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April 14, 2010

Paapy Appacha is brutally bland..!

reviewed by nikhimenon@gmail.com

Thanthonni,Pramani,Janakan,Body Guard,Agathan.....Malayalam cinema has been delivering duds one after the other this year.Dileep's debutant Mammas (mis)directed Paapy Appacha is nothing but a mere addition to this seemingly 'never ending' list.The movie is painfully silly,predictable  and boring to say the least with some mediocre performances by the lead cast.

If  George 'Thanthonny' Varghese's did a cut and paste job on his favourite movies like Usthad,Narasimham,Lelam,Vazhunnor,devasuram and puthiya Mukham to deliver a Thanthonni,Mammas has done the same to Sathyan Anthikkad directed Manasinakkare,Sibi Malayil's Ishtam,Joshiy's Lion and Lelam and served it as a weird 'dish' called Paapy Appacha.

The posters of the movie promised it to be a light hearted tale on the friendship between an illiterate father son duo.But sadly the movie ends up as a b grade flick with cheap/stale jokes( that seldom rises above the standard of silly 'tintumon' kind of sms jokes),loud action scenes , fake melodrama and a predictable climactic twist(which is a routine these days,thanks to lal) that might have worked in the techni colour era.The audio cd of this movie had a couple of melodious numbers tuned by Vidyasaagar like 'Manjin Velli' and 'Thammil Thammil'.For some strange reasons the makers haven't  included these two songs in the movie and there are two other noisy ones instead which can potentially gift you a migraine.

Coming to the performances, Dileep repeats his usual antics and one liners for the nth time with limited success.Innocent is wasted and he has had a better role in Satyan Anthikkad's Manasinakkare with Jayaram.K.P.A.C. Lalitha yells at the top of her voice whenever dileep feels sad and so does the girl who plays Dileep's sister.Kavya Madhavan looks plum and totally unfit for the role.Cinematography was adequate which sanjeev shanker aptly visualising the beauty of melukavu-thodupuzha on screen.Had the editor been sincere to his work,the movie wouldn't have been this much painfully long and for the same reason i dare to accuse the editor for complacency.One of the plus points of the movie(and may be the only one) was the genuinely funny title cards.

VERDICT: Avoidable.....

6 comments:

nikhimenon said...

This review is also featured in varnachitram.com and here is the link....

http://varnachitram.com/2010/04/14/guest-review-pappy-appacha/

Vinayan said...

അങ്ങനെ വിഷുത്തലേന്നു നല്ലൊരു പടം കണ്ടു സംത്രിപ്തിയടഞ്ഞല്ലോ അല്ലെ...ഇനിയിപ്പോ പാസഞ്ചറിന്റെ സംവിധായകന്റെ പുതിയ സിനിമ വരുന്നതു വരെ കാത്തിരിക്കാം. പ്രതീക്ഷ അത് മാത്രമേ ഉള്ളു.

nikhimenon said...

athe athe....lol....

nikhimenon said...
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nikhimenon said...

a weird coincidence ? or plagiarism?
the review published by indiaglitz on April 15 th has atleast a couple of lines that look as if they are lifted out straight from this review…be it the reference about the absence of two melodious songs in the movie, the reference to the silly and stale jokes,the reference to the innumerable inspirations like manasinakkare, everything is there in place..may be the reviewer might also had my same feelings after seeing the movie

chitra said...

Good I read your review. I can safely avoid it.. Talk of plagirism it very common these days. It is easy for some people that way.