Ezhu Sundara Rathrikal is a sloppy movie with a decent message that the viewers can relate to. The message Jose and Albert are trying to convey is that past life events rarely matter if you give life a chance to play out in its fullest with sensible freedom given to your life partner. When that ceases to happen, trust fades and emotions and fear drive humans to more missteps which invariably will end in worser tragedies.
James Albert teams up with Lal Jose after the much liked Classmates, to tell the story of Aby and his betrothed Ann, both of whom gets pulled into Aby's past life, his relationship with Sini and the complications that came about due to Aby's friend Franco's transgressions. While it takes a couple of hours for Lal Jose to tell the story of how Aby and Sini works through misfortunes, coincidences, malicious friends and benevolent foes, the end result is predictable with coincidences that belie life's realities.
Dileep as Aby seemed totally out of sorts in scenes where he is not doing his slapstick pieces which seems like the only natural talent for this veteran actor. Parvathy Nambiar is miscast as Ann. Rima is a committed actor as exemplified by her portrayal of Sini and so is the fabulous Murali Gopi as Tyson Alex. He is slowly but surely establishing himself as the actor who can play a range of roles with the customary ease comparable only to his legendary father. The rest of the cast including Tini Tom as Franco, Praveena as his wife, Vijayaraghavan as the inefficient Police Uncle, Ramu as Protagonist's dad and a slew of other actors all looks like they are having various physical health issues.
This is not the Lal Jose that made movies like Ayalum Njanum, Arabikkadha, Diamond Necklace or even Meesa Madhavan, but more like the one who made movies like Spanish Masala, Pattalam etc.. Hope he gives up his Jekyll and Hyde act and consistently do justice to his immense talent.