Georgettan's Pooram Malayalam Movie Review

Feature Film | U | Comedy, Family
Unlike Dileep's typical potboilers, 'Georgettan's Pooram' has less froth in its substance. Unfortunately, once the director revives the 'superhero image,' all the gimmicks begin to tumble and the tale ends as you expect.
Apr 1, 2017 By K. R. Rejeesh

Director K. Biju mentions in the beginning about the playgrounds in his native place that recounted stories to him. That inspiration is transformed into his second film, "Georgettan's Pooram", which tells a story in the backdrop of a playground in Thrissur. Biju's story is simple and lucid but its execution is less convincing.


The events in "Georgettan's Pooram" are entwined with the life of four happy-go-lucky youngsters. Led by George Vadakkan (Dileep), "Mathai parambu" in their place is their usual hangout. The tract of land was bequeathed by P.V. Mathai, a former Kabadi player who represented India in Asiad, with the intention of fostering talented sportspersons in his village. But now the ground is in a bad condition.


Since it's the haven for George and his friends, they extract money from people for conducting meetings and events. Nobody wants to question their authority there since the locals give little care for the ground. George's father, Mathews Vadakkan (Ranji Panicker), is a priest, who wants his son to follow his path. But George is relentless. Once George meets Merlin (Rejisha Vijayan) and he develops a crush on her.


The story is emotionally related to Joseph (TG Ravi) also, a former Kabadi player, who lives at the water tank near the ground. Things go well until Mathai's son Peter (Chemban Vinod Jose) appears claiming the ownership of the property. But George and his friends are not willing to give up the ground. Then comes the "Kabadi episode" that points to a predictable climax.


Dileep's Thrissur slang and screen presence lend the movie a freshness. Though Rejisha Vijayan has a few dialogues in the film, her character carries some kind of dignity. The screenplay by Y.V. Rajesh is not engrossing and the climax appears to be ludicrous.


Unlike Dileep's typical potboilers, "Georgettan's Pooram" has less froth in its substance. Unfortunately, once the director revives the 'superhero image,' all the gimmicks begin to tumble and the tale ends as you expect.


K. R. Rejeesh

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