July 21, 2009

Review: Ee Pattanathil Bhutham

review by nikhimenon

Good children's movies have always amazed me, be it chota chetan or Mr.India or even the Innocent starrer Sakshal sreeman Chatthuny. But that is not the case with the latest pattanathil Bhutham. Jhony antony has ditched out a juvenile attempt similar to vivek sharma's Bhoothnath or even worse 'Bhoot unkle'.I t is sad to see a National Award winning actor like Mammooty resorting to such Buffoonery on screen.

The saddest part is that 'though the film is targeted at children it s not even free of violence,double meaning undertones ( for instance,the character played by suraj tells INNOCENT in a scene," IF it were shakeela,then yu wudnt hav mind seeing her".!) Tell me,do our kinds really know who Shakeela is?!!!!

There is not even an aota of originality in the story line.It's cliched ,predictable and bland most of the time....Mammootty as the good hearted genie is annoying with his mannerisms and has an equally irritating voice...The only saving grace of the movie is the loud ' and often crass jokes by Suraj.Salim Kumar also tries to woo the front benchers at times with his usual slap stick stuff.The EFX is decent and is better than what we expect from a Malayalam Movie.Kavya has nothing much to do.Songs especially the " maamarangale.." is hummable.The movie mite have hit the bulls eye at the box office and mite have noble intentions ,but will easily go down as one of the worst movies made in the history of malayalam cinema and it makes Ivar Vivahitharayal,BhagyaDevatha,winter or even the kids films like Saakshal sreeman chathunny look like classics! With a more imaginative script this one would have been a pleasant experience both for the kids as well as the adults.

verdict: Pedestrian stuff! stay away.


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