Bharya Swantham Suhruthu

Bharya Swantham Suhruthu


By: By Moviebuzz

Critic's Rating: 3/5

Sunday 01 March 2009

Movie Title

Bharya Swantham Suhruthu


Venu Nagavally

Star Cast

Jagathy, Mukesh, Urvasi, Padmapriya

Director Venu Nagavally had teamed up with script writer Cherian Kalpakavady earlier to make some memorable films like Lal Salam and Rakthasakshikal Zindabad. In Bharya Swantham Suhruthu, they are narrating the stories of two families that are going through tumultuous times, as the husbands are having a roving eye.

The first family is that of Zachariah (Jagathy Sreekumar), who runs a private finance company and lives with his wife Molly (Urvashi) and their daughter. Of course, there are the little skirmishes that happen quite often, but such things are by now part of their life.

The second family consists of Girija Vallabha Menon (Mukesh), who runs a textile shop and is a habitual womanizer, but succeeds in hiding his mischievous face from his unsuspecting wife Sreelakshmi (Padmapriya). While the wife is really concerned about not having a kid, the husband is content enjoying his dubious flings.

Things take an unfortunate turn when Zachariah decides to enjoy his life, the way Girija does! He starts dyeing his hair, goes on a fitness regime and soon, a chat room on the Internet leads him to a sizzling gal, Urmila (Jyothirmayee). Now the two men start courting with more danger in their lives, but they fail to realize it at the beginning.

In all fairness, there are a few really good moments and not to forget, some meaningful dialogues in the film. There are some nice performances as well, the best of them all being Urvashi, who fits into her role with remarkable ease.

But it's the dull, predictable storyline and its unimaginative execution that makes the film an ordinary film. Quite a few scenes into this documentary on morality, we can guess pretty easily, where the story is heading to. And the script never surprises the viewer with some imagination or twists. The preachy tone of the film and its disdain of anything modern could have been an okay one some two decades back, but it fails to make much sense now. The visuals are quite ordinary and the music is jarring to the core, to say the least.

Talking about the performances, Jagathy Sreekumar, who is brilliant when his role is challenging does everything that we have seen in several of his films earlier, but without that usual finesse. Mukesh too disappoints with a half-hearted attempt at being naughty. But the surprising let downs are Padmapriya, who has nothing much to portray other than remaining plain dumb and Jyothirmayee, who has a brief role of a vamp. Thilakan too is wasted in a short and rather insignificant role.

Bharya Swantham Suhruthu is perhaps an honest attempt, but its outdated narration makes it look more like a preachy melodrama.

Verdict: Average

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