By: By Moviebuzz
Critic's Rating: 3/5
Sunday 19 February 2012
Revathy, Lal, Vineeth, Shaheen, Indu Thampy
In writer-director Kalavoor Ravikumar?s Father?s Day, one of the characters says during a scene, ?Even after going through all these, it is surprising that you didn?t get mad.? Now, is this dialogue aimed at the hapless viewer, who is trying hard not to get affected by some of those terrible moments watching the film?
Jokes apart, this film has a simple storyline, which can at best be told in a few minutes. But it is when things go on and on unendingly and the makers try to present it more seriously than what it is worth that we feel really bored. Add some really bad performances and this film falls flat, after a rather normal first half.
Seethalakshmi (Revathy) is a lecturer in a college and she is staying in a bungalow with her niece, Neenu (Indu Thampy). Seetha is particularly close to her brother Gopan (Vineeth), an architect.
The story moves ahead without any particular direction during the first half and things go really bad with the focus shifting to Joseph K Joseph (Shaheen), who is seen following the lecturer wherever she goes. Then there is a gang of four friends, played by Shankar, Suresh Krishna (with a dreadful wig), Edavela Babu and Vijay Menon, who have some connection to the rest of the characters.
Oscar winner Resul Pookkutty?s presence in the film was much mentioned in the media but he is limited to a single scene, doing a cameo. Lal is an old college mate of Seethalakshmi, who approaches her with a marriage proposal.
Though it may not be a sensational one, Father?s Day would perhaps have worked, if narrated in a more competent manner. Instead, Ravi Kumar?s old school treatment of the theme makes the scenes too melodramatic and the dialogues, trite. Shaheen has been cast in a role which needs a better performer and that makes the second half, a test of your patience. The visuals and the music are fine.
Though she repeats her branded style, Revathy enacts her character in a convincing way. Lal has nothing much to do. The rest of the cast is just about okay.
Father?s Day is meant for those addicts of tearjerkers, who are fine watching excessive melodrama. But the second half could be a real tough one even for them to appreciate. Want to try this one? At your own risk please!
Verdict: Below Average
Time pass comedy entertainer
Average comedy entertainer
Decent rural family entertainer
Soubin Shahir and Mamta Mohandas shine in this conventional film