Alamara, the film from the makers of the hit 'Ann Maria Kalippilanu', has Sunny Wayne and Aditi Ravi playing lead roles in it. The film is director Midhun Manuel Thomas's best work till date and will also go on record as the film which established Sunny Wayne as a leading hero in Mollywood. Wayne, who had made a very impactful debut alongside Dulquer Salmaan in 'Second Show' was unlucky not to get many roles later which required an actor of his caliber.
The plot of the movie is deep rooted to the traditions practiced during marriages in Kerala and is easily relatable. The film says the story of a Cupboard (Alamara) which has an important role to play in the life of Arun and Swati played by Wayne and Aditi. The voice over for the Cupboard which is gifted by Aditi's parents to Arun as a custom after their marriage is done by actor Salim Kumar.
Alamara's story is by Mahesh Gopal and is written by John Manthrickal. Director Midhun Manuel Thomas has depicted the real life problems faced currently by many young couples with perfection and deserves a pat on his shoulder. Even though the area has been explored previously, Alamara has freshness in it and stands different as it has the fictional 'Cupboard' in it.
The performances by Sunny Wayne, Aditi Ravi, Renji Panicker, Seema G Nair, Sadiq and Manju Satheesh are very convincing , but a little more depth in their characterization would have made it really impactful. The comedy in the film has been handled well by Aju Varghese, Saiju Kurup, Sudhi Koppa and Manikanadan Achari. The cameo by Indrans and the voice over by Salim Kumar is fun and entertaining.
The music by Sooraj S Kurup and the cinematography by Satheesh Kurup gel in with the film and help create a good comedy film with a good and relevant social message in it.