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Yes Your Honour belongs to Sreenivasan
Paresh C Palicha | December 05, 2006 11:09 IST
It is heartening to see Sreenivasan in a lead role after a long time in the Malayalam film, Yes Your Honour. It is also heartening to see the treatment given to his character.
We are treated with typical Sreenivasan humour at the start. But later, it turns into a political thriller with the hero grappling with every issue hogging the media in recent times from hawala money rackets to a sex scandal involving an ex-minister and the smuggling of sandalwood from forests to factories owned by the same ex-minister played by Sai Kumar.
Sreenivasan is a struggling junior lawyer finding it difficult to make ends meet, with a wife and a child. He has to face an exploitative boss Venugopal (Innocent) who doesn't give him the respect he deserves and makes him do jobs like helping his wife in the kitchen, taking the sick dog to the hospital and bring the lunchbox to the court for him.
The script never explores the conflict between the characters or even the inner turmoil they maybe experiencing beyond a certain point. It conveniently treads the familiar line particularly in the second half, which becomes a bit of a drag.
Sreenivasan holds our interest whenever he is in the frame. Yes Your Honour belongs entirely to him. Even in the most of the inane situation, he wins our empathy.
Padmapriya holds her own opposite Sreenivasan. She exploits whatever chance she gets from her character to the fullest.
The supporting cast of Innocent, Jagathy Sreekumar and Thilakan do their parts well.
Writer-director duo T Damodharan and V M Vinu add a lot of masala in the film. Vinu earned success by doing family entertainers with the two megastars but here, he succeeds in replicating a formula with Sreenivasan in the lead.
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