Few will remember that Haridas Kesavan was one director who was awarded with the state recognition for the debut director for his very first film, Georgekutty c/o Georgekutty. The movie scripted by Renjith came two decades ago and was acclaimed as a well made flick. But within a short period he learned the art of making cheap, ill structured, low cost movies which gradually made him fall in his professional career. Into his list of bad movies like magic lamp and Katha Samvidhanam, Kunchakko, is his latest on theatres 'Cheriya Kallanum Valiya Policum'. A movie which seems to have made with an eye solely on the satellite rights, than on any viewership in theatres the movie lacks every quality associated with any decent entertainer.
The director tries to repeat the success duo of small hits of nineties-Jagadheesh and Mukesh to redo the act but fails to complement them with any eventful script that can demand attention. The movie has Jagadheesh as Kumaran, who in a pressured point of life decide to commit suicide. He writes to his wife about his plans of suicide. When this letter reaches his Pancharikkara village, the Innocent villagers join together for the waiting of Kumaran's dead body. Into this Pandemonium of the wait for a dead body that must be retrieved from no known place, arrives Sadashivan, a stranger who turns out to be guardian Angel to his widow Soumini, acting and appearing at the right places and times. And with the discovery of the dead body of Kumaran and some more big twists in the later half, the movie goes on to clear the fable between all occurrences.
'Cheriya Kallanum Valiya Policeum' opens as an average movie at the best and holds the interesting premise for a while. With his caricaturist characters of the village, the movie holds interest to some point in the middle. But the later half falls into the big pit of predictability and the final few reels is really pathetic which won't be appreciable even to the front benchers, who maybe able to sense the coming sequences and dialogues much earlier. The only character creation that comes as a big surprise in this odd movie, is of Kochupreman, who plays a blind Kuttappan making an entry into narratives at certain points with loud observations. Mukesh and Jagadheesh are into their regular roles with out surprises. Mukesh appears too jaded and too aged for the character while Vidhya as Soumini doesn't have much to do than to fill in the mandatory melancholic sequences. Suraj as the police officer gallops through the narrative as an untamed horse.
The technical side is also average with Anandhakuttan offering no surprises. The songs by Tej Mervin and their weak picturisation may not create any newer interest in its proceedings. All in all, the movie may find itself hard to satisfy the new age audience who loves to be with the interval trailer of Hindi flicks offered by UFO, than to this kind of sloppily, unimaginative storytelling, without any USP.