17 June 2018 | nairtejas
Capsule Review: Orayiram Kinakkalal
Orayiram Kinakkalal is the kind of ambitious movie that expects you to tag along in its fun ride of a bunch of unscrupulous ordinary people trying to defraud money from a rich businessman and an aspiring politician (Suresh Krishna). The problem is that neither the process makes sense nor do you empathize with the characters. Biju Menon and Roshan Mathew play the leaders of this plan with support from newcomer Sharu Varghese's character, who together get in the mess that churns out twist after twist like it's an Abbas-Mustan film. It is clear that director Pramod Mohan is a creative man, for the production value and attention to details is impressive. But I am not sure if he validated the storyboard enough because he creates a plot that is hardly convincing. Menon's character is a cowardly stock trader who lies to his wife about their finances; but at two specific points in the film, he does the opposite, making wise choices and showing courage, thereby making me doubt his disposition. Mathew is perhaps the only person who puts up a good show here, maintaining his air as this sadist criminal with only money in his mind. Kalabhavan Shajon is also decent, but I sincerely hope Nirmal Palazhi shuns his Hareesh Perumana mimicking and stops fooling around. It is irritating to watch him try and fail at comedy, which aggravates your bad experience. Save for the third act in the film, there is absolutely nothing enjoyable in Orayiram Kinakkalal that has some very great amateur performances by Varghese and Sakshi Agarwal. I don't know where these new actors are coming from, and I am upset how they are lowering the total appeal of the movie. TN.