Oraayiram Kinaakkalal review: An absurd and boring misadventure.
Oraayiram Kinaakkalal review: An absurd and boring misadventure
Monday 9 April 2018
Biju Menon, Roshan Mathew, Sharu P Varghese
Actually what was director Pramod Mohan trying to present with his film, Oraayiram Kinaakkalal? Is it a crime thriller or a comedy? There are every chance that your doubts will never be answered even after sitting through this tiring saga for some 2 hours and 20 minutes.
Sreeram (Biju Menon) has come back home from London with great dreams and is living here with his pregnant wife Preethi (Sakshi Aggarwal) and their daughter. He goes to office as usual everyday but that is to hide the fact that he is jobless, from his family. In reality, he is spending his days drinking cups of tea, sitting at a roadside café.
It’s during an interaction with a ruthless moneylender named Lalaji (Sai Kumar) that Sreeram meets Jaison (Roshan Mathew). Jaison comes up with a plan to earn some fast bucks and Sreeram reluctantly becomes part of the plot. Circle Inspector Shajahan (Kalabhavan Shajon), Jaison’s girlfriend Sherin (Sharu P Varghese) and driver Venu (Nirmal Palazhi) also join the gang later.
By the time the story reaches this key area in the storyline, you barely have any interest in the rest of the proceedings and it all happens without offering much surprises as well. Some are killed in between and nobody cares much about it here.
With a character that barely suits him, Biju Menon looks totally at sea here. He continuously call everyone with names similar to their actual one, which is perhaps meant to tickle the funny bone but ends up irritating the viewer after a while. Roshan Mathew hams it up and at times, his character’s doings are unintentionally funny. The less said about the rest of the cast, the better.
Oraayiram Kinaakkalal has been presented seriously but is an absurd and boring misadventure. Can we know how the director convinced the producers and an actor like Biju Menon to do this one? That could be a more interesting tale than this so-called thriller.
Oraayiram Kinaakkalal review- Verdict: Torture