Villaliveeran Malayalam Movie Review
Its only with an utter sense of disbelief that one can sit through Dileep's festive offering 'Villaliveeran', that should easily serve as a test to on the endurability of one's wracked nerves. Easily one of the worst films of the star to have hit the screen in recent times, 'Villaliveeran' is a no-show all the way.
Siddharth (Dileep) is an awesomely nice man, and I can't find any beter way to put it across. The man, obviously has a heart of gold, though one wouldn't say it by the company he keeps. His friends are a bunch of funny men, and when he bumps into Narmada (Namitha Pramod), she is least impressed.
But that doesn't stop Siddhu from getting what he really wants, and the film dives into flashback mode to expose us to some revelations that would rattle us beyond our wits. Yes, I'm being sarcastic, since there is nothing in 'Villaliveeran' that would perk up your slouched spines.
This is a script that totally takes the viewers for granted, and which expects them to love its hero in the traditional comic mould that has been cast for him. Yes indeed, that used to be the case a few years back, but with no signs of change appearing whatsoever on the horizon, we have started having second thoughts, thank you.
The greatest calamity about 'Villaliveeran' is it's exceedingly drawn out running time that falls short of three hours by just a few minutes. Any film that goes over a couple of hours when it comes to its running time, better be real good and have something real fascinating to say. Screwed eyebrows and fed up frowns are likely to greet it, if that's not the case.
There is of course a whole lot of buffoonery involved that has been getting more tiresome than ever with each Dileep film in the recent past. Neither the star nor the film takes a deroute in 'Villaliveeran', and devotedly carries on with the slapstick tradition to the core.
It's not just the story, but here is a film that falls flat in almost every other department. You need to watch the songs to see what I'm talking about. Garish would be too mild a word to explain what I have in mind, and they are loud, going by any standard.
Sudheesh Shankar must have thought thrice before deciding to let Dileep be Dileep again, in yet another film of his. I for one wouldn't really want to see Dileep in an inane role as this in the near future again, since gone are the days when these antics were considered hilarious. Its high time Dileep took one hard look at the way his choice of films has circled around a genre that has long lost its shine. And now, perhaps more than any time else, is the moment to reinvent himself.
Namitha Pramod looks pretty, though I feel she deserves much more than films as these. Mythili who appears in an extended cameo of sorts, very much makes her presence felt. There is nothing much spectacular when it comes to the technical aspects as well.
'Villaliveeran' maintains a uniformity throughout in that it is a sheer disaster from start to finish. Not a thing about it is likely to hold your interest for long, and this supposedly brave warrior will have you scurrying out of the cinema halls in no time.