movgal5593.jpg was released in Kuwait yesterday. We got tickets for the last show of the night.

The story is based in Kochi and shows streaks of underworld goondas and the like who are supposedly ruling the streets.  

Barring the violence, it was a watchable movie. Mammootty’s understated portrayal of Bilal Kurusinkal, a Mumbai based body guard for hire out to find and avenge the killers of his adopted mother, displays another facet of his acting skills.

There are quite a few newcomers like Bala who dons the role of Murugan, and Sumit Naval as Bijo, both characters, younger brothers of Bilal, who have carried the roles effortlessly. Tamil actor Pasupathi in the role of Balaji, the IPS officer investigating the murder and eventually gets murdered, has definitely had both audiences and directors sit up and take notice of his skills.

“Perfect to be cast in a Jesus movie”, Hindi actor Sherveer Vakil, is the villain of the piece along with his motley crue of goondas.

Nafisa Ali, was the one refreshing face, who has proved once again that age is just a number, and beauty is timeless.

The background music was excellent and was not out of place.

Old warhorses like Manoj K Jain and Vijayaraghavan have also managed to put up a good show, except for a word of advice to Manoj….that laugh in the end….it worked great in some films, but dont use it everywhere.

All in all it was a watchable movie, worth the 2 bucks you spend on a seat. You leave the theatre with shots of the rain falling, the background score and many other features of the film, but not the story.  A weekend watcher.

I keep wondering why the movie was called BIG B – obviously a reference to Mammootty’s character Bilal but…..  Oh and before I forget the stunts for the movie were done by Anal Arasu…time to change your name man!!