Gold Movie Malayalam Review | Reload Media | Boiled or fried?: In recent times, Malayalees have not waited so long for another movie like Alphonse Putra’s Gold. Thus, when Alphonse’s son arrives seven years later, the result of that waiting is not complete satisfaction.

Although the film gives off an Alphonse Putran vibe in some parts of the screenplay, direction, and overall editing, the film gives an undercooked, undercooked or muddled experience.

(Though the story or twists are not too much to tell, spoilers are likely to be minimal from here on out. So those who are determined to watch the movie, proceed with the review only after watching it)

Gold tells about Joshi’s house, a car parked in the backyard and what is going on around it. The whole story takes place in the few days before and after the day the movie starts.

In Gold, the way it is told is more important than the story itself. There is also the fact that in the movie, the dowry buyers and givers are shown as greedy and swindlers. However, like in the previous films, the making is the first place here.


Among the various areas that Alphonse Putra has handled in this film, editing is the best. After Nerat and Prema, Gold has confirmed that his films are made on the editing table.

It is the editing of the film that makes even some very predictable scenes exciting. Even after getting an idea about the plot, editing is equally important along with screenplay and directing to keep the enjoyment of the movie-going.

Fast cuts are used extensively in the film. The two-part editing used in the scene where Prithviraj first reads out the complaint and in some other parts where the two people are present in the film is excellent. At the same time, there were some parts where it was said that ‘Here is another item in the editing.

Editors and those who care more about editing may talk more about this in the coming days. VFX and animation are done by Alphonse Putra himself. I think there will be comments and evaluations about the same.


Anand C. Chandran and Vishwajith have finally moved the camera to involve the audience. Very close shots and movements make the sequences beautiful. While the songs were the highlight of the film in Nerat and Premeth, here Rajesh Murukesan’s songs are not so memorable. But the background score is a great support to Gold’s cinematic experience.

The next major factor in the film is the sheer number of actors. There are people like Soubne who come and go without saying a single dialogue in just one scene. Most of the actors come in roles that could have been played by anyone. But at no point in the film did I feel why so many people are in this film. There were parts of the film that gave energy, like a single scene where Sharafuddin comes.

However, the character work of some of the full-length characters was very annoying. Before talking about the same let’s talk about favorite characters and performances.

Joshi in Gold is Prithviraj’s best performance in recent times. Prithviraj has come to this by avoiding force, speaking the same dialogue, breathing and constant laughter. The difference was visible even in the stunt scenes. The fact that Joshi was the only one to be seen in the film most of the time is a major plus point for Gold.

Baburaj, Jagadish, Shammi Thilakan, and Mallika Sukumaran are other popular performances in the film. Their characters move in the same way without a character arc. Dialogues are also repeated at regular intervals. But it was very engaging. Their performance will be remembered.

Although Nayanthara entertains in the coming few parts, she has little to do in the film. It was disappointing that Nayanthara’s Sumangali Unnikrishnan lacked the significance that comes with the hyped heroine of the film.


Lalu Alex’s Idea Shaji and Ajmal’s Suneesh are the characters that did not work in the film. Their character work, which is a caricature in nature, improved in that angle but was boring most of the time.

Although a band group that comes in between in the film was a vibe with all the songs, the dance team who learned to play the same steps over and over again and Soubin and Ganapathy who were with them did not give a vibe.

The major drawback of the film is the first half which is a bit sluggish due to the flaws in the screenplay and direction. Although the beginning and some parts were engaging, the connection with the movie was left while watching at many places. But in the second half, the film moved to a better pace. But the climax spoiled it all.

The movie completely left Alphonse’s hand in that last message of the movie, which comes through the parable of the ant and Ladu. Even though there was a little lag until then, the movie was entertaining. But leaving the theater with that climactic scene left in his mind, the depth of Gold’s disappointment increased a little more.

I even felt that these last parts were written and directed by Prithviraj. Not only that but it was thought that this was a continuation of some Facebook posts written by Alphonse Putra recently.



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