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Elsamma Enna Aankutty

Elsamma Enna Aankutty

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Critic's Rating: 3/5

Saturday 11 September 2010

Movie Title

Elsamma Enna Aankutty

Director

Lal Jose

Star Cast

Ann Augustine, Kunchacko Boban, Indrajith

Director Lal Jose has set his latest film Elsamma Enna Aankutty in a sleepy high range village, interestingly called ?Balan Pillai city?.

The protagonist Elsamma is a sweet, young girl, who has to act bold to take care of her ailing mom and young sisters. There is an inherent sincerity about the plot, but things look a bit far-fetched, with a weak script and a rather old fashioned narration.

Elsamma (debutante Ann Augustine) is quite a tomboy, distributing newspapers and dealing with wrong-doers in her capacity as the local reporter of a daily. She is friendly with Unnikrishnan (Kunchacko Boban), a milk vendor whom she has named ?Paalunni?. He loves her but never has the courage to reveal his feelings for her.

There are quite a few characters in the film, which are caricatures of any such village. Like the landlord Kunnel Pappan (Nedumudi Venu), tea stall owner Balan Pillai (Janardhanan), a hooch trader (Vijayaraghavan), a marriage broker (Suraj Venjarammoodu), a Panchayat member (Jagathy Sreekumar) and so on.

The story soon takes a different turn with the arrival of Pappan?s grandson Eby (Indrajith) and his friends, from the city. Eby is smitten by Elsamma?s charms and that makes Paalunni insecure. But Elsamma is matured enough to handle it all.

Well, the storyline is too predictable, often melodramatic and things happen at a leisurely pace. Still, the film has quite a few nice moments which connect with the viewers, pretty well. Lal Jose has done a good job, with a storyline that resembles more like a tearjerker on the TV. The beauty of the high range area has been presented in a fine manner by Vijay Ulakanath and the music by Rajamani suits the mood mostly.

With a demanding role that requires her to look cute and tough at the same time, Ann Augustine has a great challenge at her hands, but she manages it fine. Kunchacko Boban has to look unkempt as a local milk-vendor which he does well and Indrajith performs the role of a Casanova in style. The rest of the cast too have done their roles nicely.

Elsamma Enna Aankutty looks a tad jaded for sure and could have been much better, but somehow Lal Jose has succeeded in moulding it into a decent entertainer, on final analysis. This one may not be in the league of some of the gems from the director, but his genuine intentions are written all over.

Verdict: Average

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