“No 66 Madhura Bus” directed by M A Nishad is a poorly made outdated revenge movie that doesnt really have the substance to make the audience connect with its soul. A straight forward revenge plot extended with unwanted characters and situations. The cliche revenge twists and turns are too predictable that audience with minimum IQ will surely understand the suspense before it is revealed.
The story is about the chief protagonist played by Pasupathy (Sorry I dont remember the characters name) who lost his good life and was sent to jail because of his friend Sanjayan’s bad character. His mission is to kill Sanjayan and take revenge for spoiling his life. The movie is narrated through a journey were meets a female protagonist and tells his reality to her who was thrown out by family for being in Jail for a crime which she was not responsible.In the latter part of the movie she also becomes a part of the revenge execution.
The basic fault of the movie is the narrative of the script which tries to cover almost the entire biography of the characters. Too much concentration on the build up of each character spoils the core emotion of the story. The film is described as the journey of emotions, but most of the emotions in the movie are embedded in to the script. These emotions doesnt have any role in the perspective of the story.
Performance wise Pasupathy has been used very well. Makarand Deshpande has played the role of Sanjayan neatly. Mallika deliveres an impressive performance as the wife of the chief protagonist. Jagathish was good in his priest/police role. Veterans like Thilakan, Jagathy, Rekha etc were not really used to their acting capability. A short span role for Shwetha Menon as the Public Relations Officer. The movie has abundant cast, but a very few have importance in the film.
Technically the script is too much of cliche crooked dialogs and usual melodrama. The director has done his possible best to convert this writing in to the celluloid. Other technical features doesnt really appeal. The character structure of the hero and villain was a little annoying with awkward dialog delivery of Pasupathy at times. Makarand Deshpande’s dubbing was an apt voice. The accident scene was executed with a somewhat good perfection.
Overall, director M A Nishad’s Mudhura Bus suffers to complete its journey. They tried to fill too much shades of colors in a small canvas the most important color lost its importance. My rating for M A Nishad’s No 66 Madhura Bus is 1.5/5 (max is 2). There is nothing wrong in missing this bus.
Green: Recommended Film
Orange: Okay, Watchable, Experimental Films
Red: Not Recommended