Gold Movie Review
Alphonse Puthren, director of Neram and Prema, after a long sabbatical gap of 7 years is back with his directorial outing titled ‘Gold’. The expectations literally sky-rocketed with the inclusion of big names like Prithviraj Sukumaran and Nayanthara, and the rarest combinations were more than enough to keep the fans exhilarated.
One fine morning Joshi (Prithviraj Sukumaran) is waked up by his mother (Mallika Sukumaran) for an unattended Bolero Jeep is parked at the entrance of his house. It’s an irking situation for Joshi as he isn’t able to park his newly arrived Polo car from showroom as the monstrous vehicle turns out to be a barricade at the entrance. Sooner, it’s a blessing in disguise for the protagonist as things start turn in his favour.
A couple of positives to start with! Alphonse Puthren’s innovative approach in making style and the fact that he doesn’t waste any time to get into the plot… The story begins right by the first minute itself, and his creative calibre gets exhibited by thanks note before the title credits. In fact, most of the Malayalam movies are often trolled by other regional industries for the lengthiest Thanks Card in the beginning, which is creatively presented by this director. From juggling with Instagram like filters and shaky camera movements, Gold registers the signature of Alphonse in many places. As with performances, Prithviraj Sukumaran, Shammi Thilakan and Lalu Alex nail it down perfectly. Precisely, these actors alone get a meaty scope to perform. Nayanthara appears in an extended cameo role, and there’s nothing interesting about her character. In fact, it would be a disappointment to see that both Prithviraj and Nayanthara don’t have a single combination scene together.
The film’s running length is one of the major issues. What should have been a 2-hr package lets us lose our patience with the 2hrs 45mins (approximately) version.
Gold does have some interesting moments, especially the pre-interval sequence. A superstar like Prithviraj trusting this project itself is a great gesture, and performing a role that doesn’t do anything other running between the entrance gate and room of his house is unimaginable. Yet, he does complete justice to his respective career.
Adding up few more entertaining elements and tweaking a bit would have got our 100% attention.
Gold Movie Review
Verdict: Alphonse Puthren’s Gold is passably ok, but not as best as Neram and Premam