Rajamma@Yahoo: A Watchable Fare

Rajamma@Yahoo banks on the sparkling screen camaraderie of its lead actors.

Published: 21st November 2015 03:36 AM  |   Last Updated: 21st November 2015 03:36 AM   |  A+A-

Your quintessential urban fairytale with a decent dose of freshness - that sums up Reghu Rama Varma’s Rajamma@Yahoo in a nutshell. There is no never-heard-before storyline, no earth-shattering twists or uninterrupted rain of humour; yet the film manages to entertain to a good extent. Micheal Rajamma and Vishnu Yohannan  are siblings living in their ramshackle of an ancestral home in the heart of Kozhikode city. They are two carefree youths who lack any discipline and aim in their lives. The film zooms into their household and how it changes with the arrival of a couple of tenants. The backdrop and its local nuances make an important ingredient that adds to the comedy quotient of the film. Though not a total laugh riot, it retains a streak of humour till the last frame. 

Watchab.jpgThe highlight of the film is perhaps the sparkling screen camaraderie of its lead actors. Kunchako Boban has an easy and effortless body language and the actor completely fits into the shoes of clumsy and cool Rajamma. Asif Ali seems like a natural choice for the slaphappy younger brother and together they light up the screen at many a moment.

The film also has a line-up of talented actors including Anusree, Sethulakshmi, Kalabhavan Shajon and Mamukoya. Be it cinematography or music, the technical part seems passable as the crew hasn’t resorted to any over-the-top gimmickry.    

Though the film has a delightful first half, the post-interval part is in need of a little more briskness. The director and scenarist Sindhuraj have succeeded in making Rajamma a neat entertainer as the film is devoid of any melodrama or unbearable attempts at hummour. Apart from a lukewarm climax and mediocre performance from Nikki Galrani, Rajamma@Yahoo is a totally watchable fare.

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