Wednesday, November 12, 2008

Twenty 20

Dileep has produced the film ‘Twenty 20’ for ‘AMMA’, Association of Malayalam Movie Artists. It has got all the main stars in prominent roles. The revenue generated from this movie is allotted for the benefit of senior artists and veteran members in the association. Right from Mammootty, Mohanlal, Sureshgopi, Jayaram and Dileep almost all the artists have acted in the film free of cost. Though the team behind claims that, the absence of many like Thilakan, Nedumudi Venu, Balchandra Menon, Captain Raju, Ganeshkumar, Bheeman Raghu, Rajan.P.Dev, KPAC Lalitha, Meera Jasmin etc is notable.

Even before the release, ‘Twenty 20’was in the news for certain factors. The fans association of Mohanlal was unhappy due to the placement of Mammootty at the center in the main posters of the film. At first, the government has agreed for increase in ticket charge for first 3 days and later the High Court has stayed the order. Also there was an email circulated among the public regarding the story of the movie. Some of those issues have given a negative publicity for the film. Anyway by the end of the day, the producer-distributors will be happy to see that the film is well received among the public.

Joshi has directed ‘Twenty 20’, Dileep’s favorite writers Udaykrishna-Sibi.K.Thomas has got the golden but complicated opportunity to write the script for the movie. P.Sukumar is the cinematographer.

Mammootty plays the role of an advocate, Mohanlal is the businessman, Suresh Gopi is the IPS officer, Jayaram is the Doctor and Dileep is the medical student. All these characters are linked with a murder directly or indirectly. So we can say ‘Twenty 20’ is the search of the real culprits behind the murder, to save the innocent from being punished, to take revenge on enemies etc by the hero(s).

All the stars have been given an equal importance. But it is Mohanlal who steals the show by his incredible performance through an unusual introduction. Also the sportsman spirit of Mammootty should be appreciated for participating in the show with his usual style and to allow his opponent to dominate him in some places.

The comedy sequences created in the first half using Harisree Asokan, Cochin Haneefa, Bijukuttan, Kalpana etc is not so bright. The main story, which is happening in the family of Retd. Justice played by Madhu, has forced the director to show the family members again and again. Such scenes can create lagging. But the second half has got a good pace.

Songs by Suresh Peters is not up to the mark. Background score by Rajamani has helped to maintain the tempo. The introduction song should have been done in an attractive way. Item song of Nayantara with Prithviraj, Kunjakko Boban, Indrajith, Jayasurya and Manikkuttan is not neatly picturised and it is not registering to the viewers. Once back from other languages, Bhavana is more glamorous in the song.

Though this is multi-starrer project, it is no where near the wide canvas of big budget films done by the veteran I.V.Sasi in the 80’s. The real heroes behind the film is the scriptwriters duo Uday and Sibi who has portrayed the film with maximum stars in the best outfits. The main attraction is that you can see many ‘stars’ collectively in a single movie.

‘Twenty 20’ is a feast which we don’t get frequently.

Rating : 4 / 5


Anonymous said...

nice coments prasanth.
onnu urappanu ,valla bombayil ayiruneegil ee dileep nammude ambaniyeyum malathi adichene , cinema industry kanakkukoottunnathu 30 days ee cinema odial gross collection 9 crodsnu aduthuvarum ennanu,satellitum overseesum ethuvare vittittilla ,asianetum sooriayum oppam malsarikkan relince big t v yum undu ennanu kelkkunnathu,enthayalum 1.25 crodsnum 2 crodsnum edayil anu ennanu kanakku koottunnath.

any way dileep enna business manu kodukkam a big clap

-sharath dev

amurthanandhini said...

hhhhhhhhhhhaaaaaaiiiiiiii its toooo niceeeee ttoa


my mark is 2.5 only bhai....

a local film.....

with many stars...only that!!!

common story.. heard many times...
mammooty has nothing to do...
praveen mash