Oru Pazhaya Bomb Kadha Malayalam Movie Review
The witty ripostes are the hallmarks of films directed by Shafi. His latest outing "Oru Pazhaya Bomb Kadha" also carries the same trait by relying heavily on one-liners. Here the lacklustre humour and a weak plot struggle equally in an attempt to narrate the emergence of a physically-challenged youth as a winner in his revenge. Shafi fails to offer logical or convincing situations to lend any grace to the film, scripted by Binu Joseph and Sunil Karma.
The director intends to give a brave face to the protagonist but the apt situations elude from his creative musings. The wedding party scene and the following incident vividly expose the typical approach of Shafi in treating a plot. It buttresses the genre he always wants to explore but it also reminds the creative dilemma of a filmmaker. Surprisingly, the imaginations of the writers even force them to squeeze some terrorists into this comic drama and it's highly incongruous by all means.
"Oru Pazhaya Bomb Kadha" follows the life of Sreekuttan, played by Bibin George, and his revenge against a police officer, SI Rajendran (Kalabhavan Shajon). As a disabled youth, Sreekuttan, who works as a car mechanic, is always accompanied by his bosom friend Bhavyan (Hareesh Kanaran). Sreekuttan meets Sruthy during a bus journey and further meetings make him fall for her albeit he doubts if she could accept him. He struggles to give proper medical treatment to his father (Indrans) but the timely help from a usurer, Palathara Joseph, (Vijayaraghavan) gives him huge relief.
On his way to hospital to pay the money for his father's surgery, Sreekuttan comes across SI Rajendran and the ensuing incident causes an irreparable loss to Sreekuttan. What you witness later is his counterattack on the SI.
Bibin George, who is also the co-writer of "Kattappanayile Rithwik Roshan," makes his debut as a hero and he satisfyingly carries out the task. Prayaga Martin gets an ordinary character with little significance to perform. The revelation of her character in the end is somewhat predictable for an intelligent viewer. The cameo of Vishnu Unnikrishnan as comrade Unnikrishnan infuses the missing energy for the tale for some time.
Cinematographer Vinod Illampally fulfils the visual part sans any glitches. The major drawback of the film is its unimaginative tale coupled with tepid narration. The little energy in the creative process and execution is apparent in the partial impact it generates.
"Oru Pazhaya Bomb Kadha" has an old-fashioned package with insipid situations and lacklustre humour. The combination of mismatch elements fails to give a convincing and engaging tale, making it enjoyable only in parts.