A Malayalam Comedy movie directed byShafi
A Malayalam Comedy movie directed byShafi less
“A Complete laugh riot”
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Two countries, directed by Rafi, is a full fledged laugh-a-thon. There are a lot of laugh-out-loud moments. The only problem is that, some of those are cringe worthy at the same time. Two countries has a very important message too, which gets buried somewhere along with those ludicrous moments. The only thing you remember as you leave the theater is that the movie made you laugh. If that was the whole point of this movie, then it is a win-win situation. If not, it needed more emphasis on that hidden message.
Dileep is a droll. This is the brand of comedy that Dileep owns. He effortlessly makes you laugh. Be it his musings, facial expressions, body language or "mind-voice", you simply cannot beat him. Unless of course the name is Suraj Venjaramoodu. He is like Dileep's comic counterpart in Malayalam cinema. The void left by Dileep while he tried his hand at commercial cinema and witnessed a slew of failures, was somewhat filled in by Suraj.
I was actually dreading the intro scene. By far, this is the best introduction scene for a Dileep movie, ever. The scene speaks for itself and gives an idea as to what you can expect from the movie. From then on, there is never really a single dull moment. Dileep portrays the role of Ullas, a conniving man, who looks to gain a profit out of anything he does. After a series of events, he ends up getting married to his childhood love Laya played by Mamta Mohandas. What happens when he discovers that she is a alcoholic forms the rest of the story. I really loved the part where they showed that Ullas and Laya's initial bonding itself had happened over alcohol.
Mamta Mohandas' portrayal of a drunkard was not very convincing. She seems to have tried her best, which was simply not enough. There are a few scenes where she does shine, and the amazing chemistry she shares with Dileep is not new to us. The courtroom scene in Canada was the most idiotic scene of this movie. This is where directors think their audience will "ignore" the mistakes. There are many such straight-face moments throughout, which could have easily been done away with.
Had there been more emphasis on the not so very convincing rehabiliation process for recovering from alcohol, this would have been a winner. Otherwise, "Two countries" calls for a fun ride from Kerala to Canada.