Cast: Fahadh Faasil, Dileesh Pothan, Unnimaya Prasad
Director: Dileesh Pothan
It takes great skill to take elements from Shakespeare’s extraordinary stories and weave an original plot around it with ordinary events like an overtly stern family patriarch, family politics, and greed. The resulting piece is a disturbing tragedy, that despite having some unsettling moments, manages to glue the viewers to the screen till the credits roll. After Maheshinte Prathikaaram and Thondimuthalum Driksakshiyum, Joji is the third collaboration between director Dileesh Pothan and Fahadh Faasil, in which Faasil proved his calibre as an actor once again.
The plot is nothing unusual, neither does a lot happen on screen. More than half of the events take place in the lush abode of the Panachels, and the patriarch Kuttappan PK Panachel (Sunny PN) has fallen ill few minutes into the film. However, it is this modest treatment of the film that makes it so unsettling.