Critic's Rating: 17/5
Sunday 21 December 2014
Jayasurya, Nedumudi Venu, Innocent, Pia Bajpai
It seems Priyadarshan, who has made a career out of plagiarizing movies from around the world, has the feeling that he can get away with virtually anything! He continues with his tricks yet again and his latest film ?Aamayum Muyalum? is a remake of his own Bollywood comedy ?Malamaal Weekly? (2006), which in turn has been inspired from the 1998 film ?Waking Ned?.
The story happens in a fictitious village named Gowlippadi, which is virtually ruled by the ruthless Bhandaravathi (Sukanya). Then there are some villagers like a milk vendor named Nallavan (Innocent), whose daughter Thamara (Pia Bajpai) is in love with a youth Kallu (Jayasurya).
It is when a lottery agent Keshu (Nedumudi Venu) learns that someone who has bought a ticket from him won the Rs. 5 crore first prize that the story gets some pace. The search for the winner is on, soon after. The lottery agent realizes that the prize has been won by a drunkard Antony (Nandu). But to his horror, the man is dead.
Everything gets into that peculiar Priyadarshan style of cat and mouse from then on. The visuals are delicious and colourful. But that is not an excuse for the horror that this film is.
Nedumudi Venu, Innocent and even Mamukkoya repeats their usual antics that they seem to reserve for the director?s films. Jayasurya is limited to a supporting role and Pia Bajpai has nothing much to do.
Among this year?s films, ?Aamayum Muyalum? could easily get into the nomination list for an award in the ?test of the viewer?s patience? category. It would require real patience to sit through this 160 minute long bore. Watch this one at your own risk please.
Verdict: Below Average