Wednesday, July 8, 2009
Saw Bhagyadevatha is directed by Sathyan Anthikad, the director who freshened the minds of the Malayali with green fields, brooks, rustic life, village outposts and family drama. After meandering through slightly weak urban based themes like Kochu Kochu Santhoshangal, Yathrakarude Shraddhakyai and the immensely forgettable Innathe Chintavishayam (which means something to think about in these times..what were we supposed to think about? how in the world could three cool women fall in love with a pudgy guy and fight over him???? C'mon) Sathyan has returned to his small village to find solace in the simpletons and their intrigues. But unlike the villagers in the earlier films, today Sathyan's hero is a greedy cable guy for whom dowry is the big draw...not the bride. The storyline is rather predictable but Jayaram has done a wonderful job...you hate him every minute of the movie...a real class act.Naren is the perfect guy as always. the rest of the cast are a bit type cast and so seem stale. O yes and the setting is Christian which is a good ploy as audiences are tired of seeing Hindu dowry sagas. The ending is highly predictable...no prizes for guessing it. All said and done, it is good film especially with the slight surprises.