Dakini review: A forgetful experience
All you feel is a sense of relief as the end titles start rolling in Dakini
Monday 22 October 2018
Rahul Riji Nair
Chemban Vinod Jose, Aju Varghese, Alancier
Director Rahul Riji Nair, who made the award winning film Ottamuri Velicham, is narrating a comedy this time with Dakini, where four women play the protagonists pitted against a deadly don.
Pauly Valsan, Sethu Lakshmi and the Sudani from Nigeria fame duo of Sarassa Balussery and Savithri Sreedharan form the four member gang of bold women, who enjoy playing cards and having some booze, as they enjoy their evenings together.
Aju Varghese plays Kuttaappi, while Chemban Vinod Jose is Mayan, the don, and Alancier is Kuttan Pillai.
The four women lands in a situation where they have to face the fiery Mayan, his brother Indran and their dad, ex-don Raju Bhai (Indrans). With the help of Kuttaappi and Vikraman (Saiju Kurup), the four women decides to take on Mayan.
Now, if you are smart enough, you would have found out the similarity in the names Mayan, Dakini, Kuttaappi, Vikraman and so on, to the characters in the popular children’s comic strip Mayavi. This perhaps was the idea to evoke laughter and to narrate a comic strip like comedy, but with pathetic writing and amateurish execution, what you are seeing on screen is a colossal bore that tests the patience of the viewers all along. If the makers of the film had some idea of a storyline, they have failed miserably in conveying it.
You just feel sorry for the four senior actresses, who performs their characters dedicatedly but it is so incompetently written that they can’t do anything about it. Talented actors like Indrans, Chemban Vinod Jose, Aju Varghese and Saiju Kurup tries hard, but they can’t save this one either.
It is not sure if the makers of Dakini wanted it to be a comedy or as some thriller. In one of the comic scenes, one guy is seen chopped into pieces by one of the villains. The viewer is expected to laugh watching it?
All you feel is a sense of relief as the end titles start rolling, after a run time of 2 hours and 5 minutes, as you are finally saved from this forgetful experience.
Dakini review-Verdict: Torture