Prithviraj Sukumaran’s Jana Gana Mana Movie Review

Cast: Prithviraj Sukumaran, Suraj Venjaramoodu, Mamta Mohandas, Sri Divya, Dhruvan, Shari, Shammi Thilakan, Pasupathy, Azhagam Perumal, Ilavarasu, Vinod Sagar, Vincy Aloshious, Midhun, Hari Krishnan

Crew:

Writer: Sharis Mohammed
Cinematography: Sudeep Elamon
Music: Jakes Bejoy
Director: Dijo Jose Antony
Producer: Supriya Menon, Listin Stephen

Jana Gana Mana is a Malayalam Movie that got dubbed into Telugu and streaming on Netflix. Prithviraj Sukumaran and Suraj Venjaramoodu came together after Driving Licencse film. Driving License became a blockbuster and Dijo Jose Anthony made Queen, which talked about a rape victim. This movie became a hit in Malayalam and made headlines post release for the content. Let’s discuss about the film further.

Plot:
A college professor Seba Mariyam (Mamata Mohandas) gets raped, murdered. She has a very active social relevant voice and such a person being murdered angers students. They start to protest and Police react to the protests in a brutal manner. Government hands over the case ACP Sajjan Kumar (Suraj Venjramoodu) and he arrests four men who have political connections. He tries hard to present them in front of a magistrate but pressure from higher officials increase to leave them. He encounter murders them and that makes him a hero. Human Rights Activists final case against him and Advocate Aravind Swaminathan takes care of the arguments against Sajjan Kumar. Who wins the case? Should Encounters be encouraged? Can anybody play God? Watch the movie to know more.

Analysis:
Performances are the back bone of the film. Prithviraj Sukumaran is sensational as Advocate Aravind Swaminathan and Suraj Venjramoodu is great too. Mamatha Mohandas got a good role and she performed well. Screenplay keeps jumping from one scene in present to past and then comes back. This kind of back and forth screenplay works for the set up. Proceedings are engaging enough in the first half but film takes off to a next level in second half. Scene after scene adds to the drama and even though it is a court room drama, it delivers highly convincing film. The hard-hitting dialogues really drive home the point as well. Music by Jakes Bejoy is very apt to the theme as well. On the whole, movie is a must watch for everyone.

Positives:
Prithviraj Sukumaran perfomance
Suraj Venjramoodu scenes
Jakes Bejoy music
Story and novel narration

Negatives:
Slow pace in first half
Draggy parts in second hour

Rating: 3.25/5
Bottomline: Must Watch for all!

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