Friday, October 8, 2010

Oridathoru Postman

Medium : Malayalam
Starring : Kunjakko Boban, Sarath Kumar, Innocent, Kalabhavan Mani, Meera Nandan

Direction : Shaji Azeez

Music : Mohan Sitara

The 'Enthiran' hangover is still there, but after a gap of two weeks, a new malayalam movie got
released. The title is 'Oridathoru Postman'. Kunjakko Boban, who is enjoying the success in his second arrival through movies like 'Mummy & Me', 'Sakudumbam Shyamala', 'Elsamma Enna Aankutty', once again comes in the lead role. Innocent comes in a notable character as his father. After getting many positive responses in 'Kerala Varma Pazhassiraaja', Sarath Kumar once again did a special appearance. The director-duo Shaiju-Shaji who has done 'Shakespeare M.A. Malayalam' got separated and now Shaji Azeez has independently directed 'Oridathoru Postman'. His story is being scripted by Gireesh Kumar who has written many Jayaram projects like 'Veruthe Oru Bharya', 'Samastha Keralam P.O.', 'Alice In Wonderland', 'Amritham' etc in the past.

Raghu (Kunjakko Boban) is living with his father, who is a post man. Raghu's ambition is to get a government job. His father is too irregular and careless in the official activities. Most of the time, the son is trying the level best to mould his father as a disciplined personality. Raghu is teaching in a parallel college
, his student Usha (Meera Nandan) is in love with him. At one stage, his father got ill and is admitted to a hospital. Raghu came to know about Yasim Mubarak (Sarath Kumar), a wild life photographer, from his father. Raghu decided to go in search of Yasim as per his father's request, thus goes the story of 'Oridathoru Postman'.

The action sce
ne in the beginning scene is an unwanted one. The foot ball tournament scene and its dialogue featuring Innocent felt lengthy and boring. Ibrahimkutty is shown as a rich person who is addicted to lottery; his appearance in different vehicles felt too unrealistic. Salim Kumar is having good knowledge about the lucky draw procedure happening in the lottery, even then he is shown as an addict, which cannot be justified. Suraaj Venjarammood is placed to create laughing, the letter scene with the lady is the last way for that by the creators. Kalabhavan Mani is not suited well in the inspector role here. The hero finding out Yasim's character without any address should be treated as a cinematic magic. The script writer has not given a solution for the controversies regarding the Yasim's character and the associated incidents. The anti climax scenes are done in a cinematic way only. On some areas, the combination sequences between father and son reminds of the movie 'Ishtam'.

The three male solo songs, the first of its kind in a malayalam movie in the recent past, is only below average. The last songs and its visuals felt unnecessary. Mohan Sitara's bg score is repetitive in many areas, especially the title sequence. Run Ravi has given the action scenes in old style only. The title graphics on letters has go a colorful look. Director Shaji Azeez has got a long way to go, but he can be proud that he has raised the standard compared to the previous project 'Shakespeare M.A...' Though script writer Gireesh Kumar got problems in handling the hero's character in 'Veruthe Oru Bharya' during the second half, he got a victory there. It caused him to become more lazy in the case of 'Oridathoru Postman'. Anand Balakrishnan is the cinematographer and V.Saajan is the editor.

The hair style given to Kunjakko Boban is not good, it would have been natural, if the character is shown a person who has done hair fixing. Sarath Kumar's role (in Shobi Thilakan's voice) will help him to count one more malayalam movie to his credit and thus to get his admission to AMMA organization. Meera Nandan is coming on different occasions to show her deep affection towards the hero.

When got teased by Salim Kumar, a tamilian character in the movie says, malayalees are good for nothing, they are relying on tamil nadu for food, clothes, even for good movies and in the end they acts against them. It is good to see that the creators are aware of such a thing related to the movie industry...

'Oridathoru Postman' tried to discuss some story filled with many incidents; as the end product didn't reached the expected level, it is not a recommended one.

Rating : 4.5 / 10


ജിക്കുമോന്‍ | നല്ല തങ്കപെട്ട മോനാ said...

മുപ്പതു ദിര്‍ഹംസ് കൊടുത്തു കാണാന്‍ വേണ്ടി വല്ലോം ഉണ്ടോ? അതോ തള്ളി കളയട്ടാ?

prasanth said...

its given clearly in the review, rest is upto u....if there r no options, u can...