Watch Snehaveedu for Mohanlal
Review By: Sreejith
Snehaveedu was special, as it was the 300th film of Mohanlal. Snehaveedu was one of the eagerly awaited films as it had Mohanlal and Sathyan Anthikad coming together after Innathe Chintha Vishayam. The promising promos added the eager to watch the film. As expected the film had a promising start.
Snehaveedu had all the ingredients that are expected from a Sathyan movie; it’s a feel good clean family film with good humour (and not vulgar or double meaning) set in a village backdrop.
A village were you find only good people, and the film tells the story of Ajayan (Mohanlal) a gulf returnee and his loving mother Ammukutty Amma (Sheela). The story takes a leap when a boy (Rahul Pillai) comes into their life claiming to be Ajayan’s son and rest of the story is about how Ajayan’s life changes after the boy enters his life.
In the first half the director tries to establish the relationship between Ajayan and Ammukutty Amma. In the second half, the director unfolds the story of the film, which reminds us “Achuvinte Amma”. This is where Sathyan as a script writer fails.
Mohanlal and Sheela both had excelled in role as Ajayan and Ammukutty Amma. Mohanlal is in his prime form with his exceptional comedy timing; remind us the Lal of 80’s and early 90’s. Rahul Pillai, comes with an impressive performance which is worth mentioning. Rest of the cast including Sathyan’s regular actors Innocent, KPAC Lalitha done their job neatly. Biju Menon too had played his part well. Padmapriya doesn’t have much screen space, and have nothing much to do in this film.
Venu’s cinematography was good but Ilaiyaraaja disappoints with the repetitive compositions.
Sathan-Mohanlal combos Snehaveedu thrive to excel, even though it have a not so convincing story line and a weak climax. Thanks to the performance of the Mohanlal and Sheela. Altogether, Shenaveedu delivers what is expected from a Sathyan film; a simple family entertainer with light hearted comedy.