Anoop Menon, who is one of the promising actors in the business, seems to be repeating the same mistake now.
In director K K Haridasí Josettante Hero, which is a film that lacks any merit, Anoop just mocks the viewer, with a performance where he seems to be mimicking his own usual style. The film would have reached the theatres mainly based on his merits and he seems to have taken the approval from the viewers, pretty lightly.
As we have often seen in the past, when Malayalam filmmakers run out of story ideas, they tend to make movies on the happenings within the film industry. Here Josettan (Vijayaraghavan) is a struggling film producer who is going through real tough times. He has a last chance to make it big once again, when top south Indian heroine Haritha (Kriti Kapoor) agrees to give him dates for a new project.
Haritha and the current superstar Ravi (Asokan) have been launched in movies by Jose, in the past. But when Ravi backtracks at the last minute, still photographer Sajan (Anoop Menon) is made the hero. As anyone would predict, certain issues crop up and the end titles start rolling after Josettan successfully make a hit!
It has been a shameful trend in Malayalam to make a film with some saleable stars eyeing at the satellite rights and also showing some of the recognizable names in a scene or two. The projects become profit earners but the viewers are being fooled in the whole process.
Josettante Hero is one such project, which has been made in a shoddy way, with no sincerity at all. The film lacks even the basic requirements, which include a credible storyline, and the viewers will definitely feel cheated, watching such movies.
The script by Ansar Kalabhavan and Sathyan Kolangad is amateurish at best and director K K Haridas has done nothing to make it look even decent.
The performances are below par. Kriti Kapoor, a Miss India participant and the female lead here, looks totally out of place. Suraj Venjarammoodu makes his appearance in one or two scenes, which have no real significance. Even the usually dependable Sudheesh lets you down with his presence in a horrible scene. Less said about the rest of the cast, the better.
Josettante Hero will find a place among the worst films released during recent times. What a waste of time!