IBTimes India Review: 2
The title of Kunchacko Boban and Asif Ali's "Rajamma @ Yahoo" is catchy, but the freshness seems to be only in its name.
The film is about brothers Michel Rajamma aka Rajamma and Vishnu Yohannnan aka Yahoo, played by Kunchacko and Asif, respectively. After the sudden demise of their parents, they live alone in their ancestral property with the help of locals. After leading a carefree life, the duo plans to rent out their house (which they call Bhargavinilayam) to different families, and how these new tenants become part of their life forms the crux of the story.
Raghu Rama Varma's directorial debut's first half is interesting, but there are a few boring moments in the second part, making it just an average entertainer.
There are a few moments that might make you laugh, but the film lacks a strong script. The chemistry between Kunchacko and Asif is impressive, but they could have done more if the film had a strong script.
Nikki Galrani as Sherin doesn't have much to do as the female lead, but it was good to see a pretty face on screen. Also, the makers should have found some other dubbing artist as the current voice did not match hers.
Anusree as Naseema did a decent job as Asif's overbearing girlfriend. However, it was Kalabhavan Shajon who shone as the never-seen-before strict and very decent village officer. Even though Renji Panicker did a good job as the antogonist, Mayor Abraham Pothan, in the beginning, his transformation in the climax happened all of a sudden. Sethulakshmi as Devu and "Marimayam" fame Sneha have also done well as mother-in-law and daughter-in-law.
Even though Bijibal has become one of the most wanted music composers in Malayalam now, the songs of "Rajamma at Yahoo" are not very catchy. Also, the background score is surprisingly not up to the mark, especially during the last stunt, when it definitely did not match the situation.
Cinematography by S Kumar and Ranjan Abraham's editing were okay.
Final Verdict: Watch it without any expectations. This is just an average simple one-time watch with a predictable plot.