Sunday, September 2, 2007


'A K G' is not a feature film.its a 70mnt docuvision - mix of film & documentary - on the great communist leader ak is directed by shaji n karun who once gave 'piravi','swam' & 'vanaprastham'.the lead role of akg is being done by sreekumar who has acted in comedy & villain roles in the main stream films;one cant forget his role of police officer in 'achuvinte amma'.in akg's role we can see a contrasting change from his previous characters.archana from the television field,who has done the role of akg's wife is also impressive.

Some of the incidents happened in akg's life is honestly created by the director between,there are also talks by cpm leaders likeprakash karat,somanath chaterjee,vs achuthananadan,pinarayi vijayan etc.this is useful to bring the documentary effect,but it wont be good enough to attract people to theatres.'a k g' would have been a hit, if shaji n karun has picturised this as a full length feature film treating it like a biography.the characterisation of leaders like ems,ch,pc chako,ek nayanar etc stands natural.but indira gandhi's character stands below average in appearance,even we will think,veteran actress sheela's appearance in sureshgopi's film 'pathaka' was better than this.

'A K G' has not attracted the masses.while watching the show,in the darkness,somebody inside the theatre was screaming 'no spirit',people who really know akg & his speaches will give such honest comments.

grade : 2/5

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