Vineeth Seenivasan's 'Mukundan Unni' is delightfully deceptive | Movie Review

Vineeth Sreenivasan
Vineeth Sreenivasan's 'Mukundan Unni Associates' released on November 11. Photos: Imdb

If you thought there was some resemblance in Mukundan Unni Associates to the evergreen character played by Salim Kumar in 'Meesha Madhavan', you could not have been farther away from the truth.

Advocate Mukundan Unni, played by Vineeth Sreenivasan, is outrageously deceptive and non-remorseful, that you are left in a shock everytime he makes a move, almost like a game of chess.

It is Mukundan Unni's character that makes the film such an entertainer, especially if you are a fan of black comedy. Mukundan is an LLB graduate who has lofty ambitions and thinks very little about others. His cold, calculative mind is best described by the way he shelters a cobra at his home.

From the start, Mukundan Unni Associates does not follow a predictable path, just like it's unusual pre-release promotions. Though we know the character is shady, we can't fathom the level he will go to achieve his aims.

The storyline is quite different as it revolves around a cunning advocate who tries to live-off the sorrows of others in the backdrop of a hospital. His pawns are the accident victims brought to a leading private hospital in Wayanad. How he manipulates and deceives his way to get a case is both hilarious and brazenly unapologetic at the same time.

It is questionable whether such a caucus exists at a monumental scale, but the movie definitely intends to hit below the belt of those lawyers, doctors and cops who benefit from accident insurance claims.

The most amusing aspect of the movie is the first-person narrative in Vineeth's voice. The emotions, hidden behind the steely smile, is accurately expressed through this narrative.

The director and writer Abhinav Sundar Nayak and co-writer Vimal Gopalakrishnan have to be credited for executing a story that is not too dark or sinister though the motive of the protagonist is quite evil.

Though the movie is definitely delightful, it may not be an easy watch initially due to the jargons used in the story.

Also, some scenes may seem too unbelievable to be true, like when the character resorts to mischief inside a hospital compound. How he gets away with his deeds also needs a stretch of imaginative, but it isdefinitely a fun watch.

]Suraj Venjaramoodu, Tanvi Ram and Arsha Chandini Baiju portray their characters well, though it is definitely their dialogues that is the clean winner here.

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