Happy Wedding Malayalam Movie Review

Feature Film | U | Comedy, Romance, Teen Movie
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'Happy Wedding' is just a harmless comic caper that could pass off as transitory entertainment. There is hardly anything in it that you would carry back home with you, and is likely to be forgotten the moment you step out of the cinema halls.
May 23, 2016 By Veeyen

The USP of 'Happy Wedding' is that it brings together a series of actors who had left an impression in the blockbuster 'Premam'. Apart from that, 'Happy Wedding' is neither a 'Premam' nor even a patch on it, and comes across as an indolent comedy that makes do with a few senseless laughs here and there.


'Happy Wedding' is as much about Hari (Siju Wilson)and Shahina (Anu Sitara) as it is about their friends Robin (Sharafudeen) and Tyson (Justin), and their days in an engineering college, and life after it as well.


'Happy Wedding' runs just for about a couple of hours and a few minutes more, and yet makes you want to chop off a major chunk off it. Essentially, the very basic idea that the film latches on to deserves only an infinitely shorter running time, and it shows.


I would admit that despite my expectations regarding 'Happy Wedding' remaining minimal, I was distraught by the slapdash script. And yet debutante director Omar Lulu does come across as a film maker who holds promise, since he has been able to prevail over several of those shortcomings that the screenplay has!


There is also a whole lot of a difference between the two halves of the film, with the latter half easier on your nerves than the former. The initial hour of the film in particular is a pain, and it does get steadily better, thought it never touches a point of exhilaration that would leave the viewer all pleased.


'Happy Wedding' makes it seem like there is some good comedy hidden somewhere deep, and its unacceptable when that never happens. There is a sweet moment here or there, which regrettably gets drowned in several of those inane plot sequences which might make you roll up your eyes in dismay.


When all is said and done, the question arises if it all can be passed off as entertainment. It would totally depend on what your idea of entertainment is, and for me the flimsy structure and the limited plot potential of the film act as the major bummers.


Performances are evenly good, and the band of young actors deliver the goods with aplomb, be it Siju Wilson, Sharafudeen, Justin, Anu Sitara or Soubin Shahir. There is an extensive supporting cast as well with names such as Saiju Kurup, Thesni Khan and Mereena Michael making it to the list. There are some actors who do rise above the characters they play, and Soubin is fast turning out to be one such performer. As the personal development officer Krishnan, he delivers a rocker of a feat, and easily puts everyone else in the shade.


The film does look striking thanks to some lovely frames by Sinu Sidharth. The same however could not be said about the musical score by Arun Narayan. The background score on the other hand is comparably easy on the ears.


'Happy Wedding' is just a harmless comic caper that could pass off as transitory entertainment. There is hardly anything in it that you would carry back home with you, and is likely to be forgotten the moment you step out of the cinema halls.


Veeyen

   

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