The much-awaited Malayalam movie, "Aadu Oru Bheegara Jeeviyanu", hit the theatres on 6 February and according to the critics, the movie has failed to meet the expectations.
Critics have opined that director Midhun Manuel Thomas tried to pull off a satirical comedy in a way which was never tried before in a Malayalam film, but it failed please the audience.
Although the movie has some laughable moments, reviewers have pointed out that the scripting as well as the packaging of the movie are the major drawbacks. Meanwhile, performance of the actors, cinematography by Vishnu Narayan and music by Shaan Rahmaan are seen as the positive features of the project.
"Aadu Oru Bheegara Jeevi Aanu" star cast includes Jayasurya, Vijay Babu, Vinayakan, Saiju Kurup, Srinda Ashab, Sunny Wayne, Renji Panicker, Sandra Thomas, Bhagath Manual, Chemban Vinod, Indrans, Dharmajan, Biju Kuttan, Vineeth Mohan and Hari Krishnan.
The movie is produced by Vijay Babu and Sandra Thomas under the banner of Friday Film House.
Check out the review round-up of the movie:
Satires are hard to pull off. The thin line that separates satire from buffoonery is so thin that it can disappear before the blink of an eye. 'Aadu oru bheekara jeeviyanu' could be classified as a pure one off in Malayalam cinema. It has a narrative style that is seldom seen in our films. It is almost cartoonish from the word go. But after the element of novelty wears off, it falls into a bottomless pit. In a sense it tries to be a caricature of itself and ends up in shambles.
Vishnu Narayan's cinematography creates a beautiful backdrop for the movie. Lijo Paul's editing fails to meet the standards. The title song of the movie, which has been picturized through animation, deserves a special applause. Shaan Rahman scores with the perfect background score and songs
The failure of the movie is in its packaging. The two hour and twenty minutes run time looks too much for this over written script that desperately tries to make the audience laugh. I do agree that there were many laughable moments in the movie. However, they just spoil the fun created by adding something extra on the same joke. Vijay Babu's character pops out frequently with his character's theme music in the background to annoy us. Not just Vijay Babu, at regular intervals of time we will get to see a high-octane bgm for each character. In parts, you may find the spoof story of communists enjoyable. However, the exaggerations and predictability makes them charmless.