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A sheer waste of time

Paresh C Palicha | October 03, 2008 13:06 IST

A still from Parthan Kanda Paralokam.

When will the Malayalam filmmakers understand that senseless humour does not make good cinema or even guarantee success at the box-office?

Director Anil's new Malayalam film Parthan Kanda Paralokam starring Jayaram goes about believing that if you sprinkle dialogues with non-stop innuendoes, you can lure public into the theatres. But the film induces slumber and snores.

You are also wrong if you thought Veruthe Oru Bhariya would revive Jayaram's career because this film would take him back to square one.

PKP is as cliched as it can get. It begins with the war for one-upmanship between nephew Parthan (Jayaram) and uncle Falgunan (Jagathy Sreekumar) in a village called Krishnapurum, where Falgunan is the Panchayath President and Parthan his staunch opponent. Their war does not even spare the village temple that is locked for many years by the court over a dispute of ownership.

Falgunan is the secretary of temple's ruling committee and believes that the temple belongs to his family and Parthan (an atheist) believes that the temple belongs to the village as a whole.

Just when we think that this will go on, circumstances change. Parthan dies after consuming spurious liquor in Guruvayoor. But, he miraculously comes back to life. From, here on lord Krishna is present to help him in the form of Madhav (Mukesh). Madhav pretends to be his college friend and both start fighting Parthan's uncle.

If you are still interested in knowing the intricacies of how things have come to such a pass, go watch this film.

We feel sorry for Jayaram who has wasted his energy on such a project. The same holds true even for Mukesh.

Kalabhavan Mani appearing as the effeminate villain in the last few minutes does not help matters at all.

Parthan KandaParalokam is sheer waste of our precious time.

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