9 September 2019 | shyammukundan
Made in China - substandard
"Ittymani " Malayalam movie, with a tag line.... 'Made in China'
Storyline is about Ittymani who was born and had his childhood in China, came to Kunnamkulam to have a flourishing business of 'duplicate' items. He bargains for commission for everything, including his mother's gallstones surgery. Unmarried middle aged gentleman, is handy for the society and the parish.
A great social message is conveyed through the movie.. 'aged parents are not taken care nor welcomed by their siblings'. Even though the message is strong, the script is weak, screenplay is pathetic. The Superstar Mohanlal, nor the 'star armamentarium' KPAC Lalitha, Radhika, Aju Varghese, Dharmajan, Hareesh... no body could save the plot. They all worked hard to save this sinking ship.
Comics felt flat or below the belt. Dialogues were repeatition from old movies.
Onam release.. ?
5.5 on 10, movie for a 'die hard fan' of Mohanlal.
Debutant directors should have been more careful with the script and screenplay.
Heavyweight social message delivered in a 'flat scale'