|B R Jacob|
|Baburaj, Radha Varma|
Okay, while venturing out for a movie titled Police Maman with baddie turned comedian Baburaj as the hero, you would be sure about what to expect. But this one goes beyond all such expectations and turns out to be an irritating flick.
Sankaranunni aka Sankunni (Baburaj) is a DySP, who prefers to take leave from duty and stay back home with his pretty wife (played by Radha Varma), the daughter of a Tamil minister. He is made in charge of the investigation into the murder of a rich student named Roy Mathew (Shine Tom Chacko).
Roy, who has inherited huge wealth, had a tiff with a group of new students and Sankunni has to prove their innocence. The effort is to make the viewers laugh even at the most unexpected moments and it all end up as an amateurish and boring affair.
This film has been scripted and directed by B R Jacob. It can safely be assumed that this is the pseudonym of Baburaj himself and perhaps he himself was fully aware about the merits of the product when he decided not to own it up! Baburaj had earlier done a copy of I Know What You Did Last Summer with his Black Daliya and this one is another version of it. Baburaj tries to tickle the funny bone with a repeat of his recently developed style of comedy. But with a silly plot and a shaky script, all you worry about inside the theatre is on when this asinine misadventure ends. He crowns himself with the tag 'Janakeeya Nayakan' and in all fairness, his presence is perhaps the only good thing about this film.
With tacky production values and unimpressive performances, this one irks you no less. Radha Varma looks wooden and all she manages to do is to parade in itsy bitsy shorts and t-shirts, which are way below her actual size. In one of the scenes, she is seen dressed up as a schoolgirl to please her husband. Now is that meant to be a joke?
Police Maman takes away 136 precious minutes of your life, giving some horrendous moments in return. Even if you consider that comedies can be a bit louder and need not have much logic, this one doesn't qualify as a watchable film. Now, you decide on your own whether to have a taste of this one.