Role Models review: A big disappointment
What made a terrific actor like Fahadh Faasil agree to play the lead in this brainless comedy?
Tuesday 27 June 2017
Fahadh Faasil, Namita Pramod
While watching director Raffi’s Role Models, one would be wondering what made a terrific actor like Fahadh Faasil agree to do the lead role in this brainless comedy?
No point in mincing words, this one is such a big mess.
Rexy (Sharafudheen), Jyotish (Vinayakan) and Zubhaan (Vinay Forrt) were classmates some years back. Now, years later, they are in search of their old friend, Gautam (Fahadh Faasil).
Cut to those old times, when they were all fooling around in the campus. Things go fine until an incident happen that results in the gang going separate ways.
Gautam is now a nerd, yeah more or less like Fahadh’s North 24 Kaatham avatar, and his parents are worried. The friends take him to Goa, where they meet Sreya (Namita Pramod).
Believe it or faint, the hero has an Anniyan act to do for some time there, while his friends are trying their best to tickle the funny bones with silliness and buffoonery.
Then there is a surprise character that comes in the end and in all probability, you will start hating that much loved character from an yesteryear hit, after seeing this one. Well, the details are to be seen on screen.
Raffi, who has made some brilliant comedies (with erstwhile partner Mecartin and later, on his own after their separation), struggles big time here. The film lacks any definite focus and the comedy is barely effective.
Fahadh Faasil doesn’t have to crack comedy, but he is evidently not at ease here. Namita Pramod repeats her usual style. Sharafudheen tries hard to be funny with his quips as usual and the jokes about Vinayakan’s colour is not at all in good taste.
Role Models had raised eyebrows when the song Thechille penne…, with pathetic lyrics, pretty ordinary tune and picturisation, came out. If you are the kind who like comedy, this one could entertain you to a certain extent.
Role Models review: Verdict- Lowbrow comedy