Monday, September 16, 2013

Sringaravelan review: "Dileep's mass masala is a lengthy ordeal!!!"

It's a well known fact that the actor who usually rules the roost during festival releases is Dileep after all his films caters to the family audience, young & old alike. So naturally I was looking forward to check out his Onam release "Sringaravelan" & got myself decked up for the FDFS. The last time I saw a movie FDFS in my hometown was "Ladies & Gentleman", which turned out to be an absolute torture. Hmm...will history repeat itself???


Kannan (Dileep) is a jobless fashion designer who is always on the lookout to make quick bucks by hook or crook. As part of his money spinning scheme, he plans to marry from a rich household & that eventually led him to fall in love with Radhu (Vedhika), the heir apparent of a wealthy kovilakam. But things weren't as easy as he thought as her father, DGP (Joy Mathew) was a dreaded don who plans to marry her off to some NRI to protect her from his rivals. Will Kannan be able to protect Radhu & create a change in DGP's plans???

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After the blockbuster "Mayamohini", Jose Thomas collaborates yet again with the screenwriter duo Udayakrishna & Siby K Thomas for his latest venture. The major flaw of the film is the wafer thin plot with hardly much credible comedy sequences which is Dileep's forte. It was made all the more tedious for the audience as it ran close to 3 hours. None of the technical aspects deserves a mention with the music by Berny Ignatious feeling like it should have be in films made a decade back.

Unlike his other films, Dileep barely had much scope to tickle the funny bone as it was mainly entrusted to others like Lal & Kalabhavan Shajon. In all fairness, Shajon delivers the goods but Lal was way over the top testing our patience. Vedhika seemed more like a beautiful looking plastic doll while Joy Mathew got to make up his mind whether he wants acting or direction, as he was far  from impressive in many sequences. 

Verdict: In all probability, the family audiences will lap this up as it is packaged as a mass masala with sprinkling of comedy, heroism & slow motion. As far as my opinion goes, it seemed like a haphazardly created tedious ordeal. The choice is now yours!!!

Rating: 1.25/5

Regards...Ben






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