Sunday, March 8, 2009

Bharya Swantham Suhruthu

Actor turned director Venu Nagavally has given some notable films like ‘Sukhamo Devi’, ‘Lal Salam’, ‘Aye Auto’etc in the past. He wrote script for the box office hit ‘Kilukkam’ also. Now he has come up with a new film after a long gap of 8years. The name of the film is ‘Bharya Swantham Suhruthu’. It was originally titled as ‘Suhruthu’. Since you can’t spot out big stars here, no one was ready to distribute it for almost 2 years, a new title is given using the word “Bharya”, assuming that the success of ‘Veruthe Oru Bharya’ might help them in promoting the stuff?

The story of the film revolves around two families. Jagathi-Urvasi and Mukesh-Padmapriya couples are the key members. Mukesh is doing textile business. Though he shows very deep sincerity and love for his wife, his attitude outside the home is different. He had got dishonest relationship with some ladies. He also provokes his friend (Jagathi), a finance company owner, to change his character and appearance, as a result the latter’s attitude is also changed. He doesn’t get time to look after the office and family activities. His daughter (Shruthi) who studies in the high school also gets into some false friendship and this cause the mother (Urvasi) lot of tension and worries.

The business man’s wife wants to adopt a child, which was opposed by her husband. This caused some split in their relationship which ends in her suicide. Meanwhile a lady (Jothirmayi), who is a chat friend, comes to the life of the financier. Their relationship becomes deep. Later it developed into the usual black mailing issues and in the end the house wife herself reached for the husband’s help.

The story line and most of the scenes shown are relevant in today’s life. But the way in which the director Venu Nagavally presented the story for a weak script written by him and Cherian Kalpakavady is amateur only. The presentation of ‘Bharya Swantham Suhruthu’ has not even got the good flavor of family oriented films released in the earlier 90’s. So in this period, it is not possible for us to tolerate it.

The director’s previous films have got much importance for songs. But here the songs given by ONV-Alex Paul team are not suitable for the situations. More over, they are also not picturised well. The placement of some of the characters like the office staff lady in the finance company, boy friend of financier’s daughter etc shows the fault happened to such an experienced director like Venu Nagavally. The tragedy happened to Padmapriya might have been avoided. Performance by Urvasi in the house wife’s role is good. The black mailer guy Vijay Menon’s character is repetitive (same as in ‘Mukham’).

Treating like a friend as if in the title of the film Bharya Swantham Suhruthu’, you can’t recommend your wife to accompany you for such a boring film…

Rating : 2 / 5

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