Views : 16329
"Snehaveedu", a Sathyan Anthikad directorial-Mohanlal starrer flick, which is produced by Antony Perumbavoor under the banner of Aashirvad Films. The movie enriched with veteran Sheela portraying the role of Ammukkutty Amma. Mohanlal plays the role of Ajayan, Ammukktty Amma's son. Director himself pens the script of the movie which is cinematographed by Venu. Ilayaraja handled the music department.
Once again in "Snehaveedu", Sathyan-Mohanlal combo caters with another feel-good family entertainer with a topical message.
Sathyan Anthikkad , a director with the Midas touch, proves again that he is one of the best in family genre creation. And this is not because he has used a fresh or a unique story to tell but because of the way he narrates an age old tale, still holds the interest of the audience, which is an amazing quality.
"Snehaveedu" is a simple story which is a sweet and moving experience for every section of the viewers. Its certainly not the director's best film yet, but still it succeeds to unleash a refreshing charm.
The story revolves around Ajayan (Mohanlal), who, after having tried his luck in different cities around the world, comes back to his village to look after his ageing mother Ammukutty Amma (Sheela) and to get her love and the nostalgia of his growing up years. There, he starts a company for producing agricultural equipments and earns his living as a farmer. One day a boy named Karthik (Rahul Pillai) comes and meets Ajayan claiming to be his son. The effect of this incident on Ajayan's life and how he handles it forms the crux of the story.
"Snehaveedu" is a mix of melodrama and sentimentalism peppered with humour. The Sathyan Anthikkad's usual impact is there throughout.
Shortly after second half and climax having suffered an immense loss to arise as per expectations. The first half is rollicking and funny and stands as main higlight of the flick. The film depicts a simple story, as it is string together by a series of incidents.
The two lead players superstar Mohanlal and veteran Sheela are in top form here. Sheela who plays Mohanlal's mother gives a splendid performance and Mohanlal too matches well.
Rahul Pillai, a new face who comes with a turning point of the flick, is rated with Good performance. Padmapriya is aptly cast.
Sathyan Anthikkad's usual actors Mammukoya, Innocent, KPAC Lalitha do their roles neatly.
Biju Menon, Lena, Reeja, Sasi Kallinga, Praveen all have put in their best efforts to make their parts look perfect.
Sathyan Anthikad's takings strikes the right chord. His writings tries to cater to the taste of the family audience by making a sensible film. There is nothing new story wise or in presentation but it has its own unique taste. Cinematographer Venu, who is on full form with his nice visuals and fabulous frames.
Ilaiyaraja's tunes are lilting to say the least.
Overall like all typical of Sathyan Anthikkad films,'Snehaveedu' has humour and pathos.
Verdict: Family Entertainer.