Adventures Of Omanakuttan Malayalam Movie Review

Feature Film | U | Drama, Family, Thriller
The film places itself in an experimental mode with shades of novel treatment. However, the recurring feel of a senseless tale hinders a thorough enjoyment.
May 20, 2017 By K. R. Rejeesh

His ostensible innocence acts as the catalyst for his 'adventures. 'As Omanakuttan's life moves on, he snaffles up everyone's empathy and also takes them by surprise. At a glance, the plot appears to be ridiculous, but there is an attempt by melding subtle humour with novel presentation in "Adventures of Omanakuttan. Set in Mysore, the movie follows the life of the protagonist, who is an introvert.



In his narration, director Rohith. V.S takes the road less travelled, though his success is mediocre in his attempt. The debutant filmmaker, who has co-written the script with Sameer Abdul, highlights the life of Omanakuttan (Asif Ali), an employee in a hair oil company called Clintonica. His introvert nature keeps him away from women, albeit he yearns for a relationship with them. Egged on by his boss Chandrasekhar (Siddique), he starts calling girls over phone using fake names. Once Omanakuttan meets a parapsychology researcher, Pallavi (Bhavana), whom he contacts posing as noted singer Siddharth (Rahul Madhav). But one decisive night and a ride in a taxi change his fate.


With his specific body language, Omanakuttan is safe in the hands of Asif Ali. He also transforms himself effortlessly in the second phase of the story. Omanakuttan's inferiority and lack of confidence are evident solely in social circle. He is a smart employee as far as his boss is concerned. Bhavana has something meaningful to perform in the story and she has done her part without going hammy.


However, the protracted events in the film with blabbering of characters provide tedious moments. Sometimes the efforts to evoke laughter go in vain. The treatment of identity crisis creates confusion as the screenplay lacks a coherent answer to it. It gravely bungles the appreciation of the movie.


The film places itself in an experimental mode with shades of novel treatment. However, the recurring feel of a senseless tale hinders a thorough enjoyment..


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