What would an ad filmmaker do, if he has to get Rs.10, 000 in an hour or two? Well, debutant director Prashanth Murali's Paisa Paisa deals with such a rather unbelievably silly premise and after a few minutes, you could end up offering the money to end this farce!
Balu (Aju Varghese) is in Chennai for an interview at a call centre. But as fate would have it, he is kidnapped by a shady looking fellow, played by Daniel Balaji. All he needs is Rs.10, 000 and Balu calls up his friend Kishore (Indrajith) to send the money as early as possible. He in turn has fixed a meeting with his estranged wife Surya (Mamta Mohandas) at a coffee shop.
Now starts Indrajith's journey to get the money but can he send the money on time? Watch it and know for yourself, if you have the nerves to sit through this nauseating misadventure.
If anything is surprising here, it is the audacity of those who decided to make this flimsy plot into a full-fledged film and convince the producer to cough up money for this venture. And it would be interesting to know if the actors who agreed to be part of this stupidity did it just for the money, without even spending to read the script at least once?
It has been a busy year for Malayalam films with the total number of films nearing 100 in the first six months and this one could rank among the worst films made during recent times.
Paisa Paisa can barely be classified as a serious attempt and at best, it has the content worthy enough for a ten-minute short film. Watch it if you really don't care about your 'paisa' and time.