Johny Johny Yes Appa review: Lazy filmmaking at its best
Watch this one at your own risk please
Critic's Rating: 1/5
Saturday 27 October 2018
Johny Johny Yes Appa
Kunchacko Boban, Anu Sithara
Director G Marthandan’s Johny Johny Yes Appa is lazy filmmaking at its best, with the makers showing no real interest in churning up at least a decent entertainer.
Johny (Kunchacko Boban) is a youth who is everyone’s favourite. But in real, he is a thief, who steals hefty sums and jewelry after breaking into houses. He has cops as friends and has no qualms when an innocent guy is beaten up after being accused of the crimes that was actually committed by him.
Johny has been like this all along, which ruined the life of his elderbrother Peter (Tini Tom), who is now an auto driver. Then there is a good for nothing younger brother Philip (Sharafudheen), who is an engineering student and is there just for some laughs.
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Johny’s escapades take that crucial turn just before the interval and then, the story moves in an entirely different direction, where the hero emerges as a messiah. So some nice deeds in the second half is enough to cover up for the criminal acts done in the first half. No one seems to bother about such things here.
Joji Thomas, who scripted the hit film Vellimoonga sometime back, has taken the traits of the hero in his earlier film to create the lead character in this one. But then, even he doesn’t seem to know how to take the story ahead after the half way mark.
Kunchacko Boban does another role without breaking a sweat, just making use of his charm. Anu Sithara plays a girl head over heels in love with the hero and has no knowledge that even she is also taken for a ride by the guy. She tries really hard to be bubbly. Sharafudheen repeats his trade mark comic style, which works at some places at best. Mamta Mohandas has nothing much to do.
Johny Johny Yes Appa is that kind of an attempted comedy, which has been made eyeing mainly on the satellite rights. It is evident that not even those who have made it takes this exercise seriously. Watch this one at your own risk please.
Johny Johny Yes Appa review - Verdict: Below Average