12th Man Movie Review: Whenever I heard the name Jeethu Joseph, only one thing triggers in my mind, the brilliance of ‘Drishyam’, the combo of Jeethu and Mohan Lal is back again with another thriller, I just finished the Hotstar original film 12th Man and here is the detailed review of it.
The film stars Mohanlal in the main lead role as the Investigating Officer, the film also stars Unni Mukundan, Sajju Kurup, Shivada, Anu Sithara, Anusree, Priyanka Nair, Anu Mohan, Rahul Madhav, Leona Lishoy, Aditi Ravi And Chandunath in crucial roles. The movie was produced by Antony Perumbavoor and Directed By Jeethu Joseph. The film is around 2 hours and 40 minutes long and is now available on Hotstar in Malayalam audio with subtitles, The film is suitable to watch with Family.
The story revolves around a group of 11 friends who gathered together for the bachelor party at the resort. They start playing some games which don’t go well between them, In all between these one of their friend Shiny got killed by falling from the high viewpoint. When the police start investigating the case everyone becomes the suspect as everyone has their own secrets that can ruin everyone’s life. Who was the killer and why did he/she killed her, To know this you have to watch the 2 Hours and 40 Minutes long thriller on Hotstar.
A huge plus for the performances of the actors in the film, The actors were brilliant with their performances, Mohanlal is born for this, he looks too good in these kinds of roles and this role was another example, he looks so fit in the character and his transformation from a drunk man to a serious investigating officer was so delightful to watch. He was so good with his expressions and he nailed it yet again.
Unni Mukundan was good as Zakariah, he looks amazing in the climax, Anushree is Playing the role of Shiny and she was good too, She was good during some intense conversation and she fits perfectly into it. Saiju Krup was also great to watch, he handles his expressions very well, Leona Lishoy as Fida looks good in her mysterious character. Shivada Nair as Dr. Nayana was good, rest other actors like Priyanka Nair as Annie, Aditi as Arthi, Annu as Merlin and Annu Mohan as Sidharth were also good, Overall the film delivers in terms of performances.
Coming to the Positives, The screenplay for the film was a little dull initially but it pickups momentum after a few minutes and then it keeps you glued to your screen till the end, The twist and turns were amazing and it will thrill you for sure, The music and BGM were decent, The, locations were amazing and there is very minimal scope in that although.
Now jumping to the Negatives, The film is a slow burn thriller, The first half of the film may look dull for many, the Introduction sequences for the Mohanlal look stretchy and I think it was unnecessarily long, The film is around 2 hours and 40 Minutes long and for 100 minutes it delivers nothing, The editing is the weakest part of the film I guess.
I am going with 3 out of 5 stars for the film, The combo of Joseph and Mohanlal delivers yet again, although the film is not as great as Drishyam, yet again, the film is a great watch, If you love crime thrillers and You have time and Patience, You can watch the 12th Man on Hotstar, The film is now streaming in Malayalam Audio with subtitles.
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