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Aamayum Muyalum Review

Review by IndiaGlitz [ Saturday, December 20, 2014 • മലയാളം ]
Aamayum Muyalum Review
JayasuryaPiaa BajpaiHarisree AshokanInnocentNedumudi Venu
Jaison Pullikkottil
M. G. Sreekumar

Aamayum Muyalum,Goulipadam,Kalyani

Coming from the likes of Priyadarshan, 'Aamayum Muyalum’, the latest offering for Christmas is a faithful rehash of his Hindi hit 'Malamaal weekly'. But surprisingly the movie which has the best of the supporting actors of Mollywood fails to engage us with its content and slapstick comedies , largely due to its script lines.

The movie has the exact setting of popular hit 'Thenmavin kombathu'- a rustic poverty striken village named Goulipadam in the sides of Kalyani river , helmed by a rich and powerful lady vigilante  Bhandaravathy(Sukanya) and a bunch of innocent villagers who believes everything  that they hears. The movie has all the caricaturistic characters ranging from the lottery agent Kurikkaran Kasi(Nedumudi venu), the local milk man Nallavan (Innocent), to the lead guy Kallu (jayasuriya) who is in love with Thamarai (Piya Bajpei). Kasi finds that one of the tickets that he has sold in the village has hit a jackpot of five crores.

Unable to remember the lucky man who bought it, he throws in a party pawning his goat. But even after that he finds that the man who has actually bought the winning ticket failed to appear for the party. Kasi makes a recheck and traces that it is none other than the drunkard Antony who is proud owner of the ticket. Kasi arrives at Antony’s house to find that the man has gone dead due to hyper excitement following his big win. kasi now tries best of his ideas to grab the ticket and make all the fortune his own, but little did he realises that Antony has already informed many about his new found luck before taking the final breath. The movie then follows the run of the entire villagers behind this unexpected fortune that can make them richer in every sort.

Though not in the league of his big hits, Priyadarshan has taken the best of the sequences of his many previous films and made a mish- mash of the scenes, but to find that the film doesn't thrill you on its entire length. The script, especially the dialogues in the second half falters and the intended wits don’t make you laugh every time. The basic logic, like the dead body remaining fresh for days, and the pawning of a goat helping to setup a big feat seems to be deliberately allowed to happen to churn out laughter. At two hours and forty three minutes, it appears a little lengthy with a lot of comedy of errors involving the corpse and the lottery, some of which that works and some gone wasted. Nedumudi Venu and Innocent take much of the screen space as Jayasuriya is pushed to the boundaries just to be another man in the crows. Pia Bajpai also has nothing much to do than to wear colourful costumes in songs.

The technical sides, as usual in every Priyan film is top notch with fine visuals from Divakar Mani but editor Ayyapan Nair could have trimmed a bit of the movie to more appropriate lengths. The art direction by Saloo George and costumes are fine and gives a colourful look to the movie.

‘Amayum Muyalum’  but doesn't ask for any big logic and if you can sacrifice it, you may not find it very difficult to endure an one time watch. Definitely this is a better work than Priyan's last outing ‘Geethanjali’.

Rating -6/10 

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