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Oru Indian Pranayakatha Movie Review

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Oru Indian Pranayakatha
Cast:Fahadh Faasil, Amala Paul, Innocent
Direction:Sathyan Anthikad
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Oru Indian Pranayakatha - This 'Pranayakadha' is average

IndiaGlitz  [Monday, December 23, 2013]

It is after a long time that Sathyan Anthikkad has moved out of his regular crew and actors in his recent films. The latest in 'Oru Indian Prayakadha', he is with Fahadh Faasil, the new generation actor known for his  original style of acting. Sathyan , but offers Fahad yet another conventional comedy ­character which is characteristic of the director. Fahad in that typical Jayasuirya-Dileep role  is the only highlight of the movie which is every bit a regular clichéd Sathyan fare in content and narratives.

The movie presents Fahad as  Aymanan Sidharthan, a local young politician of RDF party from Kottayam. Waiting for the death of sitting MLA who is currently in the death bed, this  blue ­eyed boy of party's district president , a TV discussion-savvy UthupVallikkadan (Innocent), he is sure to be the next candidate and the party M LA soon.  However, his hopes are dashed when the High Command opts for a more influential female candidate. Dejected, he decides to a take a short leave from the party work and takes up the job of assisting a young woman named Irene Gardner (Amala Paul), a Canadian citizen who has just arrived to make a documentary film on orphanages. But within days Sidhaarthan realises that Irene is here not just for making documentaries, but to answer some crucial identity issues that has been disturbing her for some time.

Though with a simple storyline, Iqbal Kuttipuram has taken out sequences from earlier Sathyan films and movies like 'Orkut oru Ormakkut'. They just manage to make it a watchable film though there has been plenty of 'we have been there' sequences. The scenes like 'Sidharthan and Irene start pretending to be husband and wife' and similar drama doesn't add to the cause of narrative. The second half is little serious sans logic in the 'mission of identity unearthing' , and the last one hour   just has plenty of melodrama that doesn't work effectively. The dialogues needed to be more witty and creative than they are now.

Fahad doesn't look too comfortable in a role that has become a regular in these kind of movies. Though this is the role that just doesn't suit him, he laboriously sticks to new mannerisms and makes things work.  Amala Paul looks fine in her role and excels in her subtle act which doesn't fall apart except in a single shot where she is shown weeping for long.  Others in the casting line-up looks apt for their roles, though there is not much that stands exceptional. Pradeep Nair's visuals are ok, but Vidhysagar's B G Scores are loud. His couple of songs are good though

Oru Indian Pranayakatha is another Sathyan Anthikkad style movie which will appeal to family audiences. Though not anything exceptional, this may manage to end up in the safe side at the Box Office.

Rating - 6.25/10

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