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      Default █ ►DRIVING LICENSE◄ █ - My Review

      Date : 27.12.2019
      Theatre : Grand Cinemas, Cinema 1
      Place : Safeer Mall, Abu Dhabi
      Time : 7.00pm
      Status : Full apart from 5-6 seats in the front row

      Decided to watch DL after hearing good reviews.

      We have seen the story about a film star his fanboy a lot of times in the past. But this one scores big time with regard to the pace of the movie, the effortless acting of the leading men and more importantly, the movie successfully creates an emotional connect with the audience with regard to the personal lives of the leading actors on screen.

      Its been a while since I saw Prithviraj going full throttle in a commercial entertainer (I haven't seen Brother's Day yet but it has bad enough reviews to keep me away ) Might need to go back to AAA or Pavada I suppose. Goes to show that with a decent script and scope to perform he can nail these roles with ridiculous ease. As actor Hareendran he was superb. He looked very fresh and special mention to his costume and hair designer. Suraj...what to say....what a year this guy had...!! The portrayal of Motor vehicle inspector Kuruvilla, a fanboy who is asked to do a favour for his idol and later circumstances making him go against his idol...Suraj (as always) just lived the role.

      The crux of the story is about Hareendran trying to get a new license (as a replacement of his lost old license) which he has to submit along with other crew members of the film he is shooting currently to get the necessary approval for a sensitive shooting location under the Navy. Kuruvilla is given the task to help him by issuing his license quickly by his superior and by Hareendran's friend and politician Johny (Saiju Kurup). In return Kuruvilla asks a favour, that Hareendran should come and meet him in his office. Initially reluctant Hareendran agrees after the pressure from Johny. However, the meeting that Kuruvilla was so eagerly looking forward to finally meet his idol personally turns out quite the opposite way due to the turn of events preceding to the meeting.

      The confrontations between Hareendran and Kuruvilla after that is brilliantly captured and there is not even a single dull moment in the film. There are no forced jokes or double meaning words and kudos to Lal Jr and Sachy for that.

      The supporting characters all did a good job. Best of the lot are Saiju Kurup and Suresh Krishna, who plays as a rival actor to Hareendran. Miya who played Kuruvilla's wife also did well. All the other actors like Nandhu, Lalu Alex, Arun, Major Ravi...all played their part well. Salim Kumar's cameo was the only sore point.

      All things said....a perfect popcorn entertainer that has some nice emotional moments.

      My rating :- 4/5
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      How do you imagine mammootty as hareendran? A near perfect role
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      Yes but a younger actor is needed IMO. That is where this film scored.

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      Many people had a problem with Salim Kumar's character. But, given the amount of time he had in the script and on screen, I don't see how it could have been differently done. That character is there to provide closure to the conflict, and because it would have looked odd if it had appeared all of a sudden at the climax, the makers showed that character a couple of times.

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      Quote Originally Posted by sethumadhavan View Post
      Many people had a problem with Salim Kumar's character. But, given the amount of time he had in the script and on screen, I don't see how it could have been differently done. That character is there to provide closure to the conflict, and because it would have looked odd if it had appeared all of a sudden at the climax, the makers showed that character a couple of times.
      The issue is with his performance. It was repititive and irritating. Plus none of jokes worked out in a big way comparing with the rest.

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      Quote Originally Posted by intexaqua View Post
      The issue is with his performance. It was repititive and irritating. Plus none of jokes worked out in a big way comparing with the rest.
      It was a one-note character and had only one dialogue being repeated over and over! I don't see what else he could have done with it.

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