In the scripting of Bhaskar The Rascal, you can clearly see the director tweaking his natural style in a way so that the film on the whole will have a remake value. Combined with typical Siddique flavors of fun and characterizations with some too cheesy melodramas and not so surprising climax, Bhaskar The Rascal is an average entertainer.
Bhaskar is a widower who lives with his father and only son Aadhi. Financially well established Bhaskar is a very short tempered guy with only 10th standard as an educational qualification. The basic focus of the movie is on the relationship between this family and another similar family where the mother is the widow. With both families having kids who find the elder ones in the other family very lovable, how does this relationship go? That is the focus of Bhaskar The Rascal.
Almost the entire first half of the movie has that typical style of Siddique to create a repartee on screen with breathless dialogues and counter dialogues. With his usual set and the new set of comedians performing in tandem, the humor works in the first half. But the movie fizzles away from fun in its second half where the fiction fails to convince us. The gun shots, suspense and emotional drama that happen in the second half of the movie are easily predictable and thus making things look like a time wasting agenda.
Mammootty looks stunning in his Bhaskar attire. More than his acting people will enjoy the youthful look of the actor and the megastar has done well in handling the comedy. Nayantara as Hima was also quite pleasing. I loved the way Raveena Ravi’s sound suited Nayantara. J D Chakravarthy is just about okay. Baby Anikha and Master Sanoop did their roles nicely. Rest of the cast comprising of Janardhanan, Harishree Ashokan, Saju Navodaya and Kalabhavan Shajon were good in their respective characters.
Siddique has treated the scenes in his typical style. The writing part has the power of humor in the beginning portion but the conflict zone of the movie is not so appealing. The lack of unpredictability and not much of surprises makes the climax look quite an ordinary one. Deepak Dev’s music is good to hear (no comments about the alleged plagiarism). Very nice frames from cinematographer Vijay Ulaganath keeps the movie lively.
Overall Bhaskar The Rascal is not as bad as its promos but it isn’t that great to clap for the content. It is an average entertainer with convincing humor and not so pleasing family drama. The rating for this Siddique movie is 2.5/5. A watchable flick.
Bhaskar The Rascal is not as bad as its promos but it isn’t that great to clap for the content.
Green: Recommended Film
Orange: Okay, Watchable, Experimental Films
Red: Not Recommended