At the beginning, debutante director Anvar Sadik has given us a hint that this film will have inspirations from the films he has scene and personally I don’t have any problem with the so called inspiration thing. But when it comes to Ormayundo Ee Mugham, the amount inspiration is too much and whatever creative is there lacks charm. A majority from 50 first dates, a little bit from Jab We Met and a lot of tiny bits from many films makes Ormayundo Ee Mugham an assembled entertainer which falls in the average category.
Gautham is an MBA graduate who is a bit sacred to take up the responsibility of the medical company managed by his mother. To make him a mature person, the mother decided to fix his marriage with a family friend’s daughter. During the “I don’t wanna get married” drama, Gautham happens to meet this girl Nithya and he falls in love with her. But there was something startling about the health of Nithya which shook the lover boy. How he manages to succeed in his love despite these odds is what the film taking about.
If you are someone who has seen 50 first dates, you might have guessed the plot twist. While the Adam Sandler starrer had a humorous treatment, the filmy version from Anvar Sadik is more romantic/ dramatic in terms of treatment. The drawback is that the romantic angle of the movie doesn’t really work for the viewers and whatever that entertains us lies in those conversations involving Aju Varghese. If he had plans to make it melodramatic, the director should have been careful about writing the practical difficulties of the female lead. Here that is also missing.
Can’t say that Vineeth Sreenivasan was so good as Gautham. There were portions, especially in the second half, where the actor in him struggled to convince us. Namitha Pramod was nice as the brave and positive Nithya. Aju Varghese did a fine job as his stereo typed role of being the right hand of the hero. The slim and short RJ Sarah, Soumya Sadanandan was good in that sweet sister character. Mukesh, Rohini, Lakshmi, Idavela Babu and some more are there in the cast who did a good onscreen performance.
Anvar Sadik’s direction cant be said as unique or interesting. It is an okay take of the stitched script. Script demanded more depth in romance and without that the dramas looked dull. Nice cinematography. Edits lacked ease. Songs were a bit too much. Nice background score. Not so nice visual effects.
Overall Ormayundo Ee Mugham is a onetime watchable film with too much of mainstream inspirations. My rating is a very generous 2.5/5 for this Vineeth Sreenivasan starrer.
Green: Recommended Film
Orange: Okay, Watchable, Experimental Films
Red: Not Recommended