Kala Viplavam Pranayam Review: not at all a pleasing one
There is a growing trend in Malayalam these days to make hero centric films that has the hero believing in communism. Last year, three of our young superstars tried that and this year Anson Paul tries his luck with a movie named Kala Viplavam Pranayam. The movie is a mess and it is just a two hour long flat advertisement for the left wing parties. With a screenplay that hardly does anything novel, this movie is an extremely boring experience.
So the jobless young hero of ours has only two wishes in life. One is to marry his childhood lover and the other is to have a Royal Enfield. With him struggling to get a job, these dreams are far from reality and in the midst of all this; he gets dragged into a strike that happened in his place against a waste management plant. How that protests changes him is what Kala Viplavam Pranayam talking about.
Oru Mexican Aparatha was one movie that blatantly utilized the communist love of the common man to gross money from theaters. Well that movie looks less ordinary in front of Kala Viplavam Pranayam. Each scene is predictable because it is just a recreation of similar scenes we have seen in numerous movies in the past. What is annoying is the constant shift of this movie from conflicts. The film doesn’t have a permanent conflict and each of them is created to boost the heroics of the communist hero. Strikes, love marriage etc. are the issues that are woven into the screenplay lazily. Some of the scenes have extremely cheesy dialogues which are unbearable.
Rough and tough Anson Paul lacks acting charm to be the comrade. Gayathri Suresh made me take my eyes off from the screen in one particular police station scene where she alone screams Inquilab Zindabad. Saiju Kurup, Biju Kuttan and Vineeth Vishwam are the other main actors. Santhosh Keezhattur and Alencier don’t really have much to do here. Dharamajan has a pointless role and the cast includes names like Indrans, Maala Paravathy and Niranjana.
Neither the scripting of Aashiq Askar Ali, nor the making of Jithin Jithu has the crispness to make the movie engaging. Its random stuff squeezed in to a standard mould to make something that can be called a movie. The communism element falls flat and there is no natural feel to the way the ideology merges with the situation. The template heroism worshipping sequences are flat out boring. I laughed seeing one of those heroic scenes where the hero calls himself a comrade in front of the police officer. Edits are weak, cinematography is average and the music was okay.
Kala Viplavam Pranayam ranks at the bottom among the recent communist films that happened in Malayalam. Those movies weren’t great and this movie is nowhere near any of those and that I guess explains the level of mediocrity.
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