Dhamaka Malayalam Movie Review

Feature Film
'Dhamaka' patently exposes its yardstick sans any inhibitions. But that temerity should have been lent to the subject it deals with. Infested with dual meaning one-liners and commotion, Dhamaka, is a passable affair decorated in vain by an inane plot structure that amplifies the fading in a rapid mode.
Jan 3, 2020 By K. R. Rejeesh

A jobless youth marries a rich girl, and then his real problems begin. Director Omar Lulu's comic-drama presents a topic of marital life with intense sleazy humour targeting the youth.


A highly dried up unimaginative story of Omar Lulu never gives the hope of changing the fortunes of 'Dhamaka' that marks actor Arun's solo hero debut. From the outset, the screenplay, written by Sarang Jayaprakash, Kiran Lal. M and Venu. O.V, shows its lack of consistency and originality in the story.


Quite often the purpose of the plot seems to be presenting double-entendres since the topic is about the protagonist's impotency. Accompanied by sleazy remarks by characters, 'Dhamaka' focuses on mere celebration than exploring the inner conflict of Eeyo, played by Arun. He is married to rich Ann Maria (Nikki Galrani), who is a divorcee. Ann takes a pledge in front of her ex-husband Britto (Sabumon) and it puts Arun under severe pressure. His friend Siva (Dharmajan Bolgatty) takes him to a doctor (Hareesh Kanaran) for treatment but it becomes more complicated.


While returning from holidays, Arun becomes shocked when his mother Annamma (Urvashi) and father Pauly (Mukesh) reveal to him about an impending event in the family. Arun shows his strong mettle as an actor in the lead and it gives immense relief to viewers amidst the frivolous scenes.


Omar's comic-drama presents a topic of marital life with intense sleazy humour and tasteless narration. It is infested with a heavy dose of dual meaning one-liners and commotion. 'Dhamaka' has a sensitive theme that could have been presented in a different milieu than degrading it to the bottom of monotony. Apparently, the artificial sequences and dialogues cause more fissures in the plot. The shifting of scenes and situations is constant but there is no further movement from where the tale is stranded.


Nikki has hardly any prominence in the tale apart from jigging in songs. Shaalin Zoya as Pinky, sister of Eeyo, also has an ordinary appearance in the film. The film has its music composed by Gopi Sundar. The performances of Urvashi, Innocent and Mukesh are devoid of any soul due to mediocre writing.


'Dhamaka' patently exposes its yardstick sans any inhibitions. But that temerity should have been lent to the subject it deals with. Infested with a dual meaning one-liners and commotion, Dhamaka, is a passable affair decorated in vain by an inane plot structure that amplifies the fading in a rapid mode.


K. R. Rejeesh

   

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