Sweet Simple But Stretched
Review By: Sreejith
Malayalee audience lauded the love of Ayesha and Vinod last year and now they are getting to watch yet another inter-cast love story. Annayum Rasoolum tells the story of love between Anna and Rasool played by Andria and Fahadh.
Rasool is a taxi driver while Anna is a sales girl in a garment store. He falls for Anna when he saw her for the first time and finally makes her fall in love with him. Anna used to commute to work by boat and Rasool used to follow her. What follows is how they fall in love, and what happens after that mainly because they belong to different communities.
Set in the backdrop of Kochi, Annayum Rasoolum narrates in detail about the family of Anna and Rasool and their love story.
Fahadh Fazil as Rasool was simply outstanding and delivers his careers best till date. Andrea hardly had any dialogue but impresses with her performance. Sunny Wayne impresses so does the rest of the cast.
The moive marks the directorial debut of ace cinematographer Rajeev Ravi. With spot dubbing and the use of natural light, the director tries to experiment and succeeds till an extent. Because of spot dubbing, some dialogues lack clarity. The film has fine visuals from Madhu Neelakantan.
Songs of Mehaboob creates nostalgic feeling and is one of the highlights of the film. The music and background score by K suits the mood of the film.
In the movie Fahadh have to run a lot and with a running time of 168 minutes (2 hours 48 minutes), so is the film. The movie is unnecessarly stretched especially in the second half where it could have been trimmed atleast by 20 minutes. Editor B Ajithkumar disappoints as the film become a tedious watch with lot many unnecessary sequences and extended sub plots.
In short, Annayum Rasoolum is sweet, simple but a stretched inspiration of Shakespeare’s Romeo and Juliet