Movie review: Spirit
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SPIRIT brings Mohanlal and Ranjith together
after a long gap. SPIRIT is devoid of the prodigious feats and duels carried
out by superhuman characters which are
normally associated with Ranjith-Mohanlal team. Instead the movie presents
real life situations with more scope for acting rather than for stunts. In
fact Ranjith has been coming out with such films for some time now and he
has been faithful to the pattern once more.
Reghunandan is an ex-Bank of England employee who resigned his lucrative job
because he was bored with the rather sedentary nature of his work. Having
lived in different parts of the world as a bank employee, he chose
journalism as his next career and worked in different metropolises in India.
Not satisfied, he quit the job yet again and is now writing an English
novel. He is essentially a loner but loves his pegs and has an expensive
collection of vintage drinks at home. Captain Nambiar is his next door
friend. So also is Meera and her husband Alex. Strange as it might seem,
Meera was once married to Reghunandan. And then Manian the plumber enters
Reghunandan's relaxed and comfortable life and changes everything, bringing
some meaning to his life.
This is probably one of Mohanlal's most powerful roles requiring subtle yet
passionate acting and gives him an opportunity to bring out his remarkable
talents. Kanika and Sankar Ramakrishnan are the next door couple while Madhu
is Captain Nambiar and Nandu plays the role of the plumber Manian. Thilakan
has another important role as the work contractor. Also in the cast are
Suraj, Sidharth Bharathan, Tiny Tom, Niyaz, T.P.Madhavan and Kalpana.
Lyrics by Rafeeq Ahamed are tuned by Shahabas Aman. Cinematography: Venu,
Editing: Vijayshankar, Arts Direction: Santhosh Raman, Associate
Director:Bipin Prabhakar, Production Controller: Sethu Mannarkad. Antony
Perumbavoor is producing SPIRIT under the banner of Aashirwad Cinemas and
distribution is by Maaxlab.
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