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Lucifer (2019)

Not Rated | | Action, Crime, Drama | 28 March 2019 (USA)
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A political Godfather, who ruled the God's Own Country, dies and a lot of thieves dressed up as politicians took over the rule. When question arises on the replacement of the 'God', just one name emerges; 'Stephen Nedumbally'.


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Cast overview, first billed only:
Rajesh Babu ... DGP Faizal Mohammed
Waluscha D'Souza Waluscha D'Souza ... Raftaara
Frank Free Frank Free ... Fyodor
Jaise Jose ... Stephen's Assistant
Thara Kalyan ... Hostel Warden
Shakti Kapoor ... Marwadi (Cameo)
Anna Sophia Moad ... Dominatrix
Mohanlal ... Stephen Nedumbally / Khureshi-Ab'raam
Binu Pappu ... Jail Warden Mathew
Baiju V.K. ... Sarath
Sijoy Varghese ... PR Agent
Vivek Warrier Vivek Warrier ... Junior Reporter (archive footage)
Shivada Nair ... Govardhan's Wife
Alexx O'Nell ... Roth
Vivek Oberoi ... Bobby


In the aftermath of the death of the state's CM, chaos erupts as the power is up for grabs. This struggle becomes a war between two forces. The protagonist, Stephen Nedumbally becomes part of this fight with the support of global forces hitherto unheard of. Written by Amal

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The very definition of over-rated.
29 March 2019 | by TheDennisBergkampFanSee all my reviews

I remember watching Maheshinthe Prathikaram a few years ago and thinking that Malayalam Cinema is atleast 5 years ahead of Bollywood. With Lucifer, Bollywood seems to have caught up Malayalam Cinema. Lucifer is the Malayalam equivalent of Simmba. No-brainer style over substance. The first half had potential but then it becomes rather ordinary and stays ordinary till the end.

It is literally a nothing movie. It is not an intelligent movie like Vellimoonga. It is not a proper action movie like The Equalizer or even John Wick. And it is also not a very realistic political thriller. All in all its a rather wasteful way of whiling away 3 hours. Reading all the grand reviews I expected the theater to break into a rapturous applause at the end. About half a dozen guys clapped at the end and it sounded half-hearted. Meh........lets clap.......why?........I dont know.........lets just do it anyways. I think there were about 2 dialogues when I heard whistling and clapping.

The worst thing about the movie is Prithviraj the actor. If he is adamant that he has to pop up in all his movies then he can take a leaf out of Manoj Night Shyamalan's book and be Taxi Driver No#1 or something like that. The half an hour or so that Prithviraj wasted on himself should have been used for better background story development.

Prithviraj the director has done a pretty good job for the most part till the end when he introduces a song & dance number. Someone somewhere in the South has arrived at the conclusion that Hindi is only about profanities or item numbers. Most of the actors deliver. Vivek Oberoi was a good actor till Salman Khan drove him out of Bollywood. Its good to see him get decent roles in regional cinema. Tovino's speech was one of the best things about the movie. I dont think Mohanlal had to break any sweat for Lucifer. He just shows up...........kicks a couple of villains around..........the End.

I still dont get why Indian cinema continues to persist with the one guy beats up a dozen guys single-handedly cliche. Even the Chinese dont do that anymore. Bruce Lee himself would have struggled to take down 8-10 able-bodied men. I and 8-10 of my friends would most likely be able to take down Khabib Nurmagomedov. And why are the villains taking turns to attack the protagonist one after the other and getting beat up. Its a beat down not a beverage shop line. Gang up on the guy all at once. That's how you take down someone . Just such a cliched movie.

Try comparing any of the action scenes in Lucifer with that hotel fight scene in The Equalizer where Denzel kills about 5 men without breaking a sweat. That's how you make an action movie. There is a reason why I watch The Equalizer every time its on television. You couldn't pay me enough to watch Lucifer again. I will not fry my brain again.

Lucifer is kind of like Turkish cinema. Most of their movies are about 5-6 hours long. Lucifer did not have enough content for 3 hours. The director just stretches every scene to make it 3 hours long. In one scene we see a few vehicles being blown up. We see each of the dozen bombs being activated and then the vehicle being blown up. Repeat exact same thing for each vehicle. If an individual is travelling from point A to point B you don't have to show the entire journey. Its a movie not google maps.

I have unfortunately watched about 3 Mohanlal movies in recent times,...Oppam..........Ennum Eppozhum and the one with the Jimmiki Kammal song. Lucifer was better than those three but not by much. In Hindi there is this saying, dug a mountain and found a rat. I think the saying is appropriate for this movie. Such an underwhelming movie. Such a disappointment considering the fact that the last two Malayalam movies I watched, Kumbalangi Nights & Vijay Superum Pournamiyum were so good.

Its quite tragic that fanboys are rating the movie as a 10/10. By that reckoning Lucifer would have to be better than both The Shawshank Redemption & The Godfather. If only Coppola had asked Prithviraj to direct The Godfather and Mohanlal had played the role of Marlon Brando then even the Godfather would have received a 10/10 rating. Their loss.

It's a 6 to 6.5/10 movie at best. A similar storyline to Lucifer has been used about 101 times already in Malayalam cinema and Murali Gopi himself would have written about three dozen of them. If you are going to make a tribute movie for someone as a fanboy make sure it's the best thing he has ever done or atleast comes close. I don't think Lucifer would even qualify to be in Mohanlal's top 25 films.

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