- 43 min
Doubles is a 2011 Indian Malayalam-language action-comedy film directed by Sohan Seenulal and starring Mammootty, Nadia Moidu, and Taapsee Pannu. The film revolves around two identical twins Siva and Siva, who lead completely different lives. One is a con artist while the other is a sincere IPS officer. When the con artist gets into trouble with criminals, the honest cop is forced to take his place and foil their plans.
The film is set in the city of Chennai and presents a light-hearted take on the theme of mistaken identity. It opens by introducing Siva (Mammootty), a street-smart con artist who spends his days swindling people out of their money. He has an identical twin brother, also named Siva, who is an honest police officer working for the Chennai Police. The two have not seen each other for years since their father separated them as children after a family dispute.
One day, Siva the con artist gets into trouble with local goons and flees to his brother's house for refuge. When his brother is attacked and left unconscious, the con artist sees an opportunity to take his brother's place and solve the case himself. He decides to impersonate his brother and use his authority to bring the culprits to justice.
The rest of the movie follows the misadventures of the con artist as he tries to convince everyone around him that he is the honest cop while at the same time using his street smarts to solve the case. Along the way, he meets his brother's love interest played by Nadia Moidu, and a journalist played by Taapsee Pannu who become embroiled in the case.
The film is full of twists and turns as the con artist tries to keep his identity hidden while also trying to solve the case. The action scenes are well-choreographed, and the humor is cleverly woven into the storyline. The chemistry between the lead actors is also noteworthy, and the supporting cast is equally impressive.
One of the standout features of the film is the music. Doubles features an excellent soundtrack composed by James Vasanthan with lyrics by Gireesh Puthenchery. The songs are catchy and add to the overall entertainment value of the movie.
Overall, Doubles is a fun, breezy watch that does not take itself too seriously. The film combines action, comedy, and romance to create an enjoyable cinematic experience. Mammootty's performance as the dual roles is impressive, and the other actors hold their own. The direction by Sohan Seenulal is also tight keeping the audience engaged in the narrative.
To conclude, Doubles is a must-watch for fans of Mammootty and for those who enjoy a good action-comedy. The film's success at the box office led to discussions for a possible sequel but none has been made yet.
Doubles is a 2011 comedy with a runtime of 43 minutes. It has received poor reviews from critics and viewers, who have given it an IMDb score of 2.3.