Gemini Malayalam Movie Review

Feature Film | U | Drama, Family
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The whole action in 'Gemini' is marred by the careless execution of a novel theme. An overall paucity of creativity hinders the movie from becoming a highly motivational film. Thus the good intention of the movie strikes only in parts.
Apr 23, 2017 By K. R. Rejeesh

The dual purpose of "Gemini" is to motivate and change the mindsets. With a promising theme and a bunch of talented artists, it's surely a snap. But after watching it, you would ask yourself: "Did they waste an opportunity?" The disappointment crops up solely because of the mediocre execution of an interesting theme. Director P.K. Baaburaaj only succeeds in highlighting the pangs and loneliness of a child while the core of the plot leaves you panting for more.


Gemini (Esther Anil) is an adopted daughter of Dr. Vijay Varma (Sijoy Varghese) and Dr. Anusree Menon (Tanushree Ghosh). From childhood, Gemini is afflicted with behavioral disorder and she is considered as a special child by all. She is often ridiculed by her classmates due to her 'special girl' tag. As her parents are at odds due to inane ego clashes, the 12-year-old girl is living with Vijay. But her class teacher (Rosin Jolly) and Gokuldas, an English professor, (Ranji Panicker) realize her talents. Life is a battlefield for Gemini at this tender age.


This simple film demands perfect parental care and changes in our outlook towards a special child. Esther is the cynosure of all eyes with her stellar performance in portraying Gemini. She emotes well the mental conflict of a girl, who longs for her mother's presence.


Meanwhile, a kind of reluctance to go to the details is palpable throughout the screenplay, which is often unimaginative and predictable. A couple of scenes in school in which a boy proposes a girl and his comments on girls expose the crudity of the script.


Written by Dr. Binu Purushothaman, the addition of spelling bee competition to the plot is interesting. But the scenes of competition lack originality due to what appears to be a rashness in concluding the proceedings from the part of the makers.


The whole action in "Gemini" is marred by the careless execution of a novel theme. An overall paucity of creativity hinders the movie from becoming a highly motivational film. Thus the good intention of the movie strikes only in parts.


Baaburaaj hardly explores deeply the possibilities of the 'spelling bee' theme, a first of its kind in Malayalam films. This negligence gravely affects the impact of the film on the viewers.


K. R. Rejeesh

   

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