Aadu Oru Bheekara Jeeviyanu Review
The title says it all. Mithun Manuel Thomas' 'Aadu Oru Bheekara Jeevi Aanu' lives up to the horror in its name, by putting on show before us a relentlessly mediocre ensemble that isn't worth your money or time.
Shaji Pappan (Jayasurya) has had it tough in his life, especially after a back ailment rendered him wifeless. His team that includes Abu (Saiju Kurup), Cleetus (Dhananjayan), Vishnu (Bhagath Manuel), Laalan (Hari Krishnan) and a few others does win a tug of war competition though, but they are disappointed that instead of a buck that they were promised, they have been gifted with a doe. A few of them however immediately develop a liking towards the female goat, though Shaji and Abu set off for home with a goat barbecue in mind.
The story that is as thin as half a wafer and is made of such non-happening events that you would wonder how all these came to be sewn up together into an even more mind-numbing script. As the interval comes up, you keep your fingers crosses and hope against hope that things will get better, but then Mithun Manuel Thomas takes us on a skydive and scares the hell out of us with even more deadening events.
Everything, which includes coherence, goes for a toss in the latter half, and sheer cacophony starts ruling the roost. With a political digression brought in, which includes a loudmouth leftist leader Sasi (Indrans) and his aide (Chemban Vinod Jose), the story, or what is left of it, starts wobbling even further, until it topples down totally.
There is also Dude (Vinayakan) and his team of hoodlums who are out on a mission to get some Neelakoduveli for their boss, and Inspector Shameer (Vijay Babu) and animal rights activist Menaka Kanthan (Sandra Thomas) as well, who make the dissonance complete. As time passes by, more and more entrants are added on, who serve no purpose whatsoever except contribute to the absolute chaos.
'Aadu Oru Bheekara Jeevi Aanu' is anther misfire from Jayasurya, but he can rest assured that the film's impudence is in the least because of him. To be fair to the actor, he does a decent job as Shaji Paappan and is one of the rare reasons, the film is at least watchable in parts.
The film does claim not just the cake, but the entire bakery when it comes to hamming actors. Vijay Babu and Sandra Thomas lead the over-the-top lot and several others like Dhananjayan and Chemban Vinod Jose pitch in their contributions to the fray. At times, the performances get too loud that all you can do is look away till the ordeal is over.
Vishnu Narayan however, deserves all the appreciation amidst this mayhem, for some really spectacular frames that he has managed to come up with. Shaan Rahman and his background score does amuse you initially, but when the film meanders towards a shaky climax, this musical score starts appearing to be a liability.
'Aadu Oru Bheekara Jeevi Aanu' is a fiasco of colossal proportions that is little more than a series of insipid conversations between supposedly hilarious characters. Suffering from some severely smug writing, 'Aadu Oru Bheekara Jeevi Aanu' is iffy stuff that delivers none of the promises that it makes, which includes serving a few earnest laughs as well.
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