Finally we saw Unnaipol Oruvan. After seeing A Wednesday, we had low expectations of your movie since A Wednesday was perfect and we were sure that you could not top it. After seeing the movie, our opinion has not changed.
One reason for this failure is casting. Especially casting Mohanlal as Raghava Marar. It is not that we hate Mohanlal, but we were sad that he was given a role in which he had to speak Tamil when he is not a native speaker. You tried to fix that loop-hole by making him a Malayali, which was the trick used by Ram Gopal Varma in Company as well.
But in Company, Mohanlal did not have much speaking to do and that role came out well. Whereas in this movie, when he yells at for example Lakshmi, it seems as if he is self conscious not to mess up his dialogue. All throughout the movie he seemed uncomfortable. And this is from a man who did Narasimham.
Watching the movie, we felt as if Mohanlal was asked to act with his hands tied behind. So it would have been better if you had cast Vikram or Prabhu or Sharath Kumar or your old buddy Arjun in the role. What would have been even better was if Rajnikanth was in this role.
In the last Asianet-Ujala award, we heard you mention that you will act with Mammotty soon. So we have one request. Please do it in a Malayalam film as your Malayalam is more tolerable than Mammotty’s Tamil.