Lord Livingstone 7000 Kandi Movie Review (2015) Lord Livingstone 7000 Kandi Movie Review - Galatta.com
Lord Livingstone 7000 Kandi, helmed by the National Award Winning director Anil Radhakrishnan is one of the rarest kind of Malayalam movies which has touched the concept of an environmental issue.The plot of the film rings similar to that of the Hollywood flick Avatar, filmed in Desi style.
Lord Livingstone 7000 Kandi, helmed by the National Award Winning director Anil Radhakrishnan is one of the rarest kind of Malayalam movies which has touched the concept of an environmental issue. The plot of the film rings similar to that of the Hollywood flick Avatar, filmed in Desi style. LL7K is about a survivor Philipose John Varkey, played by Kunchacko Boban, who teams up with a few strangers from different fields to protect a preserved tribal village from invaders. Will they accomplish the mission to save the dense village forms the crux of the story.
The 8 protagonists of the film have played their part with complete perfection. In fact, the greenish forest and the beautiful village by itself becomes one of the protagonists. Kunchacko Boban sports a salt and pepper look for the first time for his matured role and has pulled off his character with ease. The subtle and much-needed humour works out well with Sudheer Karamana, Chemban Vinod, Sunny Wayne and Jacob Gregory's natural performances. Nedumudi Venu, one of Anil Radhakrishnan's favourite artistes walks away with many accolades. The film marks to be a good break for Bharat, who has made a good comeback with his adventure junkie role. Reenu Mathews's simple bold and strong character of a gun tester, stands out from her previous films.
One cannot forget to mention the costume and art department of the film which stands out for its detailing. Another best part of the film is that the makers have portrayed the hidden village with an utmost level of creativity, such as the three-storeyed village, their interesting regular activities, their tribal language, their punishments, etc. While talking about its technical aspects, the visual effects by Varun Krishnan and Dileep Varma along with With Manoj Kannoth's editing and cinematography by Jayesh Nair, LL7K offers a visual treat to the audiences. Rex Vijayan's music, Sushin Shyam's international style background score and the soulful sound design has enhanced the mood of the village. With that said, the slow pace of the film with lack of interesting conflicts, fails to satisfy the hype and expectation created by its trailer. However, on the whole, Lord Livingstone 7000 Kandi, is a must watch for its high standards of Hollywood style making, its freshness in concept with a social message and its visual magic!
Verdict: Must watch for being a one-of-its kind movie in Malayalam Cinema!