GenreCrime, Drama, Family Running time2h 30m ScreenplayManoj Payyannoor LanguageMalayalam
Release dateNovember 30, 2012 (2012-11-30) Release dateNovember 30, 2012 (Kerala) CastMammootty (Balachandran), Roma Asrani (Dr.Uma), Ragini Dwivedi (Jayasree), Siddique (S.P.Ramadas), Kalabhavan Mani (C.I. Abdul Latheef), Mamukkoya (Aalikkoya) Similar moviesChettayees (2012), Mammootty appears in Face2Face and Vesham, Karmayodha (2012), Mammootty appears in Face2Face and Bus Conductor, Siddique appears in Face2Face and Poppins
Face to Face is a 2012 Malayalam mystery thriller film directed by V. M. Vinu and starring Mammootty, Ragini Dwivedi and Roma Asrani . The film was written by Manoj Payyanur and produced by M. K. Nazar under the banner of Good Line Productions. It was released on 30 November 2012.
Roma Asrani and Kannada actress Ragini Dwivedi play the lead roles along with Mammootty. The film has an ensemble cast of supporting actors including Siddique, Vijayaraghavan, Kalabhavan Mani, Mamukkoya and Kunchan along with four new faces: Gautam, Rishikesh, Rohit and Binoy. The film was extensively shot in Goa, Ernakulam and Munnar.
According to the director, Face to Face is a "high-octane thriller woven around a murder mystery. The film brings on to the screen loads of action and suspense."
Release and Reception
The film was released in 81 theaters across Kerala on 30 November 2012; The movie gain negative response from both critics and viewers.
Sify gave the movie two stars out of five and stated " With the absence of basic logic at most times and a style that was perhaps okay eons ago, this film is tough to be digested even for the hardcore fans of" Mammootty.
The Times of India also gave the movie two stars and stated "The film does not engage the audience. It is so much pre-occupied with an infuriating surge of self-pity and some stereo-typed villainy. Save for the perennial charm on his face, even Mammootty fails to salvage a shoddily-written plot."
Rediff.com's headline was "Face 2 Face is best avoided" and added "None of these gimmicks can salvage the film because of its weak plot and over-dependence on star power. "