Directed by debutante Midhun Manuel Thomas, the movie Aadu Oru Bheegara Jeevi Aanu is a directorial failure. Midhun has managed to keep the dialogues in the cool and witty zone, but by overdoing the simple comedy with irrelevant exaggerations, the movie becomes a boring experience. The scarcity of laughable subplots with genuine humor was the drawback of this movie that had an elaborate cast.
Shaji Pappan is the all in all proprietor of a tug of war team (winners). After winning a tug of war competition, they got a female goat as the price. Shaji who does not like females (as his wife ditched him) was not enjoying the presence of a female goat in his vehicle. The team decides to stay in any resort and have the goat for dinner as barbecue. However, things do not go as planned and everything goes to a messed up level. How everything ends up in a predictably happy climax is what this chaos narrating to us.
The film starts off with a narration by Mamukoya (somewhat similar to that of Salim Kumar in OSO) and you can sense that the movie will have that kind of humor which we have seen in Om Shanthi Oshana , Midhun Manuel Thomas’s earlier first work as a writer. 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.
Jayasurya was good as Shaji Pappan with his usual mannerisms and dialogue delivery. Among the supporting cast Saiju Kuruppu was good. Dharmajan was humorous. Bhagath was nice. Harikrishnan’s acting was sloppy. Vijay Babu’s portrayal looked like a desperate attempt to become a Jagathy Sreekumar. Vinayakan rocked in his “freak” character. Chemban Vinod Jose and Indrans did their part nicely. A cooling glass saved Sandra Thomas. Sudhy Koppa did well in his crooked character. Srinda, Aju and Sunny Wayne were good in their small cameos. Rest of the actors was okay in their characters.
The direction and screenplay are untidy from Midhun. However, the conversations had a witty feel that manages to keep you inside the theater. The execution of many scenes looked unplanned. The edits were sloppy. Cinematography was good. The music was a different one from Shaan Rahman. I liked all those character theme songs, but the excessive usage of those songs rather disturbs.
To sum it up, Aadu Oru Bheegara Jeevi Aanu is a disappointing film. If there were options to skip or fast forward, this comedy entertainer would have been more enjoyable. The rating for the movie is a generous 2/5.
Aadu Oru Bheegara Jeevi Aanu is a disappointing film. If there were options to skip or fast forward, this comedy entertainer would have been more enjoyable.
Green: Recommended Content
Orange: The In-Between Ones
Red: Not Recommended