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Bhaiya Bhaiya Review

Review by IndiaGlitz [ Saturday, September 6, 2014 • മലയാളം ]
Bhaiya Bhaiya Review
Kunchacko Boban, Biju Menon

Benny P Nayarambalam is one scriptwriter who has a particular ability to tell stories mixed with quality humour. He has managed to make many films with simple stories to greater hits, mainly due to soaking them in lighter vein. His one latest attempt for this Onam is ‘Bhaiya Bhaiya’ directed by Johny Antony. A movie which tells a relatively fresh story in the backdrop of migrant workers, the movie has plenty of ordinary jokes planted in a relatively fresher narratives.

The movie is told as a monologue by Babumon (kunchakko Boban), who is currently travelling to Bengal with the dead body of a migrant worker. In the driver seat of the ambulance is Babulal Chatterji(Biju Menon) affectionately called ‘Bhaiya’ by Babumon. Since the arrival of Babulal to their home at the age of ten, both of them has grown together just as brothers, taking intense care of each other. Also travelling  with them is Angel(Nisha Agarwal), who is eloping from her house to get married to her childhood friend Babumon. Another Tamil migrant worker Shanthi(Vinuthalal) has alighted  the vehicle so that she can save her money for travelling to her home town near Salem. Adding to them is Soman, a construction worker from Kerala who is taking it as a chance to see Bengal. How they happens to be together in this eventful journey forms the rest of the story.

Though the basic tale by Benny P Nayarambalam is not that elaborate, it has elements that could have worked pretty well. Added to that the return of comedy artists like Suraj Venjaramoodu and  Salimkumar. But apart from the wits that makes you laugh at intervals, the movie doesn’t offer much to carry home. It seems to have been directed in a lighter mode, not taking anything seriously enough. So the Maoists’ in the tale to the ‘planned filmy fights’ in the climax doesn’t make sense and the necessary impact. Had it been treated more wisely, the movie could have got scenes like those in the league of ‘RamjiRao speaking’.The coincidences galore in the climax also doesn’t work well for the movie.

The actors in the fray has not much to do, though Biju Menon impresses with his one liners and carry on his fine chemistry with Kunchakko Boban who is another cakewalk role. Suraj manages to crack some wits but Salim kumar appear totally lacklustre.  Vinutha lal as Shanthi and Nisha agarwal as Angel does their parts as per demand, though they have nothing too demanding to do. Vijayaraghavan and Shammi Thilakan are in their usual roles while Sudheer impresses as the goonda leader.

In the technical sides Vinod Illampilly’s shots are fine and adds to the quality of the  movie while Ranjan Abraham has also evenly paced the narratives. The three songs by Vidyasagar are good of which the first couple are sure to take a place in the hit charts.

If you are in the mindset to watch a fun movie without giving any big thinking or asking for logic, ‘Bhaiya Bhaiya ‘ has some that may fill your time. Evenly paced and filled with comedies, this light hearted film entertains in parts. Had it been directed with a little more care, ‘Bhaiya Bhaya’ could have worked relatively well. As of now it may not be a painful onetime watch.

Rating - 6/10




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