All these and more silly gags of these kinds are what director V K Prakash’ Three Kings is made of. Yes, there are some hilarious moments and remember, you will have to leave your brains back home to enjoy this comedy caper.
Ram (Kunchacko Boban), Bhasi (Indrajith) and Sankar (Jayasurya) belong to a royal family but their palace is soon to be auctioned off due to heavy debts incurred by their parents. The three hate each other and each one spares no time in making life hell for the other two. Meanwhile, Ram is in love with Ranju (Ann), Bhasi with Manju (Sandhya) and Sankar with Anju (Samvritha).
The story takes an entirely different turn when the three meet an ailing prisoner who tells them about a treasure inside a jungle which is worth millions. The three, armed with their respective love interests, now is on their way to Mysore for the hunt. Jagathy Sreekumar, who plays the father of the three girls, is also in the search for the treasure in a private aircraft.
If you think too much about the storyline, the fun will be lost at the same moment itself. The film is all about some fine one liners, banters and quips which may at times look amateurish as well.
Still, 3 Kings (scripted by Y V Rajesh) may qualify as an okay one time watch though it could have been much better with some more intelligent comedy. Like for instance, Jagathy Sreekumar’s escapades inside the plane, which would have been really funny if it was handled well. The climax, which reminds of films like The Truman Show is not really convincing as well. Venu’s camera and Ouseppachan’s music perhaps suit the mood, at best.
Among the three heroes, Jayasurya is the best, followed by Indrajith and Kunchacko Boban, in that order. Though Samvritha and Sandhya are fine, Ann Augustine adds more drama to the already dramatic situations. Suraj Venjarammoodu has nothing much to do other than his usual buffoonery but even that doesn’t last long enough.
3 Kings may attract the audience as a mindless entertainer, to a certain extent, mainly at the urban centres. But its shoddy making relegates its value and what we see on screen reminds us of the numerous mimicry shows that are being aired by the various TV channels. Now, to laugh or not, is all up to you.
Verdict: Slapstick comedy