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Proprietors: Kammath & Kammath

Movie:
Proprietors: Kammath & Kammath
Director:
Thomson
Cast:
Mammootty, Dileep, Karthika Nair, Rima Kallingal
Music:
M Jayachandran
Producer:
Anto Joseph
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There is a scene in Thomson's Proprietors: Kammath & Kammath where a daughter-in- law refuses to take her dying father-in-law to the hospital. The reason? She is busy decorating her hands with 'mehndi'! With sequences like these, which are tasteless and at times hard to digest, this film from the director of Karyasthan turns out to be too loud and annoying.

Raja Raja Kammath (Mammootty) and Deva Raja Kammath (Dileep) are two brothers running a chain of vegetarian restaurants all over Kerala. They are kind hearted, likeable and speak Malayalam, sprinkled with a heavy dose of Konkani.

The two brothers open their new branch at Palakkad, renovating the old Sree Krishna Vilasom Hotel and there, and are having some misunderstandings with the Municipal Secretary, Mahalakshmi (Rima Kallingal). After a while, it's all sorted and she seeks the help of the older Kammath to solve an issue involving her sister, Sree Rekha (Karthika Nair).

The film then shifts to Coimbatore and from then on food, hotel, municipality and everything else are forgotten as romance, emotions and action begins. It will all go on as if in an unending skit, in a highly predictable format.

What were such gifted and experienced actors like Mammootty and Dileep thinking, while giving the nod to go ahead with such a lazily written script? Perhaps Tamil star Dhanush, who plays a cameo in the film, had inkling about the things to come, as he sleepwalks through his scenes with an evidently uncomfortable look.

Still, it is the seriousness and dedication with which the main actors face the camera that will prompt the viewer not to walk out of the theatres halfway into the film. Among the actors, only Baburaj manages to make the viewers laugh at some moments with his comments.

Scenarists Siby K Thomas and Udayakrishna flounders big time as they struggle to keep the attention of the viewers intact. The Konkani accent becomes mere mimicry, after a while. There is no credible storyline that is worth mentioning and the script lacks any imagination or depth. Anil Nair's visuals and M Jayachandran's music perhaps suit the mood.

Proprietors: Kammath & Kammath is the kind of comedy that will leave you with a frown on your face, by the time the end titles start rolling.

Verdict: Tedious

 

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