Aalorukkam’ is not the kind of film that has a cinematic suggestion over it; its limitations are all too obvious, but it does keep them neatly concealed, with no conspicuous flaws in sight. It remains though that it holds ample scope for improvement, both with regard to the dialogues that at times sound artificial, as well as the essential technicalities.
Apart from Indrans, who pretty much carries the entire film on his frail back, there are plenty of fresh faces around – Sreekanth Menon, Vishnu Agasthya, Seetha Bala, Shaji John, Sreeshma, Deepak Jayaprakash, Sajit Nambiar and Sajitha Sandeep – and a few known faces as well – Aliyar and Narayanankutty – none of whom have delivered a performance that is even slightly off key. Brian Fernandez comes with appropriate musical score, while Samlal P Thomas’ factual frames are natural.
‘Aalorukkam’ undertakes the complexity of the issue that is faces with élegancy, and does not walk around in dramatics as is usually the case.