Tuesday, May 20, 2008


I am here after a bit long gap... Taking this moment to say sorry to all of you for leaving this place without any information.... I was not away...has been watching most of the films through these months.... I think this is the best time to start another series of discussions about new releases.....going towards 'Pachamarathanalil'....

For a film to be noticed, there are many factors. But the best way is to use a good title for the particular film. In such a way, I felt 'Pachamarathanalil' has not been upto the mark.

This film has got some names to project. Sreenivasan and Padmapriya is playing the lead roles after their previous hit film, 'Yes Your Hounour'. Since the hero is very choosy and selective these days, it gives us some weightage in the subject. ‘Pachamarathanalil’ is being scripted and directed by the new comer Leo Thadhevoos. He was an associate to the director Bhadran in films like Sphadikam, Olymbian Anthony Adham, Vellithira etc. The experienced man in the field, Sureshkumar who has produced many hit films with like ‘Aaram Thamburan’, ‘Butterflies’, ‘Kashmeeram’, ‘Odaruthammava Aalariyam’, ‘Poochakkoru Mookkuthi’ etc is producing the film. Moreover the gigantic banner Pyramid Saimira is distributing the film.

The film tells the story of a happy family where Sreenivasan ( cartoonist ), his wife Padmapriya ( accountant ) and their child are the members. The film opens with a dance programme where this child is performing for their school day. Impressed by her performance, one of the Advt firms is taking the child for their new project. Thus the father accompanies the child to Chennai for the shoot and during the days what happens to them is discussed by the debutant director here.

Though the first few scenes of the film looks dramatic, some of the incidents that is happening to the hero’s family during the first half is treated well. Most of the scenes has been carried away by Nasser by his excellent performance in
the role of a police officer. In the second half, the flash back scenes of the family is shown and more about their history is discussed in the anti climax sequence.

‘Pachamarathanlil’ is a small film targeting the family audiences. All in all I can say that the film has created some enthusiasm among the crowd during the interval time. Though not big as expected in the end, the script writer has connected this story with an incident that happened to hero’s life years ago.

Sreenivasan and Padmapriya has delivered their maximum asusual. Lalu Alex as hero’s friend and Suraj Venjarammood as the production controller has done their roles well. Music director Alphonse has scored the songs as the situation demanded and also gave a good background score for the film. Cinematographer Manoj Pillai has got some good frames. Leo Thadhevoos’ name can also be added in the list of new directors. We can give more judgements on his making after his second film. Once you left the theatres what left behind is the incredible performance by the experienced actor / director from tamil, Nasser. The director should be appreciated for portraiting the actor’s character like the way never before.

Dont go for this film with much expectations. This ‘Pachamarathanlil’ wont guard you from 'heavy' sunlight during this summer vacation. But it can withstand small sun shines and small drizzles...

Rating : 3 / 5

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