It’s a love story set in London…
Right from the trailer White has created a sense of intrigue around it. The film stars megastar Mammootty and Huma Qureshi as the lead pair. The Bollywood actress happens to also be making her Malayalam debut with this movie. Their chemistry in the trailer was what set everyone talking. So, how has this new pair worked? Do you want to know? Well, BollywoodLife’s movie critic Sreeju Sudhakaran is currently watching the film at a nearby theatre and here’s what he has to say about the first half of the film..
It has been a long time since we have seen Mammootty in a romantic drama, and White provides him with an opportunity to tackle the genre once again. White also has the specialty of being Huma Qureshi’s Mollywood debut. White is told through Roshni, played by Huma Qureshi, who is sent to London for a work assignment. A chance encounter with Prakash Roy, played by Mammootty, changes her life forever. His eccentricity first repels her, but slowly makes her curious about him and makes her even fall for him.
White begins off very slowly, and even awkwardly, as Roshni leaves India for London. Scenes sometimes keep on dragging as the director is more obsessed with capturing Huma’s grace or London’s beautiful locales, as we wait for the story to begin. Things begin to improve slightly once Mammootty makes an entry. We are intrigued by the motives behind the man in pursuing a girl who is not interested in him. But boredom creeps in on many scenes as we wait for the film to get onto the plot. The choppy editing and the over the top background score don’t help matters either. What works for the film is Mammootty’s suave presence. Its amazing how the man maintains his handsome looks even in his sixties. Huma is fine as well, though her lip sync needs work. The first half hasn’t worked for me till now, let’s hope the second half has some magic in it.