Vinay Forrt excels in his role that has two phases - a full time tippler at the outset and a Gandhian later. The premise gives hopes, but "God Say" does not go deeper into the issue to drive home the intention of the film. So apart from putting forward a topic, the film culminates as a futile effort to convey a surreal effect.
1.8 out of 5 (Average)
| K. R. Rejeesh (NOWRUNNING)
When the inner conflicts of a protagonist rip through our conscience, the movie creates an enduring impact on us. At least it perpetuates till one leaves the theatre. Unfortuantely, "God Say," directed by Sherry and Shyju Govind, falters in both cases.
The film depicts the overnight transformation of young Harichandran (Vinay Forrt), a drunkard, into a perfect Gandhian. An announcer at All India Radio, Calicut, he leads an erratic life and keeps an illicit affair with a drama artist (Mythili).
Inside a dilapidated lodge room, Harichandran is little bothered about anything else, except consuming liquor. Such a man's life changes overnight as he happens to read Gandhiji's autobiography, prodded by his station director (Joy Mathew). As a youth in the 90s, the filmmakers portray the hero's abrupt change in his lifestyle as largely due to Gandhism.
Though the directors have tried to explore the relevance of Gandhism in the 20th century and its acceptance in our society, the whole action does not go beyond the precints where Harichandran lives. The script hovers around the protagonist to showcase his conflict of accepting a new way of life. But he finds it hard to lead a Gandhian life in the age when the nation embraces new policies like GATT agreement.
The premise gives hopes, but "God Say" does not go deeper into the issue to drive home the intention of the film. So apart from putting forward a topic, the film culminates as a futile effort to convey a surreal effect.
Vinay Forrt excels in his role that has two phases - a full time tippler at the outset and a Gandhian later. At a glance, "God Say" is meant for discerning audience, even then it appears to be a mediocre attempt.
Critic: K. R. Rejeesh
1.8 out of 5 (Average)
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