Georgettan's Pooram: No fireworks in Georgettan's Pooram
Cast : Dileep, Vinay Fornt, Shrafudeen, Rajisha Vijayan
Director : K Biju
Comedy entertainers have always been crowd pullers and nothing less was expected from Dileep’s Georgettan’s Pooram, especially since this is the actor’s movie after two duds in a row. But, despite its light tryst with slapstick comedy, director K Biju’s venture does not really bring out the humour that is trademark with ‘Dileep movies’.
There is action, of course, when Dileep, with his Thrissur slang, plays the loyal friend. But, except for a few one-liners here and there, Georgettan’s Pooram never really cracks you up.
George Vadakkan (Dileep) is a disappointment for his parents. His father (Renji Panickar) and mother (Kalaranjini) are not happy with the way their wayward son’s life is headed. George spends most of the time lazing around Mathaiparambu along with his friends (birds of the same feather) Pallan (Sharafudeen), Vava (Vinayy Fort) and Chullan (Thiru Actlab). But, the fun times are short lived.
The first half of the movie is watchable, thanks to the comic sequences, though sometimes it borders on misogyny. But, half way down, one wonders whether the movie demanded a ‘buddy angle’. Or, was the director forced to celebrate the bro-code, just for the sake of it?
However, the actors, individually, have done a convincing job. Sharafudeen and Vinay Fort are at their comic best, and that keeps the movie going. Thiru could have had more dialogues, as his presence seems like a gap-filler.
There is a social cause in the second half. Things get serious and we see George locking horns with Peter (Chemban Vinod). By then, boredom sets in as we already know what’s happening next. And, what more George and friends win the deal, through a kabbadi match. Heard it before?
T G Ravi as Josephettan is the sole character in the movie who connects you emotionally. Rajisha Vijayan, who plays Dileep’s love interest, seems to be wasted in a poorly-written role. Expectedly, the quaint little town of Thrissur is a canvas in which the drama is played out.
There is nothing new in Georgettan’s Pooram. And, little to celebrate too. Head to the theatres only if you are hardcore fan