Aana Alaralodalaral review: Lowbrow comedy
Looks even worse than some of those skits shown as mimicry on TV
Monday 25 December 2017
Vineeth Sreenivasan, Anu Sithara
Debutant director Dileep Menon’s Aana Alaralodalaral is a story that is being narrated by an elephant named Sekharankutty, in actor Dileep’s voice.
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The story takes place in a village named Vaikuntapuram, where an affluent Hindu family owns the elephant. Parvathy (Anu Sithara) belongs to the household. She and the neighborhood boy Hashim (Vineeth Sreenivasan) are friends.
Hashim is accused of stealing a golden chain belonging to the elephant and his family has to leave the place in shame. They return sometime later and now Hashim is all wealthy, whereas Parvathy’s family is in dire straits.
Hashim buys Sekharankutty and his grandmother wants a Muslim name for the elephant. She even wants to circumcise the elephant.
It’s not clear what the director was trying to convey with this tasteless misadventure. It has been modeled as a social satire but the attempt fails miserably. There are statements made against feminism, communism and to be fair to the makers, all the religious groups have been mocked in a balanced way.
But is it enough to chant sermons about communal harmony and present a two-hour ordeal that tests your patience? This one suffers from a pathetic script, shoddy production values and strictly average performances.
Vineeth Sreenivasan finds the going hard as an actor, with a badly written role and all that Anu Sithara has to do is to is to look pretty. Actors like Suraj Venjarammoodu, Mamukkoya and Hareesh Kanaran are wasted in ineffective roles.
Aana Alaralodalaral looks even worse than some of those skits shown as mimicry on TV. If you are the kind who find such buffoonery funny, chances are that you feel this as an okay entertainer or at least in parts. For the rest of the world, this one can be given a miss.
Aana Alaralodalaral review - Verdict: Lowbrow comedy