31 January 2012 | bonzybino-142-22068
Casanovva might not have pleased the fans, understandable for it isn't an out & out action flick, neither does it have the comic flavor to tickle our ribs! Rather its an amazing romantic thriller, think about it, how often do u get the blend of those two elements!! Yes, it's stylish and racy too. But i really loved the romantic part, the transition which Casanovva goes through could have been better scripted, but i don't think i have seen dramatic scenes without a pinch bit of surrealism in any Malayalam movies - exception comes in form of classics, but rarely do we see romantic threads in such movies.
The songs were melodic and catchy and peppy, though i awed at the intro song which was a bit inane. I was thoroughly disappointed that the track "sakhiye nin" wasn't there in the movie. The climax wasn't the best to be which i think is only the weak link. The locales weren't much aberrant as commented by my friends, nowadays even Tamil movies show them all. That said Malayalam movie with such stylishness and raunchiness is too good to miss! LALETTAN rocked as usual, shriya was good, and so were the others. Rosshan Andrews needs a standing ovation for presenting it neat, Sanjay & Bobby's screenplay wasn't crispy, but its so stupid to compare their works, Casanovva was written right after "NoteBook" and then came "Traffic" & unlike popular belief I don't think they are one time wonder. Also read many a time that the second half was lifted from "Engeyum Kadhal". Well, This movie was written 3 years back, and in that case it should be the other way. :-D
Personally, I would keep this movie close to my heart - of course I wouldn't endorse the movie to serious movie critics or to insane guys who claim to be a member of some fans association. For those who love to spend 3 hours on wholesome entertainment, this is a one time watch at least. Romance, Action, Songs, Drama. A regaling cuisine with all ingredients you would fall in love with.