Amal Neerad’s Iyobinte Pusthakam reach theater with heavy expectations. And recent reports from theater shows that, Iyobinte Pusthakam fulfilling all expectations. After a long Malayalam’s Slow motion stylish king Amal Neerad get back to screen with a finely crafted period beauty.
Most of the portions of the movie covered in Munnar. And rich frames with a different colour tone aided by the beauty of Munnar helped Amal to make this movie as a notable one in his career. The movie goes into the stylish action flicks category in Malayalam.
A little low stand story has overcome by its technical backbone strength.
The movie primarily focus on the periods from 1946 to 1957 and evolve through the socio-political setting of the state through Iyob (Lal) and his three sons Aloshi (Fahadh Fazil), Ivan (Jinu Joseph) and Dimitri (Chemban Vinod). The family lead by Iyob literally struggle to hold the bonding together as a result of problems they face due to the transition that was happening in the outside world.
The film is presented as a narrative using the voice of T G Ravi. Trademark style of the director is visible with high quality and rich frames to make the film look beauty and stylish through the presentation is of a story that is happening years back. Art works are make its beauty more. As usual Sameera Saneesh’s Costumes gave more beauty to the characters on screen.
Fahadh Faasil as Aloshi was a perfect casting and it was a different role for him when we compare this character with his earlier ones. After Red Wine Fahad doing a role of follower of communism.
Jayasurya as Raaoother was notable and very much impressive.
Jinu who had an extended role here and Chemban Vinod did their part perfectly well supported by Lal as Iyob, Vinayakan, Sreejith Ravi and T G Ravi. Among the female leads, its Padmapriya who has a major part to play. Isha Sharvani, Lena and Reenu Mathews doesn't have anything to perform as their roles are limited. Aashiq Abu appear in a cameo role.
Camera is done by Amal Neerad himself. And he make sure to capture the whole beauty of Munnar in his frames. Story by Gopan Chidambaram and Screenplay by Syam Pushkaran. Edits by Praveen Prabhakar were smooth and the music by Neha S Nair & Yakzan Gary Pereira was perfectly suited the different moods of the movie. Songs were good along with the visuals. But some where sort of songs music much similar to “Urumi”. Costume by Sameera Saneesh and art department too deservesbig appreciation for their effort to makeover the whole scenes to periodic feel of 1940’s.
Iyobintay Pusthakam overall a visual beauty and stylish movie. Surely it will not disappoint and the different treatment and presentation of the subject has been very convincing.
RATING : 8.5 / 10