Santhosh Sivan’s Urumi – A historical fantasy

Santhosh Sivan’s Urumi – A historical fantasy

Movie: Urumi

Cast: Prithviraj, Genelia D'Souza, Prabhu Deva, Allex ONell, Amol Gupte, Robin Pratt, Jagathy Sreekumar, Vidya Balan, Tabu, Arya and Nithya Menon

Director: Santhosh Sivan

Producer: Santhosh Sivan, Prithviraj, Shaji Natesan

Music Director: Deepak Dev

Introduction:

Santhosh Sivan is back with the movie Urumi. This movie is released in Malayalam, Tamil, Telugu and English worldwide. In English the movie is titled as Vasco Da Gama. Producer Santhosh Sivan, Prithviraj and Shaji Natesan have spend rupees 200 million in making the movie Urumi. This is the second highest budget movie of Malayalam. Santhosh Sivan himself scored the cinematography for the movie Urumi. Check out the below space to know whether Urumi will do well at the box office or not.

Story:

Movie starts with the introduction of the Portuguese history. Vasco Da Gama (Robin Pratt) plays a crucial role in the Age of Discovery in India. A school teacher will be narrating the story of Vasco Da Gama to the students showing few motion images to them. Vasco Da Gama’s greatest achievement is Lisbon. In one of the party, Vasco Da Gama will be seen with his young son Estevao who plays the key role in the movie.

Coming to the present, Krishna Das (Prithviraj) along with his friends runs a music troupe in Goa. While Krishna Das's life seems good, one day a multinational mining company owner goes to Krishna Das and says about their ancestral property in Kerala. Krishna Das’s mother (expired few years ago) gives the land for lease to a NGO. As the lease period has elapsed, Krishna Das has all rights to sell the property to the Mining Company. Also, Krishna Das will be given a very huge amount as advance from the Mining Company. But, there will be some problem with the NGO’s leaving in that area. To solve the issue, Krishna Das will leave to Kerala.

As soon as Krishna Das enters Tamil Nadu he will be kidnapped by the NGOs living in his land. The NGOs take Krishna Das to their chief Thandachan (Arya). Chief Thandachan narrates Krishna Das the story of Portugal’s and the descendant Chirakkal Kelu Nayanar. Krishna Das happens to be the ancestor of Vasco Da Gama.

How Krishna Das realizes the greatness of the Portugal’s land and how he protects the land from Multinational Mine Company forms the rest of the story.

Performances:

Every actor of the movie Urumi has given their 100%. Prithviraj’s acting is mind blowing. His emotions and expressions were awesome. Arya was looking good. His acting was upto the mark. Prabhu Deva and Nitya Menon’s acting was soothing. Genilia D'Souza was adorable as usual. Genelia D Souza has given her best performance in the movie Urumi. Allex ONell, Amol Gupte and Robin Pratt were good. Tabu was looking beautiful and her acting was fabulous.

What’s hot:

Direction, screenplay and cinematography done by Santhosh Sivan is mind blowing. Well, three cheers for Santosh Sivan! Audience will enjoy the movie from start to the end. Cinematography of the movie was awesome. One will definitely like to visit Kerala after watching the movie Urumi. Music scored by Deepak Dev is an x-factor to the movie. Genelia D'Souza and Nithya Menon’s presence is a strong point to the movie.

What’s not:

There is no proper sequence of scenes in the movie Urumi. Action scenes could have been better. There was no proper narration of Age of Discovery in the movie Urumi. Also, there are no comedy sequences in the movie which gets the audience bored easily.

Metromasti Verdict:

The movie Urumi is a must watch movie. If you’re looking for a movie which has good story and neat screenplay then the movie Urumi is the best choice. Being an extra ordinary movie, Urumi will definitely do well on box office.

Metromasti Rating: 3.5/5

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