Rascal Act Fails to Impress

Published: 19th April 2015 06:07 AM  |   Last Updated: 19th April 2015 06:07 AM   |  A+A-

It seems the Malayalam movie industry is caught in a loop, with the same dramas repeating over and again. Testing the patience of audience, the filmmakers not only follow the same old plot but also line up the same cast.

When director Siddique teams up with mega star Mammotty, expectations are always sky-high. Bhaskar  the Rascal, penned by the director himself, tells the story of Bhaskaran Muthalali (Mammootty), a widower, who lives with his son Aadhi (Master Sanoop) and father Sankaranarayana Pillai (Janardhanan).Though he is immensely rich,  Bhaskar is under-educated and has a short temper. Bhaskar’s rude manners irk his son Aadhi many a time.

Bhaskar.jpgAadi’s best friend is Shivani (Baby Anikha), who lives with his single mother Hima (Nayantara). Shivani is so fond of Bhaskar and she cooks up a plan to unite him with her mother. The rest of the plot revolves around the kids’ efforts to bring the hero and heroine together. The twist comes in the relationship of Hima with Chakravarthy (who is a surprise cast in the film). But, Bhaskar, as always, has the panacea.

For a hard-core Mammootty fan, Bhaskar the Rascal is a treat to watch. His style and looks have generated applauses in the theatre. Nayantara is charming as always. The highlight of the movie is the performances of Master Sanoop and Baby Anikha.

Master Sanoop, in his combination scenes with Mammootty, exudes maturity and so does Baby Anikha. Music by Deepak Dev is also on the par.

The movie lacks focus, not to mention a strong theme. Supporting actors Kalabhavan Shajon and Harishree Asokan have failed to impress. The comic sequences remind us of erstwhile Siddique-Lal movies. The efforts to portray Bhaskar as a lovable rascal falls flat.

The climax does not go well with the overall mood of the movie. The movie may go down well with kids, thanks to the packaging of the movie.

Bhaskar the Rascal is a movie that borders on average. It’s high time to get rid of the old formats and directors like Siddique should lead the change.

Stay up to date on all the latest Entertainment Review news with The New Indian Express App. Download now
(Get the news that matters from New Indian Express on WhatsApp. Click this link and hit 'Click to Subscribe'. Follow the instructions after that.)


Disclaimer : We respect your thoughts and views! But we need to be judicious while moderating your comments. All the comments will be moderated by the newindianexpress.com editorial. Abstain from posting comments that are obscene, defamatory or inflammatory, and do not indulge in personal attacks. Try to avoid outside hyperlinks inside the comment. Help us delete comments that do not follow these guidelines.

The views expressed in comments published on newindianexpress.com are those of the comment writers alone. They do not represent the views or opinions of newindianexpress.com or its staff, nor do they represent the views or opinions of The New Indian Express Group, or any entity of, or affiliated with, The New Indian Express Group. newindianexpress.com reserves the right to take any or all comments down at any time.

flipboard facebook twitter whatsapp