Laddu Review

The riveting execution of the simplest of themes is an onerous task. 'Ladoo,' the debut directorial venture of Arun George. K. David, proves it right. There is nothing interesting in the tale or in the treatment as a whole. First and foremost, writer Sagar Satyan fails to ramp up the underlying issue in the tale; instead he handles the topic in an absurd and aimless manner. Indeed, this compromise for the romantic comedy neither generates the comic effect nor the romantic milieu.


The conflict begins when SK, played by Sabareesh Varma, bumps into his college mate Vinu (Vinay Forrt) in a bar in the city. Vinu, a seemingly timid youth, is panic as his beloved had asked him to ready for a registered marriage the next day. He has 23 days of acquaintance with Angeline, portrayed by newcomer Gayathri Ashokan. Now he seeks the help of SK, an Allu Arjun fan, to pick Angeline from her palatial house and conduct the register marriage.



Rahul (Balu Varghese), a friend of SK, and Ittoop (Shaji Navodaya), their house owner, agree to the plan for the marriage after many discussions. But you can't expect any intriguing scenes here except for the trivial hullabaloo. They take along with them Loulesh (Manoj Guinness) and start off to Thrissur to pick Angeline. After taking Angeline in their Omni van, now the task is to conduct the marriage. But Angeline's uncle Joseph Dayanidhi, played by Bobby Simha, is a police officer, who follows them. Amidst the mayhem, they seek the help of Suresh (Dileesh Pothen), a social worker, who has several experiences of conducting such marriages.



'Ladoo' is laced with attractive hues but it takes you for a bitter ride in major portions. The tedious narration of a tenuous story shows how much want of efficacy and unimaginative efforts have gone into the creative process. The helter-skelter action of a bunch of talented young actors evokes little laughter. A strange and frustrating mess is the common feature of the package created by Arun George. K. David. It is remarkably casual and humorously a letdown movie.


You would wonder what is going on! And what is the real problem? So many ripostes are there for the sake of comedy but all of them have the tendency to dry up your enthusiasm. Vinay Forrt is at ease in the role and he plays it convincingly. Sabareesh Varma offers lighter moments in a few sequences in the initial stage.


Disappointingly, Bobby Simha has been given an acting space that is absurd and inappropriate for an actor of his caliber. Gayathri Ashokan too has a forgettable debut with hardly any real scope for performing as a female lead. Overall, this 'Ladoo' fails to offer a sweetening experience.

Ladoo' is laced with attractive hues but it takes you for a bitter ride in major portions. The tedious narration of a tenuous story shows how much want of efficacy and unimaginative efforts have gone into the creative process. The helter-skelter action of a bunch of talented young actors to get a registered marriage done evokes little laughter. (1.7) - K. R. Rejeesh


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