Jayasurya starrer Eesho Malayalam Movie Review & Rating: ‘Eesho’ directed by Nadirsha starring Jayasurya has started streaming on Sony Live. The duration of Eso is only three and a quarter hours, with very few characters coming and going. Jesus’s is not a novel plot. Even in the recent past, stories with a similar theme have come out in Malayalam, so Iso cannot claim any story freshness.
Ramachandran Pillai (Jaffar Idukki) works as a security guard at an ATM. Pillai becomes the main witness in a POCSO case while living with his house, family and suffering. As Pillai prepares to testify against the high-ranking accused, he sees tears in his enemy’s eyes. A stranger enters Pillai’s life the day before he is to appear in court to record his statement. Foe or friend? What is his purpose? The forward movement of the story is in search of these questions.
Jafar Idukki and Jayasuriya’s performance is what drives the film forward without being boring. Jayasuriya’s Iso is a character that makes one feel confused whether he is a villain or a hero. But the script, which proceeds in a predictable manner, mitigates the mystery behind the character. Jayasuriya has played Iso with the right meter for the character. However, Eesho is not a challenging character for the Jayasuriya actor.
Jaffer Idukki’s is another noteworthy performance. Jafar Idukki has portrayed the character of a common man’s innocence, determination and fear with excellence. Suresh Krishna, Namitha Pramod, Johnny Antony, Indrans, Yadu Krishnan, Akshara Kishore, Kottayam Naseer, Rajith Kumar and Arun Narayanan are the other actors in the film.
The plot of the film is very predictable. Hence, the film fails to do full justice to the thriller genre. The screenplay of Eesho is written by Suneesh Waranad. There is no doubt that this film, which deals with the POSCO case and child abuse, will easily connect emotionally with fathers and mothers with daughters. The film is aimed at the family audience. Jesus utters the same emotional, vengeful phrase, ‘When justice is not done, you will be a fire.’ The film is reminiscent of the Walayar torture.
Director Nadirsha’s production excels even when the novel story and predictable script lead to boredom. Robbie Raj Varghese is the cinematographer of the film. All the night scenes are beautifully shot by Robbie. Rahul Raj’s music also adds naturalness to the film.
In a word, Iesho is an average viewing experience as far as acting and making are concerned. An OTT film in every sense.