Vismayam Movie Review
Release date : 5th August 2016
Genre : Family Drama
Language : Malayalam
Middle-class people are happy with small joys. Then why to give them lucrative lies….
Simultaneously, made as Manamadha in Telugu, the movie explores the life and dream of middle-class people. Four people, four stories, all battling in their own way to achieve happiness. But, does the movie qualify to make that space in the heart of the audience? Let’s explore with Vismayam Movie Review.
Four middle-class people, four stories: Sairam, a middle-class employee, wants to achieve success in his own space. Abhiram, a studious college boy who falls in love with a rich girl and forgets his aim in the name of dreams. Gayathri (Gautami), a homemaker is perfect in managing the house but, can do better in life and the last person is a school-going kid who has a heart of gold.
Okay, imagine a man accidentally kisses a girl, they become friends and now when he proposes her, she says NO. Had this been Hollywood, it could have been a romantic movie, had it been Bollywood, it may have been hard to digest but, still would have been accepted. But, excuse me, this is a Malayalam movie simultaneously made in Telugu and dubbed in Tamil, showing the middle-class family. Which part of middle-class person will connect to this story? Sounds more like the common man of Las Vegas.
The other stories also have shortcomings but, still go in a smooth flow. The love story part could have been more realistic and connecting a common man rather than a love shy superhuman. The movie loses it’s charm and pitch in between and has been stretched unnecessarily. Given an option, director Chandra Sekhar Yeleti could have wrapped it in 90 minutes to make it a better experience and connecting the story of a common man. The movie justifies its trailer line; it is a roller coaster but, of chaos and not of emotions. The ending was damn predictable.
The music is okay and except The Complete Mr. Mohanlal and Gautami, there is no other reason to avoid tearing away the ticket. The music also kept going unceasingly and the songs were introduced at the point where usually people post interval, keep the popcorn bucket down to enjoy the last innings.
Overall, even if you are a Mohan Lal fan, don’t waste your time; he is much more than this.
Being says : Avoid!
Being-o-meter : 2 (out of 5)
Justification : 1 For Malayalam 1 for Telugu. Makes it 2.
Cast : Mohanlal, Gautami, Viswant Duddumpudi, Raina Rao