Casanova – Movie Review

Movie Title: Casanova

Cast: Mohanlal, Shriya Saran, Lakshmi Rai, Roma and Jagathy Sreekumar

Director: Roshan Andrews

Producer: Confident Group

Music: Gopi Sundar, Alphons Joseph and Gowri Lakshmi

Genre: Entertaining, Drama

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Malyalam movie ‘Casanova’ finally hits the screens with aplomb. The movie is based around an entertaining and glamorous subject as the title shows it all. Roshan Andrews directs this venture under the production of Confident Group. The movie features Mohanlal, Shriya Saran, Lakshmi Rai, Roma and Jagathy Sreekumar in the lead roles. To doll up the music, many heads have been put together such as Gopi Sundar, Alphons Joseph and Gowri Lakshmi.

The movie was to release somewhere in the beginning of this year but due to some reasons, it was delayed and now hits the celluloid on December 16th all over.

The expectations from the movie are pretty high since the films of Roshan Andrews always get good reviews from the critics and are liked by the masses. Thus all and sundry have bigger hopes to see an alluring product on the silver screen. Roshan’s debut vehicle ‘Udhayannau Tharam’ has bagged the Kerala State Award for Best Debutant Director. The flick got hugely popular that it let many filmmakers of various regional languages make the remakes on. His second movie ‘Notebook’ too fetched big applauds and won Kerala film State Award. This flick then went on fetching the Filmfare for Best Film and Best Director for South India for the creative man.

Casanova is another glamorous flick made by him and the film has been well in news since the outset. The film carries big budget and took time to make it since the director wanted to give it proper time and international look.

The script of the movie has been penned by Bobby-Sanjay who previously wrote for Roshan’s Notebook.

South superstar Mohanlal has been roped in to play the main lead in the film. He essays the role of an international businessman who is also a charmer – a Casanova – the one who admires everything that is beautiful and heart-hitting whether she is a woman. He also owns an international chain of boutiques of the flowers ‘Casanova’s Eternal Spring’. This man is always surrounded by a number of sexiest and gorgeous ladies. He has the faithful ladies in his company who can do everything for him blindly. They are laced on his staffers, pals and ex-girlfriends. He works on the simplest philosophy of life ‘love cures everything’. Then the life changes altogether when four young business-minded criminals plan to make use of Casanova to get the quickest money. What happens next with him and whether the gang gets succeeded in its evil deeds is better to be watched on screen.

The execution is simply awesome. Roshan Andrews shows his mastery and his ability to be the super story teller. How brilliantly he brings the script on the screen is his skill? He deserves huge applauds for his creative work of art.

Script and story both are superlative and first rate. The viewer gets glued to the screens from the beginning till the finale and that’s the brilliance of the direction and script. Willim & Franz Spilhaus arrange the action sequences. Action is simply breath-taking. Editing is fantastic. Cinematography is classy and crispy – the international locales have been captured with aplomb. Music is spongy.

Mohanlal is impressive and he delivers the goods aptly by alluring the audiences. Shriya Saran looks sexy and enacts well. Lakshmi Rai is attractive with her part. Rest of the cast fills the bill as well.


Casanova is another award-winning film for Roshan Andrews. He will certainly be fetching the awards for his latest product. The movie will see good business at the box office.


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