Monday, August 06, 2012

"Cinema Company" Movie Review

Malyalam Review: 'Cinema Company' deserves a watch
Cinema Company – Movie Review
After a hit in 'Pappy Appacha', which did not bring much applauds to its director, Mamas is all set to bring credits to himself with his second movie 'Cinema Company'. The movie which is based on dreams, friendship and cinema. The film is about four dreamy filmmakers, who waste much of their time criticizing the new flicks at the Box Office. On the 'Cinema Company', may come across as one of those mundane friendship stories, but the fact of the matter is that the film talk about the dreams and relationships beyond barriers and also attempts to stimulate the lost feelings in relationships.
The movie has Basil as Badri, Sanjeev as Paulachan, Shruthi as Fazal and Panicker as Paru, four happy- go- lucky youngsters who meet at an International Film Festival and end up as good friends. While Paulachan is an aspiring actor, Panicker is always busy filming short films with his handy cam, Fazal is exceptionally good at writing and Paru is basically a jingle maker and singer. Their love for films has not been taken in the right spirit by others who tease them for wandering aimless, without any serious jobs.

One fine day, provoked by a few incidences, the foursome decides to embark a mission- to make a film by themselves. Though they face a lot of stumbling blocks due to their inexperience, their undying spirit helps them to start one, based on their own stories penned by Fazal. Titled 'Cinema Company', as their gang are often referred to by others, very soon they realize that making a film is not that easy as they ever thought of, while criticizing other movie makers and their films.
Mamas have been able to pack the movie with every essential stuff that makes it an youthful flick. But something, as usual, doesn't work to the needed level. The wandering scripts can be the first thing to be accused of. The narrative is punctuated with good humour and has well executed dramatic sequences, but loses focus in the post-interval portions. The forceful attempts to create dramatics in the later reels also appear plastic and unconvincing.
The movie is also an example of unexplored talent that is available in Mollywood. Starting form Basil, the hero material to Shruthy who stands out as Paru. And a lot of youngsters including Sanjeev, Badri, lakshmi, Sanam, Swasika and Shibla have justified the demands of their role. Also a special applause should be given to Nithin who played the role of superstar Rajeev Krishnan. The technical sides of the movie are topnotch, with Jibu Jacob making an impressive comeback behind camera. The DOP has captured the scenic locales, beaches, houses, roads and the unusual lifestyle with dexterity. And Alphonse’s musical scores, including the Thick Rap, appears cool and refreshing .
On the whole, despite the deficiencies, 'Cinema Company' is watchable and appealing, especially because the director is able to sprinkle judiciously his share of extra efforts all through, be it the innumerable on- screen graphics or careful presentations of the lead actors. The movie deserves a watch.

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