Of late, Mollywood movie makers have got to a habit of giving curious, names to their films. The latest to add to the list is 'Beware of DOGS'- A movie which stands by its name, as the DOGS in the title is the acronym of the names of its four lead protagonists.
Directed by debutante Vishnu Prasad, the movie has these young lads coming in to a rented house creating problems to its landlord Thulasedharan Pillai(Sunil Sukhada) who is finding ways to somehow throw them out. The four tenants, Dominic (Wilson Joseph), Oommen (Dinesh), Gautham (Sanju) and Sunny (Sreenath Bhasi),who as usual are finding it difficult even to pay their rent with their very meagre income.
Dominic is always thinking about a business partner for his ideas, while Sunny is in the habit of identifying people by the perfume they use.One fine morning Oomen gets a job in Pondicherry and leaves the place for the relief of Thulaseedharan Pillai. But within a few days his place is taken by the heavy Omanakuttan( Shekhar Menon), who even destroys the only toilet of the house with his large mass. And as usual after a plenty of dose of loose adult talk and pointless attempts to arouse humour, the foursome accidentally gets into as street fight with a self proclaimed don named Baptist(Manoj K Jayan) and is forced to flee to Pondicherry. And the rest of the plot is completed in the place with some bullet firing, chase and street run.
The movie starts of in a pleasant manner with some imaginatively fresh presentations of the foursome. There are a few one liners here and there that you may find fine in this hour. But after a reasonably good setting, the movie nose dives to inane poor tracks that makes you wonder how the movie has shaped into. With nothing fresh to tell apart from 'a run after a few diamonds' and a raging war between two dons, the makers try to make it humorous and mystery filled with no success at all. The later half is pure mayhem with escalating BG scores that even doesn't let you sleep.
The men in the lead appear adequate , though Wilson Joseph appear better and natural than the rest. Sreenath Bhasi's lighter presentations have now turned a cliché and does not suit the mood of the film. The rest of the cast including Abhirami Suresh and Jasmine Bhasin in the female leads has nothing much to cherish. While Manoj K Jayan who continues with his act in hit film ' Neram' appear embarrassing and unfit for the role, Ajay Simha is also in a role similar to his in Neram.
The technical sides are better with Maheshraj coming up with fine visuals for that not so fine film. The editing by Shyam Sasidharan is also good though he has no other option but to retain some pitiable parts of the film for completing the narratives. The songs by Bijipal are poor, while the art director seems to have worked well.
All in all, with an inane scripts and poor second half, this 'Beware of Dogs' is definitely something to be bewared of. Just keep out to avoid being hurt with its silliness.