Sunday, May 24, 2009

Kancheepurathe Kalyanam

The rare combination of Suresh Gopi and Mukesh (after ‘Sundara Purushan’) and that too in a comedy film is the highlight of ‘Kancheepurathe Kalyanam’. Jagathi, Jagadish, Harisree Asokan, Innocent, Indrans, Muktha etc are there in the supporting cast. New comers Fazil-Jayakrishna team has directed the movie, it is scripted by J.Pallasseri.

This is the story of two event management groups lead by the two heroes. Though the story is told in such a new background, the rivalry between two groups is highlighted in a lighter way. Achuthankutty’s (Suresh Gopi) sister is married to Najeeb (Mukesh), which lead to the enmity between two. The former is still a bachelor. Being in the opposition group, Najeeb wants to see his friend getting married. Both of them got a big assignment to organize a marriage in Kancheepuram. The bride is not interested in the marriage, which lead to many problems and the event management groups got stuck in the middle and how they manages to escape from it and what happens to the chronic bachelor is shown here.

On one side you have got Harisree Asokan with Achu and Jagadish is there on the other side. Jagathi plays the rich Gowdar’s role. He has got two wives. The arrangements of the marriage between his son and his sister’s daughter are happening. His brother-in-law, who is the villain, also wants to marry the same girl. The majority of incidents are happening inside a big house and its surroundings.

So what do you feel… is there anything new? No, we have seen many and many like this. The flavor of films like ‘Aramanaveedum Anjoorekkarum’, ‘Thenkasippatanam’, ‘Pandippada’, ‘Puthukkottayile Puthumanavalan’, ‘Thommanum Makkalum’ etc. are evident clearly. Only thing is that there are no good comedy scenes and sensible situations here as we have witnessed in those films. The way in which Mukesh’s wife character acts against the hero in the hospital is a carbon copy of the film ‘Hitler’. The re- entry of Innocent’s character (hero’s uncle) in the end as heroine’s father is presented seriously, though it is suitable there as a cinematic coincidence, the screaming voice from the crowd, felt that they don’t want such things here. With a different make up for the Naattaamai role, Rajmohan Unnithan’s usual look is protected, but his unnatural body language is still revealed.

If ‘Kancheepurathe Kalyanam’ might have released years before with more comedy scenes added, then it is a sure bet. The creators should think that giving same kind of stories again and again in the same location cannot be easily accepted by the audience here after. Sanjeev Shankar is the cinematographer. Mafia Sasi’s action sequence is ordinary and it feels lengthy also. Rajamani has given usual bg score only. The film happens from beginning to end without any twist and turns, so it is easy for us to predict what all can happen in the next scene. He doesn’t have anything big to do; but this is a stress reliever for Suresh Gopi from police uniforms.

‘Kancheepurathe Kalyanam’ is an ordinary film. Its posters might have got many attracting faces, but the film is not an entertainer as you expect.

Rating : 5.5 / 10 (revised)

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