Ormayundo Ee Mugham Malayalam Movie
Debutante director Anwar Sadik puts on show sparks of a promising film maker in his film 'Ormayundo Ee Mukham' that has been regrettably set in a hopelessly illogical milieu. That his efforts go in vain, are chiefly due to the fact that there is very little in the film that the viewer relates to, even as he remains enamoured by the impressive way it has been shot.
Gautham (Vineeth Sreenivasan) finds love when he runs into Nithya (Namitha Pramod) in a coffee shop. It's a world of coincidences that he lives in, and his owning a pharma company that manufactures memory enhancers does not help much, when he realizes that the object of his affection suffers from amnesia!
There is no way in which you cannot be reminded of films like 'Innale' that had so effectively conveyed the emotions that could be associated with lives destroyed by an abrupt memory loss. 'Ormayundo Ee Mukham' conveys nothing of the sort, and the sentiments are totally lost in the process.
There are also the very obvious references that bring the Adam Sandler - Drew Barrymore starrer '50 First Dates' to mind, but if you have enjoyed the Hollywood film, I would advise you to stay content with it. I wouldn't say 'Ormayundo Ee Mukham' is a per se adaptation of the English film, but it does take you back time and again to it.
For one, there is the plasticity related to all the affairs in the film. 'Ormayundo Ee Mukham' is perhaps one of the most artificial looking and sounding films that I have seen in recent times, so much so that even as it tries hard to retell as story that has been told quite a few times before, it feels synthetic to the core.
And there is the length of the film that gets increasingly tedious to put up with, especially when the film heads towards the climax. Driving the audience into a twiddling your thumbs syndrome, 'Ormayundo Ee Mukham' puts up fresh ordeals to test your endurance.
There is nothing to be ecstatic about, when it comes to the performances either. Vineeth Sreenivasan just about makes do with whatever the script has on offer, while Namitha Pramod shows no fresh facets when it comes to her role delivery. There is the supporting cast as well that boasts of names like Lekshmi and Rohini, but this is simply not a performer's film.
The best thing perhaps about the film are the fantastic visuals by Jithu Damodar, and together with a charming musical score by Shaan Rahman, 'Ormayundo Ee Mukham' does strive to be a romantic musical. But splendid cinematography and some hummable music do not alone a good movie make, especially with the film leaving a lot to be desired when it comes to its bland script.
'Ormayundo Ee Mukham' is all about memories, and it's quite ironic that a film that narrates a story on remembrances turns out to be as imminently forgettable as this one. Amnesia or not, 'Ormayundo Ee Mukham' is one cinematic misadventure that you are likely to forget in a hurry.