Kappal Muthalali

Kappal Muthalali


By: By Moviebuzz

Critic's Rating: 3/5

Sunday 29 November 2009

Movie Title

Kappal Muthalali



Star Cast

Ramesh Pisharody, Mukesh, Sarayu

There is no point in mincing words to describe director Thaha's Kappal Muthalali,as it will go down as one of the worst ever films in the history of Malayalam cinema. With an inane screenplay, unimaginative direction, ordinary performances and shockingly offensive buffoonery in the guise of comedy, it's a shameful misadventure that should never have been made in the first place.

The curious thing about it is that it has a decent storyline, which its makers fail to narrate in an interesting way. Bhoominathan (Ramesh Pisharody) gets a job in the Passport Office after his dad's early demise, but he resigns from the post to start a resort and make some fast bucks. While digging for the swimming pool, they find the remnants of an old ship and things takes a dramatic turn from then on.

Soon, the archaeological department takes over the site and as luck would have it, Bhoominathan's fianc?e Radhika (Sarayu) gets appointed there. Mukesh makes a rather brief appearance in the story as the deputy director of the archaeological department. There are quite a few sub-plots involved as well, which in fact adds to the confusion.

Mimicry artist Ramesh Pisharody disappoints big time and proves that he has no charisma or competence to play a hero. Sarayu, who is shown as a girl desperate to get hitched to the hero, has a limited role to play.

But the weakest link here is the comedy department involving Jagadeesh, Jagathy Sreekumar, Suraj Venjarammood, Salim Kumar, Indrans, Jaffar Idukki, Bijukkuttan and Bheeman Raghu among others. They come up with gimmickry of every sort to make the viewers laugh but their antics are absolutely irritating, idiotic and even embarrassing.

It is amazing why an actor of Thilakan's stature agreed to do a highly ridiculous part in this film. He plays Chitraguptan in a dream sequence, who is impressed as the hero had helped a dying dog by urinating to its mouth! Also, it is curious how the makers escaped the censors' scissors with the scene where Suraj Venjarammood is supplying tea through the penis of a man-like toy and states that the women in the neighborhood loves it! You show such obscene crap on screen and call it comedy?

Director Thaha's claim to fame has been the yesteryear hit with Dileep, Ee Parakkum Thalika, but it is quite annoying if that gives him the inspiration to direct a fiasco like this one. The script, which he has co-written with Saji Damodar, should be retained as a reference point on how not to make a film!

Sadath's camera shows no wonders, but it is no surprise when one takes into account the silly lyrics, below-average music and ridiculous choreography. In short, a review on this lousy film requires more efforts than what has been gone into its making.

On the whole, iti is a damp squib, which is often vulgar, tasteless and banal to the core. No doubt about it, the film is no less than an insult to the Malayali viewers.

Verdict: Avoid

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