TK Rajeev Kumar is one of the most-acclaimed directors in Malayalam film industry. He has also won several Filmfare and National and State awards for his directions. Two years after the release of Thalsamayam Oru Penkutty, the director has made his comeback with his latest venture Up & Down - Mukalil Oralundu, which stars Indrajith, Prathap Pothen, Meghana Raj, Remya Nambeesan and Shruthy Menon in the leads.
Up & Down - Mukalil Oralundu is suspense thriller film, which is a tale of friendship and love. Besides direction TK Rajeev Kumar has also written, while Indugopan penned the dialogues for the movie. Indrajith's brilliant performance, Rajeev Kumar's interesting story and gripping screenplay, M Jayachandran's music, Jomon Thomas' camera work are the main highlights of the film.
The novelty of the backdrop is one of main highlights in the film. The story of the flick unfolds in a lift, where nine people are stuck and left in a suffocating, claustrophobic state for a prolonged period. All these characters are static, silent and suffering. Trapped inside the lift, they also confront the murder of a woman along with a cop and jointly solve it.
A police commissioner is attending an anniversary celebration of a flat in an apartment as a Chief guest. Along with him, two couples, a writer (Prathap Pothen), fretful man and a lift-operator Thampuran (Indrajith) get stuck in the lift. Thampuran talks about a prostitute (Meghana Raj), who came to visit someone last night, but has disappeared in a mysterious way. How the police commission will solve this case jointly with others in the lift will form the crux of the film.