Hitting the cinema screens today, actor Prithviraj Sukumaran‘s directorial debut Lucifer, starring actors Mohanlal, Vivek Oberoi, Indrajith Sukumaran, Tovino Thomas, Manju Warrier and Kalabhavan Shajohn, opened to positive reviews. While the storyline is said to be a cliche one, it is the South superstar Mohanlal’s phenomenal acting that is being lauded by moviegoers along with the debut director’s exceptional detailing of scenes.
The script tends to fall flat at some places, as per the Twitterati but Vivek and other actors are being called added assets to the movie apart from the dialogues of Lalettan which are said to raise goosebumps in most of the scenes. With a gripping storyline, it is safe to collect from the online reviews that the movie is an entertaining and engaging one. While one user tweeted, “#Lucifer First Half – An above average one. Begin with a power narration from indrajith followed by mix of mass scenes in politics. First fight is a power stroke massive one. Vivek oberoi Deepak dev electrifying bgm is the domination Second half soon…” (sic), another shared, “#lucifer Kidilan film. It’s been years since we’ve since a large scale entertainer like this in Malayalam cinema, years more since we’ve seen one pulled off this well. Skillfully mounted by @PrithviOfficial , skillfully written by @muraligopy , and a masterclass by @Mohanlal” (sic).
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Set against a political backdrop, the movie revolves around power struggles within a ruling political party in Kerala and shows style and substance both as it unfolds the mayhem that ensues when the leader of the party passes away. The movie, whose key plot rests in the illegitimate funds driving political parties (in this case – the drug mafia), is bankrolled by Antony Perumbavoor and written by Murali Gopy.