Ramaleela, starring Dileep was to release two months ago when the actor was arrested for his alleged involvement in the Malayalm actress abduction case. Since then the actor has been located in a Sub Aluva jail. His bail plea has been rejected multiple times. Now two months later, after much resistance, the film has hit theatres. Celebs are of the view that movie must be supported as it’s collaborative effort. Manju Warrier whose film, Udharanam Sujatha also releases on the day has specially urged fans to support Ramaleela. Post the release, positive reviews have been pouring. Let’s find out what the critics have to say: Also Read: Malayalam actress abduction case: Dileep’s remanded extended yet again to October 12
Ramaleela is touted to be an out and out political thriller. The film follows the life fo an advocate, Ramunni, who joins an opposition party, after being MLA for another. to stand for election. When one of his enemies is killed, fingers are first pointed at him. The rest of the story forms the case. Obviously, critics and fans have been talking about the eerie comparison between Dileep’s real life and reel situation. But keeping that aside, they are also praises for this gripping political thriller that keeps you engaged throughout. Check out what the critics have had to say:
Here’s what Filmibeat has credited the writer for creating an engaging plot – “Sachy, the writer-director has nailed it with the extremely well-written screenplay and sharp dialogues. The highly effective plot has been narrated through an engaging screenplay, without any visible flaws.”
English Manorama raises a more pertinent question about who will support this film as it eerily mirrors a real life situation: Dileep, Kalabhavan Shajon and Raadhika Sharathkumar have had a memorable outing, but make no mistake, the timing of the release would play a crucial role in the box-office success . Perhaps, the final, gripping moments of the movie could easily make you think deeply. So, which side of the box office are you on? Those who would watch Ramaleela or those who won’t for reasons? Only time will tell.
Times Of India is all for the well told tale: it is one such moment when the borders between art and life are blurred. The man who plays the protagonist, who in the film faces a murder charge, is in jail for an equally grave charge. It is but natural that one consciously looks for parallels between the drama on and off the screen. But then, the beauty of cinema is such that when a tale is told well, one quickly immerses oneself in the narrative and forgets about Dileep and starts worrying about his alter ego, advocate Ramanunni.
Behindwoods are impressed with Dileep’s shrewd avatar: The role of Ramanunni is the kind of role Dileep’s fans have been waiting for; it showcases the actor in a shrewd and eagle-eyed hero avatar. He has performed it very adeptly with the help of Kalabhavan Shajohn. The Drishyam villain effortlessly transforms himself into Thomas Chacko, Ramanunni’s right-hand man. He is responsible for a chunk of the humour in the film.