Sara’S review – Feel good drama

Title: Sara’S
Rating: 2.75/5
Reviewed By: Sai Nikhil
Cast: Anna Ben, Sunny Wayne, Siddique, Mallika Sukumaran, Benny P Nayarambalam
Director: Jude Anthany Joseph
Streaming on: Amazon Prime
Language: Malayalam

Story: Sara (Anna Ben), an aspiring movie director and Jeevan (Sunny Wayne), a happy-go-lucky techie fall in love and decide to get married. Both of them don’t like to have kids and that’s the main reason how they became close in short time. After marriage, they meet with unforeseen circumstances. How did they sail through it forms the rest of the film.

Performances: Anna Ben has appeared in three good films so far and delivered three memorable performances. Once again, she has delivered a great performance and adds it to her ongoing list. Sunny Wayne is good and not the usual dominating male lead and underplays well when required. All other supporting actors are neat. Siddique leaves his mark though he appears only for a few minutes.

Technicalities: Beautiful top angle shots of picturesque location are a mandatory in Malayalam cinema these days and this film also has some beautiful locations and overall a good visual vibe. Music is pleasant and helps the narrative. Dialogues deserve a mention, especially the ones about parenthood.

Analysis: The movie starts off like a typical rom-com but with slightly different characterisations for the lead actors. The love portions could have been more effective and strongly established. The conflict point is touched in the second half of the film and the drama picks up from then on. Siddique’s character, dialogues on parenthood, performances and all the drama in the last 40 minutes hold up the film. The climax is perfect and handled in the most sensible way. There are no major drawbacks in the film except for a few sow portions and the initial portions which could have had more depth for a better connect overall. This film could have easily offended some people if not handled in a matured and sesnsible way. This is where director Jude Anthany Joseph and writer Akshay Hareesh have succeeded. Without being preachy or too open, they have clearly managed to convey the intended message, which is a praiseworthy job.

On a whole: Sara’S is a feel good romantic comedy drama with a strong core and a few clichés. A decent watch overall.

Rating: 2.75/5

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