mouicon Double Barrel

Let’s face it. It’s not one of the typical festival releases. In fact, it is not even close to any of the other movies that you have seen in Malayalam. In Double Barrel, Amen and City of God director Lijo Jose Pellissery tells a heist story in the gangster-spoof format with Prithviraj, Indrajit and Arya in the lead. Despite warning us that the film will not be like any of his previous outings, Lijo is facing flak for not meeting audience expectations or sticking to the well-accepted ways of scripting and directing a film. Hence, what we can watch now is a “revised” version of the original “Director’s Cut.” Nevertheless, Lijo’s film doesn’t tell much of a story, but gives us a glimpse of the vision of a director who thinks out of the box. At the outset, a few messages mark the opening...

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