2009 opened badly for many in the industry like Mammootty, Shafi and co. And so is the case of Dileep whose 'Colours' which came up as the first film. This year from the actor, is very much a misadventure drawn on a messy canvas. The movie with a pedestrian, predictable story and unimaginative sequences fails to spread any bright colours in the minds of the viewers.
The movie set in a military camp at Coonoor revolves around military doctor Lt.Colonal Dr Rajalekshmy (Sharanya) and her two daughters-Pinky and Pooja. Rajalekshmy has a special consideration for Pooja who is obedient and docile, working as a school teacher. While her younger daughter Pinky (Roma)is a tomboyish ,bubbly girl who roams around playing pranks on the villagers and shooting her popular television programme 'Colours' modeled after the hits 'Bakra and Tharikida'. Though she is adventurous and bold, she shares a very special relation with Pooja (Bhama) and her grandpa Pushkaran Pillai (Innocent).
Pinky locally called as ''Pankan'' has a group of guys always in her disposal including cameraman Rahul who is in love with her. And when Navy officer Lt Commander Sanjaynath arrives to Coonoor, locking horns with Pinky from the very first day, every one finds him as a way to control the mindless maneuvers of Pinky, which gradually leads them into falling in love. But the movie has an array of subplots, the most prominent being the fraudulent act of smuggling costly medicines from hospital store by some of Rajalekshmi's subordinates , which leads into further tensions in her family. Then there are the plans of elders to marry off Pooja to Sanjay, even when he is in love with Pinky. And the worst of the subplots is that involving the character played by Harishree Ashokan and his father in-law - a lunatic played by Cochin Haneefa, which falls well below buffoonery.
Though the movie is promoted as a Dileep flick, the movie essentially belongs to Roma, as the lead actor only arrives on to the scene, a few seconds before interval. That is, exactly an hour after the start of the proceedings. Roma is thus left to hold the film together again with her umpteenth act as a bold, aggressive girl. She hams at some points and her dubbing too let the sequences down. But towards the end, she manages to float the narratives without sinking too low. Dileep makes a ride through his macho avathar-though not much convincingly. Vinoo Mohan and Bhama under play their characters as per demands while Sharanya and Innocent are aptly cast. Harihsree Ashokan, and cochin Haneefa are terribly unbearable, left to run all around to create some halfbaked chuckles.
Though the technical sides are not weak, a pointless script and uninventive direction spoils the entire show. Rajbabu is far from his little promises of' 'Kangaroo' and 'Chess'-his previous hits .The songs by Suresh Peters like 'Kanmaniye' and 'Pookkalam' are worth a hear in the otherwise dumb sequences.
'Colours' in all probabilities will not create any noteworthy hues in this years Mollywood balance sheet. And if you still want to have a go, then prepare yourself for awful strokes with one of the most unsaturated, brushes.