Wednesday, April 1, 2015

Ennum Eppozhum review: "Falls well short of expectations!!!"

Last couple of days has been hectic for me as I was busy wrapping up my commitments in IISc & so barely got time to write the review for Lalettan's "Ennum Eppozhum" though I had watched it on Saturday. Anywaz finally I have reached the comfort of my home & decided to type down what I felt about the movie after all there was immense expectations about it. To be frank, even I had harbored hopes after all it saw the coming together of the hit pair of Lalettan & Manju Warrier. So was it worth the wait???

Vineeth M Pillai (Lalettan) is a talented & seasoned reporter of a leading women's magazine, who had the gift of penmanship but lacked professionalism. This irked his new boss Kalyani (Reenu Mathews) which naturally led to a couple of tiffs between the two. In a bid to cash in on the anniversary issue of the magazine, Kalyani assigns Vineeth to interview Adv, Deepa (Manju Warrier), an independent single mother who has been in the news for pulling up the authorities on the sorry state of the roads in the city. Well it was much easier said than done as Deepa wasn't keen to be interviewed. So how will Vineeth convince her for the interview as his reputation was on the line???

Over the years, Sathyan Anthikad has given the audience some brilliant movies but things hasnt been quite promising in the recent past. It's pretty much a similar scenario here as well with the story by Raveendran (actor) barely having anything worthwhile. Even Ranjan Pramod fails to weave an engaging screenplay like the ones that he had created for Sathyan in "Achuvinte Amma" or "Manassinakkare". This in effect took away the sheen of the much expected pairing of Lalettan & Manju. However, the humorous exchanges between Lalettan & Gregory does manage to evoke laughs though Renji Paniker's so called "antagonistic" character was nothing short of pathetic. As for other technical aspects, it seemed fine but not worth mentioning specifically.

Lalettan has done a fantastic job as the protagonist & carries the film even when the script doesnt offer anything interesting. Manju Warrier has done a fine job as well with the character that was given to her. As for the supporting cast most of them have done justice to their roles be it Lena, Innocent, Gregory or Minon. 

Verdict: There is no doubt that the pairing of Lalettan & Manju, would have evoked memories of "Kanmadhan", "Aaram Thamburan" etc & entice the audience to barge in. However, this is a venture which is nowhere in that league. In short, it's a decent one time but definitely falls well short of expectations!!!

Rating: 2.5/5


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