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Thuruppu Gulan Review

Review by IndiaGlitz [ Friday, April 14, 2006 • Malayalam ]
Thuruppu Gulan Review
Mamootty,Sneha, Innocent, Jagathy Sreekumar, Cochin Haneefa, Harisree Ashokan, Salim Kumar, Kalasala Babu, Saddique, Suresh Krishna, Baburaj, Baiju Ezhupunna, Suraj Venjaramoodu
Johny Antony
Milan Jaleel
Alex Paul

The earlier megahit of Mammootty 'Rajamanikyam' altered  some prejudices primarily in the minds of cine goers and even some  film makers. It is evident that Mammootty's newly acquired  images in handling comedies , has been the centerplot of all the events staged in this new flick- Thuruppughulan

As expected, Mammootty is here again as the super human  hyperactive maverick, in all colors, fighting, throwing his legs to two songs, trying to be humorous and even at times mimicking himself. The actor seems to have forgotten his age and even his baseful voice that every portion of the film is dubbed to feel like a farce drama. The  megastar starts the film from where he has left in the "Manikyam",more immersed in the rendition of slangs - this time that of center kerala and trying to be more fluidal in acting as well as in movements. The new maneuvers seem to have worked to some extent, but not in its fuller grace.

The story is supposed to be a  full length comedy action thriller, showing threads of a Govinda-Kaadar Khan starrer of the mid nineties. The profile of the lead character Kunjumom alias Ghulan played by Mammootty  is of a sharp successful gambler, goonda  and street  shop thattukada owner who likes to read child magazines and dreams of becoming a star dancer. He is the "everything" of Kozhikode town with friends ranging from the police to billionaires and even streetwallahs.  He is forced to move with his gang to Kochi where his father Kochuthoma(Innocent) is facing a threat  from the care takers of a star hotel. Kochuthoma's thattukada which is spoiling the front elevation  of the Hotel Raj Palace, is the reason for the hostility between the two. Ghulan enters the fray to clear off the mess and the hotel  and how he manages to get over the propositions is the plot.  In the other simultaneous track, Sneha is playing the character of Lekshmi-who is the daughter of the original owner of Raj Palace,  who comes to Kerala from Singapore to sell the hotel  to find money to  save her father, played by Devan,  who is in jail following an economic mishap. Here the hotel care takers try to demolish Lekshmi to avoid the deal and in the course she meet Kunjumon without knowing his profile. The negative lot, a lot in numbers ranging from Kalashala Baabu to Sureshkrisna join together to eliminate both and the rest is a comedy of errors.

Even though the basic plot seems to be promising, the film has lost the tempo in the second half, cluttered to become a star show
Script by Sibi.K.Thomas - Uday Krissna lacks luster and is even presented with less believability. But the festival moods all through and added masalas will definitely bring in good numbers of takers which is evident before all release centers now.  All together, it is an out and out Mammmootty film - with the rest of the casts ranging from Sneha, Innocent, Kalashala Baabu, Jagathy Suraj, Harishree Ashokan  and Cochin Haneef having not much to offer. The film's music department by Alex Paul and Kaithapram is without any flavor delivering  two un-hummable songs in the  irascible lyrics. The film is cinematographed by Sanjeevsankar and is produced by Milan Jaleel of Galaxy Films.

The  highlight of the film is the brisk pace by which the director Johny Antony passes through the events without lending time to think about the other loopy crass. The film is sure to hold masses for its wholesome entertainment, even though in weaker terms. Any way, louder applause, giggles and shouts  in release centers zeal it as another  film for the Mammootty's  fanship and one that will definitely continue his hit parade.


Rating: 0 / 5.0


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