Drama is an upcoming Indian Malayalam-language comedy-drama film written and directed by Ranjith. The cast is led by Mohanlal, Arundathi Nag, Asha Sarath, Shyamaprasad, Kaniha, Baiju Santhosh, Johny Antony, Subi Suresh, Niranjan, Dileesh Pothan, Suresh Krishna, Tini Tom, Shaalin Zoya, and Renji Panicker
Review: True to its title, the movie portrays the drama that revolves around the funeral of an old woman. It treads on the philosophy where life is a stage and every person has a role to play. Some play well to forge ahead in life, a few just go with the flow, while some others remain mute spectators. And, there are always some, though rare, who rise up to occasion.
Ranjith’s latest flick tells the tale of Rossamma (Arundhati Nag) from Kattappana. The only thing she insisted on while relocating to London with her daughter is to be laid to rest near her husband’s grave in her native place, Kattappana. However, when she passes away her children decide to conduct the funeral in London and the service is entrusted with a firm run by Lopez (Dileesh Pothan) and Raju (Mohanlal). Though the duo tries to cash in on the opportunity, Raju is moved and the movie shows how he tries to fulfil the last wish of the old woman.
It is a bit disappointing that two persons, who had created magic on screen, failed to make a mark (just like their previous outing Loham). Expect regular Renjith movie elements – nagging wife/woman, men having affairs and downing alcohol. Unengaging dialogues and weakly-woven script make it difficult to sit through the movie.
One actor who has done justice to her role is the impeccable Arundhati Nag. Every other actor, including Mohanlal in his new avatar, tries hard to add ‘drama’ to their conversations and performances, to accentuate the name of the movie.
Regardless, it is a mirror to contemporary families where everyone performs. It is indeed an attempt, though half-baked, to establish where the biggest dramatic moments in the world take place – Family!