Lead – Dulquer Salmaan, Director – Amal Neerad !! What is required when Malayalam cinemas most Stylish Youth Icon and Most Stylish Director , the man behind evergreen Big B and Iyobinte Pusthakam join hands. CIA- Comrade in America as the name suggests is about the life and travelogue diaries of Comrade Aji Mathew played by Dulquer Salmaan who had to travel to United States of America when the girl he loves leaves to the US out of the blue and her parents fix her wedding, Aji is left with just a fortnight to reach the USA with no passport or visa. Will he find her, how far is he willing to get his love forms the story.
Dulquer as usual dazzles as Aji Mathew who follows communism to the T core and is always involved in the social life following the communist ideologies. He seen digging graves for the socially outcast and fights with the bus employees for harassing college students.The film then slowly moves into the romantic track.
The twist happens when the girl with whom Aji is in love- Sarah played by Karthika Murali leaves for US one fine day as her parents have compeled her to marry another guy of their choice. Sarah’s last call implores Aji to go to the USA and speak to her parents . But Aji neither has a passport nor a visa.How he overcomes these and if he makes it in time forms the plot.
The Scenes between Dulquer and Siddique who plays his dad were entertaining along with social media’s own Dileesh Pothen, known for his ‘brilliance’ Maheshinte Pratheekaram, and Soubin Shahir. They have elevated the entertainment factor in the movie with good humor.
The lead lady and debutant Karthika Murali doesn’t have much to do role, performs neatly.John Vijay and Chandini Sreedharan also played a decent role.
Technical and Songs/BG Score:
CIA is technically brilliant , no mention to this in an Amal Neerad movie . Though Amal has refrained from using stylish action sequences like in the past in this Dulquer’s introduction does leave a signature of Amal Neerad.
Gopi Sundar’s Songs and BGM scores are added plus points to the movie though it hasn’t reached to the expectation level. CIA has three songs of which one is sung by Dulquer himself.
Overall, CIA is good watch for the time and money you invest on. With lesser the expectation, the movie will loved more.