It is amazing how Cheran’s autograph formula still works like a charm. I mean autograph was created way back in 2004. No top hero wanted to be part of it because they thought the film had no viability. Cheran had to force himself to be a hero. Yet 15 years later Malayalam film industry has once again reminded us what a visionary Cheran was. First it was Premam. Now it’s June. The only difference is the gender switch.
But what makes the film work is Rajisha Vijayan. The girl is a delight to watch on screen. The whole film rests on her rather young shoulder and she delivers with the ease of a seasoned star. I couldn’t take my eyes off her. I am still amazed at how Malayalam industry creates heroes out of ordinary woman. They shrug of the need to caste a fair skinned girls as heroines consistently. It was Nazriya in Om Shanthi Osana and now it’s Rajisha and both are performance driven roles.
The rest of the cast pitch in as and when required quite beautifully. As is the case with most good films it is difficult to single out a single character that stood out. June is near perfect cliche which works but then some cliches are good. Some cliches are there as a diversion from our busy mundane life. June is one such. The film is abundant happiness. All you have to do is to go, watch and feel good.
A must watch. It is available on Hotstar