Michael’s Coffee House – Jisso Jose’s gripping narrative keeps the audience enthralled by the suspense, which is expertly interwoven with familial relationships and emotions. A suspense story that also tugs at heartstrings
Critic’s Rating: 3.0/5
The plot follows an IT expert and his family, as well as his rigorous work schedule and romantic relationships. After then, there is a murder.
While thrillers appear to be the Malayalam industry’s go-to genre these days, Michael’s Coffee House goes above and above by integrating some emotional family drama.
Vincent (Dheeraj Denny) and Jasmine (Margret Antony) are good friends, and she wishes to further their friendship and marry him, but he does not appear willing to do so. In addition, he appears to be overworked, which irritates Jasmine.
Michael’s Coffee Shop is a popular hangout for young and not-so-young people in the city, and the pair frequents there. Vincent encounters Sam uncle (Mohan Sharma), a joyful and vivacious character whose children are stationed abroad. Sam is discovered dead in his bedroom one day. While the police believe it was a natural death, the suspense begins when Vincent contacts his lawyer father (Renji Panicker),
To get to the bottom of the case, you should launch a public interest lawsuit. He also conducts his own inquiry in addition to the police’s.
Jisso Jose’s compelling narrative keeps the audience engrossed in the suspense, which is well interwoven with family relationships and emotions, including Vincent’s parents, who remain separated but not divorced. Although there are a few lags here and there, the storyline is largely entertaining. The camerawork of Sharat Shaji is excellent, particularly in the Ninchile Chillayil music sequence. Nikhil Venu’s editing is precise, especially with the abrupt camera movements that add to the suspense.
Anil Philip, who is making his directorial debut, has done an excellent job, as have the performers, particularly Renji Panicker and Seetha, who play Vincent’s mother. Dheeraj Denny appears to be a promising young actor; his performance is natural, and he exudes a boy next door charm and dimpled good looks. Margaret has also performed admirably in her emotional role. As a cop conducting the investigation, Jins Bhaskar is remarkable and holds his own. Mohan Sharma, Rony David, Sphadikam George, and Pradeep Kottayam, who played minor roles, did an excellent job in their roles.
The songs are catchy and appropriate for the occasion. Ninjile Chillayil is a calming song sung by KS Harishankar and Nithya Mammen. The action scenes, directed by Ashraf Gurukkal, were spectacular, and Dheeraj’s height and physique – not a six pack, but a lean body – matched in well with the action scenes.
The movie is a good family entertainer with a few thrilling moments.