Monday 25 March 2013
Kunchacko Boban, Biju Menon, Pratap Pothen
In director Sugeeth's 3 Dots, three convicts who have served their term in jail, tries to find some ways to live. In the process they get into a mess and what happens next is what the story is about.
Vishnu (Kunchacko Boban) is caught while trying to steal a mobile phone. Pappettan (Pratap Pothen) squandered huge money trying to please his female colleague, lost his job and landed up in jail. Louis (Biju Menon) is a ruthless gangster who fatally injures a guy for money.
The three are put in the same cell in a jail and comes out almost during the same time. Are the three crimes of the same intensity? There is no point in asking, as this one is a mindless comedy, where you are expected not to use your brains.
The trio comes to Pappettan's modest apartment and psychologist Dr. Isaac (Narain) whom they met during their jail term helps them to find some ways to settle down. Pappettan starts a day care and Vishnu launches an ambulance service. Lakshmi (Janani Iyer), a schoolteacher, falls for Vishnu pretty easily. The same happens with Grace (Anjana Menon), who runs a driving school for women and falls for the ample charm of Louis.
Just as you thought that things are going hunky dory for the trio, a kid comes into their life and certain interesting twists await the viewer.
Sugeeth's earlier film Ordinary had Biju Menon's 'Palakkadan accent' and a beautiful location, which was refreshing and funny. But here things are moving ahead in a pretty ordinary way, with a lazy script by Rajesh Raghavan and far from impressive performances by the entire cast. Faisal Ali's visuals are okay but Vidyasagar's music is nothing to rave about.
The film is perhaps intended not to be taken too seriously by the makers and the actors seem to have taken that message a bit too seriously. The situations are mostly unconvincing, the jokes are jaded and the story mostly meanders along without any definite aim or direction. As it is a custom by now, the jokes are all linked to booze.
3 Dots may not be appealing for the discerning viewer but it could be fine in parts if you are not there to delve deep into its merits, or for the hardcore fans of the lead stars. The choice is yours!
Verdict: Lowbrow comedy