Saturday, November 14, 2009

Uthara Swayamvaram

Medium : Malayalam

Starring : Jayasurya, Roma, Balachandra Menon, Lalu Alex, Suraj Venjarammood

Direction : Ramakanth Sarju

Music : M.Jayachandran

The after effect of Seetha's marriage ('Seetha Kalyanam') provoked me to take a back foot from watching the marriage ceremony of Uthara ('Uthara Swayamvaram'). Anyway I break the pledge after hearing the repeated questioning from the companions.The problem usually happened in the delayed watching of a film will be the negative result of the film which can make you upset.

'Uthara Swayamvaram' is directed by debutant Ramakant Sarju (assisted Hariharan in 'Kerala Varma Pazhassiraja', story writer of the film 'Currency') and more over the script writer here is J.Pallasseri, who didn't have big hits for a long time; his latest films being 'Kancheepurathe Kalyanam' and 'Don'. After 'Shakespeare MA Malayalam', Jayasurya and Roma once again comes in the lead roles.

The film opens in Bangalooru where the hero (Jayasurya) works. The heroine (Roma) is saved from an accident. The flashback story is revealed. She belongs to a rich family. Though she doesn't likes the hero in the beginning, the situations and circumstances are created in such a way that the heroine likes the attitude of the hero. His friends (Suraj, Harisree Asokan, Indrans etc) helps him in winning the heart. His marriage is being fixed with as per his wish. Some of her relatives doesn't like this. Anyway the marriage doesn't happens. He lefts the place.His father went in search of him, finds him at last. Hero tries to solve the misunderstanding happened to the heroine, then leaves the place again. Now he finds her and once again they unites.

The opening song 'bangalooru...' and the visuals featuring Jayasurya and Sudheesh is not attractive. (Though Sudheesh came to the field in the late 80's, still he comes in the role of a bachelor). The accident scene being arranged in the compound of an apartment (as if it happens in a busy traffic) shows the non professionalism from the creators (the experienced cameraman Saloo George shouldn't have done such a thing). We don't know why the hero and his friends uses the harmonium for singing. (may be the intention was to generate a comedy atmosphere; but it is a foolishness). The scenes involving 'piles episode' is a horrible one. Also the different stills in which Suraj is shown wounded is another area where the director had made fool of himself. The problem happened in the party and the tough climax is adapted from films like 'Yathrakkarude Sradhakku' and 'Friends'. Also hero's father's role reminds us of the recent film by the same hero, 'Oru Black and White Kudumbam'. This is yet another story where misunderstanding between the hero and the heroine is a turning point. The happenings inside heroine's house is shown a 1000 times before.

Uthara doesn't gives you a good feast as you expects. So it is better to stay away from 'Uthara Swayamvaram'.

Rating : 5 / 10

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