Review: Style is a stylish action thriller with a twist
Style is a 2016 Malayalam-language action thriller film directed by Binu Sadanandan starring Unni Mukundan, Tovino Thomas, Priyanka Kandwal, Master Ilhan, Shine Tom Chacko and Balu Varghese in the leading roles. The film was released on 2 January 2016 and was a commercial success despite receiving mixed reviews from critics.
The film revolves around Tom (Unni Mukundan), a young mechanic who falls in love with Diya (Priyanka Kandwal), a model. Their romance is interrupted by Edgar (Tovino Thomas), a rich businessman who has a grudge against Tom after he slaps him for harassing Diya over a minor accident. Edgar vows to ruin Tom's life and hires a professional killer named Martyn (Stunt Silva) to eliminate him. However, things take an unexpected turn when Tom discovers that Edgar has a dark secret that links him to his past.
Style is a fast-paced and stylish film that keeps the audience engaged with its twists and turns. The film has some impressive action sequences choreographed by Stunt Silva, who also plays the villain. The film also has some catchy songs composed by Jassie Gift and a gripping background score by Rahul Raj. The cinematography by Sinoj P. Ayyappan captures the mood and tone of the film well.
The performances of the lead actors are commendable. Unni Mukundan delivers a convincing and charismatic performance as Tom, the hero who fights for his love and justice. Tovino Thomas is equally impressive as Edgar, the antagonist who has a dual role in the film. Priyanka Kandwal makes a confident debut as Diya, the heroine who supports Tom throughout his ordeal. Balu Varghese provides comic relief as DiCaprio aka Kapra, Tom's best friend and sidekick. Master Ilhan is adorable as Jerry, Tom's younger brother who idolizes him.
The film has some flaws as well. The script by Anil Narayanan and Dominic Arun could have been tighter and more coherent. The film has some logical loopholes and clichÃs that weaken the plot. The film also drags in some parts and could have been trimmed by at least 15 minutes. The climax of the film is predictable and lacks impact.
Overall, Style is a decent entertainer that offers some thrills and chills to the viewers. It is not a masterpiece, but it is not a disaster either. It is a film that can be enjoyed for its style and substance.
The film has some interesting references and homages to other films and actors. For instance, the title of the film is inspired by the 2006 Telugu film of the same name starring Ravi Teja and Prabhu Deva. The film also pays tribute to the late actor Sushant Singh Rajput by using his song \"Kaun Tujhe\" from the film M.S. Dhoni: The Untold Story in a romantic scene. The film also features a remixed version of a song from the 1977 film Saritha, originally sung by K.J. Yesudas and remixed by Karthik.
The film has received mixed reviews from critics and audiences alike. Some have praised the film for its action, music and performances, while others have criticized it for its weak script, direction and editing. The film has a rating of 5.3 out of 10 on IMDb and 2.5 out of 5 on Nowrunning.com. The film has also been compared to the 2008 Tamil film Vaaranam Aayiram starring Suriya and Simran, which has a similar plot and theme.
Style is a film that tries to be stylish and thrilling, but falls short of being memorable and satisfying. It is a film that can be watched once for its entertainment value, but not a film that will stay with you for long. 061ffe29dd