There is an evident aimlessness and laziness all over the movie Drama. It is not that this movie demands such a treatment. But the script here is just going on and on with charmless sequences and very sporadically there are routine dialog jokes that are trying to save the movie from being an absolute dud. Mohanlal is trying hard to recreate his vintage charm, but with a script like this, all those expressions look pointless.
So from the posters, some of you might have got an idea that there is a funeral happening in this movie. Rosamma, an elderly woman from Kattappana is now with her daughter in London. One day she had her last breathe and their sons and daughters except the younger son Jomon decide to cremate her body in London against her will to be cremated in Kattappana near her husband’s grave. So Drama basically shows us how a funeral event manager Raju helps Jomon in fulfilling Rosamma’s last wish.
If you ask me how this movie was to me in terms of excitement in treatment, I would say it pretty much reminded me of watching Kadal Kadannu Oru Mathukutty where I was occasionally laughing for humor bits but was clueless about what the movie was about and remained clueless even after watching the movie. Here in Drama, Ranjith is struggling hard to make everything look connected and exciting. His agenda is to expose the money-oriented thankless attitude of the kids towards their parents. But to show that he has written a script that is all over the place and a lot of it felt really unnecessary, for example, the whole family backdrop of Raju. The description the movie gives to the central event itself has certain bizarre logic and the director might claim that it is the behavior of the characters in that particular situation.