Tuesday, September 15, 2009

Decent Parties

Medium : Malayalam
Starring : Jagadeesh, Vijayaraghavan, Jagathi, Salim Kumar, Meera Vasudev
Director : Abraham Linclon
Music : Johnson Mangazha

Majority of the projects happening these days follows certain trends which exist then. For example, if an action film is a hit, then one after other action films will be releasing; likewise we can see bulk releases of family oriented subjects if a family film becomes popular. Also, certain creators may exploit the popularity of a hero in a particular period. Thus the success of ‘Veruthe Oru Bharya’ and ‘To Harihar Nagar’, helped the team to mould a family based subject, ‘Decent Parties’ where Jagadeesh is the hero. It is directed by Abraham Lincoln, who worked as PRO in the industry for years. Super hit script writer in the 80’s and 90’s, Kalloor Dennis has written the script here after a long gap.

Hero (Jagadeesh) is a videographer and a studio owner. As his assistant does some fraud work by morphing the still photo of the heroine (Meera Vasudev), her marriage arrangements collapses. The hero gets pity and marries her. His ambition to work in the cine field is in the brim of success with the help of his friend (Salim Kumar), who is a production controller. His friend borrows some money with such an intention. Later only he came to know that he is cheated and his relatives gets angry. He even finds difficulty to buy medicine for his pregnant wife. In the climax, the friend is caught, the real facts are known and he also gets the advance amount for writing a new script. Meanwhile, his wife gave birth to a baby.

In the current period, we can’t accept Jagadeesh doing hero oriented subjects like he did earlier. In his 50's, the hero dreaming about his marriage arrangements won't be easily accepted. There are also no good comedy situations. The family based scenes are also not shown seriously. The visuals are not rich. The scene in which hero does his job using crane looks amateur, the new face who did hero’s godfather has got many scenes, but he looks un-professional. We are not shown clearly about the assistant who cheated the hero. Shots inside the bus, captured from a certain point are still and it not at all gives the moving feel. The scenes happening inside the studio doesn’t look natural. The negative expressions of many amateur artists are evident here. The costumer should have done his job seriously; it is shame that the villain, hero and the old man character wears the same dhoti with the same designs. Prathapan’s cinematography is ordinary. Jagadeesh, in the hero character seems to be dull always.

‘Decent Parties’ doesn’t give you a pleasurable atmosphere. So, it is better if you stay away from them.

Rating : 3.5 / 10

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