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November 12, 2009

The worst Malayalam Movies ever made-Part 2


written and posted by nikhimenon@gmail.com


A couple of weeks back, we had the first part of this  post and here comes the second.
 

5.Thacholi Varghese Chekavar:
 
This is one of those  films ,the distant memory of which  would even be sufficient to cause  an M.I.(heart attack) to those who were involved in it's making .With a ridiculous script,amateurish direction and 'awful' performances from the  lead cast(rajeev kumar had the courage to make an otherwise dependable mohanlal ham till he became a hamburger in tvc!), this movie was every  insomniacs' delight.The film was unforgivably regressive and could have easily garnered the top honours in the Razzies had it been made in Hollywood.The only good thing about the movie being the decent songs tuned by Sharath.(who makes a livelihood  by correcting the 'sangathees' of  wannabe Jesudases and Mangeshkars out there  in one of those 'Malayalee  idol' reality shows nowadays)
 
4. Millenium Stars:


 It was indeed the first Malayalam movie of the millenium and  in all probability would remain as one of the worst ones too. Neither the good story line nor the brilliant music by Vidyasaagar could save this mess of a movie in the boxoffice.Producer 'Kireedom Unni'(better known for movies like Sallapam,kireedom et al) went bankrupt after the release of this multistarrer directed by jayaraaj and hasn't recovered from the financial losses still. The movie supposed to be inspired from the real life story of 'Colonial Cousins' was a colossal failure and was trashed by the critics as well.

3.Chakram
 
It was a close call between Vamanapuram Bus Route, Bhagavan and this one.Chakram won the race just because it was ditched out by one of the legends of malayalam cinema,the late Lohithadas.This one  was a juevenile,amaterish attempt by the master story teller who is known for  meaningful and realistic movies.Prithviraaj (in his early days though)couldn’t save this one and the role of a ‘lorry driver in search of his lost love’ seemed to be too heavy for him.Meera Jasmine in her ‘damsel in distress’ avatar  was even horrible.All together a horrible movie by all means and recommended for those who want to abuse  your endurance levels.
 
2.Ee Pattanathil Bhootam :
 
With EPB Jhony Antony and his script writer duo of Siby and Udayan managed to set a new bench mark for all the 'i desperately need to direct a film to make my partner realise that i am terrible only in bed' kind of film makers. days. (In what other way can you   rationalise  the use of double meaning dialogues and innumerable references to Shakeela, a desi porn star in a movie for children?).I seriously doubt the sexual orientation of the bhootham character (who had Suraj as his side kick)who always speaks as if he is in a gay orgy or something.One of the most insufferable movies of this decade.
 
1.Living Together (Directed by Fazil)
 The movie was so bad that we were forced to write this after watching this 'torture' called 'Living Together'.It's one of those rare movies which is a failure in all the departments.Poorly written,badly acted and awfully shot,this movie can even put Mr Vinayan to shame!A song from this awesomely awesome movie can be watched here.

Ps: I have excluded the recent Rajasenan,Vinayan films while preparing this list else they would have shared almost all the honours among themselves.: All the movies featured in this list have been made by some of the best talents in this business and not by some 'one film wonders'.That's also  why movies like '3 chaar sau bees',nirakkazcha','oru small family' have no place here.

19 comments:

Vivek Ranjit said...

that was quite an insulting post.. who r u to say that suresh gopi shud act in pornographic films? he had a rough patch like lots of other actors did.. jayaram had a much more severe rough patch.. y havnt u talked about him? and wat is thacholi varghese chekavar doing in this list? it is a decent movie which has done very well on its re-runs on television.. there r plenty of other movies tht deserve to be on this list and u hav taken that one? and 'even prithviraj couldnt save chakram'?? he was the one who ruined it!!! wat were u trying to say when u said mohanlal hammed till he bcame a hamburger?? u can write ur opinions but using all such terms, for respectable actors, is not good.. and even ur usage of terms for the section of epb, doesnt look funny if it is supposed to be.. i'm sorry, but i had to say this after reading this..

ശാശ്വത്‌ I Saswath Tellicherry said...

Dear nikhi, itz quite obvious that u r nt a regular Malayalam movie viewer. If u hv seen sme crap n bull shit among our movies; itz is ok to that extent, but putting post like this...! Unbelievable, man!

Please try to watch more movies in Malayalam if u really wanna comment on that topic. DO it only if u think ur words shd be counted in any discussion.

Plz dont make drastic comments like Pre Bharath Chandran era of Suresh Gopi movies... Ask any guy in Malayalam blog world aka boologam: they wl tell u sme of his good movies. And while saying so, it smells like all his movies after Bharat Chandran r above avge..

The truth is that these 5 movies wl b the worst among the 25-50 Malayalam movies u remember. I hv seen many a craps than these. Coz f de same reason, nowadays, I watch Malayalam films very rarely.

nikhimenon said...

at vivek..and saswath...
first of all thank yu for yur comments...

a few things before riting further

i din't say that suresh gopi should act in porno movies.he acted in every other genre possible thats all...he tried comedy with sundarapurushan,thenkasipattanam,anukudumbam(i still believe that the mvie workrd only coz of dileep...suresh gopi with his over the top performance was plain horrible in it) ,horror with movies like meghasandesam(which turned out to be un intentionally funny).And i dint make a blanket statement to cover almost all the suresh gopi mvies of that time...I HAVE SPECIFIED THOSE HALF A DOZEN MOVIES OF HIM which were from the pre bharat chandran era that i found horrible....pls go thru that post again if yu ppl missed that....


And i din't make a statement 'Even' prithviraj could nt save..the word 'even' was nothin but yur piece of imagination..chakram was a mvie which could have been saved only by the hero and i said just that...

Prithviraaj may nt have been a star then, but after all he was the hero in it...!

yu may have a different opinion about Thacholi varghese chekavar but i din't find that mvie interstin ...and sorry i dnt know whether it makes a good re run in the tv and all, but when i watched it in ekm saritha complex some ten years back i just hated it and it also bombed in the box office then.....

and vivek no need to feel sorry for expressin yur comments here.i can tak it in the rite sense..

And i din't intend to cause disgrace to any of the respectable actors through the post,but if i hav inadvertently done so, i am sorry...

i believe every brilliant actor would make mistakes in his career and thacholi varghese chekavar was one of mohanlal's mistake. ,if yu go thru this post yu will notice that most of the mvies mentioned here were done by the a listers and for that simple reason i hope yu will understand y i omited out a couple of forgettable movies done by the second line of directors and one timers.

Sonu sisupaal,prasaad mampully,and a crop of other new found directors mite have made even worse ones,but to begin with no body expected nethin from them to begin with..

Vivek Ranjit said...

watever may ur clarifications be, the language used in this post was very cheap and wannabe type.. u can be funny, and u can even make adult jokes, but this was in no way funny!! at least u hav to reach a certain position urself to comment on filmmakers like the way u hav done.. with my lil experience in the industry, i shud say that making a film is no simple task.. and u shud keep that in mind when u make remarks like these.. u hav all the right to talk about the movies which u hav not liked.. but who r u to judge those ppl personally???

nikhimenon said...

again.....! 'personally'.....?!!!!

sonia nair said...

what the fuck is this? nikhi menon?!!!!!

never expected somethin lik dis frm u

ശാശ്വത്‌ I Saswath Tellicherry said...

Whatever the language be, there is nothing like 'earning a position' to criticize people. If Suresh Gopi is making crap, it shd b spoken out. But I pointed out the factual errors... We knw Bharat Chandran ws not an eye opener for Suresh Gopi. He has acted in movies like Kichamani MBA, Bharathan, Hailasa, Bullet, Janmam, Ayudham, Bada Dosth, Lanka (Do anybody remember these?)etc. And if you want to point out certain movies in the pre Bharat Chandran era, just name them. Coz movies like Randam Bhavam, Makalkku, Satyameva Jayate, Nariman, Crime File, FIR, Pathram, Vaazhunnor, Lelam, Kaliyattam, Bharatheeyam, Summer in Bethlehem and many more has come in this era. How can u frgt the first installment of Bharat Chandran, The Commissioner? So be specific in wht u say dear.

sandee said...

wat a stupid post...there are atleast a 100 films in dis decade which is worser dan those 5...millenium stars and thacholi arent d worst...am not sayin dey are good...mate u seriously need 2 regret for makin o list of films v ve seen...am sry 2 say,its too idiotic...

satheeshan thonikkara said...

every one will make mistakes....i think this post was a mistake by nikhimenon.....but it was even fun reading it ,in a sadistic kind of way.....

and about the language used by him, i don't think he ws grossly wrong or nethin,but it cud have been avoided........

better luck next time neways....

anoopravi said...

#photo grapher is misplaced it should be included in the first 3
# where is udayon, vamanapuram bus root, daddycool, bhargavacharitham bullet& angel john?
#chakram is far better than photo grapher
#thacholi varghese should be excluded 4m the list
#im rearranging your list
1,photographer
2,de ingot nokiye
3,taskaraveeran
4,pattanathil bhootham
5,suresh gopi movies
6,millenium stars
7,chakram
8,pachakkuthira
9,minnaminnikoottam
10,thacholi varghese chekavar

വിജയകുമാർ ബ്ലാത്തൂർ said...

we hope creative critisism will help malayalam film industry...but nothing will do

Mark said...

Bro, Thanks for posting this. Please add more, use any language you like. Best review out there.

Sanjith said...

To all the people who found this "insulting","offending" and the like, please stay away from the internet and stick with your politically correct channels who make every attempt to placate these stars-the internet is to strong a medium for your fragile sentiments.
Also if you don't agree with this list, who cares?? stop being so pedantic , I found the post hilarious....
I too respect these "stars" but that doesn't mean I won't make fun of their more stupid films- making fun of something doesn't imply disrespect.

Sanjith said...

To all the people who found this "insulting","offending" and the like, please stay away from the internet and stick with your politically correct channels who make every attempt to placate these stars-the internet is to strong a medium for your fragile sentiments.
Also if you don't agree with this list, who cares?? stop being so pedantic , I found the post hilarious....
I too respect these "stars" but that doesn't mean I won't make fun of their more stupid films- making fun of something doesn't imply disrespect.

nikhimenon said...

thank you sanjith for your sensible comment....

i wish this blog had more readers like you who doesnt get 'hurt' or 'offended' too easily

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Aby P said...

Nikhimenon, why on earth would you apologise unless its true you just fell of the sky. Don’t you know our beloved friends from where we come from usually makes mt. everest from even a speck of humor (yea not even a mole). I laughed and enjoyed the whole thing and no ! just like you I don’t hate them either, its just a light hearted post. The part where you describe bhoothams gay metaphor made me laugh out loud in fact hahaha (and mamooty is one of my fav actors even now!) No offence taken man, my goodness the sense of humor of some of the critics.. is unbelievably suffocating!
…Vivek Ranjit,don’t you dare come up with more crap when once a writer has apologized. Your reaction actually reminded me of suresh gopi’s over the planet over acting. Sort of like how jayaram teases him,.swaying his hand wildly, mumbling words and stretching them like elastic and coming to attack a cat with loud meowing (did I forget slow motion?). Whats wrong with you man. Here you have someone apologizing and yet you come back with ‘oooh but still what you did was wrong, oooh it is just so bad’. Go cry in a restroom if that hurt you so much man! Whats wrong with you?


As for ‘deserving to comment’ against anyone..lol I don’t think we have to first bat better than tendulkar and then get the ‘tag’ to criticize someone. Who do you think they cater to? US! Yes I agree movie making is a tedious venture. But in the same vein, none of us, and that includes nikhimenon(im sure!) don’t hate these brilliant personalities. I loved Suresh Gopi in many movies including innale, manu uncle, news, new year, druvam,commissioner, ekalavyan etc! (but not anymore lol) but I still don’t ‘hate’ him. As for Mamooty/mohanlal, they are still our benchmarks! But we can and will criticize them when the movies are as bad as the ones given above!

Sonia Nair, your 2 lines are more shocking than the entire blog and comments put together really! If it surprises me, I wonder how nikhimenon wud have felt (i hope you arent his friend,goodness!) And NO, im not patronising nikhimenon here. Even I thought there might be worse movies, but then this is 'his' list. Come on! and get on with it now will you! Healthy criticism is nice. I loved it and just for the heck of it if I have to criticize,..I have one criticism that it could have been 20 worst movies with more of the same or more deeper dry humor write up nikhimenon (yes you heard me,..more!)...GO FOR IT buddy!

Rajumon said...

Nikhil-I enjoyed this post and personally did not find anything offensive. I appreciate Aby for the assertive and balanced reply.

Vivek-I agree that making films is a tough task. But, please do remember that ordinary viewers like us struggle to get tickets and watch every movie with good expectations. I have to take Tacholi Varghese as example. Sorry to all who may feel offended.Tacholi came after the acclaimed Pavithram from Rajiv Kumar-Mohanlal duo. I still love Pavithram though it is a tear jerker and slow paced. Naturally, we expected a decent movie but felt bored by all means.

No one can stop someone from commenting about bad movies. Viewers have every right to get value for the time and money spent.