It is almost unbelievable that an actor should rule the frame for decades together and despite advancing age keeps improving his versatility and range of expression , yes, you notice a certain insecurity too, like in one of his recent interviews when he emphasized that he was the one who has worked the most during the pandemic, true that, but well, do you need to say that! Somethings are best left unsaid.
Anyways, Lucifer celebrates Mohanlal in each of its frame, one almost feels as if a long standing love affair between the camera and the actor is unfolding in front of one’s eyes.
Like many of his earlier films here too, Mohanlal plays the all powerful, omniscient ‘the man of the lesser evil’ in his own words, to perfection, inspiring awe and much tumult in the theatres, for sure. In his universe gold scams are lesser evil than the drug mafia. Well! the state is suffering from both today!