August 15 Review
In Shaji Kailas’ ‘August 15′, the Chief Minister of Kerala (Nedumudi Venu) escapes an assassination attempt, and hotshot cop Perumal (Mammootty) is called in to investigate. Realizing that the CM was poisoned, Perumal decides to nab the assassin before he has another go at the CM’s life.
What has backfired in ‘August 15′ is the lack of a clear cut ploy that is intriguing enough to keep you glued to the screen. Yes, the CM’s assassination attempt is matter enough to craft some thrilling material, but the writing is often downright lackluster that you realize that Swamy is nowhere near his prime any more.
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Tags: Mammootty, Meghna Raj, Nedumudi Venu, S N Swami, Shaji Kailas, Siddiq, Swetha Menon