'Turbo' movie review: Vysakh-Mammootty combo's action flick is packed with punches

Mammootty is convincing as Idukki-native ''Turbo Jose’

Vysakh-Mammootty combo is back 'Turbo' Vysakh-Mammootty combo is back 'Turbo'

After the 2010 hit 'Pokkiri Raja', the Vysakh-Mammootty combo is back again with another action entertainer, 'Turbo'. Produced by Mammootty Kampany, the movie also marks the Malayalam debut of multi-faceted Kannada star Raj B. Shetty.

Mammootty plays 'Turbo Jose’, a man from Idukki, forced to move to Chennai to help his friend who is in trouble. The movie begins with a murder, and you are introduced to the main characters before the action switches to Chennai, where the main antagonist Vetrivel Shanmugha Sundaram, played by Raj B. Shetty, is introduced.

While the director spends the first half of the movie establishing the characters, the second half is a cat-and-mouse game between Jose and Vetrivel, and you get plenty of action along the way.

Christo Xavier’s background helps elevate the proceedings. Mammootty, as always, delivers an impressive performance as 'Turbo Jose’ while  Raj B. Shetty is menacing as the main antagonist. Anjana Jayaprakash, Shabareesh Varma, Sunil, Bindu Panikkar and Kabir Duhan Singh too come up with decent performances.

Of course, if you are a fan of realistic movies, 'Turbo' isn't for you as it is an out-and-out action entertainer. There are also plenty of predictable moments and plotlines that do not go anywhere. But if you are in the mood for a mass masala entertainer, Turbo won't disappoint you.

Movie: Turbo

Cast: Mammootty, Raj B. Shetty, Anjana Jayaprakash, Shabareesh Varma, Sunil, Bindu Panikkar and Kabir Duhan Singh

Director: Vysakh Rating: 3/5

Join our WhatsApp Channel to get the latest news, exclusives and videos on WhatsApp

*Articles appearing as INFOCUS/THE WEEK FOCUS are marketing initiatives