Director M Padmakumar is narrating a lighthearted entertainer, with local politics as a backdrop, in Poly Technic.
Poly (Kunchacko Boban) is the leader of the leftist political party, known for their ideology, tough stance and impractical ways. He fools around with a group of friends, without doing much in life, when he is not busy with the party programmes.
Aswathy (Bhavana), his love from childhood days, is a sub-inspector now. But her dad Sukumaran Nair (Vijayaraghavan), the corrupt Panchayat President, hates him.
In all fairness, there are some funny moments in between, especially in the first half. But the eagerness to include most of the heroes from Mammootty, Mohanlal to Suresh Gopi and even Babu Antony in the dialogues, get on your nerves after a while. Also the situations and dialogues from yesteryear films makes it all looks like those numerous TV programmes where comic scenes from films are repeated all the time.
If all that is not enough, Poly buys “Dakshayani Biscuits”, perhaps to remind the viewer of Mohanlal’s Midhunam. The issues that he faces are nothing new and are clichéd to the core.
Nishad Koya of Ordinary fame, comes up with a really ordinary story and a tasteless script. M Padmakumar has religiously taken all what were written in the script, it seems, without using much discretion. With some 30 minutes of trimming, the film could be less taxing for the hapless viewer.
Kunchacko Boban is fine, but it is not a role that challenges his talents. Bhavana looks not so interested and repeats her usual style, without much zing. The rest of the cast, including Aju Varghese and Niyas Backer as the hero’s friends, have done their parts well.
Poly Technic belongs to that genre of harmless comedies, which is funny in parts and that is all about it. All that it succeeds in is to bring back the memories of some of those gems from the past.
Quiz yourself and find out the inspiration, while watching each scene and dialogue. Maybe you will find the film engaging in the process as well.