Ring Master Malayalam Movie

Feature Film | 2014
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Rafi plays the perfect Ring Master in his latest film and expects us to jump like puppies through the dreary loop rings in his script. Any which way you look at it, you fail to unearth the enthusiasm that should have made the acrobatics easier on your muscles.
Apr 22, 2014 By Veeyen

Rafi plays the perfect Ring Master in his latest film and expects us to jump like puppies through the dreary loop rings in his script. Any which way you look at it, you fail to unearth the enthusiasm that should have made the acrobatics easier on your muscles.


Dileep plays a dog trainer named Prince in the film, who is assigned a task of looking after the dogs at a house, while the owner is away. Prince does seem to have a way with the dogs as well as with a blind girl Karthika (Keerthi Suresh), who sashays into his life from across the door.


There's pretty much little that merits an extensive analysis here, and when I say the protagonist's dog and his leading lady (Honey Rose Varghese) have the same name Diana in the film, I presume it should unmistakably sum things up.


But that doesn't mean that the film is devoid of laughter. It does dole out gags in abundance, and if you are the kind who would break a rib watching the antics that the man is up to, you might even think it's an entertainer.


As an animal lover, the film left me confused. I couldn't for the life of me figure out if Prince was indeed a man whose heart bled for these delightful doggies. The reason being that in an attempt to bring in hilarity on all possible occasions, the writing makes you wonder if the man is pulling a fast one on you or if he really means business.


It's become almost customary for Dileep to act in films as these, and its alarming the way these characters get moulded to cater to the supposedly existing target audience. I guess this viewer clan should indeed exist, as the box office potential of films as these have proven time and again.


Dileep comes up with no fresh surprises in the film, as an actor. In fact, the role as has been said earlier is tailor made for the actor, and all that he has to do is to get that spiked hair intact, which he does admirably well. Of the ladies, I liked Honey Rose Varghese better, precisely because her role is a tidbit more interesting than the one that Keerthi plays.


This is a huge cast without doubt, and there is Aju Varghese, Kalabhavan Shajon, Suraj Venjarammoodu, Ranjini and Guinness Pakru in key roles. We have been there, and seen almost every bit of it, and yet at times a smile or two does flash across your face.


There is nothing much to rave regarding the technicalities as well. Shaji does no wizardry with the camera, and Gopi Sundar comes up with a musical score that does add up a little fizz to the otherwise worn out state of affairs.


'Ring Master' clearly falls into the category termed brainless potboilers, and if you have got a taste for the same, you might end up enjoying it. I for one, am definitely not looking forward to leave logic back home when I venture out to watch a film, which is why Rafi's 'Ring Master' is one silly show that I would gladly give a miss.


Veeyen

   

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