Kallan D’Souza, the spinoff of the movie Charlie, is just a lazy attempt with no real imagination. The film offers absolutely nothing in terms of treatment or story, and the audience was desperately laughing hard at the mumbling dialogues of Hareesh Kanaran. With every event in the story looking extremely predictable and unexciting, Kallan D’Souza just doesn’t have anything in it to be a spinoff of a movie like Charlie.
We see here Suni, aka D’souza’s life after he met Charlie. He is still doing the same things with the help of his friend. One day, while the police were chasing him, he ran into a house. The woman in that house, Asha, helps him escape from the police. The next day, D’Souza again met Asha along with her daughter in a hospital, and the relationship gradually grew. D’Souza unintentionally getting involved in a hawala case and how that situation escalates is what we see in Kallan D’Souza.
In the movie’s very first scene, we have Vinod Kovoor saying a line to his boss. Well, the tone and structure of that dialogue immediately give you a warning that this film being a spinoff is just an excuse. In Kallan D’Souza, Suni is the embodiment of goodness. And weirdly, he has grown to become a dumber version of himself. The writing of Sajeer Baba wants to create exciting twists in the tale. But to achieve that, he is simply making the characters do stuff that nobody with a little bit of common sense would do.
Soubin Shahir, in his typical style, is trying his best to be funny. Surabhi Lakshmi as Asha gets to do a role not usually associated with her. But the daily soap level writing of that character is not helping her. Dileesh Pothan was, in fact, the best performer in this movie. Hareesh Kanaran is there for the sake of comedy. His improvised dialogues were a big relief because the movie severely lacked quality content.
The fundamental issue is with the lackluster script. Jithu K Jayan just can’t induce any excitement in a script that looks outdated to the core. The whole Hawala case and its repercussions are highly predictable. When the villain threatens Asha about her daughter, I felt like screaming the “Fresh Fresh Fresh” dialogue from Karikku. This attempt to make D’Souza a saint is way too cheesy, and it actually ruins the image of that character. D’Souza’s efforts to make Asha happy just don’t have an organic flow to its credit. The music felt pretty average.
The character played by Santhosh Keezhattur is alive at the end of the movie, and that’s perhaps the only “different” thing I could see in this pointless spinoff. Kallan D’Souza is only 2 hours long. Yet it felt like an excruciatingly long film that failed miserably to utilize a memorable character written by Unni R.
Kallan D'Souza is only 2 hours long. Yet it felt like an excruciatingly long film that failed miserably to utilize a memorable character written by Unni R.
Green: Recommended Content
Orange: The In-Between Ones
Red: Not Recommended