The worst thing about the movie is its title. I'm sure 1000s of people might have decided against watching this movie seeing its title and associating it with yet another of those meaningless gunfights that interludes even more meaningless machismo dialogs by some muscled up hero trying to right the wrong in this world.
The storyline is far from it. It is more of a psychological unraveling of the human psyche that they are after. The ever so rhetorical questions that the viewers are let to ponder are the fine lines between the moral standards as accepted by the society and the moral standards one needs to live with. The protagonist (Prithviraj), after a near fatal accident suffers from acute amnesia.
Anterograde in the traumatic cases of amnesia is well portrayed where the victim forgets everything from the recent past of his life, but the glimpses of the root causes of his complex life's troubles are all well within the grasp of the eternal mind.
Without giving too much away, one can say that the movie sends a great message that lives are more often than not, more complex than one would perceive it to be.
The actors are all brilliant. Rahman stole the show. In 30 years of his acting career I wonder whether he has ever received and portrayed such a phantasmagorical character. Prithviraj is solid as the main characater. Jayasurya though, makes you wonder whether he is more of a Dileep mould with not being able to do justice to such a pivotal character.
Kunchan was a revelation. I hope this role propels him to do some more character roles in the twilight of his career. Aparna Nair, as well as slew of relative new comers were fantastic including the gentleman who portrayed the gay character who really was the missing link in the cerebral search for the answers.
Not to minimize the impact of Roshan Andrews in translating such a beautiful screenplay to an even better portrayal on the screen. Roshan is special and I hope he gets to do a lot more interesting and different movies in his career.