Priest Movie Review: A satisfying horror-crime-fantasy thrillerModified On: 15 April 2021 | Reviewed By: Saurabh S Nair
The film is not a regular mass entertainer film expected from a big-budget Mammootty film. The film has scary moments, thrilling sequences, and mindblowing visuals that make it a riveting watch.
Cast: Mammootty, Manju Warrier, Nikhila Vimal, Sreenath Bhasi, Saniya Iyappan, Jagadish
Directed By: Jofin T Chacko
Mammootty starrer The Priest is the first big-budget Malayalam movie has hit the theatres in Kerala after Covid 19 pandemic. Mammootty's The Priest had its grand release in Kerala on March 11, 2021, and it is receiving unanimously positive reviews from all corners. Directed by Jofin T Chacko, The Priest narrates the story of father Benedict (Mammootty) who is unveiling the mysteries surrounding a murder.
The Priest is a movie that can be considered a horror-crime-fantasy thriller. The film has adequate scary moments, thrilling sequences, and mindblowing visuals that could give Goosebumps to the audience. Director Jofin T Chacko has made sure that the audience will be sitting at the edge of their theatre seats from the very first shot.
Fr. Benedict (Mammootty) is leading an independent life after quitting the priesthood. He is a private investigator who helps the police force solve mysterious cases. During one of such investigations, he meets Ameya Gabrielle (Baby Monica), an orphaned child. How Fr. Benedict solves the mysteries of Ameya and her favourite teacher Jessy's (Nikhila Vimal) lives forms the crux of The Priest.
Mammootty is such a brilliant actor who can portray any kind of role with perfection on screen. In The Priest, Mammootty has brilliantly portrayed the role of father Benedict. His mannerisms and smile gave a mysterious mood to the film, and he deserves a big applause for giving his dates to a debutant director like Jofin T Chacko.
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Manju Warrier was also excellent in this movie, but there is only one combination scene that featured the lady superstar with Mammootty.
The major highlight of The Priest is its captivating background music composed by Rahul Raj. The score composed by Rahul Raj has played a crucial role in elevating the overall mood of the film. Akhil George, as a cinematographer succeeded in capturing some stunning visuals.
The Priest is a riveting mystery thriller that stays true to its genre. The excellent performances, making style, writing, and music make this Mammootty starrer one of the finest horror experiences Malayalam cinema has ever provided
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