Another hit from Dr. Iqbal Kuttipuram and Lal Jose !!!


Another hit from Dr. Iqbal Kuttipuram (Mohammad) and Lal Jose. The movie takes us through the life of three friends (sort of). I think couple of lines from an article on sums it up well:

Vikramadithyan - Dulquer Salmaan, Namitha Pramod and Unni Mukundan
This story is about three friends who are involved in a special relationship,” said Mohammad. “It’s not a triangle love story but more a story of two young men, who never defined themselves as enemies or friends. They are fiercely competitive when it comes to pursuing their respective goals in life.

Vikramadithyan - Namitha PramodDr. Iqbal Kuttipuram, who wrote Vikramadithyan, also wrote the wildly popular film, Diamond Necklace, a few years back.  Similar to Fahadh in Diamond Necklace, this movie features some of the young talented actors from Malayalam.  Unni Mukundan as Vikraman, Dulquer Salmaan as Adithyan and Namitha Pramod as Deepika make up the core.  All three of them synced very well and delivered quality performances. 

This movie opened up for Eid and went up against a Mammootty movie, Manglish, and won. Wonder if Mammootty was happy or sad about that.  I hope happy.

Vikramadithyan - Santhosh KeezhattoorMost of the movie unfolds as flash backs and does a good job of keeping the viewer interested.  Few slow points in the first half of the film but finishes strong.  Continuing the cast of young actors is Nivin Pauly who makes a cameo appearance.  Anoop Menon, Lena & Joy Mathew have smaller yet important roles and certainly adds to the movie. Anoop Menon especially has taken a detour from his typical role to play an impact full yet negative character.  Although only for a short portion of the film and playing the lovable negative character, newcomer Santhosh Keezhattoor, who played Kunjunni Menon (Adithyans father) was a pleasant touch.  Wish him best of luck in finding more significant roles.

Over all I enjoyed the film very much and would certainly recommend it. One criticism I have though has to do with the biggest "Twist" in the film. I wish the team had given it some more thought in making the situation more believable. Nevertheless, Vikramadithayan is over all a well done movie from every aspect.



Film poster
Directed byLal Jose
Produced byLal Jose
Mohan Nambiar
Written byIqbal Kuttipuram
StarringDulquer Salmaan
Namitha Pramod
Unni Mukundan
Music byBijibal


Music (Stuff that's on my playlist):

  • Mazhanila

  • Manathe Chandanakkeeru

    • Anthichoppil

    • Mekham