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"COBRA" is more than reason for celebration for fans of Megastar Mammootty. For the rest of us who would like to have a bit more than star charisma from his films, Lal has plenty to offer as well.It tells a simple story in a surprisingly imposing manner that does make us sit up and take note of Lal Brand films.
Add the glamour of Mammootty and the talents of Lal and you have a story which will entertain both the young and the old alike. It has comedy, spectacular action, family drama and romance sprinkled liberally throughout the movie which will keep you entertained till the end.
Raja(Mammootty) and Kari(Lal) are professional freestyle boxers doing their trade in Delhi. Hailing from Kottayam, they are not just co-brothers but are a symbol of genuine friendship. They are nicknamed Cobras, the names being indicative of the King of snakes King Cobra and the extremely poisonous Black Cobra and they love to be called like that. So they came to be known as the King Cobra and Black Cobra. Very strong and competing among themselves in loving each other, they also like anything beginning with sound 'Co. '
They have also taken a vow to marry sisters(Padmapriya & Kanika), and in order to fulfill their wish, they gather all their belongings and savings and return to Kottayam to settle down. They look for a place beginning with Co. Their first choice was Kottayam but they could not stay there the way they wanted to. In their wanderings in search of a place, they finally land up in Coimbatore and decide to settle down there. Their life in Coimbatore and the amusing and engrossing incidents they come across are portrayed in the movie “Cobra”.
Mammootty gives another brilliant and realistic performance timing his comedy acts to perfection and his good looks and physique are apt for the role. Lal is again on the prowl with his forceful acting funny lines. The partnership has clicked again as they did in ‘Thommanum Makkalum’, and ‘Best Actor’. Lalu Alex has used all his experience to give another fine performance. The sisters’ roles have been handled nicely by Padmapriya and Kanika. Babu Antony with his impressive looks was underworked with a small role. Comedy is provided by Manian Pilla Raju and Salim Kumar which is bearable up to a certain point. Rest of the cast including Jagathy Sreekumar, Kunjan, Radhika, Kalabhavan Navas, Sreejith Ravi have played their roles well.
Another catching point of ‘Cobra’ is the perfection attained in most of the technical aspects including direction, camera, editing and music. Camera is by Venu, editing by V.Sajan and music by Alex Paul.
'Cobra' is certainly not a film that you should expect to transform the world. Just sit back, relax and hang around for the laughs. At just more than two hours ,'Cobra' may turn out to be a OK entertainer.
It could have been better for sure, but still it provides some really funny moments.
Not meant for prudes, but if you have a sense of humour and loves being taken for a harmless ride, go on and watch ‘Cobra’. It’s worth the cost of the ticket.