Lohitdas is a director who has managed to pull in the
audiences no matter how offbeat his subjects are.
Probably after several successes like KAARUNYAM,
KANMADHAM and ARAYANGALUDE VEEDU this is probably the
first time that he has put in some commercial elements
too in the movie. It might have affected the narrative a
bit, but the movie still manages to deliver.
What we have is the Royal Circus, a troupe of several
characters with different shades, yet live in harmony as
a family. The troupe is run by Govindan facing the
financial difficulties to keep the business running.
The darling of the troupe is Babu, the clown, who has
been there eversince childhood. He has mastered the art
of clowning from his guru, Abooka, who however has gone
insane with old age. Babu also is in love with Govindan's
daughter Kamala and even her father has promised Babu to
give her hand in marriage.
the arrival of a young man, Sudhakar is going to change
everything in this happy troupe.
To begin with things, he manage to
give the troupe a new look and with his clever management
makes the troupe a complete success story. However
alongwith his successful management, he also brings in
changes that are not that desirable. Even Babu's love
becomes at stake.
Dileep is wonderful in a refreshingly comic yet
controlled performance as Babu. And Nishant Saagar is
also commendale in his role as Sudheer.
Also delightful to watch Bahadoor in his last role which
will also be one of his most memorble ones in recent
times thanks to a well-scripted character of Aboobacker.
However newcomer Maya as Kamala is disappointing.
The rest the cast also puts in a good performances
especially Bindoo Panicker as Susheela, the cook.
Lohitdas has managed to give us a look into the
world of circus and the emotions of people behind the
acts. He has once again managed to keep the story moving
thanks to great characters.
The songs too are melodious and goes well with the tone
of the movie,which could not have been however possible
if it wasn't for an equally wonderful lyrics penned by
Yusuf Kachherry and Lohithdas.
movie might not be a masterpiece as far as malayalm
movies are considered, but the underlining word here is
that it is 'refreshing' and different from the usual
masalas and ends up worth a watch too.
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