20 February 2014 | nairtejas
When The Basic Idea Is Feeble. ♦ 49%
What starts off with the story of an Indian citizen having a thing for politics and family moves on to become a drama largely based on a girl he finds from nowhere and to state the obvious, falls in love with her. The plot is very familiar where both wait till the end of 150 minutes to finally acknowledge each other of their feelings.
The start is good, where the writers succeed in laying the plan of what to expect in the next 45 minutes. With correct use of humor and Fahadh Faasil's unique delivery, it goes on well creating a fine story. Innocen't character is make-believe and it is through him that the couple meet.
An unwarranted twist just before the interval looked both like a failed writing job and the effect of lack of imagination. This particular twist is so dumb in itself that everything that followed was funny. The drama, the 3 long songs, the boring love conversations and eventually the climax which was so off-blown, I yawned thrice.
It doesn't make much sense; yes, the story is little different in the second half but it lacks credibility. It is only at this time that we understand that the main character is that of Amala Paul's and she is better than her previous stint (Run Babby Run). As a result, the film has no connection whatsoever with the title. Few scenes at the end were totally mind-numbing in terms of logic. Climax was predictable.
It is just a basic, made-up love story. Nothing Indian it it, no!
BOTTOM LINE: Supporting cast is fine and how both the halves have very less coherence with each other plays spoilsport with the experience. Wait for DVD! Watch for the lead pair and their antics, that's it. Couple of funny scenes, too!