Oru Muthassi Gadha is a Malayalam film written and directed by Jude Anthany Joseph after the 2014 blockbuster ‘Om Shanthi Oh Shana’. It stars newcomers in the lead roles of two grandmothers. The Cinematography is handled by Vinod Illampally and the Music is composed by Shan Rahman.
Watch the trailer of Oru Muthassi Gadha :
- Rajani Chandy as Leelamma.
- Suraj Venjaramoodu as Sibychan.
- Lena as Jeen.
- Vineeth Sreenivasan as Zachariya.
- Aparna Balamurali as Alice, Leela.
- Renji Panicker
- Rajeev Pillai
- Jude Anthony, Ramesh Pisharody, Vijayaragavan, Dharmajan, Kulapulli Leela also forms the cast
Shibyachan and his family consist of his wife Jeen along with their elder daughter and son. its Sibychan’s mother Leelaamma who is ruling the home . She has anger at the tip of her nose and makes the life of others in the family a miserable one due to her strictness and involvement in each and everything that comes up before this family. Once everyone plans to make a trip but leelamma refuses and sits in home, then unexpected arrival of Jeen’s mother create a different atmosphere at home and uncover another face of the old woman which is narrated quite well with a lot of fun and sentimental ingrediance.
In current films it is very hard to find grand parents. In our society also the importance of grand parents are decreasing. They have to just sit in a corner and look after their grand children but don’t make any wish. In this film oru muthassi gadha the scenario is just opposite and The presence of Muthassi is not just limited to the title alone as OMG has the lively presence of Leelaamma, a grandmother and infact she is the backbone of this movie.
About the film, its a simple film with a wafer thin storyline that spread lot of goodness, makes you sad and at the same it has lot of fun and sentiments involved. Jude has left some messages and also some thoughts for the present generation. The movie wants to convey something good which we will realise in the second half through very lighter and emotional moments. The storyline as such is quite simple and at the same time a threadbare one but ultimately what matters is the presentation and in my opinion, the director has succeeded in conveying what he wanted through his movie.
On to the Technical side, Cinematography is neatly handled by Vinod Illampally. Shaan Rahman is the music director. Though none of the songs stays in our mind, the one pictured on Vineeth and Aparna was good to watch as the visuals added extra colour to the song. Background score was synching well in creating the right mood for each and scene.
On to the Performance, The star of the show is definitely the sixty five year old Rajani Chandy. She was a perfect choice for Leelaamma. Suraj Venjaramudu and Lena plays husband and wife and they were apt in their respective roles. Aparna Balamurali had dual roles to play and she was convincing as Leela as well as Alice. Dubbing artist Baagyalakshmi appear as Susamma towards the latter stages in an important role and makes it perfect. Pisharody and Vijayaraghavan were also fine along with that Bengali character. Vineeth Sreenivasan makes a cameo appearance which is limited to a song and a few scenes. Jude himself appear in a humourous role towards the latter stages.
Bottom Line: A simple story executed very nicely which has a lot of good values to convey to the present generation.
- Debutant Rajani Chandy is the main positive of the movie.
- Direction and screenplay.
- some lag towards the end.
- Songs were really weird and hard to enjoy.
Verdict: A good family entertainer.
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