Critic's Rating: 3/5
Monday 20 July 2015
Kunchacko Boban, Biju Menon, Parvathy Ratheesh
Director Sugeeth’s Madhura Naranga is about the torrid love affair between a Malayali taxi driver based in Dubai and a Sri Lankan girl. The film is reportedly based on a true incident that happened in the Gulf.
Jeevan (Kunchacko Boban) and Salim (Biju Menon) are taxi drivers in the desert kingdom. They share their room with Kumaran (Neeraj Madhav), a salesman. Their life takes an abrupt turn when Jeevan takes a Sri Lankan girl named Thamara (Parvathy Ratheesh), who was fleeing from some criminals, to their place.
As you would have expected by now, Jeevan and Thamara fall in love. At regular intervals some dramatic turnaround happens in usual formulaic pattern that has been faithfully followed in masala cinemas of all times and tearjerkers on TV.
But then, there is absolutely no problem if a filmmaker decides to go by the conventional narrative style. Once that is accepted, Sugeeth has packaged the film pretty well, with humour, drama, emotions and song n dance sequences wherever necessary.
The film gets into its full form especially in the second half, after a rather slow start. The presence of too many songs affects the pace in a considerable way perhaps.
Kunchacko Boban and Biju Menon, who became a noted pair after Sugeeth’s Ordinary, share a good chemistry. Biju Menon is in top form with his witty one-liners, while Kunchacko plays his branded lover boy role in a nice way. Parvathy Ratheesh is fine at best. Neeraj Madhav plays his supporting role in an impressive manner.
Madhura Naranga is predictable for sure and could cater to those who are looking for such tales. If your idea of entertainment is a story coated with some melodrama, this one is a nice option. Now, it’s your take.
Verdict: Masala entertainer