Run Baby Run Review
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Master director Joshy and Superstar Mohanlal, who together created the superhit film “Christian Brothers”, are back in action with another scintillating film, this time with another fancy name “Run Babby Run”. Joining the party is Amala Paul, whose first Malayalam film was “Aakashathinte Niram”. Milan Jaleel produces under the banner of Galaxy Films.
What happens when two journalists, at loggerheads with each other, are forced to work together on a matter of utmost secrecy? Mohanlal as Venu and Amala Paul as Renuka have to do exactly that in “Run Baby Run’ and that too with straight faces.
Venu and Renuka work in the media field, Venu as a photographer and Renuka as an executive director. But that doesn’t make them close; on the contrary, they hated the sight of each other. So imagine a situation where they were put together for an assignment!
Venu is a channel photographer while Renuka is the executive director of Bharath Vision. Later, Venu shifts to Delhi as the chief photographer of Reuters and concentrates on exclusive coverage of sensitive and important events. After 5 years in Delhi, he is asked to go to Kerala to do a cover story on a highly confidential affair and to his utter surprise, Renuka is sent as his partner. They kept themselves apart because of their king-size ego and now they find themselves forced to work together on an assignment of highly secretive nature. Would they be able to go ahead? Whats their actual intentions? Or will their egos work against them? What is in a woman’s mind when forced to work with a person she dislikes intimately? All these and more are illustrated in ‘Run Baby Run’.
The script by Sachy is weak and the screenplay could have been better but Joshi has overcome the negatives with his expertise in dealing with time tested formulae and he has managed to bring out a reasonably entertaining film. As is usual in most films, the second half is not as entertaining as the first, but still the scenes are compelling enough to keep the fans riveted. At times, the flick turns to a fine entertainer for this festival season even by leaving few down points.
In spite of all the faults, “Run Babby Run” manages to run and reach home mainly because of the overwhelming presence of Mohanlal who comes out with another mesmerizing performance. Amala Paul dazzles all too briefly while Biju Menon, though looking crisp and smart, is striking. Sai Kumar, Vijayaraghavan, Siddique, Midhun Ramesh carry out their roles adequately and usual.
As stated earlier, Sachy’s script goes off the track far too often to be called really good. However, cinematographer R D Rajasekhar had done a tremendous job and so too the art direction team of Joseph Nellikkal and Sabu Pravadas. Costume by Palani is quite eye-catching and editing by Syam has been sufficient. Music by Ratheesh Vega (Aattumanal...) is catchy and suits the mood but the BGM do not linger to the flick.
The ending is quite like the usual thriller with no surprises and could collect a bit of whistling and booing. All in all however, “Run Babby Run’ is entertaining and watchable as long as you keep your expectations low. And of course for the sake of watching Mohanlal who has been fantastic. If only the makers had put in a bit more passion, things could have been much better. Verdict: RBR entertains..