Wednesday, March 10, 2010

Cheriya Kallanum Valiya Policum

Medium : Malayalam
Starring : Jagadeesh, Mukesh, Suraaj Venjarammood, Vidya
Director : Haridas Kesavan

Music : Thej Merwin

Only thing which provoked me in watching 'Cheriya Kallanum Valiya Policum' is the fact that the film entered the 2nd week in my home city(?). Though there are senior actors like Jagat
hi, Mukesh and Jagadeesh in it, the promotion posters of the film mainly contains the current sensation in the industry, Suraaj Venjarammood. Haridas Kesavan (formerly Haridas) has directed the movie. His previous films like 'Kadha Samvidhanam Kunjakko' and 'Magic Lamp' were big flops. Also it is a fact that his first film, which happened almost 20years ago, 'Georgekutty C/O Georgekutty', acted by Jayaram for Renjith's script, was a good one. But after that, his journey continued through projects like 'Indraprastham', 'Kinnarippuzhayoram', 'Kannur', 'Panjaloham' etc. 'Cheriya Kallanum Valiya Policum' is scripted by K.P.Sunil, the director of non hit film 'Good Boys'.

The films starts by showing the hero Kumaaran (Jagadeesh) writing a suicide note to his wife (Vidya) from a far away place. The letter reaches the house and the villagers assembles
there, waiting to see the dead body. At this time, a stranger (Mukesh) also reached there. After a long waiting for days, the local SI (Suraaj Venjarammood) came with the dead body. Once the rites and rituals are done, after few days, a tamilian (Charlie) came with his relatives, claiming for the dead body of their uncle which was wrongly buried there recently. Later, Kumaaran, himself reaches there. He tells his wife about the story of his friend who cheated him by taking money. Finally the villain gang is caught in the fight, police came, all happy (except the 'poor' audience like me who still won't study even after getting big blows like this!!!).

I don't know the relevance of such a title for this film. Don't think that this is the only negative you will be witnessing here! The two children crying and running through the village, passing the news, is a wasted shot. The people waiting the dead body for days, started enjoying games, resembled the hopeless situation in the flop film 'Immini Nalloraal'. How can a senior comedian like Jagathi acted in such a horrible scene of the film history where he inaugurates the arrival of dead body by cutting the ribbon. Indrans, as the drunken man is over acting all the time. Kochu Preman, in the blind's role also tried to say some comic dialogues. The relatives of the heroine and its associated episodes is good for a film in the 60's. The wig make-up of Mukesh is an unprofessional sign. The songs like 'kumaaraa...' and their sudden appearances, the arrival of the tamil peoples, the relatives going out of the house, the incidents at the tea shop etc are some of the irresistible situations. The heroine Vidya coming as the pair of Jagadeesh, looked like a amateurish high school student only. The reason told by hero to drop the suicide attempt is not shown clearly. An unemployed guy spending 10 lakhs for getting a job is an unbelievable thing. Suraaj is casted as the 'bafoon' SI to create laughing, but it has not worked out as it is a repetitive thing only.

Like this, there are many and many....why should I ???

Films like 'Cheriya Kallanum Valiya Policum' are good enough to spoil the name of the whole industry...

Rating : 2 / 10


kuttu said...

"Films like 'Cheriya Kallanum Valiya Policum' are good enough to spoil the name of the whole industry... "

dear brother,let us forget that the movie is good or not.we know the effort and difficulty to make a film.
so please don't tell your opinion very openly,as being a film lover you know that mouth publicity is more important in the promotion of a film.

nikhimenon said...

wat an idiotic comment kuttu..wat do yu expect from a movie rwview blog?

sunu said...


prasanth said...

i registered my objection to kuttu regarding his remarks through a personal mail...

as few others also reacted the same way as me, i think i am in the right track...