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April Fool Review

Review by IndiaGlitz [ Saturday, April 3, 2010 • മലയാളം ]
April Fool Review
Damor cinema
Siddique,Jagadeesh, Biju Menon , Jagathy Sreekumar. K P A C Lalitha, Manoj K Jayan, Maniyanpillai Raju, Indrans, Kaveri, Nayana
Viji Tampy
Santosh Damodar
April Fool

A movie that spends seventy percent of its screen time on the interiors of a single apartment, mostly depending on the banter between two characters and occasional walk-ins of a couple of supporting artists.

Before tagging this to be an abstract, experimental movie, let us make it clear that the movie is not a novice, but a full revamp of the immensely hit Bollywood movie `Bhejafry'.

And for those who had been with the original, the story which is best suited for a theater play is pretty similar with the original, without any more additions-Rakesh Menon (Siddhique) is an entrepreneur and owner of the delight musical company and a member of the upper class club, which consists of a few egoistic people who take pleasure in ridiculing an invited `idiot' to their party, making them playing their `gifted' talents.

On a day when he is to present his prized catch, Krishanunni, an aspiring boastful singer and musician, Rakesh hurts his back and also has a tiff with his playback singer wife Seema (Nayana) over this idiot show. Seema ultimately decides to leave his selfish and inconsiderate husband, who doesn't care about the emotions of others.

Krishannanunni, a second grade income tax officer, who comes over to entertain the party amuses Rakesh with his tomfoolery acts. But within some hours, Rakesh understands that he is in the face of the utter chaos let loose by this 'idiot', who likes to mess up everything that comes his way. Starting from inviting his nymphomaniac girl friend Mohini to the turmoil and also engaging  his most strict income tax chief to help Rakeshmenon, Krishnanunni, though with his satirical gags creates mini disasters one after another, ultimately making Rakesh's comfortable life into ruins.

The film which relies on humorous lines and one-liners, on an-one night affair that change the attitudes and behaviors of everyone attached, is enjoyable at most times. Here you have the rich Rakesh realizing his faults and patching up with his rivals and the strict income tax offer who realizes his wife's cheating, that all coinciding on a night.

The scripts of the movie as in the original provides healthy laughter in almost all frames but certain overly forced attempts, (like the recipe debate on phone) makes you refuse to flex your facial muscles. The script didn't consider the pitfalls of the original (like the couples' fighting over a singular issue and walking out on the second day, after which the husband gifts his wife with a costly car) and repeats the same in the remake.
Jagadheesh who has also done the scripts is the star of the show, who matches with the Vinay Pathak of the original in every count. With fantastic timing and the recent idiotic image that had been attached with the star (particularly after the `Hariharnagar' sequels), he looks very natural.

Siddhique is once again fabulous as Rakesh Menon while Biju Menon and Jagathy Sreekumar act the short roles with elaan. But Kananda actress Nayana appears plastic in her emoting abilities and needs to work on her facial expressions.

She shows no camaraderie with Siddhique. The movie doesn't demand for any music tracks though the couple of songs are good. The technical sides of the movie are also in sync with the quality of the narratives.

A movie with enjoyable moments, this shoestring budget flick may pass off as a winner even with a two weeks run. Suggested for those who likes light hearted entertainers with no intense or serious moments.

Rating: 0 / 5.0


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