“A potential investigation thriller spoilt towards the end thanks to a weak script.”
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Angels is a crime investigation thriller from debut director Jean Markose which apparently seems like a cut from the cloths of Jeethu Joseph's Memories but nevertheless does a balancing act with its sound technical attributes.
Indrajith Sukumaran plays Hameem Hyder, a cynical, duty-bound police officer who is in search of a serial killer. The film chronicles the unfolding of the murder's identity through a reality show called "Third Eye" hosted by Haritha Menon (Asha Sharath).
The casting for Angels is fairly likable. Joy Mathew does his thing as Father Varghese Punyalan. Asha Sharath comes out intent and ballsy like in Drishyam. And Indrajith was definitely the man to go for, to play the tough cop in Mollywood. But the script seemed to fail them all with its stilted dialogues and the characters came out shallow except for Joy Mathew. Cinematographer Sujith Sarang has done a good job stirring up a tense mood the thriller needs along with Jekes Bejoy, who wrote the background scores.
The opening scene was sassy with some good action in slow motion and the movie was paced enough to keep the audience pinned to their seats, thanks to the editing by Sreejith Sarang. But then the closing set of events turned out to be so preposterous that it made the entire story look suddenly languid.
For a one time watch, Angels has some heavy rain stunts, gunshots, blood and midnight chases to keep you interested but it certainly doesn't have any binge-worthy content to take home.