Ulsaha Committee Review
'Ulsaha Committee' is a visual onslaught on the audience from the Jayaram - Akku Akbar team that takes it by total shock. Faced with the unenviable choice of burying his head in his palms or throwing it back for a quick snooze, the viewer lets out one yawn after the other until the prospect of a lock jaw petrifies him.
Apoorvan (Jayaram), as his name suggests has a real rare flair of discovering things, and runs a trial of his inventions on his dear pal Babumon (Kalabhavan Shajon). When things go out of hand, as they often do, their friend Chopra (Baburaj) steps in to their rescue.
The trio run for their lives when a casual encounter with a young woman lands them in a solar scam! They find refuge in Rose's (Sheela) mansion, and the events that transpire thereafter make up the rest of the film.
Oh! The levels to which they would stoop to generate some laughter is indeed unbelievable. There are double entendres galore, and the efforts to cook up some real humor fall flat on almost all occasions. A giggle or two emerges once in a while, but that's a rarity indeed.
The bottom line is that the film is never too much fun. The dialogue sounds cramped and the script looks like it has been trodden all over by a nutty horse, what with it being crummy on multiple levels. And the length of the film is plain gross; it should clearly have been trimmed by half an hour or so.
The intolerable silliness into which the film ultimately descends has to be seen to be believed. What is ironic is that the film fails for all those reasons that you expect it to fail, and the writing at times repulsive and at times plain bland, does the mishmash real bad.
I remember having read somewhere that Jayaram has plans to turn selective, and after having watched him in 'Ulsaha Committee', I'm all relieved at the news. There isn't a scene in the film, that doesn't make us remind of the actor in a similar scene somewhere else, and it stumps me that the actors never seem to realize it themselves.
There is plenty of buffoonery even otherwise with Kalabhavan Shajon and Baburaj adding to the fray. It's a step backward for both these actors as well, and there would be very few takers for their frenetic antics on screen.
Isha Talwar has questionable histrionic talents, and 'Ulsaha Committee' makes things worse for her, by casting her in a miniscule role that is plain embarrassing. I wonder if she's gonna add this flick to her filmography since its at best a glorified cameo that she plays in it. My heart goes out to Sheela who is made a part of films as these. Dressed in garish costumes, she makes a very poor reflection of her former self in the film, and plays it out real loud.
'Ulsaha Committee' is a film that is devoid of energy of any kind. The monotony that sets in makes it a stale attempt at film making that deserves to be flung straight into the garbage can.
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