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Friday, November 26, 2010

Oru Small Family


Medium : Malayalam
Starring : Rajasenan, Kailash, Kalabhavan Mani, Suraaj Venjaarammood, Ananya, Seetha
Director : Rajasenan
Music : M.Jayachandran

A marriage engagement function is happening in the girl's house. All the relatives from both the sides, including the 'proposed boy' is present. The mother is serving alcohol in different brands instead of tea, sweets etc for all of them, the grand father is giving alcohol to the 'boy', as an after effect at one stage the 'boy' even tries to molest the 'girl' at the same occasion. It lead to a group fighting followed by double meaning dialogues exchanged between the two parties and in between the 'porn' clips in the boy's mobile are enjoyed by the girl's relatives and the ladies in the visitor's group are being driven out using sticks and stems by the host ladies and the gents are being locked up in a room, thus the function got collapsed...

Can you imagine such a situation shown in any of the movies. Sadly it has happened in a malayalam movie named 'Oru Small Family'; K.P.A.C Lalitha, Bheeman Raghu, K.T.S.Padannayil, Suraaj Venjaarammood, Kailash etc are those artists who had successfully participated in the scene described above, under the guidance of writer-director Rajasenan. The director had given some notorious projects in the past few years, like 'Nakshathrakkannulla Rajakumaran Avanundoru Rajakumari', 'Swapnam Kondu Thulaabhaaram', 'Immini Nalloraal', 'Madhu Chandralekha', 'Kanaka Simhasanam', 'Romeo' and he even tried his luck by acting himself as a hero in 'Bharya Onnu Makkal Moonnu'. No body can forget movies like 'Melepparambil Aanveedu', 'Ayalathe Adheham', 'Aniyan Bava Chettan Bava', 'Aadyathe Kanmani' etc that came from the same director. He is acting in a lead role in his latest project also.

The sub registrar (Rajasenan) is living with his wife (Seetha) and daughter (Ananya). The girl is in love with the his college mate (Kailash). The father is not accepting it, as the lover belongs to a family that are having alcohol business, more or less they are all (including the ladies ) drunkard peoples. The father who is hating such a drinking habit becomes an alcohol addict later and how the lover boy tries to solve the problems inside his family and the problems related to the love matters are all shown here.

The placement of a liquor shop in front of the heroine's house is a deliberate one and the activities of the drunkards are suited for an amateur stage show at school. The house wife helping the unknown drunkard's (even at night) by giving pickles and omelet from her house is very strange and unrealistic. The director had given the liberty to the art director to do the office interior arrangement, almost same as his previous movie. The drunkard hero's combination scene with the heroine's father is not the best as the flexibility of the former is not the best. The director's way to become a drunkard is an escapism which in turn is a relief for the viewers from his 'classic' acting style. The whole activities happening inside the hero's family like the sharing of liquor, even by the mother won't be the best sight. The assembling of wives at the heroine's house had got a documentary feel. Like this, there are many negatives.

The voice given for Seetha by Pravina feels odd, as the dubbing artist dominates over the performer in most areas. Jibu Jacob is the cinematographer, Raja Mohammed is the editor. Gokulam Movies had distributed the movie.

On the way to watch this movie, my friend asked 'Where are you going ?', when I said the movie's name, he murmured, 'Too sad...It is your fate...!';he was almost right, the fate was decided...


The outcome of 'Oru
Small Family' gives us a feeling that the director had still not attained the 'good form', he managed to enjoy in the 90's...


Rating : 2 / 10 (revised)


11 comments:

Anonymous said...

i cant totally agree with you... the comedy is a kinda slapstik or black humour ... but its a kinda different and i enjoyed the movie.. till interval it was real fun and all together ill give a 5 or 6 out of 10...

its far better than recent movies i watched like best of luck or thriller ... im a regular reader of yo blog and i had given my opinions always [V]

an said...

Prasanth must be a fan of some superstars I belive.It is not fair for an educated person like you to give such a bad review about a movie like this.I've seen the movie and the best scene was that marriage scene.Of course there is no logic.Take it in a comedy way.If you are looking for logic in films,how about Endhiran?I enjoyed the movie ang my rating is 8/10.

Helen said...

Eduthu kalayade ninta review.Nammal innale 6 peranu poyi 2nd show kandathu.ellarakkum ishtappettu.ninnappolatha aalukalanu ithupolatha rasam olla padangalu odan sammathikkathathu.nee poyi valla inkileechu padam kanade.avanta oru review

Helen said...

Eduthu kalayade ninta review.Nammal innale 6 peranu poyi 2nd show kandathu.ellarakkum ishtappettu.ninnappolatha aalukalanu ithupolatha rasam olla padangalu odan sammathikkathathu.nee poyi valla inkileechu padam kanade.avanta oru review

Helen said...

Eduthu kalayade ninta review.Nammal innale 6 peranu poyi 2nd show kandathu.ellarakkum ishtappettu.ninnappolatha aalukalanu ithupolatha rasam olla padangalu odan sammathikkathathu.nee poyi valla inkileechu padam kanade.avanta oru review

Helen said...

Eduthu kalayade ninta review.Nammal innale 6 peranu poyi 2nd show kandathu.ellarakkum ishtappettu.ninnappolatha aalukalanu ithupolatha rasam olla padangalu odan sammathikkathathu.nee poyi valla inkileechu padam kanade.avanta oru review

kollavunnapayyan said...

Enthoottu koppile review ado than ezuthunnathu?
delete cheythu kalayado

Jayaram_fan said...

Some corrections in your review.
1.The mother is serving alcohol in different brands..
Incorrect.Once the function is over, they become relation.. and having a party.
2.the 'porn' clips in the boy's mobile are enjoyed by the girl's relatives...
Incorrect.Nude photos of girls with whom the boy had affair with.. which was one of the reason for the collapse.
3.love matters are all shown in a 'non attractive' way here.
Incorrect.very attractive and comical way.
4.The office interior arrangement is almost same as the director's previous movie
So what???
5.The whole activities happening inside the hero's family like the sharing of liquor by ladies are horrible.
I heard some ladies next to me crying at that part.!!The music at that part was so nicely done.
6.The voice given for Seetha by Pravina feels odd, as the dubbing artist dominates..
It is not praveena it is seetha..
7.Oru Small Family' is an extreme senseless movie in malayalam. It is not good to give censor certificate for such a "stupid creativity"...
Can you make a better movie?
My rating.8/10
Verdict.Don't miss

Jayaram_fan said...

Some corrections in your review.
1.The mother is serving alcohol in different brands..
Incorrect.Once the function is over, they become relation.. and having a party.
2.the 'porn' clips in the boy's mobile are enjoyed by the girl's relatives...
Incorrect.Nude photos of girls with whom the boy had affair with.. which was one of the reason for the collapse.
3.love matters are all shown in a 'non attractive' way here.
Incorrect.very attractive and comical way.
4.The office interior arrangement is almost same as the director's previous movie
So what???
5.The whole activities happening inside the hero's family like the sharing of liquor by ladies are horrible.
I heard some ladies next to me crying at that part.!!The music at that part was so nicely done.
6.The voice given for Seetha by Pravina feels odd, as the dubbing artist dominates..
It is not praveena it is seetha..
7.Oru Small Family' is an extreme senseless movie in malayalam. It is not good to give censor certificate for such a "stupid creativity"...
Can you make a better movie?
My rating.8/10
Verdict.Don't miss

prasanth said...

As a deeply passionate one for movies, I am watching it hoping that every single project should be a good one. When the result is poor, i feel so sad, which in turn will be reflected in my writings. It hurts, when somebody says that I am fan of super stars. Going through the old postings gives you the correct feeling. A few comments I got for the review of 'Oru Small Family' is not matching with what i have written. I am thankful that some of you have
still got concern for the movies and blogs like this, though some you have used harsh words. If somebody says that a movie like OSS is excellent and it needs a rating of 8/10, the majority (including me) won't agree. If a person is criticizing a project, it doesn't mean that he is capable of doing a better project than the original. Without friends, followers and well wishers, no bloggers can exist. Also feel happy to see that some of you have enjoyed the movie and also sorry, if it has personally affected any one (opinion differs from peron to person). Anyway, I am changing some lines in between the review and also upgrade the rating by a little...
rgds
prasanth

ജിക്കുമോന്‍ - Thattukadablog.com said...

hi prasanth,

I agree with your reviews mostly.. malayalam films nowadays had become a trash bin of all sorts of garbage... well dont revise ur ratings da.. out of 50 films n a yr almost 40 are below average nowadays.. so keep up ur good work.. Join me @ Thattukadablog.com