Friday, June 27, 2008

One Way Ticket

Prithviraj’s new film ‘One Way Ticket’ is directed by Bipin Prabhakar. Their previous action packed venture ‘Kaakki’ was not so successful as expected. This time they got the support of experienced cinematographer Vipin Mohan to capture the scenes written by Babu Janardhan. Though the latter has not produced big hits, he has written some notable projects like ‘Dreams’, ‘Varnappakittu’, ‘Chandranudikkunna Dikkil’, ‘Thachiledathu Chundan’, ‘Achanurangatha Veedu’ etc.

Prithviraj is a taxi driver here and he is also a hard core fan of Mammootty (Here ‘One Way Ticket’ is the name of the new film acted by the Megastar) In two scenes, Mammootty himself comes in a guest role as an actor, but thats not good enough to lift this film, since it has got a weak script in the backdrop. The opening sequences shows our hero’s worship towards the actor and also there is a song in which the hero and the party dances in front of the posters and stills of Mammootty, which is included to give an extra boost. The usual clichés like family sentiments, love at first sight, enemity from heroine’s family etc are also there.

The history of heroine’s family and how the hero comes to her rescue is shown almost 100 times before. The villain character done by Thilakan is not having a depth and he is not looking serious in appearance. Eventhough a very small character, we don’t understand the comedy in the role of Sudheesh. Since there are no experienced artists featuring in the family members of the hero, such sequences look amature only.

Only scene acceptable in the film is the one in police station involving Mammootty (as actor) and Maniyanpillai Raju (as Sub Inspector), the reason for this lies in the dialogue said by the latter. He says looking at the star after quoting some of the hit film names in the 80’s,.... “Sir, this is not the era of good films, those films done by You and Mohanlal at that time were really great“....This is a dialogue which is relevant in this period where films like ‘One Way Ticket’ is releasing.

There is a line in the introduction song of this film sung by Jassiegift, “One Way... Ticket... ithu superaaa...“ But at the end of the day,...very sorry....nobody can agree with that...

Rating : 1.5 / 5

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