Monday 26 November 2012
Kunchacko Boban, Biju Menon, Jayasurya, Samvrutha Sunil, Bhama
Krishnankutty alias Krish (Kunchacko Boban) is a fraud, though he is the son of a staunch Gandhian, who will go on a fast even to get his son married! Antappan (Biju Menon) is a goon who has an old score to settle with Krish. After some boring initial scenes, the focus shifts to a 'samooha vivaham' (group wedding) where besides Krish and Antappan, an effeminate dancer named Jyothish Kumar (Jayasurya) also joins the action.
Abhirami (Samvrutha Sunil) belongs to a rich family but decides to get married at the function and Rukhiya (Bhama), another girl at the wedding, comes from a poor background.
The confusions take the story ahead and it will go on until just a few scenes before the film has a not-so-surprising happy ending. After a first half where the story meanders along aimlessly, the second half is slightly better and comparatively more entertaining.
Director Shafi, who has made some nice comedies in the past, flounders big time in his efforts to have the viewers in splits. Kalavoor Ravikumar's screenplay and dialogues is mainly a rehash of quite a number of already released hit comedies in Malayalam. Azhappan's visuals are fine and Deepak Dev's music suits the mood.
Kunchacko Boban and Samvrutha Sunil are fine in roles that have been written to suit their trademark styles. Jayasurya often imitates Dileep's Chathupottu avatar and Biju Menon is certainly not in his best form. The rest of the cast, including Bhama, have nothing much to do.
101 Weddings could be a just about okay fare for all those who won't need genuine humour to burst out laughing. For the rest of the world, a repeat viewing of Shafi's past comedies can be a more enjoyable exercise. Decide on your own now!