Female Unnikrishnan Malayalam Movie Review
K B Madhu in his film 'Female Unnikrishnan' talks of a man who has never developed a masculine voice, despite his having passed into adulthood several years back. Over the years, Unnikrishnan (Suraj Venjarammoodu) has learned to live with a squeaky voice that has made him the butt of many a joke in the neighbourhood.
'Female Unnikrishnan' starts off on a promising note with an interesting premise that dwells on the predicament of a man who is often unable to prove his masculinity on account of a shrill, feminine voice that he has been endowed with. At school, Unnikrishnan has to battle with peer contempt and derision, and tries out every trick under his armour to bring about a change in his voice.
The initial few minutes over, 'Female Unnikrishnan' deteriorates into a colossal dud of a film that lulls you into a stupor with its incredibly tedious proceedings. When Dravyan (Salim Kumar) takes up the initiative to get Unnikrishnan married, the man starts nurturing hopes of finding a partner who would empathise with his plight.
He does get married to a rich girl (Mahalekshmi), who is dumb and hopes to start afresh. Soon though, Unnikrishnan comes to the realization that his wife had not been having a speech disorder all along, and that she had been rendered speechless after an incident that also involved her prospective groom (Anoop Menon).
By the end of the first half hour, 'Female Unnikrishnan' starts telling a story that is age old, with the only difference being that its male protagonist has a feminine voice. Everything else in the film follows a highly predictable pattern, and moves along conventional lines, eventually leading to a climax that further pours some cold water over it all.
The climactic scene in 'Female Unnikrishnan' has to be without doubt, one of the most dramatic ones seen in recent times, and involves plenty of emotional melodrama that would have you running for cover. After much weeping and wailing, peace is restored and Unnikrishnan finds a reason to smile again!
Suraj Venjaramoodu is strictly adequate as 'Female Unnikrishnan', while Mahalekshmi as his wife delivers a convincing performance. Anoop Menon appears strictly out of place in 'Female Unnikrishnan', though he comfortably snuggles into his relatively under-written role with an appealing ease.
The choreography of 'Female Unnikrishnan' is nothing short of appalling, and the musical score leaves a lot to be desired as well. The mundane cinematography matches up to general downhill mood of the film.
'Female Unnikrishnan' goes on a steady downward spiral, in spite of its its characters trying real hard all along to make the plot work! A pretty flimsy film that hardly qualifies as substantial entertainment, 'Female Unnikrishnan' is nothing more than a tough slog.