The makers of Joji already created huge buzz thanks to its unique trailer and to my surprise, the film turned out to better than expected.
Joji tells the story of greediness and differences in the mindset of three brothers who are awaiting with bathed breath the death of their father, a wealthy plantation owner, to get piece of their shares. The protagonist and good-for-nothing, Joji (Fahadh Faasil) is the most desperate one as his horse race gamble failed to take off and eventually hatches a plan to murder his father.
After Maheshinte Prathikaaram and Thondimuthalum Driksakshiyum, Joji is the third collaboration of director Dileesh Pothan with Fahadh Faasil. Based on the Shakespeare’s play, Macbeth, Joji is one of the bravest attempt to explore a criminal mind and it is done with a solid story written by Syam Pushkaran.
Joji slowly and eventually picks up as each member of family becomes desperate to hear the news of old man passing away. The main drama unfolds when Joji manages to murder his father which leads to series of uninvited events, leading to more excitement and thrills you never expected. If you go the wrong way, you have to face the consequence and that is what the director Dileesh Pothan showed in his film. Hats off to him for creating a beautiful drama with relatable characters, humorous situations and a powerful storyline with a strong message. The beauty of cinema lies in the story-telling and this is where Joji scores. Technically, Joji has a wonderful background score with lovely cinematography. Editing is superb, though I felt few scenes could have been trimmed. Art direction is brilliant while dialogues are outstanding.
Joji belongs to the epitome of talent, Fahad Faasil who is definitely one actor who has scaled new heights with his choice of films. Be it a comedy, drama or thriller, Fahad has always gone one step ahead and entertained the audience. He will surprise you as the psychopath killer in Joji who can go to any extent to achieve what he desire. A big shout out to other actors in Joji who have played their part well.
Joji is one of best criminal psychological thriller that keep you on the edge of your seat. Brilliant 4/5