Oru Murai Vanthu Paarthaya

Half an hour in to the movie, I was thinking and the guy in front of me was mumbling the same thing. Why doesn’t this dumb hero go and tell his mother to stop acting like an idiot. While watching Oru Murai Vanthu Paarathaya, the thought that frequently comes to your mind is the dumbness of certain situations. It is an effort to break certain clichés we see in horror movie, but unfortunately the film fails miserably in doing that.

Prakashan is this young lad in the village who has an electric shop and he is also a wrestler. He is in love with a girl named Aswathi but he hasn’t told her about it. The story unfolds with the arrival of a new girl in the village. The new ones arrival creates lot of confusions and serious changes in the life of Prakashan. Oru Murai Vanthu Paarathaya tells us about that new girl, her past and her intention.

It is a horror movie that isn’t actually scary. The problem with the script is that it has too many subplots. And sometimes I don’t even get the logic of the hero’s “love”. He is against the mystery girl in the beginning, he falls in love with her and in the second half there are portions were you feel that he is in love with both the girls. There is a scene towards the end where hero’s mother tries to swallow poison and I was like “Why on earth this lady is over reacting?”. The lovable ghost factor has no charm here because of the way the movie proceeds. The whole flashback sequence and revenge thirst etc. looks way too cheesy.

Unni Mukundan is still struggling with his awkward Malayalam diction. While delivering certain heavy dialogues, you could clearly feel that. Prayaga Martin gets another version of lovable ghost after Mysskin’s Pisaasu. But here the character is a slightly over comical and it annoys you at some areas. Sanusha doesn’t have much of a job to do when you look at the screen time she has. Bindu Panicker, Aju Varghese, Sudhy Koppa, Sadiq, Biju Kuttan and many more faces are there in different relevant and irrelevant characters and they were all okay.

Sajan Mathew’s making isn’t that updated in terms of style. The script gets a treatment that we have seen many times in all these village oriented films. The numerous subplots and their lack of necessity somewhat makes the movie dull. Those sequences involving Tiny Tom and Suraj Venjaramood were really annoying. And the whole Gusthi chapter got vanished by the end of the first half. Except for certain dialogue jokes from Aju Varghese, Sudhy Koppa and Biju Kuttan there isn’t anything much engaging about the film. The music was a positive. Edits weren’t great. Cinematography was okay.

Oru Murai Vanthu Paarthaya fails to create an impact it could have created if there was freshness in writing. It had the scope to be a variety film, but the film ended up as two and a half hour long boredom.

Rating : 1.5/5

Final Thoughts

Oru Murai Vanthu Paarthaya had the scope to be a variety film, but the film ended up as two and a half hour long boredom.


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Red: Not Recommended


By Aswin Bharadwaj

Founder and editor of Lensmen Reviews.

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