Movie Review (Mal): Crocodile Love Story
Anoop Ramesh, with his debut movie, introducing Animatronics for the first time in Malayalam | By Subhash Sabu
On Jul 20, 2013

Malayalam film industry was totally ignorant towards 'technological advancements', till a few years back. Of late, we have started welcoming many frugal technological advancements, though something revolutionary was yet to happen. The notion of Animatronics is what drove me to the theatre to watch this film. But it is disappointing to see a fresh plot is getting let down by a mediocre script and lamentable direction.


The film directed by debutant director Anoop Ramesh has Praveen Prem and Avanthika Mohan in lead roles. It is scripted by Sabari Sanker and produced by Anurag Motion Pictures. The cast includes Ashokan, Manikuttan, Kalabhavan Mani, Maya Viswanath and Premkumar etc.


It tells the story of a B. Tech dropout Kiran (Praveen Prem) and Nithya (Avanthika Mohan) who fall in love with each other(which takes a far too long 90 minutes). The girl's parents do not like the relationship with the boy's job, looks, financial status, family etc. being cited as the reasons. The credibility of the love story told is questionable though.


The story goes as the couple happen to get stranded in a remote island, with a crocodile keeping vigil, ready to pounce upon them at any moment - what gives the film the curious the name 'Crocodile Lovestory'. The couples attempts to escape from the island keep the story going.


Manikuttan plays the role of Kiran's pal Sreeraj, a 'spoofed Sreesanth' who causes a few chuckles at a couple of scenes. Kalabhavan Mani made his mark even with his guest performance in the movie. The lead actors had too little to perform. Moreover,it seems obvious that the story indeed is developed from the 'crocodile thread'. Cinematography by Praveen Panicker and music by Arun Sidharth has paid justice to the story.


Technology can be used to enhance the cinematic experience of film. But it is not recommended to make a story to show off the technology.


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I liked the movie very much and I thought its a movie which can be watched with family. The hero is just ok, the actress is fantastic.She will shine I think. Mani, Ashokan, Manikuttan and prasitha were also good
Raghu, on Jul 21, 2013 11:12:28 AM
Its an okay movie. Its a pure family entertainer. what i mean is now a days they say family entertainer means AnoopMenons kinda film , as we cant go with our family to the theaters, with such horrible jokes, with double meaning in it. But in this movie not a word like that appears anywhere. That has to be appreciated. What i felt was the films first half felt a bit laggy. But the second half covered it with many incidents, that was quite appreciable. Have more of some social satire in many places. The crocodile portion is lively and makes me feel of some English movies, still the crocodile scenes should have been included more as the films name itself is crocodile. The movie has good song and Background music. On the whole i dint feel this film was taken by freshers. We should appreciate them rather than seeing all the negatives.
Akash G, on Jul 21, 2013 05:29:07 PM
Yesterday I watched the movie.i think this is a comedy movie Crocodile looked real first half was little lengthy But second half covered for it the song was melodious Heroine looked very beautiful nd her acting was Very good too manichettan nd Asokan chettan shined
Papachan George, on Jul 26, 2013 02:05:10 PM
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