens in Kerala, Rakshadhikari Baiju - Oppu, will be taken out of most of its releasing theaters. This really hits at the commercial aspect of the movie. Still, the movie can do a good business in B - class theaters, if Rakshadhikari Baju - Oppu generates a positive word of mouth.
What will happen to the movie? Will audience accept it or will they reject it outright? Will Biju Menon's performance be able to pull in crowd and give good critic ratings? Wait for few more hours to find out the answer.