Thinkal Muthal Velli Vare Malayalam Movie ReviewFeature Film | Comedy
'Thinkal Muthal Velli Vare' is a laugh-deprived comic caper that should qualify for a disappointment even if your expectations regarding it are infinitesimally low. Believe me, I would have been content if it had been even mildly amusing, but unfortunately 'Thinkal Muthal Velli Vare' isn't.
Jayadevan Chunkathara (Jayaram) has earned a name of repute for himself as a highly successful script writer for television serials. The man has sworn himself off marriage, but when an ardent admirer Pushpavalli (Rimi Tomy) threatens to end her life, if he wouldn't marry her, he reluctantly agrees to tie the knot.
'Thinkal Muthal Velli Vare' has a screenplay that is a royal mess that is shaky right from the start. But it cashes in on the popularity of its lead actress for the first hour, making Pushpavalli a loud mouthed, self-centred, distrustful and mean fiend of a woman who cares for little else apart from the serials that she religiously watches every night.
But this doesn't last very long and the script takes a detour of sorts, when Pushpavalli and Jayadevan part ways. Along comes a ghost Arundhati (Rachana Narayanakutty) and nothing less, to pep up things perhaps, but it's the ghost that saps away the very last bit of verve from this film.
'Thinkal Muthal Velli Vare' very obviously doesn't have plans to be an emotional drama, and neither does it accomplish its task of bringing about the amusement that it had promised. The laughter is sparse (if at all it's there) no amount of Pushpavalli's supposedly droll antics manage to bring about a smile around.
In fact in the latter half of the film Pushpavalli almost disappears from the scene, and the story instead talks of the terrible pressure that a sitcom scenarist has to go through to keep the TRPs right up there. Ina dog-eat-dog world, friendships and close associations go for a toss.
This shocker of a tale that doesn't have a the faintest notion as to where it's headed, ends up a terrible bore with each progressing moment, and the sole redeeming scene in the whole of the last hour is the climax, which when compared to the rest almost qualifies for a breather.
When it comes to the much talked about acting debut that 'Thinkal Muthal Velli Vare' is all about, I would have to state that I prefer Rimi the singer to Rimi the actor. Bordering on the eccentric and at times even a bit further below, Rimi's acting debut is largely rendered risk-free by the character that Pushpavalli is - over the top and blaringly vocal. But her performance remains as deafening as it could be.
There aren't any surprises in store with regard to the rest of the cast however, and Jayaram plays the serial script writer Jayadevan with ease, while Anoop Menon is adequate as the sitcom producer and friend-turned-foe. Rachana Narayanankutty and several television serial actors are around in cameos as well.
'Thinkal Muthal Velli Vare' is atrocious by any standard and has been scripted worse than some of the sitcoms that it pokes at. In fact if this came on TV, I wouldn't blame you for reaching out for the remote at all.