A wonderfully visualized promo song and a trailer that creates curiosity are the only positive things I can say about director Lal Jose’s latest experiment Ezhu Sundara Rathrikal. Ya, I used the term experiment, because Lal Jose has tried to create some variety in terms of making, but sadly it never really worked out the way it was supposed to. With a script that struggles to link the numerous unwanted characters it created Ezhu Sundara Rathikal is no where near what it promised.
Aby is an ad film maker whose marriage is going to happen in a weeks time. After his bachelor party, he goes to his ex girlfriend Sini’s house to invite her for the wedding. This particular incident creates a simple issue in Sini’s life and Aby agrees to go with her to solve the issue as he was responsible for it. But things goes out of hand with certain mishaps happening following this simple issue. How these things affect the lives of these two people who are committed to two others is what the movie trying to say.
The subject is something that should be discussed in these days as these premarital affairs related issues are happening in the society. But where this movie fails is in building some solid situations and also in treating it properly. All those characters who just comes out of no where definitely creates a kind of curiosity in the viewers mind, but when we hear the back stories that lead to all these chaos in the second half, the meh expression will be there on our faces. The confused treatment is also a big mistake. An ad film maker will surely imagine how things would happen, but the excessive usage of this imagination thing was a bad idea.
Lal Jose cant really take the below average script to a better level. If he had gone with his usual style in making, things would have been slightly better. But the experiments in narration spoiled the fun. James Albert once again goes after a twisty thriller but this time the characters were cardboard made. Both the characters are hiding a lot of things and the script just couldn’t setup a strong enough situation to stop us from questioning their attitude. Cinematography was nice. The unconventional music of Prashnath Pillai works out occasionally but the BGM wasn’t that great.
Dileep has played his part with ease. New comer Parvathy Nambiar was also good. Rima Kallingal and Murali Gopy did their part nicely. Tini Tom was disappointing.
A huge sigh of disappointment is the end result of Ezhu Sundara Rathrikal. Too many characters and too many distractions for a really silly issue. My rating is 2/5 for Ezhu Sundara Rathrikal.